Six weeks after the IPT Open in Reno, Trudeau has yet to pay the winners. He has apologized for the delay, saying he fully understood and acknowledged the playersâ€™ frustration and concern.
â€œCritics quickly alerted players and industry reps about Trudeauâ€™s controversial past,â€ Panozzo recalled. (Trudeau had spent 24 months in federal prison for credit card fraud and larceny.–MRI)
Of course, Trudeau responded with the same easy rhetoric that he offers critics of his pseudoscience claims in infomercials and books:
â€œWhen you create something new, like the IPT, the first reaction isnâ€™t â€˜Great!â€™ Itâ€™s â€˜Witch! Charlatan!â€™ Thatâ€™s what happens,â€ Trudeau said.
He pointed out that the opening quote in his best-selling book, â€œNatural Cures They Donâ€™t Want You To Know About,â€ is by Albert Einstein who said, â€œGreat spirits always get violent opposition from mediocre minds.â€ His book, which has so far sold more than three million copies, espouses cures and remedies that donâ€™t require drugs and surgery. A pioneer of infomercial, Trudeau is now worth more than $2 billion.
$2 billion!? If you flip open the front cover of his Natural Cures book, you see the announcement that he makes no money from his work, but donates it all to furthering the cause of alternative medicine and ‘natural’ cures. $2 Billion?! I wonder what funds he’s given to whom for the good of alternative medicine?