Business world pushes back on Trump's claims of successes
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE is facing skepticism from the business world this week, over claims he has made about his private sector success.

Fortune Magazine on Thursday refuted a claim he made during a speech about the size of his company.
On Wednesday, the magazine also published an article challenging Trump's claims that his income was $362 million in 2014. The report says the real estate mogul's actual income is most likely only about a third of that and says a generous estimate would be that it is only about half.
During a speech on Thursday, Trump also made the claim that the now-defunct Trump University had an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). According to a review, the most recent rating for Trump University is a D-, though a BBB spokesperson confirmed the school had received an A rating at one point.
And 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, himself a wealthy entrepreneur, went after Trump for his claims and listed his many failed business vetures in a speech attacking the front-runner and imploring voters to rally around an alternative candidate.
“He inherited his business, he didn't create it,” said Romney. “And what ever happened to Trump Airlines? How about Trump University? And then there's Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks and Trump Mortgage. A business genius he is not.”