UPDATE: The White House late Tuesday strongly denied this.
The big revelation I’ve seen so far from the new book by President Trump’s niece Mary Trump is that Trump as a young man paid someone to take the SATs for him.
According to the Washington Examiner:
Trump “worried that his grade point average, which put him far for the top of his class, would scuttle his efforts to get accepted” at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has “set his sights,” Trump approached a friend for help.
“To hedge his bets he enlisted Joe Shapiro, a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker, to take his SATs for him,” Mary Trump writes in her new Trump family memoir. “Donald, who had never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well.”
The White House described the book as riddled with lies.
“It’s ridiculous, absurd allegations that have absolutely no bearing in truth. Have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods,” said White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.