The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the school’s student paper.

“The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes,” Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill.

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Trump was tricked by members of The Harvard Lampoon masquerading as Harvard Crimson staffers into a photo op, under the guise that he was being endorsed by the paper.

In reality, the endorsement was part of an ongoing prank war between the Lampoon and the Crimson.

"Mr. Trump attended the great Wharton School of Finance,” Hicks added, "a school that has more important things to do.”