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"Crazy folks," "Potty breaks" and "climate control": A look at some of the best complaints from Trump University seminars

Newly released survey analyses show Trump U seminar attendees were kept frozen, not given enough bathroom breaks


Brendan Gauthier
August 30, 2016 11:07PM (UTC)

The Washington Post on Tuesday made available 397 documents "comprising thousands of pages of interview transcripts, court filings, financial reports, immigration records and other material" used in writing "Trump Revealed," a newly released biography of the GOP presidential nominee, co-authored by WaPo's Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher.

One such document — almost 300 pages long — contains the analyses of surveys completed by Trump University seminar attendees. These seminars were three days long, held in various cities throughout the country, and covered topics like foreclosure training and real estate investing.

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At the conclusion of the seminar, "students" were invited to complete an optional survey, which asked for suggestions of room for improvement. And, having read through all of them, I can say unequivocally that — no matter the season or climate — the thermostat was almost always set too low.

An incomplete list of attendees complaining about the temperature:

San Diego, CA (Dec. 19-21, 2008): "Need the room to be more comfortable...too cold"

Atlanta, GA (Feb. 13-15, 2009): "Temperature in the room, too cold"

Riverside, CA (Mar. 27-29, 2009): "The air-conditioning was cold"

Orlando, FL (Apr. 3-5, 2009): "As usual a warmer room would be great"

New York, NY (June 12-14, 2009): "Climate Control — My wife suffered because the AC was too powerful (she has Titanium Screens in her spine)"

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Philadelphia, PA (July 17-19, 2009): "Keep the thermostat at a comfortable level"

Los Angeles, CA (July 24-26, 2009): "Too cold — my throat hurt"

Chicago, IL (Oct. 9-11, 2009): "The room was extremely cold, it was a distraction"

And some other non-room-temperature-specific gems:

Boston, MA (Nov. 21-23, 2008): "Potty breaks"

Houston, TX (Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2009): "Make us aware of the cost of mentorship early enough to opt out of the entire program"

Miami, FL (Feb. 6-8, 2009): "Need to focus on the Spanish speakers, too"

Baltimore, MD (Feb. 20-22, 2009): "Tell Steve to stop saying, 'Hello?'"

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Las Vegas, NV (Apr. 9-11, 2009): "Make the certificate a little more official with nicer 'gold' seal, like a university diploma"

Orange County, CA (May 15-17, 2009): "Wireless internet access" (was there seriously no wifi?)

Las Vegas, NV (June 5-7, 2009): "Larger conference room for the size of the students"

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Charleston, SC (July 31-Aug. 2, 2009): "Throw [out] the crazy folks!"

Lafayette, LA (Aug. 7-9, 2009): "I would rather another hotel"

San Antonio, TX (Oct. 23-25, 2009): "Don't block the screen when discussing what is on the screen"


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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