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N.Y. Attorney General sues Donald Trump's Trump University

The so-called university was really a scheme to drain people of their money, lawsuit says

To all the little kids out there hoping against hope to go to Trump University when they grow up: You may need to look for a safety school.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing the school, owned by—who else?—Donald Trump, accusing it of being an unlicensed “elaborate bait-and-switch” sham of an educational institution for the past six years, according to NPR.

Trump made false promises in his advertisements, Schneiderman claimed in a statement, persuading people "to spend tens of thousands of dollars they couldn't afford for lessons they never got."

Despite his big talk, Trump had not hired any instructors or created a curriculum for even one single class, according to the lawsuit. Instead, the university allegedly brought students in for a free seminar, which was a sales pitch for a three-day seminar that cost $1,495. Then, of course (you saw this coming) the three-day seminar tried to convince people to buy more and more expensive personal mentorship programs, which cost up to $35,000.

On his website,, Trump claims that 98 percent of Trump University students "were not only satisfied with their Trump University experience, but would recommend the program to a friend," and accuses Schneiderman of being politically motivated in his pursuit of Trump.


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