In addition to Trump University, which is taking heat for defrauding students, Trump Institute is now criticized for plagiarism and other issues.
Donald Trump promoted the $2,000 institute in an infomercial to wannabe real estate investors, but his claims fell short. He said instructors were handpicked, but at least one person connected with the program said she responded to a Craigslist ad. And the Institute's organizers were Irene and Mike Milin, who The New York Times describes as "a couple who had been marketing get-rich-quick courses since the 1980s." In April, The Daily Beast wrote a long piece about the Milin's history of "legal entanglements," including promising government loans that no one received.
The Times offered this comparison between Trump's materials and a 1995 book published by Success magazine.
This example is part of the 20 pages that were copied from the original book.
- What is Trump's ethical responsibility to check the organizers' past? What responsibility does Trump Institute have to prospective students? Finally, what responsibilities do prospective students have? How could people avoid being hoodwinked into paying $2,000 for a program that doesn't deliver?
- What plagiarism guidelines would you like to share with Donald Trump?