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Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:42 PM

Trump is not brillant and lied about his grades and class standing


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Reply Trump is not brillant and lied about his grades and class standing (Original post)
Gothmog Feb 2019 OP
Gothmog Feb 2019 #1
LineLineReply k
riversedge Feb 2019 #6
vlyons Feb 2019 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2019 #3
Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2019 #10
Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2019 #15
Gothmog Feb 2019 #4
mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #26
moondust Feb 2019 #5
mercuryblues Feb 2019 #11
Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2019 #13
lunatica Feb 2019 #17
Gothmog Feb 2019 #25
keith sw Feb 2019 #7
lunatica Feb 2019 #18
keith sw Feb 2019 #20
Gothmog Feb 2019 #22
IluvPitties Feb 2019 #8
dalton99a Feb 2019 #16
bullwinkle428 Feb 2019 #19
Gothmog Feb 2019 #23
Gothmog Feb 2019 #21
Gothmog Feb 2019 #24
struggle4progress Feb 2019 #27
bobGandolf Feb 2019 #28
Gothmog Feb 2019 #29
panader0 Feb 2019 #30
Gothmog Mar 2019 #31
fescuerescue Mar 2019 #32
Gothmog Mar 2019 #33

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. Fordham confirms Cohen testimony: Trump campaign threatened legal action if school released his reco

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:57 PM

6. k

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:45 PM

2. Surprise surprise *snark*

I have always assumed that he cheated in college, just like he's cheated in the rest of his life.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:46 PM

3. Schools can't legally disclose students' transcripts without their permission anyhow,

but someone who's trying that hard to be sure their grades are never known probably didn't get very good ones.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:19 PM

9. I guess it would be hard to prove "probable cause"...

but I would love it if they subpoened the Trump transcripts.



Maybe just call him Dummy J Trump.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:22 PM

10. There's no basis for subpoenaing transcripts because whether or not he got good grades

isn't relevant to his misdeeds as president. But it certainly would be fun to see them. I'm guessing he squeaked by with Cs at best and managed to stay off academic probation only through his rich daddy's influence.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:24 PM

12. I believe they call that a "Gentleman's C"...

Similar to what Dubya got from Yale.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:25 PM

15. Exactly. Just enough to keep off academic probation.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:49 PM

4. trump lied about class standing and graduating with honors

Trump was too stupid to get into the graduate school program at Wharton. In addition, trump did not graduate with honors. http://fortune.com/2015/08/14/donald-trump-wharton/

His school posted his graduate program that shows that he did not graduate with honor shttp://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/02/what_is_trumps_real_record_at.html

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 03:09 AM

26. Gosh, it sure looks like Donnie went to an All-Boys school, doesn't it?

Of course, until you come to the HIGHEST HONOR ...

Funny, that, I think.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 12:57 PM

5. Don't dumb/lazy rich kids

sometimes pay smart kids to do their schoolwork for them? Especially in college where it may be harder to detect? I can imagine Dump doing a lot of that.

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Response to moondust (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:22 PM

11. Legacy C's

Daddy donates a large sum to a college and the students gets straight C's. C's will getcha degrees.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:25 PM

14. Yep! You know what they call the guy who graduates last in his class in Med school?

"Doctor"

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Response to moondust (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:24 PM

13. That, and the mere fact that Daddy is a rich or influential person

who might be interested in donating bigly to the school, might be enough to keep them from getting the grades they really deserve.

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Response to moondust (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:27 PM

17. My father made a living while in UC Berkeley writing other students'

Thesis. He was a certified genius who found an easy way (for him) to make a living. He was also pretty messed up as so many genius level people are.

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Response to moondust (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:54 AM

25. The same applies to the trump spawn

Other than Tiffany, the trump spawn are also worthless

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:17 PM

7. That's what happens

 

When you buy an education instead of earning one

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Response to keith sw (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:28 PM

18. Welcome to DU

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Response to lunatica (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 02:14 PM

20. Thank you!

 

I feel right at home

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Response to keith sw (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 02:47 PM

22. Welcome to DU

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:18 PM

8. Trump is a low IQ fool.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:25 PM

16. Kick

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 01:41 PM

19. Of course, this makes him even more lovable in the eyes of the

deplorables. They're sitting there thinking, "HE'S JUST AS BIG A MORON AS I AM - MAYBE I'LL HAVE ME A SOLID GOLD TOILET SOMEDAY MYSELF!!"

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 02:48 PM

23. trump's base are all low IQ idiots with little education

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2019, 02:47 PM

21. Cohen says Trump threatened every school he went to not to release his grades.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:53 AM

24. What is trump afraid of?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 03:13 AM

27. "He has a first grade mind! It's just too bad most of the country's not in the first grade"

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 03:43 AM

28. They are all at fault...

All of the "silent" Republicans in Washington D.C. are just as
complicit as the Trump Administration in the piecemeal destruction
of our Democracy. Hopefully, when we have removed Trump
from office and dealt with the Russian intrusion into our elections
we will still be strong enough to deal with the "Silent Ones".
The Senate and House Republicans must face consequences for backing
Trump. Any members of Congress who committed crimes, or allowed
them to be committed via their silence need to be held accountable.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 09:57 AM

29. From the Hoarse Whisperer

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 10:10 AM

30. I got thrown out of college, but it wasn't because of my grades.

I later went to another school, was in the honors English program,
straight A's and dropped out to become a bricklayer. How smart is that?

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:45 PM

31. Investigators recover bumper sticker from Fred and Mary Trump's 1964 Pontiac.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:55 PM

32. Why would he say that Obama never released his??

I don't believe thats accurate. Obama was always very open with his life.

Unlike Trump who for some reason felt a need to keep his grades a secret.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 07:19 PM

33. What Trump's secret school records tell us about 2016 and 2020

trump's insecurity about his intelligence is sad https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/06/what-trumps-secret-school-records-tells-us-about/?utm_term=.aee061bcb022
On a personal level, we know that Trump is desperately insecure about his intelligence. People who are actually smart don't go around telling you how smart they are, but Trump regularly feels it necessary to proclaim himself a genius; here's a representative stream-of-consciousness soliloquy from 2016, which actually began as a rumination on nuclear weapons:
Look, having nuclear — my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, OK, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart — you know, if you’re a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world.

The subtext of Trump’s repeated claims to genius and his criticisms of Obama was that electing him would replace the falsely intelligent and undeserving president (Obama) with an actually intelligent and deserving president (himself).

By 2016, that was a message the conservative base was eager to hear. They’d spent the previous eight years being told by media figures such as Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck that Obama’s entire presidency was oriented around showering benefits on lazy, undeserving black people while whites were marginalized and discriminated against. From hoaxes such as “Obamaphones” to the repeated claim that any policy initiative Obama pursued was “reparations” aimed at taking money from white people and giving it to black people, the voters who became Trump’s base knew this story well.

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