A federal judge, Gonzola Curiel, has made a decision in the Trump University fraud case officially bringing it to an end with a $25 million dollar settlement agreement. (You may remember Judge Curiel. He’s the judge Trump claimed was biased due to his “Mexican heritage.”)
So, our current president has to pay $25 million to a group of people that rightfully claimed he screwed them over, and it isn’t even the most scandalous news about the administration released this week. Strange times.
Remember back when Trump was saying, “this is a case I could have settled very easily, but I don’t settle cases very easily when I’m right,” and then bragging about his University’s A rating with the BBB? Yeah...about that.
That A-rated Trump University he was so “right” about had students racking up over 10k worth of debt, betting on the Trump name, and hoping to get wealthy. But...turns out Trump was a scam artist that made a bunch of promises that didn’t make any sense and that he had no actual intention of delivering on anyway. Sort of like Mexico is going to pay for the wall and coal jobs are coming back…sorry, voters, no check for you.
There was another interesting little tidbit: apparently, way back in 2010, a consumer protection group in Texas had a strong case against the Trump University that claimed Texas taxpayers had been swindled out of nearly 3 million dollars, but the case was rejected by the then Deputy Attorney General. You might recognize his name, David Morales, as he was just appointed by Trump to a trial bench in Corpus Christi. Probably just a coincidence, right?