New Information From Texas AG Proves “Trump University” Was a Fraudulent Scam

To be a Donald Trump supporter you really have to be naturally or willfully ignorant. I just can’t fathom any scenario where a rational human being would look at this buffoon and think to themselves, “Yup, he would make a great president!”

His entire campaign has seemed like one really long SNL sketch. However, instead of being funny, it’s offensive and terrifying.

I’ll give Donald Trump this, he’s one heck of a salesman. He certainly knows how to manipulate and pander to those he believes are foolish enough to actually believe him. But at the end of the day, he’s nothing more than a con man.

Take for instance the controversy swirling around Trump University. As it turns out, this “school” was really nothing more than an elaborate grouping of seminars clearly aimed at trying to sell people on the idea that they can “get rich quick” — just as long as they paid a premium (aka thousands of dollars) for their “education.” Meanwhile, the “education” was nothing but a bunch slick salespeople posing as “teachers” selling unrealistic expectations, preying on people naive enough to believe them. Not to judge those who fell for this nonsense, but I’m not sure how these “students” didn’t see exactly what a scam Trump U was.

But you don’t have to take my word for it, just ask the State of Texas which actually kicked Trump University out of the state back in 2010 after the attorney general’s office opened a deceptive trade practices investigation and found that they were selling people promises which were “virtually impossible to achieve.” The state also took aim at Trump U for unrealistically trying “to teach these novices everything they need to know to be a successful residential real estate broker — in 3 days.”

Not only that, but the state found that a lot of the advice being sold by Trump University encouraged “unlicensed activity” which is actually a misdemeanor in Texas.

To summarize: Trump University was pushed out of Texas after the state’s attorney general’s office opened up a deceptive practices investigation and found that, not only was the advice they were giving illegal, but they were selling people goals that were “virtually impossible to achieve.”

That’s called a scam. It’s nothing more than a bunch of con men luring people in under the guise of “getting an education,” asking for thousands of dollars in exchange for advice that was illegal and unrealistic.

Keep in mind, this happened in Texas. As a born and bred Texan, trust me when I say that this state prides itself on “small government.” This is a place that almost goes out of its way to be “hands off” when it comes to private businesses. So, for Texas to have gone after Trump University and found that the whole thing was a fraudulent joke shows just how ridiculous this whole thing was.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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