Donald Trump released a three-minute video on Wednesday which features former Trump University students voicing support for the now-defunct series of courses on real estate and investing.
“The courses that I took were outstanding,” Kent Moyer, founder of World Protection Group (WPG), says in the video.
Moyer further explains how Trump U allowed him to start his business:
When you look back at having nothing and then starting a business and you look at the first things that I jumped into in terms of learning business skills, the basics of business, you have to really have a loyalty to Trump University because they gave me some of the basic business skills to start my business and I will never forget that.
WPG is a security firm that specializes in executive protection, according to its website, which also lists its founding year as 2001. Trump University was founded in 2005. WPG did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the discrepancy between its founding date and the role Trump U played.
Two other former students expressed similar praise for Trump U and the impact the courses had on their careers.
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The video comes a day after hundreds of pages of Trump University internal documents were released on Tuesday in connection an ongoing fraud lawsuit against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
The documents include sales and marketing “playbooks” from 2007 through 2010.
Before the documents were released on Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slammed Donald Trump and his eponymous Trump University as “phony” and “shameless.”
Trump remains enmeshed in multiple lawsuits filed by former students of Trump University and faces a third fraud suit from Schneiderman, which likely won’t go to trial until after the November election. The suits accuse Trump of defrauding students into paying thousands of dollars for worthless classes on real estate and investing.
Trump and his lawyers, however, have continually defended the for-profit university, citing stellar student reviews. Some students, however, may have been pressured into writing them, according to The New York Times.
You can watch the entire video below.