Politics

Yes, TRUMP LIED About Trump University’s Better Business Bureau Rating… Duh

El Trumpo keeps insisting that “Trump University” maintains an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau as evidence that there wasn’t any illegal scam going on there. He brings it up every time to defend his record.

During the GOP debate, he actually brought a piece of paper supposedly showing the “A” rating and presented it to Megyn Kelly during the commercial!!

Later he posted it on Twitter:

BUT if you simply go over to the BBB website, there’s no rating at all, because the business is no longer active.

I found a New York Daily article from 2010 talking about the poor rating:

Meanwhile, the Better Business Bureau in January slapped a D-minus rating on Trump U., a rating now under review after Trump U. objected. Trump Institute got an F in early 2009.

Not only that, but they documented how the school broke their ties with Trump, even though he tried to say he was the one who walked away:

The claims, which don’t involve Trump personally, focus on two for-profit firms: Trump University, the nonaccredited, Web-based school he founded in 2005, and Trump Institute, a training center that paid him a licensing fee to hold real estate seminars under his name.

Trump execs admit they weren’t happy with the quality of customer service provided at the Trump Institute and say they’ve been phasing out the licensing agreement.

Frank Kruppenbacher, a Florida lawyer who represented Trump Institute, said it was the other way around – the Institute was cutting its ties to Trump.

“We thought it best to no longer do business with Mr. Trump‘s organization,” he said, declining to elaborate.

And according to nearly anyone who looks into it for more than ten seconds, the last rating they had was a “D-“:

But if you’re a Trump supporter none of that matters. Because “the Apprentice” was so entertaining, it proves absolutely that Trump U. had an “A+ winning all the time” rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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  • wallygirl
  • JR

    Trump U did have an A. The Supreme Court threw out 99 percent of the law suit.
    Rubio introduced legislation to make it easier for “for profit” universities to defraud students and escape punishment. Rubio also used his Senate position to petition for leniency for Corinthian College who defrauded students, fined $30 million and walked away with $1.2 billion after closing. Corinthian College gave a ton of money to Rubio.

  • Tyrconnell

    Yep, changed the name in 2011 and got an A rating, under the old name did get a D-, according to the story.

  • Tyrconnell

    Well, not the class action lawsuits, Trump has been getting those delayed for 5 years, and not the fraud case from the State of New York. Would you be so kind as to give the lawsuit’s title and when it was decided by the SC?