Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General from New York, has taken legal action against the Trump administration or congressional Republicans 100 times during Trump’s inaugural year in office, according to The New York Times. And so continues the longstanding rivalry between the President and New York’s hero.
In order to block Trump’s trifecta of travel bans, protect the DACA program, (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and attempt to stop the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality, Schneiderman has had to sue the administration, time and again. He is truly a man-of-the-people; and he stands against the bigotry and corporate greed that Trump’s America is trying to instil.
“We try and protect New Yorkers from those who would do them harm,” Schneiderman said to The Times. “The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we’re responding to it.”
Currently in his seventh year as New York’s number one attorney, Schneiderman managed to really get under Trump’s skin when he took Donald’s ego away with a $25 million settlement for a fraud case he had built against the now-out-of-commission Trump University, in November.
President Trump built his empire by leading a real estate conglomerate in Manhattan prior to running for president, and had continual run-ins with the hard-hitting attorney general over the years. Schneiderman isn’t stopping at 100 lawsuits though; he has also opened inquiries into Trump’s “charitable” organization, as well as Eric Trump’s foundation.
It has been noted by the Times that there are other attorney generals following in Schneiderman’s footsteps, and suiting up for battle. Attorney General Xavier Becerra of California has made sure to put budget funding aside with the specific intent of targeting the Trump administration in the legal arena.
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