Trump this week
June 3, 2016 Leave a comment
Trump is keeping journalists and bloggers busy. Seems everything he does is questions and it p?sses him off.
Trump claimed to have raised $6 million for veterans’ charities instead of attending a GOP presidential debate. During that time, Trump has come under intense scrutiny as reporters have been unable to account for the sum total. Trump claims that after vetting, some of the veterans’ groups no longer met proper standards and needed to be replaced. Trump only coughed up the million on May 24 — months after his promise — on the same day that sharp-eyed Washington Post reporters called to find out if and when the donation had occurred. Some groups only just got their cheques.
The Clinton campaign will assert last summer that Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former POW, is not a war hero. “I like people that weren’t captured, OK?” Trump said last July. They will also go after Trump for declining to expressly support the latest version of the post-9/11 GI bill and his 2004 efforts to boot street vendors, including military veterans, who were hawking goods in front of Trump Tower.
Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel involved in one of the Trump university lawsuits was called a “Mexican” by Trump. He was born in Indiana. The lawsuits are for allegedly defrauding thousands of people out of money in connection with the now defunct school. Trump demanded the judge recuse himself because he was a “hater” who had been nominated by President Obama. Curiel was first appointed in 2006 to the California Superior Court by then-Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. I guess Trump only want judges that like him.
Meanwhile, in sworn statements released this week as part of a federal class action lawsuit, former employees complained of unethical sales techniques, unqualified instructors and widely unsatisfied students at Trump University. For example, Trump University representatives telling them “…it’s ok; just max out your credit card.” Some suggested to use a husband’s disability income and a home equity loan to pay for the tuition. The school promised that the instructors had been “hand-picked” by Trump. Yet one instructor [for example] was in jewelry – never in real estate.
A “playbook” was given to employees with typical information such as how to dress at a university event, talk to the media or deal with travel expenses. Big the largest portion of the playbook is how to counter any objections or doubts they may have, encourage prospective students to sign up and how to bring in customers.
Arrogantly, Trump said that he has refused to settle the two federal cases he faces in California and the state case brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman because he will end up winning in court.
The Huffington Post assigned five reporters to scour the record of one of Trump’s presidential debate performances, the team concluded: “It took us hours, but in all, we found 71 separate instances in which Trump made a claim that was inaccurate, misleading or deeply questionable. That’s basically one falsehood every 169 words, or 1.16 falsehoods every minute.”