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Trump Says He Was ‘First In His Class,

President Trump has maintained for quite some time that he graduated “first in his class” at Wharton in 1968. In 1968, the Daily Pennsylvanian published a complete list of the 56 students who were on the Wharton Dean’s List that year – and nowhere can Trump’s name be found. That means, not only was Trump not first in his class, but he wasn’t even anywhere near the top 15 percent.

 Wharton graduate Stephen Foxman spoke with the DP and said that if Trump graduated with any honors he likely would have been mentioned in the 1968 Commencement Program. A copy of the program from the Penn Archives shows 20 Wharton award and prize recipients, 15 cum laude recipients, four magna cum laude recipients and two summa cum laude recipients for Trump’s graduating year. Trump’s name was never listed.
Trump has also lied about having an  MBA from Wharton, Trump never attended any graduate studies there, and only transferred in during his junior year to enroll in their undergraduate program for two years.

Trump didn’t study a lot according to Wharton graduate Louis Calomaris, saying he did not “seem to care about being prepared. Don was loath to really study much.”


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