• President Donald Trump has often claimed to be a “genius,” but a former admissions officer at the president’s alma mater has called that into question. 
  • Trump went to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid-1960s.
  • At the time, his application was reviewed by James Nolan, who told The Washington Post, “I certainly was not struck by any sense that I’m sitting before a genius. Certainly not a super genius.” 
  • When Trump applied to Wharton, the acceptance rate was much higher than it is today.

President Donald Trump has frequently boasted about his elite pedigree and Ivy League education, often claiming to have an abnormally high IQ, but a former admissions officer at his alma mater has challenged that notion. 

Trump went to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the most prominent business schools in the country. The president has referred to Wharton as “the hardest school to get into, the best school in the world” and “super genius stuff.” 

But Trump’s Wharton admissions officer said the president was no “super genius” when he first met him back in the mid-1960s. Folks I’m not surprised.

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