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 TrumpMounting nationwide immigration enforcement costs Gulf turmoil, Trump agenda set to rattle energy and steel markets OJ Simpson knocks Trump out of the cable news spotlight 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.”