Presidential candidates: they’re just like us!
But today, he also did something so American (and dreaded)… jury duty!
The presidential hopeful and real estate mogul was in New York City appearing in court for jury duty on Monday, but that was only because he had already ignored five requests to report and paid a $250 fine after failing to go in and perform his civic duty!
Jury assembly supervisor Irene Laracuenta spoke about the importance of treating Trump like anyone else in the jury pool, saying:
“No one – no one – gets special treatment.”
One potential juror was skeptical that Trump would ever even be selected for a jury, considering his high profile, telling reporters:
“I don’t see what the point of calling [Trump] in. They’re never going to select him.”
That could be true, but it didn’t stop Trump from showing up to a media frenzy, talking about his immigration plan outside the courthouse, and leaving his limo parked in a “No Stopping Anytime” zone while inside:
Hey, doesn’t everybody struggle to park their limo while on jury duty?! It’s New York City, people! There’s no parking anywhere!
Plus, while he was inside, Trump autographed courtroom sketches of himself while navigating around the jury holding areas:
So much for no special treatment, right?!
We just hope The Donald could pay that $250 fine after missing five calls before this one.
[Image via TNYF/WENN.]