To the editor: I was one of many citizens who helped President-elect Donald Trump acquire his next job, and I influenced a lot of people to vote like me. I gave Trump my vote for several reasons, with one being that he says what's on his mind instead of sanitizing and politically correcting everything before it leaves his mouth. Now that Trump is about to become president, I believe it is very important for him to stop with the petty tweets, speeches and grudge-settling with critics like Meryl Streep. There are more people who are over his non-presidential behaviors than he thinks. After the campaigning was over, I was hoping to see a man with a "new-and-improved" attitude and a presidential temperament.
"We're going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific," Donald Trump once promised potential students at the now-defunct Trump University in a marketing video. And to reassure them, he made a promise: "These are all people that are handpicked by me." Trump University has been sued for illegal business practices, fraud, and racketeering three times, once by the state of New York and twice by former students in federal courts in California. The school was also investigated and then ceased operations in Texas, where a state regulator claims the probe was dropped for "political reasons"--Trump later gave 35,000 to the gubernatorial campaign of Greg Abbott, who was the Texas attorney general during the Trump University investigation. And it turned out that the "terrific" instructors at Trump University turned out to be mostly high-pressure salesmen who pushed attendees to purchase 35,000 Trump University courses, even if it meant calling their banks for a credit limit raise on the spot.
FILE- In this May 23, 2005 file photo, then real estate mogul and Reality TV star Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. A federal judge in San Diego will consider arguments on President-elect Trump's latest request to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump University until after his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump's attorneys said in a court filing ahead of the hearing, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, that preparations for the White House were "critical and all-consuming."
Donald Trump says the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit brought by former Trump University students has an "absolute conflict" in handling the case because he is "of Mexican heritage." The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tells The Wall Street Journal that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has "an inherent conflict of interest" because Trump is "building a wall," a reference to Trump's proposal to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Trump has brought up Curiel's ethnicity several times this year, including last week at a rally in San Diego. Curiel was born in Indiana and served as a federal prosecutor and a judge in the California state judicial system before being nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama in 2011.
Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC paid the money into escrow ahead of Wednesday's deadline, said plaintiff attorney Jason Forge, who represented people who took seminars that promised to teach success in real estate. Trump University was renamed Trump Entrepreneur Initiative in 2010 after New York state officials objected to the name because it wasn't an accredited school.