‘The Simpsons’ to Parody Trump University 2 Days $25M Fraud Settlement Approved (Video)
This Sunday night, “The Simpsons” will air a suspiciously timed new episode parodying Trump University, the now-defunct for-profit real estate college owned and operated by the Trump Organization until it went out of business in 2010.
The episode will feature “Burns University,” a for-profit college established by evil businessman Montgomery Burns, with guest appearances including Neil deGrasse Tyson. You can watch a preview of Tyson’s appearance as well as a look at the episode’s plot, in a video first posted by Indiewire, above.
As it happens, the episode will air just two days after final approval was granted for a $25 million settlement of three class action lawsuits brought against Trump by former students.
Approximately 3,370 former students alleged that the university had cheated them by use of high pressure sales techniques and outright lies about what they would get out of their time at Trump University.
The lawsuit became a campaign issue during the 2016 Presidential election, during which Trump consistently denied all charges and insisted he would fight them until the lawsuit was defeated.
However, less than two weeks after becoming President thanks to winning the electoral college despite losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, Trump abruptly agreed to the $25 million settlement.
Watch a preview of the “Simpsons” episode above.
Source: The Wrap