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Ice-Cream Scooper Refused to Defend Donald Trump for New York Observer

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Real estate magnate Donald Trump speaks at the New York County Republican Committee Annual Lincoln Day Dinner on February 12, 2014 in New York City. Trump said that he would run for New York State governor in 2014 if the state Republican party supported him without a primary challenge.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

The New York Times reports that the pro-Trump hit piece on New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman in the Donald’s family newspaper this week was originally assigned to a New Jersey ice cream shop manager by editor-in-chief Ken Kurson. The “28-year-old political science … was seeking a new job but had almost no journalistic experience,” and yet he still knew better. (Kurson, for the record, likes “strawberry or raspberry with lots of toppings.”)

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Photo: John Moore/2014 Getty Images