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Trump Flips & Settles Trump U Case

Donald Trump once proclaimed “I don’t settle lawsuits!” but, like a lot of what we’ve learned about the president-elect, his words are only as good for the seconds he tweets them.

After a year of denying he would, Trump has now agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against Trump University and pay millions to his former students.

“Today’s $25 million settlement agreement is a stunning reversal by Donald Trump and a major victory for the over 6,000 victims of his fraudulent university,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “I am pleased that under the terms of this settlement, every victim will receive restitution and that Donald Trump will pay up to $1 million in penalties to the State of New York for violating state education laws. The victims of Trump University have waited years for today’s result and I am pleased that their patience — and persistence — will be rewarded by this $25 million settlement.”

The surprising change of heart by Trump stops a jury trial which had been scheduled to start next week. In February, Trump tweeted that he would not settle the case “out of principle.”

That was in contrast to what he tweeted today after settling the case after all.

About Jim Heath

Jim Heath is the author of the new best seller Front Row Seat at the Circus - One Journalist's Journey through Two Presidential Elections. The book is about Jim's experiences covering the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns - from South Carolina, the first southern primary state, to Ohio, the ultimate battleground state in presidential elections. A recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, Jim is also a two-time Emmy award winner with more than 15 years experience as both a main evening anchor and political reporter. A longtime advocate of social media, GQ Magazine listed Jim on their Top 5 political "Power List" and the Washington Post named him to their "Best Super Tuesday Twitter List." Jim's news career has taken him from Arizona to South Carolina to Ohio.

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