Mary Trump claimed in her upcoming book ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man, that her uncle Donald Trump cheated on his SATs by paying someone to take the test for him.
According to the New York Times, who obtained a copy of the book prior to its release next week, Mary Trump wrote that Donald Trump paid a proxy to take the SATs for him. He wanted to go to the University of Pennsylvania and was “worried that his grade point average, which put him far from the top of his class, would scuttle his efforts to get accepted.”
“The high score the proxy earned for him, Ms. Trump adds, helped the young Mr. Trump to later gain admittance as an undergraduate to the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school,” The Times reported.
Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Matthews called the allegation that Trump cheated on his SATs. “absurd” and “completely false.”
“Mary Trump and her book’s publisher may claim to be acting in the public interest, but this book is clearly in the author’s own financial self-interest. President Trump has been in office for over three years working on behalf of the American people – why speak out now?,” Matthews said. “Also, the absurd SAT allegation is completely false.”
Trump initially studied at Fordham University in New York as an undergraduate for two years before transfering to Penn’s Wharton school.
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