Today's excellent, appalling New York Times article about Donald Trump's business practices inspired me to revive Sparky's very prescient thread. I urge everyone to read the article linked below, then pass it along to everyone you know. I did not think I could find anyone more disgusting than James Ray, Tony Robbins, Byron Katie, and all the other scammers, conmen, and frauds we write about on this site. I was wrong. Everyone we've written about on this site is an amateur compared to Trump.
Here are 2 quotes:
According to the court papers, the [Trump] university used high-pressure sales tactics to enroll students in classes that cost up to $35,000, at times encouraging them to raise their credit card limits to pay for them. It promised intensive one-on-one instruction that often failed to materialize. And its mentors recommended investments from which they stood to profit.
But what has most galled people like Mr. Robbins [not Tony Robbins] who sank much of their life savings into their dream homes, was Mr. Trump’s suggestion that the collapse of the project was a blessing — because it had allowed buyers to avoid the housing crash and the resulting plunge in home values.
“They were better off losing their deposit,” Mr. Trump said