51 thoughts on “Trump University”

    1. Con-man Donnie!

      (The software says “a bit too short”, but what does software know? I think this sums him up perfectly.)

  1. No. Businesses are in court all the time.

    Schneiderman alleges that Trump and others lied to students about the caliber of instructors employed at Trump University and used “bait-and-switch” tactics to scam them out of tens of thousands of tuition dollars.

    Is there any public or private university in the US that we couldn’t sue on that basis? ^_^

    1. Probably so, but he’s an egregious kind of guy. 😀

      So when he says he’ll use cheap commercial launch providers to put a Trump Hotel and Casino in orbit and run an astronaut school there, think before you invest. There’s a chance the attempt will end in bankruptcy.

      There’s also a good chance that Cruz would manage to stuff the installation with Cruz supporters who would choose him as commander/mayor of Trump Orbital Enterprises, Inc., then reflag it as a Canadian spacecraft and use off-the-book loans from Goldman Sachs as a source of operating funds with accounts held in the Cayman Islands.

      1. There’s also a good chance that Cruz would manage to stuff the installation with Cruz supporters who would choose him as commander/mayor of Trump Orbital Enterprises, Inc., then reflag it as a Canadian spacecraft and use off-the-book loans from Goldman Sachs as a source of operating funds with accounts held in the Cayman Islands.

        Wow . . . just wow.

    2. Businesses are one thing; candidates for the US Presidency is another.

      The perception is what counts and the more sleaze that adheres to a candidate the more limited is their appeal. Doesn’t matter if it was done in a business environment.

  2. I took his Entrepreneurship class from Trump U and was pleased. Was invited to join the suit and declined.

    BTW, “Kern invited Trump’s lawyers to submit a formal paper detailing why their client is entitled to a trial by jury.” Isn’t that a Constitutional right?

  3. No legs. Thank you for playing.

    Do ya have any idea the percentage of new businesses that fail?

    1. He didn’t just win, he won over half the votes in each contest, beating Cruz and Kasich combined.

      Still, Cruz will probably pick up the most delegates. That’s just how it works.

          1. You’ve restored my faith Rand… Trump is kind of an old guy after all (although you and I aren’t that far behind.)

        1. So what is it, Rand, that Mr. Trump is an alleged fraud or that Mr. Trump is an alleged Northeastern-RINO-squish?

          Both, you say?

          If you are going to work-the-angle regarding the alleged fraud, I guess you could say “I see where you guys like where Mr. Trump wants to take us, but you are making a big mistake on account of the guy, and here are much better alternative candidates.”

          If you are going to work the squish angle, Mr. Trump combines squish, which you and many regard as a sell-out of principle, with what I will charitably call immigration and free-trade skepticism. If you go that direction, you venture into disrespecting the people voting for the guy.

          Yeah, Donald Trump is a “second Democrat”, but starting with the New Deal, Democrats have always between the factionalized yet majority party. Maybe there are a lot of Democrats out there who just don’t like, dunno, instituting de facto open-borders by actively ignoring existing immigration law, even for persons who have committed serious crimes? Who maybe haven’t read up on Adam Smith and David Ricardo but have this uneasy feeling that recent trade agreements are kicking the props underneath what they have left of any economic security? That there is a divide, maybe not in the Democratic Party but among Democrats regarding open borders and unrestricted trade being an unalloyed social good? And that Mr. Trump is speaking to one side of that divide?

          Do you think there are people out there that believe Hillary Clinton will take us over a cliff, but they are not all that “into” the Libertarian Party line?

  4. So a lot of Republicans have been complaining about RINOs for a long time but they still vote for them. The base is tired of getting suckered and backstabbed by the RINOs. Now, they have elevated a man to frontrunner status with tenuous ties to the conservative ideology of the base.

    Some might say that Trump is a RINO. Why would Trump’s RINO status hurt him considering how many RINOs get elected? Well, there has been a recent movement to elect more outsider anti-establishment candidates. That should hurt Trump but unlike other RINOs, he isn’t running inside the herd but outside it.

    Somehow the NY billionaire that wines, dines, and funds the political machine has positioned himself as an outsider rather than the insider’s insider.

    Aside from Trump’s strategy to get elected, this just looks like what always happens to the GOP. Vote for RINOs and then get disappointed. But who knows maybe a Trump Presidency wouldn’t be as bad as people say.

    1. But who knows maybe a Trump Presidency wouldn’t be as bad as people say.

      As bad for whom? Much of the rest of the world half expects him to start WW3, probably as a diversion from some minor domestic problem.

      1. “Much of the rest of the world half expects him to start WW3, probably as a diversion from some minor domestic problem.”

        They thought the same of Reagan. They were diametrically wrong.

  5. Significantly. the New York Attorney General lost his motion for summary judgment, which in litigation means your case isn’t as solid ass you’re selling it to be. Thinking Trump is going to come out on top on this case and the AG is going to look like an idiot.

      1. Good thing about witnesses is this thing called cross-examination where you can attack their credibility. A few cry babies who didn’t become billionaires from his program does not a case of fraud make.

