Trump's Wharton Classmate Doubts Whether Trump Was Smart

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    Aug 30, 2016 10:51 PM GMT
    NYT: Donald J. Trump often cites his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school as evidence that he is a pretty smart guy and singularly qualified to be president.

    Mr. Trump transferred to Wharton after two years at Fordham University in the Bronx, and he graduated in 1968 with an undergraduate degree in economics. “I went to the Wharton School of Finance,” he said in a July 11 speech in Phoenix. “I’m, like, a really smart person.”

    It was claimed that Trump graduated first in his class at Wharton. “Although the school refused comment, the commencement program from 1968 does not list him as graduating with honors of any kind,” Mr. Geist wrote.

    In August, The Daily Pennsylvanian, the University of Pennsylvania newspaper, tried to get to the bottom of whether Mr. Trump did in fact graduate first in his class at Wharton. The paper cited a 1985 Trump biography, by Jerome Tuccille, that said Mr. Trump was not an honor student and “spent a lot of time on outside business activities.” Gwenda Blair, another Trump biographer, wrote that he was able to get into Wharton only because a “friendly” admissions officer knew his older brother, Fred Trump Jr., and did him a favor. A classmate of Mr. Trump’s, Steven Perelman, told the paper, “He was not in any kind of leadership. I certainly doubt he was the smartest guy in the class.” Unless Mr. Trump releases to the public his Wharton transcripts — which he has declined to do — we won’t know for sure, of course, whether he was an all-star at Wharton or not.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/29/business/dealbook/decades-old-questions-over-trumps-wealth-and-education.html
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    Aug 31, 2016 12:31 AM GMT
    Oops.....

    The New York Times reported in 1973 and 1976 that he graduated first in his class.
    http://www.thedp.com/article/2015/08/donald-trump-wharton-classmates

    But of course maybe they were mistaken then.

    And don't forget the NY Times now famous article by Jim Rutenberg that says in so many words - We don't like Trump so we'll make up shit and pretend we are still good journalists. Why most people discard the NY Times.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/business/balance-fairness-and-a-proudly-provocative-presidential-candidate.html

    Let's also not forget about the NY Times asking about Obama's non-released transcripts. Oh wait - they never did. Sorry Woodsypoo.
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    Aug 31, 2016 12:54 AM GMT
    NYT: But some in the Wharton community would prefer the presumptive Republican presidential nominee simply leave his alma mater out of his campaign.

    In an open letter to Mr. Trump, Wharton backers wrote that they have been “deeply disappointed” in his candidacy and “outraged that an affiliation with our school is being used to legitimize prejudice and intolerance.”

    “Although we do not aim to make any political endorsements with this letter, we do express our unequivocal stance against the xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign,” said the letter, which was posted to Medium.com and as of Monday morning carried the signatures of about 2,000 Wharton students, alumni, faculty members and other supporters.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/us/politics/wharton-donald-trump.html
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    Aug 31, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    Commencement programs do not lie. If you went to college, especially an ivy league or a top private university, you know that honors and distinctions (summa cum laude/with highest distinction, magna cum laude/with high distinction, cum laude/with distinction) are known weeks prior to the commencement exercises, and commencement programs do reflect those honors. If the commencement program does not indicate that someone graduated with any kind of honors, that's a sure bet that that someone did not graduate with honors. Period. Why do I know? Figure it out.
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    Aug 31, 2016 3:04 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidCommencement programs do not lie. If you went to college, especially an ivy league or a top private university, you know that honors and distinctions (summa cum laude/with highest distinction, magna cum laude/with high distinction, cum laude/with distinction) are known weeks prior to the commencement exercises, and commencement programs do reflect those honors. If the commencement program does not indicate that someone graduated with any kind of honors, that's a sure bet that that someone did not graduate with honors. Period. Why do I know? Figure it out.


    You attended Faber?
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    Aug 31, 2016 3:04 PM GMT
    ^^
    Envious much, eh? Yup, I am in the "10%" about which you often dream but will never reach--and you bet I'm damn proud of it because I worked my butt off to get there. Don't worry, your $50 in your savings account-retirement fund is more than what some homeless people have.
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    Aug 31, 2016 3:08 PM GMT
    What'ya bet none of the people trashing Trump from Wharton and making comments are billionaires.
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    Aug 31, 2016 3:16 PM GMT
    In 1947, Warren Buffett entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a billionaire, which net worth is about $66.4 Billions as of August 2016. This is what he said about Donald Trump.

