The legal battle hanging over President-elect Donald Trump’s head for the last six and a half years was settled out of court on Friday for $25 million. The trial was scheduled to start a week from today.

The class action lawsuit accused the now-defunct Trump University of fraud for not delivering on its promises to students. Six thousand people who paid up to $35,000 dollars in tuition will now get at least half of their money back.

On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Joe Madison, host of The Joe Madison Show on Sirius XM Radio, expressed his frustration with the President-elect being forced to settle a fraud lawsuit a month before his inauguration. “The reality is this man hustled everybody,” he said. “The man lied to his supporters.”

Host Roland Martin agreed with Madison’s blunt assessment of the Trump case, asking, “What does it say that the 45th President of the United States, a month before he gets inaugurated, is settling a fraud case?”

According to Martin, the idea that Trump would have to settle the case “should be offensive to any Republican or Democrat.”

Trump tweeted about the issue:

Martin said, “It should be problematic for anybody in this country that the person who is walking into the White House is settling a fraud case for a fake university … Donald Trump, who is the President-elect, hustled these people and that is the person who is walking into the White House.”

Watch Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now panel discuss Trump University’s $25 million settlement in the video clip above.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

Watch NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

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3 thoughts on “Why The Trump University Fraud Case Settlement Is Problematic For America

  1. Where are all the trump supporters? Why aren’t there any comments from y’all? This man is a complete fraud. If Prez. Obama had one lawsuit against him he wouldn’t have made it to the DNC. This man has 75 pending lawsuits out of 4000. This is ludicrous, why aren’t people outraged? I just don’t get it. God have mercy on our dumb, poor, and stupid ass souls, this nation deserves what it gets, I just hope he spares me and I make it through the storm.

  2. The working class in this country will no doubt be the ones paying for Chump’s settlements with his University and such.

    Rich folks always pass their unpaid bills on to others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Watch Chump totally re-write the US Tax laws so that it will benefit him and his corporate buddies!!!!!! They will have so many loopholes-they will never have to pay any damn taxes!!!!!

    However, we will be stuck with their burden!!!!!

  3. STOPTHEKILLINGS on said:

    WELL WELL WEEL, LOOKA HERE. LOL…HE IS A CON ARTIST, A SNAKE, AND THE PEOPLE ARE GONNA BE THE ONES WHO WILL SUFFER FROM HAVING THIS IDIOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WHICH SHOULD NOW BE CALLED THE DOG HOUSE. IF HE WAS INNOCENT HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT TO COURT NO MATTER WHAT, BUT HE IS PLAYING IT OFF BY SAYING HE HAS TO FOCUS ON THE NATION. OH LAWD THE NATION IS SCREWED FOR SURE. NO HE GONNA RUN THAT HUTSLE GAME ON THE PEOPLE, THE ONES WHO VOTED FOR HIM WILL BE SCREAMING THE LOUDEST. HERE PIG, PIG….

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