Trump Released From Jury Duty After One Day

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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NEW YORK — Republican presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump can get back on to the campaign trail again. He was released from jury duty after spending around seven and a half hours at a downtown Manhattan court house on Centre Street.

The New York businessman was asked about how his immigration plan would work given its enormous cost.

“It costs a lot of money to happen, but it’s something we have to do. We either have a country or we don’t,” he said.

Part of Trump’s immigration plan would be to end birthright citizenship, but he refused to say Monday, as he left the courthouse, if he was willing to use an executive order to make that happen if votes in the Senate do not support such a measure.

Trump appeared to enjoy his time at jury duty, telling reporters, “This was interesting. This day was amazing. It’s a great system. I met some fantastic people and it’s a great system. It really is. I met some really wonderful people and talented people like these gentlemen. We’re well protected. I can tell you that.”

Jacob Oslick, who served in the same juror pool as Trump, told The Daily Caller through a Facebook message that the person running the waiting room instructed jurors about respecting the privacy of famous people who serve on juries.

“Most people, including myself, respected that. A few people approached Trump anyway, and he was friendly to those who did. Otherwise, he largely kept to himself and spoke to very few people. He didn’t go around the waiting room shaking hands or anything. As far as I know, no one in the waiting room was called for voir dire.”

Reporters chase Donald Trump's limousine in NYC

Reporters chase Donald Trump’s limousine in NYC

Trump left the courthouse by 4 PM and his black stretch limousine rolled away as it was chased by reporters and photographers.