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News Wednesday, Jun 1 2016

Donald Trump's Sham "University" Used Predatory Sales Tactics

Jun 01, 2016

Trump University sales manuals released yesterday reveal that the sham Trump institution’s sales representatives were instructed to gather targets’ personal information — including credit and other financial information — then prey upon the potential customers’ emotions and undermine their self esteem in order to close the deal. Once the Trump University sales team could verify that targets were able to pay the initial upfront fee, the manuals say, they’d then encourage “students” to rack up credit card debt to pay for course “retreats” and materials.

There’s plenty in the Trump University sales manuals that offends, but one of the most horrifying sections recommends targeting single parents with heavy financial burdens.

It’s repugnant, but not surprising. Donald Trump has spent his entire life conning veterans, seniors, and ordinary working Americans out of their hard earned money — all to pad his own pockets.

Time: Trump University Targeted Students Who ‘Hurt’ and Had ‘Problems’

New York Magazine: Trump University Told Recruiters to Target Single Parents With Hungry Kids

CNN: Newsroom: Former Trump Sales Manager’s Testimony: Trump University “preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money”

CNN: Erin Burnett OutFront: Drew Griffin: Trump University was “less in the business of education, more about the business of making money”

New York Times: Former Trump University Workers Call the School a ‘Lie’ and a ‘Scheme’ in Testimony

MSNBC: All In with Chris Hayes: Trump University’s “Aggressive” Sales Practices

The Daily Beast: How Trump U Suckered Its Victims

Washington Post: Trump involved in crafting controversial Trump University ads, executive testified

Published: Jun 1, 2016

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