Donald Trump Called for Jury Duty in New York Mid-Campaign: “I Think It’s Fun”

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Donald Trump will take a break from campaigning to report for jury duty Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump, reporting for duty — jury duty, that is. The Republican presidential candidate will take a break from his busy campaign trail next week to serve in Manhattan's State Supreme Court, the New York Times reports. 

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Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump, told the Times that the real estate mogul, 69, had been summoned to jury duty on Monday, Aug. 17. He plans to report there after his weekend trip to Iowa.

"Despite the time that Mr. Trump is required to fulfill this civic obligation, the campaign will continue to go on," Cohen said. "He is happy to comply with his civic obligation."

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Indeed, Trump told voters at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Friday that he was "looking forward" to fulfilling his civic duty. "I think it's fun," he said (via MSNBC). 

According to the Times, Trump was previously fined $250 for failing to appear for jury duty several times. Cohen told the paper the summonses had been sent to a wrong address; he also said the fine had been waived.

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In any case, the Apprentice host has another commitment to honor before he reports to court this time around. The controversial GOP hopeful is due to appear at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 15. "Will be great fun," he tweeted of the event. "Hopefully giving helicopter rides to some of the kids."

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