Trump er pragmatiker. Nå har han inngått forlik med studentene fra Trump-universitetet som hadde gått til kollektivt søksmål. Det koster ham 25 millioner dollar, men så er saken ut av verden.
Trump kunne ikke risikerer å bli dratt for retten som president-elect. Han har som president ikke å gi seg når han blir saksøkt, eller: Han gir seg, men utroper det som seier.
Donald J. Trump has reversed course and agreed on Friday to pay $25 million to settle a series of lawsuits stemming from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University, finally putting to rest fraud allegations by former students, which have dogged him for years and hampered his presidential campaign.
The settlement was announced by the New York attorney general just 10 days before one of the cases, a federal class-action lawsuit in San Diego, was set to be heard by a jury. The deal averts a potentially embarrassing and highly unusual predicament: a president-elect on trial, and possibly even taking the stand in his own defense, while scrambling to build his incoming administration.