By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
The New York attorney general is suing Trump for $40 million, because he helped run a phony university that promised to make students rich, but instead forced them to take expensive and useless seminars. Be careful when you fill out your college applications this year, class of 2014. Make sure all colleges are absolutely credible, and you aren’t falling for another one of Donald Trump’s ploys!
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that more than 5,000 students paid up to $35,000 in fees. The students assumed they would be meeting Donald Trump in the process, but instead were told they could take a picture with a life-size cutout.
“Trump University engaged in deception at every stage of consumers’ advancement through costly programs and caused real financial harm,” Schneiderman said. “Trump University, with Donald Trump’s knowledge and participation, relied on Trump’s name recognition and celebrity status to take advantage of consumers who believed in the Trump brand.”
With so many angry students, this isn’t looking too good for Trump, but did we seriously think he wouldn’t start a fight? Trump’s attorney, Michael D. Cohen, admitted that the university has nearly 11,000 student testimonials that prove their program is excellent. “The attorney general has been angry because he felt that Mr. Trump and his various companies should have done much more for him in terms of fundraising,” Cohen fired back. “This entire investigation is politically motivated and it is a tremendous waste of taxpayers’ money.”
Are we going to forget about the money students spent? $30,000 is a lot to throw away on a fake program if the allegations are true. It’s not the first, and it definitely won’t be the last time Trump is getting sued, but this time it sure sounds like he deserves it. College fees and college loans are what (my) nightmares are made of.
Trump Tower image courtesy of Brad on Flickr.