Examining Trump’s Housing Discrimination Case

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Current Events
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In this Sept. 28, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin; Credit: File/AP Images.

This week, over on the Election Central Web site we examine a controversy from Donald Trump’s past that has come back into the news.

During last week’s presidential debate, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton referenced a 1973 federal lawsuit brought against Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and his housing company. The lawsuit accused Donald Trump, his father Fred, and their company, Trump Management, of violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against African Americans who tried to rent apartments from the company. Mr. Trump did not deny the lawsuit; however, he dismissed the suit as something that also affected other companies during that time. Trump claimed that the case was settled easily, and without admitting guilt.

To learn more, click here to visit the Election Central Web site.

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