The candidate says any trial over allegations about fraud at Trump University is years off. That’s not what the record suggests.
It is widely known that Donald Trump is being sued, including in class-actions—by thousands of people who charge that he defrauded them of millions of dollars. But there seems to be public confusion about how these lawsuits might affect the presidential campaign. Despite what Mr. Trump says, it appears likely that he will be called to the witness stand before the November election.
Trump University, a series of business courses that sold for up to $35,000, is the subject of three separate lawsuits, one in New York and two in California, all of which rely on the same general facts. One of these cases is likely to go to trial before the election, validating Sen. Ted Cruz’s warning during the March 3 debate that “if we nominate Donald, we’re going to spend the spring, the fall, and the summer with the Republican nominee facing a fraud trial.”
Mr. Trump makes two arguments in rebuttal. First, he scoffs at the merits of the complaints, proclaiming that “we will win in court.” Second, he suggests that nothing of importance will happen in the lawsuits until long after the election. During the same Detroit debate he admonished viewers to wait to “see what happens,” which he assured would be “at the end of a couple years.” If Mr. Trump was implying that he would not be forced from the campaign to defend himself in court, the odds are that he is wrong.Read the rest of this wsj op-ed HERE.
If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.