Donald Trump will report for jury duty

NEW YORK • Mr Donald Trump, whose bid for nomination has shaken up the the Republican presidential race, will participate in a more common civic activity: jury duty.

Mr Trump has been summoned to serve in New York's Supreme Court in Manhattan, and plans to report there tomorrow morning, said Mr Michael Cohen, an executive vice-president at the Trump Organisation and a special counsel.

Despite his busy campaign schedule - he was set to appear at the Iowa State Fair yesterday and has pledged to give fairgoers free rides on his personal helicopter - Mr Cohen said Mr Trump's presidential nomination bid would not be slowed by whatever time, if any, he might spend sitting on a jury.

Mr Trump was fined US$250 (S$350) this year for failing to appear for jury duty several times in recent years.

Mr Cohen said Mr Trump had not appeared because the summonses were sent to an address in Central Park South, where Mr Trump never lived, and he had not received them. The fine has been waived, he said.

NEW YORK TIMES

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 16, 2015, with the headline 'Donald Trump will report for jury duty'. Print Edition | Subscribe