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Trump slams New York lawsuit as 'ridiculous,' promises he won't settle

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President Trump is already combating a lawsuit that accuses him and the Donald J. Trump Foundation of "persistently illegal conduct."

The suit, filed Thursday by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, alleges Trump funneled his nonprofit's money to his own wallet, per The Washington Post. And as soon as the president returned home from his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, he was ready to fight back.

The sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000. I won’t settle this case!...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018

....Schneiderman, who ran the Clinton campaign in New York, never had the guts to bring this ridiculous case, which lingered in their office for almost 2 years. Now he resigned his office in disgrace, and his disciples brought it when we would not settle.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2018

Trump singled out Underwood's predecessor and a longtime Trump adversary Eric Schneiderman, who resigned in May amid abuse allegations. Schneiderman's team started the investigation that led to this suit after a 2016 Post investigation questioned Trump's giving. Despite Trump's accusation that Schneiderman "never had the guts" to bring the lawsuit that Underwood did Thursday, nothing points to Schneiderman sitting on the case, as he's taken action against Trump over 100 times, per The New York Times.

The suit requests Trump pay at least $2.8 million in penalties and dissolve the foundation. It also names Trump's three adult children — Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric — who, as board members, were supposed to oversee foundation spending.

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