Former Trump U workers call it a ‘scheme’ that prayed on the elderly and uneducated
Newly-released documents unveil the dark, disturbing backstory of Trump “University”.
Trump’s attorneys fought to keep the documents sealed, but federal Judge Gonzolo Curiel ordered them released on Friday.
The case, Art Cohen v. Donald J. Trump, was filed in 2013 and basically claims that students were “hoodwinked” by the deceptive business practices at Trump University.
In a newly released affidavit, Ronald Schackenberg, a former sales rep, talks about the high pressure tactics used to lure students:
In my experience, the primary goal of Trump University was not to educate students regarding real estate investing. The primary focus seemed to make money as quickly and easily as possible … From the very beginning, Trump University speakers told students to raise their credit limits so they could be ready to purchase real estate. In fact, the speakers then told students to use their increased credit limits to purchase the next level of Trump University … I believe that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme, and that it preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money.