Trump Declares ‘Total Victory’ After Judge Tosses Class-Action Lawsuit
Following the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit alleging that he and his family deceived students who registered at Trump University, former President Donald Trump hailed a “total victory.”
The complaint, which was brought in 2010, charged Trump and his business with misleading advertising tactics as well as neglecting to give pupils the instruction and training that was promised.
Judge Gonzalo Curiel declared in his decision that the plaintiffs had not provided sufficient proof to back up their allegations. Furthermore, he stated that the plaintiffs had not provided evidence of any real losses they experienced as a consequence of attending Trump University.
Trump praised the ruling in a statement, calling it a “total victory” and a “vindication.” He also attacked the plaintiffs, calling them “losers” and “liars.”
The plaintiffs have said that they plan to appeal the ruling.
The lawsuit’s rejection represents a blow to Trump’s detractors, who have long charged him with engaging in dishonest business practices. It is unlikely to have a major effect on his political future, though.
Trump has a lengthy legal history and has frequently been charged with misconduct. He has never, however, been found guilty of a crime.
The most recent instance of Trump’s ability to evade legal repercussions for his acts is the dismissal of the Trump University case. It’s still unclear if he will