What does "cue" mean in the following context?
First thing first, Trump University was never a university. When the “school” was established in 2005, the New York State Education Department warned that it was in violation of state law for operating without a NYSED license. Trump ignored the warnings. (The institution is now called, ahem, “Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.”) Cue lawsuits.
It means that the NYSED declaring that it is not a university is a cue for lawsuits from students who thought they were getting a university education and degree.
Cue: a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance.
[COLOR=#878787 !important]"she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais"
Movie directors often say "Cue lighting, cue action, etc." The above situation was "Cue lawsuits". It's playing with words.