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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The English Patient, Continued

President Trump has spoken frequently about his undergraduate success at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania's top-notch business school.

But while claims of Trump's academic prowess at the Ivy League school have been around for decades, questions about how strong his record actually was continue to swirl.
The 1968 Wharton graduate's name does not appear in a report of dean's list students from that year or among students who graduated with honors, according to records from the university and its student newspaper.

Claims that Trump was a top student at Wharton appear to have first surfaced in 1973, when a New York Times profile reported that he graduated first in his class. No attribution was given for that statement. Another early Times profile, in 1976, also said he was first in his class, and the assertion has been repeated many times in the decades since.
Ever since the early days of the campaign, Trump has made many mistakes in grammar, spelling, diction, and punctuation.

The first time the one word was spelled as two: "hear by."