Dozens of lawsuits filed by ordinary Americans claim Trump and his businesses failed to pay them for their work, NBC News reports.
A USA Today analysis published Thursday uncovered 60 cases filed by plumbers and painters, waiters and bartenders, real estate brokers and even law firms who helped him defend such suits.
The newspaper reviewed more than 200 liens filed by contractors and workers and records released by casino regulators for subcontractors who weren't paid in full or on time. Twenty-four Fair Labor Act violations by the Trump Plaza casino and Trump Mortgage, which were also reviewed, were resolved with an agreement to pay back wages.
Trump told USA Today that if someone wasn’t paid, it was because their work wasn’t up to par. His daughter Ivanka said the number of disputes is small compared to the amount of business her father does.
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Trump did not respond to NBC News’ request for comment.