Donald Trump hits out at New York prosecutor over 'bogus university' lawsuit
NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - American real-estate tycoon Donald Trump on Monday hit out at New York's top prosecutor who filed a lawsuit against him for running a sham university, calling him a "political hack".
On Twitter and in a series of blazing television interviews, Mr Trump called New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman "a total sleazebag", "very stupid and ineffective" and "a total failure in office."
Mr Schneiderman announced on Sunday that he was suing the star of 'The Apprentice' television show for swindling people into paying hefty fees at his Trump University to get rich by learning his investing techniques.
"More than 5,000 people across the country who paid Donald Trump US$40 million (S$51.18 million) to teach them his hard sell tactics got a hard lesson in bait-and-switch," Mr Schneiderman said in a statement.