Ah, Donald Trump.
The man who has spent millions of dollars in court, suing for eminent domain here in the U.S.A. (and lost) and in Scotland, in pursuit of projects that either fail or are never finished (see the Scotland link).
The same man who sued the guy who correctly appraised the odds on the Trump Taj Mahal’s failure – before the Taj even opened. The same man who lost that lawsuit.
Yes, that Donald Trump.
Now Trump will be spending more time in court (emphasis added):
New York judge decided Tuesday that a fraud case against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors will go to trial – raising the possibility that the Republican presidential primary front-runner could testify during campaign season.
New York County Supreme Court Judge Cynthia Kern made the decision at a hearing Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether the case will be weighed at a jury trial – which is what Trump’s team is seeking. Trump attorney Jeffrey Goldman said it’s possible the trial could be held this fall, and Trump could testify.
The fraud case in New York against Trump is not the only one:
Trump University is currently the defendant in three lawsuits — two class-action lawsuits filed in California, and one filed in New York
Trump “could” testify in the New York case, but he is slated to testify in a federal courtroom in San Diego, where he is being accused of running a financial fraud.
Trump never showed up at his so-called “university.” He is not showing up at the prestigious National Press Club where he was scheduled to give his foreign policy speech, opting for the Mayflower Hotel instead, a venue that may be more amenable to his Joan Rivers-like shtick. He will not show up at the Virginia Republican convention this weekend.
He is, however, showing up on every cable TV news channel – not, heaven forfend, on Sunday morning shows with their pesky questions on policy – especially on the Trump Infomercial Station™, formerly known as Fox News Channel.
Imagine how their ratings will soar when the winner of the Republican primary has to show up in federal court to answer fraud charges.
Hillary (who, mark my words, won’t be in court over her emails anytime soon) herself couldn’t have planned it better.
UPDATE, April 29,
Trump University Hearings Will Start on the First Day of GOP Convention
Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.