American Future Fund Releases National Ads exposing Trump University Ripoff In Victims' Own Voices

Retiree Who Paid $35,000 to the Trump University Says He Was "Duped by the Donald"

Feb 26, 2016, 16:26 ET from American Future Fund

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund, the national advocacy group supporting conservative and free market ideals, today announced a nationwide ad buy exposing Donald Trump's "Trump University" ripoff in the voices of three of his victims.

In the first ad, Bob, a retiree who paid $35,000 to Trump University, says, "I was duped by the Donald," and lists broken promises made to him by Trump University, including a list of hard-money lenders and the opportunity to purchase real estate owned by Trump. One thing Bob did get— a picture of himself with a cardboard cut-out of Donald Trump that can be seen in the ad.

Other ads feature:

  • Sherri, a single mother who says she "made a huge mistake trusting (Trump)" and "got hurt badly" and asks America "not to make the same mistake," and
  • Kevin, who says that in exchange for $30,000, Trump University "promised everything" but only "ruined my credit and ruined my life" and calls Trump "a fraud."

Trump University, actually a series of seminars, has been the subject of lawsuits involving thousands of victims charging misrepresentation, including a suit by New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman.  A judge has ruled that the organization improperly used the term "university" and ordered it to change its name. Trump himself will be deposed in this lawsuit this spring— at the very height of this election season.

Said AFF spokesman Stuart Roy, "The Trump University was a total ripoff – as is described by his victims in their own voices –  and demonstrates that America can't trust Donald Trump. These hard-working people learned who 'The Donald' really is at the cost of tens of thousands of dollars and ruined lives, and they are speaking up now in the hope that America can learn from their mistakes and avoid suffering the same fate."

Roy added, "This is the first step in a multi-million dollar effort to ensure Donald Trump is not our next President."

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Contact: Stuart Roy, (202) 731-7091

Paid for by American Future Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee.

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SOURCE American Future Fund