Christie, Giuliani on tax bombshell: Trump a "genius"

“There’s no one who’s shown more genius in their way to maneuver around the tax code,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

Trump’s campaign was playing defense after a Saturday New York Times story revealed hat Trump reported a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, allowing him to avoid paying federal income taxes for as long as 18 years. Trump has refused to release his tax returns.

“The headline should have been, ‘Donald Trump takes advantage of legal provisions in tax code,'” former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”