Trump defends decision to settle Trump University lawsuits

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at election night rally in Manhattan(Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to settle lawsuits over his Trump University real estate seminars for $25 million, saying he does not have time to fight the fraud cases in court now that he is headed to the White House. The lawsuits cast a shadow over the Republican’s presidential campaign and led to one of the more controversial moments of his run for the White House when he claimed the judge overseeing two of the cases was biased because he was of Mexican ancestry. While denying any wrongdoing, Trump agreed on Friday to pay $25 million to settle the lawsuits.

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