So About That Trump University Scam Settlement Everyone Kinda Forgot About...

Submitted by: rumham 11 months ago in News & Politics
gettyimages-621864740 As this weekend kicked off and Trump supporters and First Amendment fans got their panties all twisted up when VP-elect Mike Pence hightailed it out of a Broadway theater when Brandon Victor Dixon addressed him about the future of America, everyone kinda forgot about Donald Trump settling out of his Trump University scam for $25 million. I, personally am a little disappointed -- this isn't like Trump. As of the last year or so he's been on the campaign trail, Trump has been the tough guy -- no apologies, no excuses -- just a bull in a China shop who does and says what he wants with no regrets. But this $25 million settlement seems to me like hush money, in a sense. There's enough proof that Trump U was a scam from day one, so Donald threw money at the problem before this scandal got bigger. "When the presidency hits you, and it's at your front door and you realize that you are president of the United States for all Americans, there are some things that are important to you and some things that you decide," Reince Priebus (currently the Republican National Committee chairman) said in an CNN interview today. "Look, let's move on, we're not admitting wrongdoing, and let's just start leading this country without distraction." Let me translate that for you: "Trump and his team had no fucking clue that he was actually going to win this, so instead of denying that Trump University was a 100 percent scam (which it was), he's just going to throw $25 million in hush money so the lawsuit goes away. Trump's not sorry though, because he didn't do anything wrong -- Trump University was a huge university. The greatest university in the world." written by @Fancylad
There are 25 comments:
Male 2,221
trump put his name on a lie. And got paid. Not like the workers he fucked over. Can't wait to see how much he pays for the rape charge.
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Male 8,560
So, let's see. He settles out of court without having to admit any wrongdoing. The offer is accepted, so the defendants agreed. Simple enough.
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Male 3,425
hysteria!!! i dont believe he settled its a distraction from the msm to keep us from getting pissed at a broadway cast. right?
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Male 8,560
Well, if one President can re-define the meaning of the word 'is' to justify that he "did not have sexual relations with that woman" and the liberal press was okay with it, and another candidate repeatedly broke the law and put our country in danger but was not prosecuted because they 'could not prove intent' (although that's not required to prosecute) and the liberal press was okay with it, then the liberal press has no moral standing to bitch about a case that was settled to everyone's mutual satisfaction and in which no wrongdoing was acknowledged. Let's keep a level playing field here.
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Male 7,943
Where is the MSM outrage? Oh yea that terrible Liberal media totally reporting on this....oh wait they are too busy talking about Hamilton, Proof once again the Media is whatever it wants to be all the media cares about is money. Liberal/Conservative is just the bend they use to earn that money.
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Male 4,953
JUST ANOTHER DAY at I-Am-Bored.com.  :)
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Male 3,425
lol - that cat has way more restraint than everyone on here
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Male 4,953
I agree. That is one very, very, very good-natured cat!
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Male 40,772
What the fuck does one thing have to do with the other? People attacking and insulting Pence is somehow related to an on-going court case against Trump? Which he has chosen to settle and (it seems) the plaintiffs are HAPPY with it? Wth?
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Male 3,425
quit stalking us all
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Male 1,249
right?! lol
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Male 40,772
More anti-trump hysteria. This time from a troll. >>> Q: Did Donald personally run this University? Did he make all the decisions that people claim are illegal? If not, where is the issue? He had his name on it, yes, and now he's paying for those who were damaged by it. This is a crime to take responsibility and do the right thing? >>> Let's compare to Bill and Hillary, shall we? Bill was accused of raping (sexually assaulting) multiple women. He also claimed he'd never settle because their cases were without merit, he did nothing wrong and they had no evidence. But a Judge said there was enough merit to proceed, and there was evidence supported by Monica's Blue Dress incident, among other things. So Hillary spent months attacking the women, calling them names, accusing them of being sluts of gold-diggers. Bill settled when it became obvious he was going to lose, and that would cost him the Presidency without a doubt! So Bill and Hillary both were PERSONALLY engaged in that fiasco/scandal. Same for the Clinton Foundation, same for the E-mails, same for a host of other things.
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Male 3,425
you love talking about monicas dress. weirdo
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Male 6,077
Doesn't look at all like "hysteria". Anti-Trump, yes, but not "hysteria" by a long shot. And what do the Clintons have to do with this? And do you remember the Conservative's hysteria over Bill Clinton and Lewinsky, most especially from the asshole Newt Gingrich who has a significant history of cheating on his wives? Conservatives earned hysteria. Personally, I don't give a damn about this news except that I'm pleased that the people who got screwed over finally got some justice, and I thought it made good sense for Trump to do this in order to get beyond it before the inauguration.
