Trump University hearing Friday
SAN DIEGO — U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has scheduled a hearing Friday to consider a request by lawyers for President-elect Donald Trump to delay a civil fraud trial involving his now-defunct Trump University until after his inauguration in January.
Former customers claim Trump misled them by calling his business a university when it was not accredited. agreement signed by Pence late Tuesday.
“The government is ready for the Trump folks and the Trump folks need to get moving,” said Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan group that focuses on good governance.
Stier said Trump seems to be figuring out how to move from campaigning to governing, one of the stiffest challenges that any president-elect faces. The task is enormous, he noted: hiring 4,000 people, implementing policy, learning enough to avoid national security risks, preparing a budget a month after inauguration and preparing for “things you can’t expect — the asteroids that come in.”
Those most affected by Trump’s agenda are also anxious about the lack of clarity. Hospital groups, health insurers, consumer advocates and others have been scrambling since the election to learn how the Trump administration and it allies on Capitol Hill will fulfill their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to reassure the public, saying that he was in touch with Trump almost daily.
“We’re going to do everything we can to help make him be as successful as he’s going to be,” Ryan said.
Trump’s team tapped Rep. Chris Collins of New York — the first in the House to support him — as a liaison to House Republicans, and sent an aide to Tuesday’s meeting of the House GOP as a legislative emissary.