On Monday, Donald Trump repeatedly called New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman "a political hack looking to get publicity" for filing suit against Trump University. This is called projecting. For the last two years, political hackery for the sake of publicity has been Trump's specialty. Accordingly, Trump blamed his legal problems on President Obama. "By the way, [Schneiderman] meets with President Obama on Thursday evening in Syracuse. On Saturday at 1:00 he files a suit," Trump told Good Morning America. "Maybe it’s a mini-IRS."
This weekend, Schneiderman filed suit against Trump's for-profit school, seeking $40 million in restitution because Trump allegedly ran the school as an unlicensed educational institution from 2005 to 2011 and allegedly made false claims about its classes, The New York Times reports. Classes cost as much as $35,000.
Trump said he was outraged by such allegations. He told Fox and Friends that Trump University got a "98 percent approval rating" from students. "You could go to Harvard, you could go to the Wharton School of Finance, I guarantee you they don't have a 98 percent approval rating," Trump said on Fox. But Harvard and Wharton also weren't asked by New York and Maryland to stop using the word "university," as Trump's school was, because it violated state election laws. In 2010, it was renamed the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.