The phrase “Poor Trump” may have a new meaning starting in November. A federal judge just handed Trump what is easily the worst news of 2016. Even if Trump lost the election, this would STILL be the worst news, because of what it means to him and possibly his personal “fortune.”
The class action RICO lawsuit levied against Trump by former students of Trump University is officially going to commence. Not only is it going to continue, but the joke is that if the time frame for it stays constant, it will be starting almost immediately after Trump loses by historic proportions on election night. Talk about a failure sandwich filled with flabby orange meat.
In a written decision — and probably with no small amount of personal satisfaction — Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected the last ditch effort by Trump’s lawyers to dismiss the case, concluding that former students had raised a genuine concern about whether Trump had “knowingly participated in a scheme to defraud.”
If the name of the judge sounds familiar, it’s because Trump made it so during his campaign. Before today’s ruling, Trump publicly attacked the handling of his class action case by Judge Curiel by saying he would be “biased against Trump,” due to the fact he has Mexican heritage.
It doesn’t matter to Trump that Judge Curiel was born in Indiana. The simple fact he has Mexican blood meant, in his mind, that the judge would be inherently biased against him because he wants to “build a wall between here and Mexico.” Trump actually said that.
Trump did NOT want this. Not only would it be one more public embarrassment showing that he’s a liar, thief, huckster, fraud, con-man, and so forth, but if he would happen to somehow win the election, he’d be involved in a class-action fraud case almost immediately after election day. If he won, how could he possibly govern effectively?
However, what Trump’s REALLY worried about is the money. In the federal case, the RICO claim has a mandatory tripling of damages to plaintiffs. In New York State alone, there’s a $40 million lawsuit seeking restitution for victims of Trump’s fraudulent “university,” and there are other ongoing suits in other state courts as well. The cost’s to Trump after all is said and done would be absolutely colossal, and could possibly send him into personal bankruptcy if the reports of him exaggerating his fortune prove to be true.
People have said that the election of Trump would be “historical,” and they’d be right. He would be the only elected president, in modern history at least, that would be involved in a federal RICO lawsuit for knowingly committing multi-million dollar nationwide fraud after winning the election.
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