  6. Looks like a lot of TDS going on here.

    Time to face reality – Trump is going to be the Republican candidate. Doesn’t matter if he’s a RINO or an open Democrat, he’s got the popular vote of the people. All the noise about how Hillary can beat him is just the horrified shrieking of the liberal media.

    Ted would be the better man but it’s not going to happen – Cruz needs to turn lemons to lemonade and get on the Trump train. He’d be a fine VP, maybe a Supreme Court appointment.

      1. He doesn’t need 1237 bound delegates. It isn’t as if every last one of the unbound delegates is going to vote for someone else. For example, 39 of the unbound delegates chosen in PA yesterday say they’ll vote for Trump on the first ballot. They could all change their minds, just as every IN and CA voter could decide to vote for Cruz or Kasich. But it’s vanishingly unlikely.

      2. Trump needs California, New Jersey, and two more states (Indiana and Montana?) to cinch the nomination. This is well within the realm of possibility.

        Everyone who stayed home because Romney wasn’t conservative enough, take note of the result.

      3. Just scanning Drudge and some other sources today:

        Weekly Standard: Trump nears nomination

        Gingrich to GOP: Get over it

        Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict): “Trump carried every single county and congressional district that voted today.”

        Politico notes that Trump has already gotten more primary votes than Reagan, HW Bush, Dole, Romney or McCain, and will certainly pass George W. Bush’s record.

        In the beginning I thought Trump’s candidacy was absurd and backed Rubio. But I also didn’t think Cruz could ever move out of his particular lane (tent revivals), and he hasn’t. From the start through Super Tuesday he was averaging 24% of the vote. As other candidates dropped out he got up to 30% (through March 15). He kept rising through Wisconsin, averaging 34%. But then came the backlash about Colorado, Wyoming, voterless elections, and his pact with Kasich, and he tanked, averaging 16% in the last six states.

        His public focus stayed on how he could work the system and get to a brokered convention, where he would get nominated because he’d cleverly seated Cruz delegates in states that Trump won handily, as if they expressed will of the voters was completely irrelevant. That rubs a lot of people the wrong way and Trump quite plainly called it a sham.

        The glaring problem the GOP faces is that Trump supporters will regard a Cruz or Kasich nomination as a sham, as opposed to getting beat at the ballot box, which is something almost everybody accepts. If Trump doesn’t blow it in the remaining primaries, he’s almost certainly going to win, especially if Rubio goes ahead and releases his delegates to salvage as much of his reputation as he can.

          1. At the presidential level, yes. But they’re dominating governorships and state legislatures. We’ll see if Trump’s nomination loosens their grip on the House this year, but even if it does they’d be favored to roar back in 2018 when (if patterns hold) a lot of the Democratic base will stay home.

          2. The Dems may have no less of a problem. Nobody really likes Hillary, and the Bernie supporters can’t be all that happy about how the deck was stacked against them.

          3. They do indeed. Are the Republicans the socially conservative party, the fiscally conservative party, the constitutionalist party? Can the nominee put up a big tent? Has the nomination process been so acrimonious that people will stay at home rather than vote?

    1. Actually, I thought all along that Cruz would be much more valuable to the US on the Supreme Court vs President. Can’t believe Trump didn’t reach out to him and offer a deal to drop and then become the new Justice.

  7. IMHO, conservatives are just going to have to accept that the country is not disposed towards a new conservative revolution. The young people today see Ronald Reagan as prehistory.

    They have grown up in an unprecedented era of wealth and prosperity. They have never feared an existential threat such as the former Soviet Union. They expect immediate gratification, and see hypersensitivity as a not-dishonorable or unseemly means to gain one’s ends.

    They are socially connected, steeped in online social media, in a manner in which previous generations cannot grok – I, personally, find it creepy beyond measure. They have a greater herd mentality than any of us can imagine, and the herd, as always, is dominated by the types who naturally rise to dominance in social settings. They hate conservative ideals for the very reason that they stand in the way of their achieving dominance, and their antipathy filters down to discourage heterodoxy on pain of excommunication.

    This is not an era for Ronald Reagan to spark renewal. This is an era for Donald Trump. More and more, I am becoming convinced that the stars have aligned, and this is his hour. I’m not particularly happy about it, but I am becoming resigned to it.

    1. I have a niece that graduate from college a few years ago. She’s brilliant, but has been so brainwashed by the university experience.

      She’d still vote for Obama.

  8. Listening to Carly telling Cruz’s lies on the Kelly file.

    Both Carly and Cruz are really good speakers.

    1. “Listening to Carly telling Cruz’s lies on the Kelly file.”

      Could you tell me some of those lies, and what the actual truth behind them is?

      Just curious, because as I’ve said before, my support goes to the least statist candidate, and if that’s Trump, he and his followers certainly haven’t made that clear. In fact they seem to find the question irrelevant, which is scary.

      1. I was online with the TV in the background. My ears perked up when Carly verbatim repeated some lies Cruz has been peddling (mostly mischaracterizations he knows are not true.)

        I’m sure they’ll repeat them; then I’ll get back to you.

        What Carly did was not easy. She is impressive. Both her and Cruz are. I doubt we’ve ever had people this smart running for office before.

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