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This Feb. 26, 2013 photo shows businessman and TV personality Donald Trump from "The Celebrity Apprentice," at his office at Trump Tower in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP) This Feb. 26, 2013 photo shows businessman and TV personality Donald Trump from "The Celebrity Apprentice," at his office at Trump Tower in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)  

Trump says he’d fire McConnell opponent over resume claim

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Businessman Donald Trump broke out his well-known catchphrase Tuesday to mock Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary opponent, Matt Bevin, who’s been accused of fabricating a claim on his resume.

“.@MattBevin: As someone well versed in job creation and the Private Sector, if you lie on your resume, You’re Fired!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump’s tweet comes after McConnell’s re-election campaign released a television ad Tuesday accusing Bevin of lying about attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bevin is challenging McConnell in Kentucky’s GOP Senate primary.

“Newspapers say Bevin was dishonest about his resume, claiming he graduated from prestigious MIT,” the ad states. “Not true again. Bevin never attended MIT, and MIT has no record of Bevin.”

The ad shows an image of Bevin’s LinkedIn profile in March of 2013, which said he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

But Bevin never technically attended MIT. Bevin’s campaign responded to the ad on Tuesday by saying the candidate attended the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, which takes place at the MIT Endicott campus, but is not a program run by the school.

Bevin has apparently since changed that part of his LinkedIn profile, which now says he graduated the “School of Life.”

UPDATE: Bevin responds in a tweet to Trump:

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