Donald Trump Reports for Duty (Jury Duty That Is!) After Five Summonses
Donald Trump arrived to the New York courthouse in a limo, surrounded by hundreds of reporters and onlookers
Donald Trump may be a billionaire business mogul, reality TV star and presidential candidate, but he’s still just like the rest of us when it comes to one thing: jury duty.
The GOP front-runner, 69, reported for duty at Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday after missing five summonses and accumulating a $250 fine, CNN reports. A Trump spokesperson tells PEOPLE that the previous summonses were sent to the wrong address, adding, “The fine was waived and he is pleased to fulfill his civic duty.”
“No one – no one – gets special treatment,” jury assembly supervisor Irene Laracuenta told the 75 or more potential jurors, according to Yahoo News.
Trump arrived to the courthouse in a limo (which was parked in the “no stopping anytime” section), where he was greeted by hundreds of reporters and onlookers inquiring about his immigration plan – to which he replied, a “wall will work,” according to ABC News.
Laracuenta told jurors that their duties could last one day or one civil trial if they are selecting, Yahoo reports. If Trump is not picked, he will be exempt from jury duty for the next six years. But one potential juror was sure of Trump’s fate.
“I don’t see what the point of calling [Trump] in,” the potential juror told ABC. “They’re never going to select him.”
In the courthouse, Trump (with his security detail close by) took selfies with fans and even autographed two court sketches of himself.
Dennis Quirk, president of New York State Court Officers, told ABC that the chances of Trump being selected are slim, as he is in a pool of more than 100 people waiting to be assigned.
While Quirk said that the mogul will not receive special treatment, he added the presidential candidate is getting a “special response team” often used in high-profile cases because everyone – including Trump – “has a right to their own privacy.”
Trump is not the first public figure to face the call of jury duty lately. Earlier this month, George W. Bush appeared at jury duty in Dallas, Texas. And Yahoo reports that Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan was in the same jury pool as Trump on Monday.