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Male 40,772
*sigh* broizfam: The CHARGES against Bill came from his PERJURY under oath and his using the Office of the President to assist his affair and to COVER IT UP. It was NEVER EVER about 'the sex' ok? That was a DNC talking point to HIDE the truth: he did in fact lie under oath, he admitted this, which is Felony Perjury, which means he had to resign as President. But he did not, because he is an immoral whore, just like his wife. And a criminal, by his own admission! Read something other than Vox or the DNC homepage to find the actual facts, ok?
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Male 6,077
And the "under oath" part...started because of 1) the sex and 2) because asshole Republicans were willing to do ANYTHING to impugn him. Pretty much like Democrats do now with Trump, which you're constantly bitching about. So, really, what you're saying here is an enormous pile of bullshit. Try not to be a part of the problem.
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Male 3,425
define facts
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Male 4,953
Umm, 5Cats? You know the election is over, right? I'm not sure why your answer to every issue involving President-Elect Trump is still, "But Hillary!"  Are you declaring this the "Two Wrongs Make a Right" Presidency?  I mean, if there was one silver lining to the Donald Trump victory, I was thinking it meant I wouldn't have to read your rants about Hillary Clinton for four years. But I guess you can never play that record enough, huh? ~sigh~
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Male 40,772
Umm Squrlz? You do know you ignored and avoided my question, and now are trying to change the subject, right? I'm not sure why you always fail to even try to answer, is there literally NO defence of Hillary you can muster? Other than DNC talking points I mean...
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Male 4,953
Your question: According to the Donald, the instructors were to be "hand-picked" by him. The entire endeavor carried his name, Trump University, and he made promotional videos giving prospective students the distinct impression that he was integral to the entire operation. Your defense is that people worked under him? That's like saying if a CEO decides to produce plastic and styrofoam cars and market them as being made of steel, he can't be held liable because someone else signed the delivery slips when the plastic and foam were delivered. The ENTIRE ENTERPRISE was a scam, starting with the fact that Trump University wasn't a university. You think Trump had little or nothing to do with it? I can't give him a pass that easily. The whole endeavor stank to high heaven and I think Trump bears some, if not most, of the responsibility. All that said, I'm glad he ponied up the $25M to settle. It's better for the nation that we not be focusing on that mess and move forward.
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Male 4,953
@5Cats: I don't watch television, so I'm not up to speed on the demonstrations. Just did a quick check of CNN's front page and I don't see anything. I'll look into the topic more when I have a chance. Keep in mind: The First Amendment exists and protests are part of democracy. Don't get all holier-than-thou about the Second Amendment if you won't respect the First. As far as the Trump University settlement being a distraction from any demonstrations, I can't see much in that. The story was absolutely buried beneath the "Hamilton" controversy and has practically disappeared from the newsfeeds already: I had to search to CNN website to find any mention of it. My 2 cents.
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Male 40,772
Except that Hillary's followers are RIOTING in the streets every night. Obama refuses to condemn them, he actually encouraged it! Hillary ahs not once spoken out about it. has she made a single public appearance since election night? She was at the White House when Trump visited... came in the back door :-p So yes, until the Democrats stop rioting and start behaving themselves? TRIVIALITIES about Trumps past are hardly worth the breath it takes to mention them. >>> You do know this is a deliberate distraction, directly from the DNC HQ, right? Flood the MSM with anti-Trump hate so no one looks at what the Democrats are doing, or have done.
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Male 4,953
@5Cats: Meh. The main problem I see here is that you're choosing to bring the Clintons into this. Honestly, they're old news. Hillary lost. Let's move on. Moving on means discussing the incipient presidency of Donald Trump without always saying "But Hillary--!"  As of this post, you may be happy to learn, I no longer have a problem with Trump University. It's settled; it's done. If the plaintiffs are happy (and they must be or they wouldn't have settled), I'm happy. Let's all look forward.
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Male 40,772
Correct Squrlz4: He did not RUN that University. It was beyond 'arms length' ok? But Donald freely admits his role in it. He has ACCEPTED RESPONSIBILITY for what his staff did, and PAID THE VICTIMS what they are legally due. You still have a problem with this? But no problem with the Clinton Foundation's criminal 'pay-for-play' scam run personally by Billy and Hilly? >>> You see the pattern here? Trump is accused (rightly or wrongly) of doing something or 'wanting to do' something that the Dems and Hillary have actually BEEN DOING. Trump is evil incarnate! He must resign! Even though he apologized and MADE THINGS RIGHT it doesn't matter: he is... evil! Eeeeviiil! However? Bill and Hill and the DNC doing the exact same thing OR FAR WORSE is not only acceptable? You (and the MSM) actively encourage and defend it. You SEE the problem here?
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Male 361
Typical Trump, unfortunately
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