The evidence is building that at best, Trump is a charming con man who has hit upon the ultimate con: getting himself elected as the leader of the free world (with his finger on the nuclear trigger).
I’ve been watching the unfolding scandal around “Trump University”, whose very name is itself a scam. Calling an educational program a “university” without going through an accreditation process is like calling yourself a medical doctor without going to medical school. It is illegal. As the Attorney General of New York puts it “It’s fraud. This is straight up fraud.”
And Trump knows it is fraud because he has tried to reach an out-of-court settlement in the case, despite the fact that he has loudly proclaimed that he “never settles” cases. More lies.
Trump has now doubled down by fighting allegations of fraud with more fraud. The Trump campaign released a video “The Truth About Trump University” featuring three former students saying they benefited greatly from their courses there. Trump has claimed that 98% of the people who attended liked the school. However, the three students featured in the video are all beholden to Trump through business and personal connections, and none of them are actually in the real estate business, which was the subject matter of Trump University. One of the three even claims in the video that “because of Trump University I ultimately enrolled in 2007 in the Wharton Business School.” Sounds great, but it turns out that he was never enrolled as a student there, he just attended a two-week seminar held by the school. This same guy has often described himself as an alumnus of the prestigious business school. I wonder where he learned to misrepresent himself and lie like this?
But what I’m really curious about is, will any of this make Trump supporters realize that they are being conned?
Trump claims to be an expert deal-maker who will make America great again by negotiating better deals for us. But many of his “deals” have been transparent frauds that only seem to have benefitted Trump himself. Are world leaders really so stupid and gullible that they will fall for that?