Donald Trump's performance at the recent CPAC event in Washington, depending on your point of view, either made you smile or shudder — or both. I find it almost impossible to imagine him as the resident of the White House.
There are so many strikes against him that it would require more space than I have available to record them all here, but a story in the New York Daily News a while back is a case in point. It concerns a $40 million lawsuit filed against Trump for defrauding more than 5,000 people nationwide through his Trump University, which is now closed.
It seems that 100 people from New York and many more from 25 other states say they were wrongfully promised they could get rich if they enrolled in an expensive mentoring program that investigators say was a scam.
"These new complaints reinforce what we have said all along: Trump and his so-called university ran a nationwide scam for years, selling unfulfilled dreams and empty promises of riches for tens of thousands of dollars to consumers who could ill afford it," said a spokesman for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who filed the lawsuit.
For those of us in New Jersey who have watched "the Donald" and his troubles in his Atlantic City casinos over the years, it hardly makes him credible to run the country — or almost anything else.
What do you think?
Beau Weisman, Editor