Trump walks back claim he ‘never’ spoke to Florida attorney general
The Trump campaign is backtracking on whether he ever spoke to Florida attorney general Pam Bondi regarding an illegal $25,000 donation to her campaign from his foundation.
According to Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, when Trump told reporters he “never” spoke to Bondi about “it,” he meant that he never spoke to her about Trump University, which Bondi was considering suing at the time of the contribution.
“His comments were in reference to any discussion about Trump University — not the donation,” Hicks told Politico.
In a separate AP report Tuesday, Hicks was unable to elaborate on the content of their conversation.
“I don’t think this was a lengthy, memorable call,” Hicks said. “Mr. Trump talks to a hundred people in any given day. So, I don’t know if I will be able to provide that information. That’s not exactly a realistic or reasonable request.”
The donation in question — a $25,000 contribution from the Trump Foundation to a political group supporting Bondi’s re-election — was received just days after Bondi announced her office was considering joining a lawsuit led by New York against Trump University.
Trump denied Monday speaking to Bondi.