Chapter 8: Fake Scholar

Trump cheated on his SAT by paying someone to take it for him, according to Mary Trump's new book

President Donald Trump's niece's tell-all book, set to be published next week, says Trump paid someone to take his SAT for him.

Watch Trump whine about not being smart enough in unedited footage he posted himself

Donald Trump isn’t just a sore loser when it comes to elections and debates—he just needs an excuse to whine when things don’t go his way. After abruptly walking out of his 60 Minutes interview earlier this week because it was too “tough,” Trump...

Donald Trump's Lawyer Threatened Schools on His Grades

"I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant"

Fordham confirms Cohen testimony: Trump campaign threatened legal action if school released his records

Fordham University confirms Michael Cohen’s testimony that he threatened legal action if President Donald Trump’s academic records were released. The former Trump Organization lawyer told congressional investigators that Trump directed him to threaten his high school, colleges and the College Board not to release his grades or SAT scores. A spokesperson for Fordham, which Trump […]

What Bragging About His IQ Reveals About Trump

Studies say that bragging about your superiority makes people like you less—so what does Donald Trump hope to gain?

Did One of Trump's College Professors Call Him 'the Dumbest Goddamn Student I Ever Had'?

The remark — which was attributed to marketing professor William T. Kelley — only surfaced after his death.

Trump’s college admission under investigation after new evidence of SAT fraud emerges

Professors have asked President Donald Trump’s alma mater to investigate his admittance to the university decades ago based on “new evidence” revealed by his niece. Eric Orts and five other faculty members have renewed their request that the University of Pennsylvania to look into Trump’s transfer into the school in 1966 after his niece Mary […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dares Trump to compare grades — and says the ‘loser has to fund the Post Office’

During an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday, President Donald Trump took aim at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), saying that she was a “poor student” at “I won’t say where she went to school, it doesn’t matter.” “This is not even a smart person,” Trump added. Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University […]

Trump went from ‘laughable to pitiful’ trying to convince Chris Wallace he’s not suffering from dementia: MSNBC panel

An MSNBC “Morning Joe” panel looked on in amazement at the Fox News clip of Donald Trump boasting that he passed a clinical test used to gauge dementia in patients, with one panelist claiming the president’s effusive self-praise went from “laughable to pitiful.”

Trump again boasts about performance on 'difficult' cognitive test

The questions in the Montreal Cognitive Assessment are designed to help identify signs of dementia or cognitive impairment.

Trump defends cognitive exam: questions ‘get very hard’

The president defends his intelligence after a Fox News poll shows Joe Biden four points ahead in mental acuity. The Morning Joe panel discusses.

Mary Trump helped uncover the biggest Trump scandal you've already forgotten about, Rachel Maddow notes

In Mary Trump's forthcoming book on her famous family, Too Much and Never Enough, she describes her involvement in helping The New York Times obtain tax documents uncovering decades of financial malfeasance and tax dodging by President Trump, his company, and his siblings.

Trump cheated on SAT by paying someone to take it for him: new book

President Donald Trump's niece's tell-all book, set to be published next week, says Trump paid someone to take his SAT for him.

‘Ironic if Donald’s SATs were taken by someone in Kenya’: Internet piles on Trump over charge he cheated to get into college
In my great and unmatched wisdom': Trump makes modest claim about his intellect

Trump – the ‘very stable genius’ – is no stranger to narcissistic statements, and he was at it again on Monday afternoon

Trump Statements on his Intellect

Donald Trump says he has a very high IQ, and he's told everyone about it a lot.

On his intellect - 30 of Donald Trump's Wildest quotes

As notorious for his one-liners as he is for his hairdo, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has uttered some wild quotes over the years

History According to Trump: The President and the 1917 Pandemic That Wasn’t

The U.S. leader, famously illiterate about history, eagerly promotes his place in it.

Bolton: Trump Is a Moron and a Criminal

 In his new memoir, John Bolton says that Donald Trump is a moron who literally knows almost nothing. Yawn. Tell me something I don’t know.

President Trump has called himself smart six times before

President Trump has said he's really smart in the past, too.

Trump Threatened Colleges Over Any Leaks of His Grades

Michael Cohen releases letter sent to university the president attended and notes that Trump earlier had called on Obama to release his grades. President's grades have never come out, but those of past candidates have.

Here's Why Donald Trump Doesn't Want Anyone to Know His Grades or SAT scores
Grab that record': How Trump's high school transcript was hidden

After Trump demanded that Obama release his academic records, military academy officials say they were told to hand over Trump’s.

Donald Trump's UPenn classmates have 'no memory of him,' doubt his claims of being top in class

Some former classmates of The Donald were scratching their heads Tuesday, saying there was no class ranking and they 'never knew about him.'

Trump: I'm 'Like, Really Smart,' a 'Very Stable Genius'
What is Trump's real record at Wharton?

Donald Trump repeatedly questioned President Barack Obama's academic record, but it's Trump's academic record that has lingering questions.

Trump fixates on IQ as a measure of self-worth

People who know Trump suspect his IQ obsession stems in part from a desire to project an image of success, despite scattered business failings and allegations of incompetence.

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