Stewart NYC Home Sale Comes Under Scrutiny

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Self-righteous “comedian” Jon Stewart lambasted former President Donald Trump for valuing his properties at a higher price than they were actually worth.

Stewart went on a long tirade about how this kind of fraudulent behavior is not victimless and can have serious consequences. However, Stewart’s holier-than-thou attitude quickly backfired when it was discovered that he had done the exact same thing with his own property.

In 2014, Stewart sold his 6,280-square-foot Tribeca penthouse for a whopping $17.5 million. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Well, it turns out that the estimated market value of the property was only $1.882 million. That means that Stewart sold his property for a whopping 829% more than its actual worth. Talk about overvaluing!

Not only did Stewart pull this shady move, but it also appears that he paid significantly lower taxes on the property than he should have, based on its inflated valuation. This is the very behavior that Stewart was condemning Trump for, yet it seems that he is just as guilty of it.

Of course, the internet wasted no time calling out Stewart for his hypocrisy. Political commentator Timothy Pool wasted no time digging up the evidence and pointing out the irony in a tweet, saying, “Did @jonstewart commit fraud when he sold his penthouse for $17.5M? NY listed its market value at $1.8M an AV at around 800k… Who did he defraud?? I am SHOCKED.”

Others took to social media to joke about whether New York Attorney General Letitia James would pursue charges against Stewart for inflating the value of his property. After all, she had no problem coming after Trump for doing the same thing.

It’s especially rich that Stewart would call out Trump on this specific issue, given that the New York Attorney General used the same valuations and method used to determine Trump’s assets when she went after him. This includes Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, which was assessed at only $18 million, and his private family estate in Westchester, valued at $30-56 million.

But when all is said and done, Stewart is just another liberal hypocrite who spews morals and ethics to others while failing to practice what he preaches. Perhaps he should take a look in the mirror before pointing fingers at others. It’s no wonder that the public has grown weary of Dems pushing their political agendas. Maybe Stewart should stick to making jokes instead of being one.