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Remember When Trump Said He Would Never Settle ‘Phony’ Trump University Lawsuit?


donald trump repub debateWord just broke that Donald Trump will settle the three lawsuits covering his defunct university. Except he promised that he never would. Look at this March 3 tweet about one of the complaints.

Then there’s this comment made that same month.

“I don’t settle cases,” he told MSNBC, later adding, “You know what happens? When you start settling lawsuits, everybody sues you.”

Trump University, later known as the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative, went defunct in 2010. Disgruntled students later sued, calling it a scam, and it led to some high-profile spat. Trump complained in February that the federal judge in one California lawsuit, Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, was biased against him on the basis of the president-elect’s controversial immigration policy.

A March report from ThinkProgress discovered that he’d settled at least 13 times between 1990 and 2014. A February report from found that he’d been named in at least 169 lawsuits.

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