    NYT: The investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett unleashed a withering attack on Donald J. Trump on Monday for refusing to release his tax returns, asserting he had something to hide, and for misleading voters about his success as a businessman and ability to improve the American economy.

    Mr. Buffett, known to investors as the Sage of Omaha, said a monkey throwing darts at the stock pages in 1995, when Mr. Trump first offered stock in his Atlantic City hotels, would have come out far ahead of anyone who listened to Mr. Trump’s “siren song” and invested in his company that lost money year over year.

    The attack from perhaps the nation’s most revered investor undercut a core argument of Mr. Trump’s presidential candidacy: that his success as a businessman qualified him to run the country despite his lack of political experience.

    His appearance made him the latest billionaire to come out strongly against Mr. Trump’s candidacy — after speeches by Michael R. Bloomberg at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and by Mark Cuban over the weekend — as Mrs. Clinton enlists their support to question Mr. Trump’s business acumen.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/us/politics/hillary-clinton-nebraska.html
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    Aug 31, 2016 4:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWhat'ya bet none of the people trashing Trump from Wharton and making comments are billionaires.

    My dead partner went to Wharton when Donny Deutsche attended. Which is why I know Deutsche was then known as "Donny Douche."

    My dead partner? Not a billionaire.
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    Aug 31, 2016 5:36 PM GMT
    Funny how some like to suggest they're smart because they know the meaning of Summa Cum Laude, etc. Humorous when their real degree of intelligence is demonstrated by the illogical and hysterical posts they make. Anyone stating or suggesting they are smart instead of demonstrating such are really demonstrating only their insecurity and inferiority complex.
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    Aug 31, 2016 6:23 PM GMT
    ^^
    Here's a demonstration: The indefinite pronoun "anyone" is singular, smart guy. Now, shoo and go back to that community college from where you received your "summa cum laude" "degree."
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    Aug 31, 2016 7:02 PM GMT
    DOMINUS said^^
    Here's a demonstration: The indefinite pronoun "anyone" is singular, smart guy. Now, shoo and go back to that community college from where you received your "summa cum laude" "degree."

    When you have to stoop to point out something like that or a typo on a board, it shows how pathetic you are. Go ahead and imply a high GPA or a good school or a role in a firm - doesn't matter. What you post suggests you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer. That speaks louder than your silly antics, dummy with an inferiority complex. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 31, 2016 7:18 PM GMT
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    When you have to stoop to point out something like that or a typo on a board, it shows how pathetic you are.


    He didn't have to stoop too far. That sentence was pretty awful.

    I'm beginning to wonder if RJ's Trump trolls aren't posting from a Russian troll factory.

    It looks like Russia hired internet trolls to pose as pro-Trump Americans

    Russia's troll factories were, at one point, likely being paid by the Kremlin to spread pro-Trump propaganda on social media.

    That is what freelance journalist Adrian Chen, now a staff writer at The New Yorker, discovered as he was researching Russia's "army of well-paid trolls" for an explosive New York Times Magazine exposé published in June 2015.


    http://uk.businessinsider.com/russia-internet-trolls-and-donald-trump-2016-7?r=US&IR=T

    Then again, perhaps they're just not very well educated, which would fit the Trump base demographic.
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    Aug 31, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidWhat'ya bet none of the people trashing Trump from Wharton and making comments are billionaires.

    My dead partner went to Wharton when Donny Deutsche attended. Which is why I know Deutsche was then known as "Donny Douche."

    My dead partner? Not a billionaire.


    NYT: Wharton is offended by Trump's incorrect use of its name — he calls it “The Wharton School of Finance” — has not gone unnoticed.

    “He’s not treated in the most reverent tone here,” Professor Jonah Berger said. “But we wish all of our students well.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/09/01/at-wharton-donald-trumps-marketing-skills-make-the-grade/
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    Aug 31, 2016 8:46 PM GMT
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    eagermuscle said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWhat'ya bet none of the people trashing Trump from Wharton and making comments are billionaires.

    My dead partner went to Wharton when Donny Deutsche attended. Which is why I know Deutsche was then known as "Donny Douche."

    My dead partner? Not a billionaire.


    NYT: Wharton is offended by Trump's incorrect use of its name — he calls it “The Wharton School of Finance” — has not gone unnoticed.

    “He’s not treated in the most reverent tone here,” Professor Jonah Berger said. “But we wish all of our students well.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/09/01/at-wharton-donald-trumps-marketing-skills-make-the-grade/

    BFD - A most likely liberal professor is offended and the NY Times dutifully reports and Woodsypoo copies from his favorite sole source NYT. Do any of you seriously think that will take away from the negative press Hillary continually gets? Dream on poo.