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Trump lambasts Schneiderman over tactics in University suit

December 02, 2013 02:55PM

Barely missing a beat between sharp-tongued attacks on New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the Donald has filed court papers mocking his adversary for luring 97 alleged victims out of the woodwork with promises of cash payouts.

“Like bees on honey, these 97 people have been lured by the AG with the promise and hope of monetary damages,” Jeffrey Goldman, Trump’s attorney, said in the filing in New York State Supreme Court, cited by the New York Post.

Those who came forward did so “following Mr. Schneiderman’s defamatory and unstatesmanlike media campaign to publicize the lawsuit,” the suit said, pointing to the AG’s recent appearances on television shows where he spoke about the suit.

The AG sued the real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star for $40 million in August, accusing the fair-haired developer of scamming students through his “Trump University.” Firing back, Trump dubbed Schneiderman a “political hack” and questioned whether President Obama was involved in the fraud case.

“While Mr. Trump tries to distract from his fraud and abuse the courts to repeat his ridiculous claims, Attorney General Schneiderman is focused on … pursuing justice for the students victimized by Mr. Trump and his scam university,” Matt Mittenthal, spokesman for the AG, told the Post. [NYP] Julie Strickland

  • Oouch

    It’s hard to come up with a better clown poster boy for why the public dislikes real estate professionals than this joker Trump, which is quite ironic, considering the contempt with which he’s always treated brokers. Since he really doesn’t seem to pay many bills you have to ask yourself why trd wastes its time printing his press releases.

  • ralphpetrillo

    Trump needs to calm himself down. Let the courts decide.

  • Will

    “Trump University” (what a joke) had to change its name in 2010, after the New York State Department of Education said it was “misleading and even illegal” for the institution to call itself a university.

    The attorney general is doing his job, by standing up to scammers like four-time bankrupt Donald Trump. Good for Schneiderman.

  • Lawrence

    Trump University? Be serious! Trump’s just jealous of Leonard Stern and the Stern School of Business at NYU. A top rated business school at a fantastic college…and and named after really big, wealthy real estate developer. Scam artist vs someone who really does good things for people other than himself.

  • Ann

    Poor Donald someone is finally catching up with his shanninnings and he does not know what to do!!!!