The war of words betweenand today intensified as the Democratic presidential frontrunner accused the Republican presumptive presidential nominee of “scamming” the American people after he got embroiled in a fresh ‘Trump University’ controversy.
“He (Trump) is trying to scam America the way he scammed all those people at Trump University. It’s important that we recognise what he has done, because that’s usually a pretty good indicator of what he will do,” Clinton said at an election rally in New Jersey.
“Today, we’re learning about another scam: the so-called Trump University. The New York Attorney General is suing Donald Trump for fraud,” she alleged.
“And his own employees testified – I want you to hear this – his own employees testified that– you can’t make this up – that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme where Donald Trump enriched himself at the expense of hardworking people,” she said.
“Trump and his employees took advantage of vulnerable Americans, encouraging them to max out their credit cards, empty their retirement savings, destroy their financial futures, all while making promises they knew were false from the beginning. This is just more evidence that Donald Trump himself is a fraud,” Clinton said.
In documents released this week from one of the three pending lawsuits against Trump University, former employees have described the now-defunct business as a “fraudulent scheme” and “total lie” that “preyed upon the elderly and uneducated”.