The cases against Trump University have regularly cropped up during the presidential campaign. Trump was roundly criticized in May when he accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, of being biased against him because of the candidate’s pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Trump loaned his campaign $11.5 million in March, his largest one-month loan of the campaign. After that, his monthly contributions started decreasing: $7.5 million in April, and just $2.2 million in May. June was the first month the Trump campaign took in more from donations ($3.1 million) than it did from Trump’s loans.
Will Trump U. be the scandal to finally put some kind of dent in Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency? Only if voters are telling the truth when they say they like Trump because “he tells it like it is” and “he’s successful.”
The Question: Why didn’t the trail of wreckage left by Trump’s failed businesses deter students from forking over as much as $35,000 for a class at Trump University? The Answer: They wanted to believe in a plot that favored them.
A Trump University sales playbook included in the unsealed documents serves as proof of employee claims. The document states that the university “teaches the technique of using OPM… Other People’s Money,” and “how to leverage your tuition using OPM.”
Following a lengthy temper tantrum aimed at the media, Donald Trump released a list of veterans charities that were going to receive the money he claims to have raised back in January. One of those charities, Foundation for American Veterans, is known to be a scam operation.
by Kim Barker, ProPublica. In February 2013, Move America Forward announced an ambitious fundraising goal. The charity, launched in part by one of the most prominent figures in the Tea Party movement, had adopted the 800 Marines in a battalion fighting in Afghanistan and wanted to send them all care packages. “For some troops, these […]
After David Brat pulled a stunning primary upset over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia’s 7th congressional district on Tuesday, Tea Party groups almost immediately began dancing on the deposed incumbent’s grave. “The grassroots are taking their seat back at the table and returning accountability to Washington. Votes on Capitol Hill will be […]
New York (AFP) – Right-wing author and pundit Dinesh D’Souza, a forceful critic of President Barack Obama, pleaded guilty Tuesday to using straw donors to boost contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. In January, D’Souza was charged with violating laws which limit the amount individuals can donate to political campaigns, and with making […]
By Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Attorney General’s office has charged the Veterans Support Organization, a Florida-based charity that has come under fire in several states, with deceiving Texas donors by falsely telling them their donations would help needy local veterans. In a lawsuit filed this week in Travis County District […]