ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – In response to a $40 million lawsuit filed this weekend, Donald Trump called New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a “lightweight” and accused Schneiderman of trying to “extort” him.
Filed Saturday, the lawsuit claimed Trump helped run a phony “Trump University” that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.
Schneiderman said many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of “The Apprentice” TV star.
“More than 5,000 people across the country who paid Donald Trump $40 million to teach them his hard sell tactics got a hard lesson in bait-and-switch,” Schneiderman said in a statement released Sunday. “Mr. Trump used his celebrity status and personally…
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