When Donald Trump decided to run for president, no one knew exactly what to expect. With just over 30 days until voters head to the polls on Election Day, Trump is now forced to deal with an unsettling situation.

Trump on trial

As election season rolled on, one of the biggest issues hovering over the Trump campaign's head was the upcoming Trump University fraud case. Over 5,000 former students are set to be represented by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who claim they were scammed out of as much as $35,000 each. While the fraud trial has gotten the most attention from the press, there's another legal matter that the Republican nominee has tried to ignore, but is now moving forward.

As reported by LawNews on October 7, the lawsuit alleging that Trump took part in a group rape of a minor has been ordered to a hearing.

An order has been announced by federal Judge Ronnie Abrams for a conference hearing in the rape lawsuit against Trump. The plaintiff, described as "Jane Doe," filed a lawsuit earlier this year, detailing her alleged rape by Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire financier and registered sex offender. The incident allegedly took place in the summer of 1994 when "Jane Doe" was only 13-years-old.

A more detailed account of the complaint claims that Epstein hired an unidentified woman to routinely pickup nearby teenage girls to bring them to parties.

Two of the then-teenage victims, known as "Jane" and "Tiffany" are listed in the complaint as witnesses who claim they saw Trump and Epstein take part in the sexual assault. As of press time, Trump's legal team continues to deny any wrongdoing by their client. The status conference is scheduled to be held in a New York court on December 16.

Moving forward

According to the latest round of polling by Real Clear Politics, Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton by four points, while also falling behind in key battleground states like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. When it comes to important minority voting groups, the former host of "The Apprentice" is on the wrong side of one of the widest gaps in presidential election history, with 70 percent of women and Hispanics viewing him in a negative light.

Those numbers only continue to grow in the African-American community, where only two percent of black voters have given Trump their support.

With the Trump University case on the horizon, and the rape lawsuit gaining steam, Trump's legal issues couldn't have come at a worst time. Unless Trump is able to make a historic comeback, most political pundits believe that Clinton will end up the winner in November.

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