I’m lucky in that I’m pretty good at spotting salespeople who are totally full of crap. Not to say that I haven’t been “sold” on a few things from time to time, but I’ve never really been conned by someone who was trying to sell me on something that was clearly a massive scam. It’s part of the reason why I can’t take Donald Trump seriously. Ignoring all the other obvious reasons that exist to loathe the guy, it’s so obvious he’s a con man that it’s baffling to me how there are millions of people out there who actually buy into his bullsh*t.
This whole “Trump University” thing is definitely one of these situations where I’m not sure how naive someone had to be to really think that this was an actual school where they were going to get worthwhile knowledge like you would at a real institute of higher learning.
From what I’ve read and seen about it, “Trump U” seemed like nothing more than a collection of “get rich quick” seminars geared toward fooling people into believing that they were getting valuable advice. Meanwhile, they were nothing but pawns used by Donald Trump who siphoned as much money from them as possible.
I’m not sure why this should surprise anyone – Trump is essentially nothing more than a con man, anyway.
As documents were made public this week, there have been some rather damning claims from former employees and students who allege that they were pushed to buy expensive packages, max out credit cards and get into their retirement accounts to fund their “education.”
Essentially these “students” were lured into a “school” where they believed they were going to learn how to become sales or business people. In reality, they were the ones being scammed and conned by some of the very same tricks they were being “taught.”
It’s kind of ironic.
Naturally, Donald Trump denies that the “school” was a scam. As if any sane person actually believed he would admit to the fact that he manipulated and lied to these people.
But in true Trump fashion, a 3-minute “pro-Trump U” video was posted on his campaign’s YouTube channel depicting three people who supposedly went to the “school,” with each individual reciting stories of their “success.”
However, not only do they discuss their supposed “successes” linked directly to the information they acquired at Trump U, but they dispelled the notion that anyone at the school tried to coerce them into paying for something that they didn’t feel they wanted.
“Through the Trump University training sessions we never felt pressured to do anything that we didn’t want to do,” a woman in the video says. “We never felt pressured to go into a direction we didn’t want to go; sign anything we didn’t want to sign; pay for anything we didn’t want to pay for. It was truly just offered and an opportunity we took.”
Yes, because that sounds completely natural and not-at-all like something the lady in the video was told to say.
“I have to sit back and think to myself, if they were given the same information, the same education, and the same opportunity, how come they didn’t have the same results?” the lady added. “And I think that is because you have to take action upon yourself. You have to go out and make it happen.”
In other words, these students suing Trump are just “lazy losers” who didn’t work hard enough to turn the information they were given into success.
This is all an absolute joke. It’s blatantly obvious that Trump University was nothing but a scam meant to lure in people who were looking to “get rich quick” by promising to give them inside tips and tricks while implying that they might be “as rich as Donald Trump one day.”
The only thing that might be a bigger fraud than Trump University (or Donald Trump himself) is this pathetic excuse for a propaganda video.
Watch it below:
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