The ‘Innovation Party’ Will Save Us and Yes, Trump Is Still Being Sued: Curated Clicks
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HILLARY AND DONALD: WHO WOULD WEAR ORANGE BEST?
We’re moving closer to my dream election, in which both party president candidates are in jail https://t.co/ttYB0SxKyv
— Political Math (@politicalmath) April 26, 2016
Donald Trump may have swept the Northeast primaries, but his Tuesday wasn’t all good news.
A New York court has ruled that a $40 million lawsuit alleging fraud against Trump University will go to trial, which could happen this fall … AKA right around the time of the election.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Mr. Schneiderman, a Democrat, filed a civil lawsuit against the now-defunct Trump University in 2013 alleging that it exploited Mr. Trump’s celebrity status to persuade people to enroll in expensive courses that failed to deliver on their promises. Trump University defrauded more than 5,000 students in New York out of thousands of dollars each, according to the complaint, by billing itself as a real estate school and charging students as much as $35,000 for enrollment without having proper licensing.
A separate and pending lawsuit in California against Mr. Trump, filed in 2010 by former students, alleges that Trump University defrauded students around the country and made false promises about helping them achieve financial success.
The Wall Street Journal: Trump University Fraud Suit to Go to Trial, Judge Rules
TRANSGENDER WOMEN ARE WOMEN SOLELY BECAUSE THEY SAY SO
PolitiFact has brought down the hammer on the transgender debate, deciding that it’s now objectively false to say that transgender women, or individuals who were born biologically and genetically male, are men. Debate, over. Because we said so.
The statement in question was a quote from Sen. Ted Cruz, who has stood firmly on the traditional, boys-are-boys and girls-are-girls side of the equation that was until recent years a normal, sane viewpoint.
Mediaite’s Alex Griswold slammed PolitiFact for its end of discussion moment.
You’re welcome to believe that Cruz’s view on gender is backwards, hurtful, and ignorant, or that his views on transgender bathrooms are a solution in search of a problem. But fact-checking his statement under his stated understanding of gender, a view that millions of Americans (until recently ALL Americans) share, he is undeniably correct; boys really will be showering with girls.
PolitiFact’s response was pretty darn tone deaf. There isn’t some sort of general cultural taboo about teens of different gender identities showering together. When parents hear “boys and girls showering together,” their concern really amounts to matters of genitalia. There’s a reason a majority of Democrats and Republicans alike back Cruz’s stance on that issue, and for PolitiFact to declare his concerns a lie insults the majority of Americans as much as it does Cruz.
A few more bites:
“Well, I am going to have a Cabinet that looks like America, and 50 percent of America is women.” – Hillary Clinton talks to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about what her cabinet would look like, via Jezebel
“Right now, millions of young people are turned on by a 74-old-year socialist scolding Wall Street; millions of others by a reality-TV star with a 1950s view of women. Why not recruit Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg to head a third-party movement? … I will even throw out a possible name for the movement: The Innovation Party. Who is against innovation, especially when winning campaigns are almost always about the future?” – former Politico CEO Jim VandeHei gets creative with solutions for this terrible election in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece