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Donald Trump defends ‘Trump University’

Donald Trump defends ‘Trump University’

Donald Trump speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. Republican presidential hopefuls are hoping to impress conservative voters at the conference organized by an influential Christian group. The daylong event will be one of many candidate cattle calls in the grueling run-up to the 2016 presidential election. None of the potential contenders appearing Saturday has declared candidacy. Conservative voters could be key to a 2016 victory in Iowa's caucuses, the nation's first presidential nominating event. Photo: Associated Press/Justin Hayworth

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is blasting New York’s attorney general as a “political hack,” and says he personally reviewed instructor applications for his “Trump University.”

The real estate tycoon made the comments Monday in phone interviews on two morning TV shows. He was responding to a $40 million lawsuit that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed over the weekend.

The lawsuit claims Trump University promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars.

It also alleges he never picked a single instructor, as he claimed.

Trump spoke on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today.”

He said he didn’t want to settle the lawsuit “on principle.”

Schneiderman didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.

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