Trump camp details $25K donation
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University.
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks clarified details of the conversation one day after the Repub- lican presidential candidate said he never spoke to Bondi about the issue, without providing specifics. Bondi has endorsed Trump’s White House bid.
“I never spoke to her, first of all, she’s a fine person beyond reproach,” Trump said Monday. “Never spoken to her about it. Never. Many of the AGs turned that case down because I’ll win that case in court.”
Bondi’s spokesman said in June that she solicited the $25,000 donation from Trump during phone call.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation check arrived days after Bondi’s office told a newspaper it was deliberating over whether to join a proposed multistate lawsuit against Trump University and its affiliates, a business that offered real-estate seminars scores of former students allege were a scam.
Florida didn’t join the lawsuit, which was filed by New York’s attorney general. a 2013