“I’m giving them away, the profits of my book,” Donald Trump told reporters when talking about his book Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. Mr. Trump and his campaign promised the proceeds of the book he released last November would go to charities, and reviews lauded him for promising to donate the money to veterans.
But now, it appears that the earnings from his book may have only gone to Mr. Trump and his publisher. Hundreds of thousands of copies were sold, many to people who only bought the book because of Mr. Trump’s promises that the proceeds would be going to charity. However, according to reports by The Huffington Post, Politico, and others, Mr. Trump may have pocketed millions of dollars in royalties without donating any of those proceeds to veterans groups or other charities. With his promises now looking like nothing more than hot air, many purchasers are wondering if they have been victims of an elaborate scam – not so different from the alleged fraud that has Trump University embroiled in a multi-million dollar lawsuit before a federal court.
If you or someone you know bought Donald Trump’s Cripple America, believing that the proceeds would go to a charity, then you may have been the victim of consumer fraud. Please contact the attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.