Celebs Urge People Not to Ignore Trump University Settlement
Celebrities have been speaking out all day about several news stories surrounding Donald Trump, but one thing they don’t want you to ignore is that the President elect just paid $25 million to settle a lawsuit for fraud.
Trump was sued by over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university and instead of taking the case to court, he settled with the plaintiffs.
“I settled the Trump University lawsuit for a small fraction of the potential award because as President I have to focus on our country,” Trump tweeted. “The ONLY bad thing about winning the Presidency is that I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on Trump U. Too bad!”
People are speculating that the whole situation surrounding Mike Pence‘s visit to Broadway’s Hamilton was done as a way to district people from realizing what happened with the lawsuit, so celebs are speaking up to remind their fans.
Let's not get distracted from a $25M Trump U fraud settlement, or Bannon, or the fact that Ivanka met with the Japanese prime minister!
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 19, 2016
Also yesterday you paid $25 million to pay off people and bury criminal charges against you. Let's talk about apologizing for that!
— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) November 19, 2016
Yesterday, our president-elect paid off $25 million to a bunch of students he defrauded.
And today we're talking about Hamilton?!?
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) November 19, 2016
Click inside to read what celebs are tweeting about the Trump University lawsuit…
— Colin Donnell (@colindonnell) November 19, 2016
Wow the audience at Hamilton booed so loud that the news didn't hear about Trump paying $25m to settle his fake university lawsuit.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 19, 2016
When you settle a fraud lawsuit for 25 million dollars but everyone's talking about Hamilton. pic.twitter.com/KFgqMJsxul
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 19, 2016
"People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, let me settle this."
"25 million, ok?"
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) November 19, 2016
I wonder if Pence went to Hamilton to take our focus off the Trump University fraud settlement. This administration is morally bankrupt.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 19, 2016
-Clinton now up almost 1.7 million votes
-Trump is mad at Hamilton musical
-400+ hate crimes. NONE tweets
-25 mil fraud settlement
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) November 19, 2016
Don't let the Hamilton thing distract you from the fact that our next president paid $25 million in a fraud settlement. Because he's a fraud
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) November 19, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump Did you use campaign funds or Trump Foundation money to settle the fraud lawsuits against you yesterday?
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) November 19, 2016
Trump said he would never settle Trump University suit out of principle! Today he paid 25 million. Buh bye principle.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) November 18, 2016
$25,000,000 is nothing when you are about to rape the country.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 19, 2016
— Telly Leung (@tellyleung) November 19, 2016
Despicable. The incoming President of the United States just agreed to pay $25 million for the fraudulent Trump U. https://t.co/4yYcNHfolj
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 18, 2016
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) November 18, 2016
The Mike Pence/Hamilton incident is meant to distract us all from the fact that @realDonaldTrump SETTLED his Trump U lawsuit for $25 million
— Scott Nevins (@ScottNevins) November 19, 2016