Mar 7, 2016 by

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REVEALED: The Promo Video of Failed Trump University Sounds Eerily Familiar

by Matthew K. Burke –

Much of the bloviating bravado from bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump sounds eerily familiar in the following video, the promotional video of the failed Trump University.

Note that the video is not from one of Trump’s campaign speeches, even though it sounds nearly exactly like them, using precisely the same brand of snake oil that he’s using to con the American public.

“We’re going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific, terrific people, terrific brains, successful. We are going to have the best of the best.” 

It sounds nearly identical to the sales pitch Trump is giving American voters, that the only problem with government is that the wrong people are in charge and that only he can hire the brightest minds to manage the huddled masses.




As National Review reported, everything didn’t go terrifically at Trump University, which is being accused in courts of being a “bait-and-switch scheme” and a “scam” by then- attorney general of New York Eric Schneiderman:

Trump University is currently the defendant in three lawsuits — two class-action lawsuits filed in California, and one filed in New York by then-attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who told CNN’s New Day in 2013: “We started looking at Trump University and discovered that it was a classic bait-and-switch scheme. It was a scam, starting with the fact that it was not a university.”

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3.3.16 – “What Trump Said Under Oath About the Trump University Fraud Claims – Just Weeks Ago” – Washington Post


Trump’s comments were contained in two previously confidential depositions released  late Thursday in a court filing in federal district court in San Diego. His previously undisclosed testimony was obtained on Dec. 10 and again on Jan. 21 in connection with lawsuits against him and Trump University.

…Told by a lawyer for the plaintiffs that 25 percent of university attendees had requested refunds…

…New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman…filed a $40 million fraud suit against Trump and Trump University in 2013 alleging that Trump had defrauded more than 5,000 individuals through the unlicensed institution. Two other class-action lawsuits have been filed by students asking for their money back and the depositions were obtained in connection with those suits.


Schneiderman alleged in the suit that Trump personally earned $5 million from the enterprise, in which sales personnel were assigned the goal of getting people to pay $1,495 for a three-day seminar in real estate techniques…


To attract students, Trump released a marketing video that pledged “we are going to have professors and adjunct professors that are absolutely terrific. . . and these are all people who are going to be handpicked by me.”


One of the university’s top executives, Michael Sexton, subsequently testified in one of the class-action suits that “none of the professors at the live events” were handpicked by Trump…


“Did you do anything personally to confirm the expertise of any of the Trump University mentors?” Trump was asked in the depositions released Thursday. “No, I didn’t,” he responded.


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    David Ferraez

    Liberal media…..leave Trump alone……we are sick and tired of politics as usual. Congress is corrupt. Trump is our hope to rebuild America…..The more the liberal media attacks Trump the more supporters you are driving to him……we are tired of Congress and our pathetic leadership of both parties…..go Trump.

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    How is this any different from any of the house flipping seminars? We all know the programs are half cocked. You get in and they tell you about Zillow and how to find comps. They give you everything except the cash and the “what to do after you quality” info.

    Scott Yancey did the same thing 2 years ago.

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    James Soh

    I love Mr. Trump, he will be the president of the USA

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