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Trump to report for jury duty in NYC this time

AP, NEW YORK

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is taking a break from the court of public opinion to go to ... court.

Trump was due to report for jury duty in lower Manhattan yesterday.

The Republican front-runner said last week before a rally in New Hampshire that he would willingly take a break from stumping on the campaign trail to answer the summons.

The real estate mogul and reality TV star had been called previously, but did not appear. His campaign said he had not received those summonses.

Michael Cohen, an executive vice president at the Trump Organization and special counsel to Trump, said the summonses had been sent to an address where the businessman never lived.

On Sunday, Trump was interviewed on NBC’s Meet The Press, saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected citizenship rights of children of any family living illegally inside the US.

“They have to go,” Trump said, adding: “What they’re doing, they’re having a baby. And then all of a sudden, nobody knows ... the baby’s here.”

Native-born children of immigrants — even those in the US illegally — have been automatically considered US citizens since the adoption of the 14th amendment to the US Constitution in 1868.

“We’re going to try and bring them back rapidly, the good ones,” he said, adding: “We will expedite it so people can come back in. The good people can come back.”

Trump did not elaborate on how he would define “good people.”

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