Trump defends his school, prosecutor calls it 'a scam'

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Donald Trump's real estate school is under attack by New York's top prosecutor, and both sides took to the airwaves Monday to elaborate on the upcoming legal battle. During separate interviews on CNN's "New Day," New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the school a "bait-and-switch scheme," and Trump accused the prosecutor of actions akin to extortion.

Still, Trump dismissed the importance of the matter.

Trump said Schneiderman "is a total lightweight. He's an incompetent attorney general who figured he could get some publicity on [my] back."

Schneiderman filed a $40 million civil lawsuit against Trump on Saturday, accusing the billionaire of defrauding students who attended his for-profit school. What was once called Trump University is now The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative.

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