Donald Trump went on the offensive Monday, hitting the airwaves to fire back at claims from New York’s attorney general that his Trump University is a fraud.
The billionaire real-estate developer made it clear that he believes a $40 million lawsuit from New York’s attorney general, Democrat Eric Schneiderman, is politically motivated – and could even have come at the behest of President Barack Obama.
Trump said on both MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” that Schneiderman had met Obama last week, less than 48 hours before the suit was filed.
“They [met] on Thursday evening,” Trump said on Fox. “I get sued on Saturday at 1 o’clock. Think of it. What government agency in the history of this country has ever brought a suit on a Saturday? I never heard of such a thing.”
“It was a terribly drawn suit – incompetently drawn suit,” Trump added. “They obviously did it very quickly.”
On “Morning Joe,” he said ” Maybe it was because of Obama, I don’t know, you people are going to have to check it out.”
Schneiderman’s suit alleges that Trump University defrauded more than 5,000 people by offering free get-rich-quick seminars, and accused Trump of operating a bait and switch.
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