Trump loves to brag about how smart he is. His proof? He graduated from an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania. He transferred there after two years at Fordham University in the Bronx. He graduated UPenn with a BS in economics, having taken courses at the university’s renowned Wharton School.
Trump keeps reminding us, “I went to the Wharton School of Business. I’m, like, a really smart person.”
The presumptive Republican nominee’s boast is a little misleading. He did not graduate from the Wharton School of Business’s prestigious MBA program. He took undergraduate courses at the school while at UPenn.
Minor detail, right?
Now, Wharton Students, alumni and faculty have penned an open letter condemning Trump:
DEAR MR. TRUMP:
AT THE WHARTON SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT TO REPRESENT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF RESPECT AND INTEGRITY. WE ARE TAUGHT TO EMBRACE HUMILITY AND DIVERSITY. WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHY, IN SEEKING AMERICA’S HIGHEST OFFICE, YOU HAVE USED YOUR DEGREE FROM WHARTON TO PROMOTE AND LEND LEGITIMACY TO YOUR CANDIDACY…
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED WHARTON STUDENTS, ALUMNI, AND FACULTY, UNEQUIVOCALLY REJECT THE USE OF YOUR EDUCATION AT WHARTON AS A PLATFORM FOR PROMOTING PREJUDICE AND INTOLERANCE. YOUR DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENTS ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE VALUES THAT WE ARE TAUGHT AND WE TEACH AT WHARTON, AND WE EXPRESS OUR UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO AN OPEN AND INCLUSIVE AMERICAN SOCIETY.’
This major takedown from Wharton has caused many to question whether Trump actually graduated from the esteemed and academically challenging University of Pennsylvania.
A group has been formed asking Trump produce his undergraduate diploma, and transcipt, from UPenn.
Said the group’s leader, Harriet Schlegal, “We do not believe anyone so dumb could be a UPenn graduate. We are demanding Mr. Trump produce his long form diploma, along with the transcripts for the two years he allegedly attended the University of Pennsylvania.”
How ironic. The “King of the Birthers” has been hit with his own scandal many are calling “Diploma-gate.”
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