August 27th, 2013
12:38 PM ET

Trump University Student: "They Sold Us a Whole Bunch of Nothing"

When speaking about his university, Donald Trump claims there's a 98 percent positive approval rating for the courses.

As the NY State Attorney General brings a $40 million lawsuit for fraud against the TV personality, a former student speaks out and the opinion is not so flowery.   

CNN's Alison Kosik reports.

"They sold us a whole bunch of nothing," says Kevin Scott.

The angry pupil claims the university made false promises that students would make high-level connections with industry experts.

"The problem is they weren't presenting the hard money lenders. I would say what's the harm in me contacting them directly? Nope –  you gotta bring us the deal first. Did they ever exist?"

CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says if the state can prove this was a fraudulent attempt to defraud students there is the possibility that Trump could pay compensatory and punitive damages, perhaps even the full $40 million.

To the issue of Trump's assertion that his students were satisfied on "New Day" on Monday, Scott responds:

"It's basically a critique and at the time I was pleased with how things were going because I thought this was going to work out."

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