More on Trump University

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As Donald Trump’s opponents have tried to substantiate their assertions that he is a confidence man, fresh attention has been given to the class-action lawsuits filed by former students of Trump University and the $40 million suit filed by the attorney general of New York state.

Writing for the Daily Beast, Olivia Nuzzi and Kate Briquelet report that “Trump University Hired Motivational Speakers and a Felon as Faculty.”

The whole article is very much worth reading, but here are a few of the more important points that the authors make, at least in my view:

“Trump, who once boasted he “hand-picked” the university’s faculty, now claims that he doesn’t remember Harris [the ‘felon’] or anybody else he employed. But lots of others do remember Harris—his name has appeared 17 times in affidavits. Trump, who is set to be a witness this coming spring or summer when one of the…

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