Ms. Winkelmann described paying $1,495 for a three-day introductory seminar with the now-defunct school and being met with resistance when she complained at the end of the first day, citing her concerns that the event was merely a high-priced up-selling exercise.
The former Trump University student was unable to get her initial payment of $1,495 back and reported heavy pressure to enroll in a $34,995 program. Winkelmann stated that representatives of the school asked to see the financial records of students, seemingly ostensibly to ascertain the best course of action for their careers, but really to see which students had the means available to pay $34,995, so efforts could be focused on them
"There was a lot of seniors there, people who had lost money in the stock market... working trying to rebuild their retirement, some husband-wife teams, I partnered up with a soldier, there was a couple of veterans there," Winkelmann described fellow students at Trump University, some of whom are reported to be pursuing legal action against him.
New York State is currently litigating a $40 million lawsuit against Donald Trump with regard to Trump University, as shown in court documents hosted with the Wall Street Journal. Two lawsuits are also proceeding in federal courts in California, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
"I think Judge Curiel should be ashamed of himself," Trump was quoted about the judge presiding over his federal lawsuits, as reported by the Indy Star.
Trump has repeatedly made light of Judge Curiel's Mexican heritage and made statements interpreted by some to insinuate that the judge may be unable to impartially preside over the Trump University lawsuits because the candidate has proposed a Mexican border wall.
How Donald Trump could manage three civil lawsuits involving fraud on such a wide scale while serving as president is obviously a potential subject of discussion for a presidential debate.
The Clinton Foundation is reported to flow 88 percent of donations through to programs by CharityWatch.org. CharityNavigator.org pegs the number at 86.9 percent. Both watchdogs rate the Clinton Foundation highly. Reviews of the Trump Foundation by independent agencies do not appear to be available.
The Daily Beast reports that together, Bill and Hillary Clinton have donated $22.5 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2001, but that Donald Trump has donated less than $10,000 of his own funds to the Trump Foundation since 2008.
On top of that, Donald Trump is reported to have made donations from his charity to a Florida police association after soliciting the funds, said to total $150,000, from the charitable Evans Foundation. At the same time, Trump is thought to have collected steep rents for events from the police association, which, in later years, amounted to more than $250,000, as reported by the Washington Post.
"Trump had found a way to give away somebody else's money and claim the credit for himself," the Washington Post wrote.
"My first day in office, I am going to notify law enforcement authorities that all of the bad dudes, and we have a lot of them, that are here illegally, that are the heads of gangs, and drug cartels, and all sorts of people," Trump could be viewed speaking with Anderson Cooper. "They're out!"
When pressed by Jake Tapper in a later interview, Indiana Governor Mike Pence appeared unable or unwilling to provide an answer with regard to the planned fate of undocumented immigrants with no criminal past.
The Inquisitr has previously reported on the seeming propensity of white nationalists and those with violent ideologies to be drawn to Donald Trump and the virulent language witnessed at Donald Trump rallies.
A statement with regard to "second amendment people" made by Trump was interpreted as threatening to Hillary Clinton by some observers yesterday, as reported by NPR.
"I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons, they should disarm, right? I think they should disarm. Immediately, what do you think? Yeah, take their guns away. She doesn't want guns. Take their -- let's see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It'll be very dangerous," went Trump's seemingly straw-man-creating, absurd statement.
Evidence of Hillary Clinton suggesting that the U.S. Secret Service, charged with protecting presidential candidates, disarm remains elusive.
Suggesting that observers "wait and see what happens" to Clinton has been interpreted as Trump wishing the Democratic candidate ill-will.
The affinity of seeming hate groups for Donald Trump, as well as his use of what is perceived as violent and threatening imagery, such as the other issues listed here, would seem to be material the GOP nominee will be thoroughly grilled on over the coming weeks by the mainstream media, debate moderators, and Hillary Clinton herself.
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