(WSVN) - As voters across the U.S. prepare to head to the polls to decide who the country’s next commander in chief will be, the Republican presidential campaign continues to face a series of scandals going back more than a decade.
“At Trump University, we teach success,” the advertisement said, “That’s what it’s all about,” before the program was forced to change its name after operating without an educational license.
In 2005, the pricey program promised to give students access to his real estate secrets.
However, shortly after the university unveiled the pricey program, it was forced to change its name to the “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative,” because it was operating without an educational license.
Students who invested time and money into the program began suing, and Donald Trump has been accused of intimidating plaintiffs and countersuing them for a million dollars.
In one case, Trump attacked the judge, claiming his Mexican heritage made him biased.
Now, New York State is suing Trump’s program, alleging it bilked students out of $40 million.
While the school was being investigated, Trump made a $25,000 donation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who coincidentally dropped the investigation days later.
The donation raised alarms, not only regarding the investigation, but because it was made by Trump’s charity, which is not legally allowed to make political donations.
In addition, Trump has been accused of using his charity’s donations to settle his own personal disputes, as well as buying expensive items for himself and his family, including a $10,000 portrait of himself.
His foundation has been ordered to stop accepting donations because it does not have the proper licensing while New York’s Attorney General investigates the charity.
Recently, Trump has been at the center of several scandals, including the release of his 2005 “locker room talk” tape, as well as multiple sexual assault allegations.
The real estate guru also admitted to using a $916 million loss to avoid paying taxes, and now there is evidence the Trump organization has been active in Cuba for nearly 20 years, which, if proven, constitutes a violation of U.S law.
Trump has been fighting the Castro regime throughout the election, voicing his opinions that the embargo must continue, unless the regime meets his demands.
“The embargo against Cuba must stand,” Trump said. “All of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done through executive order, which means the next president can reverse them, and that I will do, unless the Castro regime meets my demands.”
According to Newsweek, when Bill Clinton’s administration loosened some regulations in 1998, Trump scouted business opportunities, spending $68,000 on the island, and more recently, Businessweek reported Trump executives flew to Cuba looking for sites for golf resorts.
As the scandals continue, Trump still won’t budge when it comes to his taxes. Throughout the election, he has refused to release his returns, claiming that while he is being audited, he is unable to do so. Nevertheless, the government says there is nothing preventing him from him releasing this information.
Recently, the New York Times released part of his tax returns, which were mailed to them by an anonymous source. The article was titled: “Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found.”
As the scandals continue, Trump continues to comfort his supporters with hope that he is a successful businessman, while his opponent, Hillary Clinton, continues to inform voters that his companies have claimed bankruptcy on four separate occasions.
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