Donald Trump plans to fulfill his civic duty this time and said he will report for jury duty in New York on Monday. “Despite running for president and running a massive, multi-billion-dollar company, Mr. Trump will be at jury duty Monday,” Alan Garten, general counsel to the Trump Organization, said, according to the New York Daily News.
The Trump campaign insisted the bid for the nomination would not be slowed. “Despite the time that Mr. Trump is required to fulfill this civic obligation, the campaign will continue to go on,” Michael Cohen, an executive vice president at the Trump Organization, told the New York Times. “He is happy to comply with his civic obligation.” Although a rule requires those summoned for jury duty to remain in the courthouse for at least two days “celebs like Madonna still get preferential treatment, as she was allowed to skate in only a few hours,” notes the New York Post.
Earlier this year, a judge fined Trump $250 for ignoring five jury summonses since 2006. His campaign has insisted the real estate mogul did not get the notices because they were sent to a building where he does not live.