Election 2016

Did Trump University Scam Low-Income Students Who Are Now Suing the GOP Front-Runner?

Trump University students who paid up to $50,000 were promised they would meet Trump, but instead "got to take a picture with a cardboard cutout."

Photo Credit: Linda Wojtkiewicz/Flickr

During Thursday’s GOP presidential debate, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Trump University is a "fake school" where students who paid up to $50,000 were promised they would meet Trump, but instead "got to take a picture with a cardboard cutout." Many of the students are now suing. Rubio urged viewers to google "Trump University." We get details from The Intercept’s Lee Fang, who reports Trump could be forced away from the campaign trail to testify in the case. He says mostly low-income students had enrolled in Trump University. "It shows Trump’s contempt for working-class people that he would scam people in this way," Fang notes. He also discusses his recent piece, "Marco Rubio, Following Donor Dollars, Frequently Veers from Limited-Government Dogma."
 
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Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, founder and editor of #EmergingUS and founder of Define American.

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