The Attorney General of the State of New York is determined to follow through with his lawsuit against the man who could become the next president of the United States, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The civil suit is over the fraud that the attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and others allege was the basis for Trump’s seminar program called Trump University. A similar suit is currently underway in the state of California.
The fraud allegations claim that those who participated in Trump University courses were defrauded out of their money, and that the exploitation was intentional. Internal Trump University documents reveal that recruiters targeted low income populations, including veterans, to scam them out of, in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars for which they received no tangible return.
Trump has flatly denied allegations of fraud, even in the face of evidence to the contrary.
Now, of course, part of the big problem is that the voters who are going all in for Trump don’t seem to be turned off from the candidate’s steam roller campaign by anything like this, or rather these, lawsuits. And in addition to Trump’s maintenance of his base, poll numbers which have Trump coming neck and neck with Clinton indicate that much of the Republican Party is slowly but surely uniting behind him. Trump is the candidate of the GOP’s ideology, so at the base few Republican voters have much to say against him.
Trump presents Republican voters with a unique dilemma that is slowly but surely being resolved in their minds. If people were still willing to vote for him after he called Mexicans rapists and criminals, made obscenely sexist comments over and over again, and mocked a disabled reporter, those voters are still going to back him in the face of a civil suit brought by a Democratic State Attorney General.
Although Schneiderman is resolved, his suit is likely going to have little effect on the outcome of the election. But, maybe he never meant it to, having told ABC News that this “isn’t a political case, just a straight up fraud case.”
Check out an interview with Schneiderman below.
— Alexis Keenan (@alexiskweed) May 31, 2016
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