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Trump paid someone to take the SATs for him: Book

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.

8 thoughts on “Trump paid someone to take the SATs for him: Book”

  1. How does Mary know this? What does Joe Shapiro say about it? Trump has certainly demonstrated that he is an intelligent person, but I guess as a youth he might have had bad grades. Don’t know whether or not to believe this story, but even if it’s true, we surely have a lot bigger issues on our plate right now.

  2. Trump’s I.Q. is 156. Thomas Jefferson had the highest at 176. Obama is at 145. And Bush #43 has a low one of 124.
    Why would he need someone else to take the test?
    Didn’t Biden have a problem with plagiarism?

    PS The actor, James Woods, has an I.Q. of 180.

  3. Well. That’s it.
    50/60 years ago, a rich man’s son could choose what college he wished to attend. Colleges were begging for rich men’s sons and daughters. The SAT meant nothing then.
    There was NO college loan program when young Donald went to college. All the student’s families paid out of pocket for the honor.

    ot: It’s so hard to talk to young people today who have no idea of the , um, state of the union 50 years ago and how things have changed since then. First , the draft was in force, there were no policewomen, firefighters, very few women doctors, the steel mills and factories were solid forms of employment, abortion was a felony, gambling was illegal, …………oh geez.
    In my lifetime, so much has changed.

  4. Frederick Tomlinson

    She wasn’t born at the time DJT would have taken his SATS,.The story is likely apocryphal (my big word for the day), she would have no way of knowing if this story was true or a story handed down through jealousy or whatever.

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