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    Trump's alma mater "scrambling to protect its brand" because of his business ethics!!

    This is really pretty amazing. The IVY LEAGUE school TRUMP touts to EVERYONE at the drop of a hat does NOT want to be reminded that he graduated there. A rigorous school that takes itself quite seriously thinks TRUMP IS A FRAUD and cheapens his alma mater's reputation with his business practices.

    Let's see the Right spin that--given that MANY Republicans graced its halls!



    "While Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley College prepares for an election night jubilee, the
    mood at Donald Trump’s alma mater in West Philadelphia is closer to terrified. At Wharton,
    one of the world’s most respected (and demanding) business schools, students have recoiled at
    being linked to a wheeler-dealer whose business record suggests more skill at financial chicanery
    than genuine company-building."

    November 6, 2016

    Why Penn Won’t Talk About Donald Trump

    As Trump becomes the university’s most famous alum, campus leaders scramble to protects its brand.

    By DAN SPINELL


    PHILADELPHIA—Like its rivals in the top tier of American colleges, The University of Pennsylvania boasts a colonial-era founding, a student body of overachievers and a leafy Gothic revival campus. Yet Penn lags behind its rivals in one department: Its legacy in the White House. Harvard has the Adamses, Roosevelts and Kennedys; Yale has the Bushes. Princeton has Woodrow Wilson, while Columbia claims President Barack Obama. Penn, for all its Ivy League luster, musters only a half-claim to William Henry Harrison, who never earned a diploma and died after a month in office.

    Now, on the brink of this week’s election, Penn is just a few swing states away from finally earning its spot on that wall of fame. The problem for the campus right now: The candidate who could put it there is Donald J. Trump.

    Trump graduated in 1968 from Wharton, Penn’s school of business, and isn’t shy about reminding the world. “I went to an Ivy League school,” Trump told a crowd recently in St. Augustine, Florida. “I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words,” he said at a rally last December; Wharton, he said on Meet the Press, “is probably the hardest there is to get into,” adding, “Some of the great business minds in the world have gone to Wharton.”

    While Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley College prepares for an election night jubilee, the mood at Donald Trump’s alma mater in West Philadelphia is closer to terrified. At Wharton, one of the world’s most respected (and demanding) business schools, students have recoiled at being linked to a wheeler-dealer whose business record suggests more skill at financial chicanery than genuine company-building. Thousands of alumni have signed an anti-Trump open letter. (There has been no pro-Trump open letter.)

    And on Penn’s main campus, “Trump” has become a lightning rod for a year’s worth of student protests on issues like Islamophobia and sexual assault. Perhaps the most galling moments for Penn arrived when Trump tried to play the Wharton card to excuse his pantomimed mocking of a disabled reporter. “Who would mock a disability?” Trump told Jake Tapper. “I would never. I’m a smart person. I went to the Wharton School of Finance.”

    “It may be the first time I’ve seen someone in the public eye so blatantly use the Penn credential as kind of an excuse for behavior,” says Arielle Brousse, a 2007 graduate who is development director for the Kelly Writers House, an arts and culture hub at Penn. “Suddenly, we’re in this situation where the most public usage of 'I went to Penn ...' is so bombastic and not rooted in Penn values.”...

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/11/donald-trump-2016-wharton-pennsylvania-214425

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    JUL 12 2016 Washington Post

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    open letter published on Medium begins


    “At the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, students are
    taught to represent the highest levels of respect and integrity. We are
    taught to embrace humility and diversity. We can understand why,
    in seeking America’s highest office, you have used your degree from
    Wharton to promote and lend legitimacy to your candidacy but we have
    been deeply disappointed by your candidacy.”...
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    He went to the Wharton annex at Penn to learn how to keep black folk from renting in his properties, scamming elderly investors in a fake school scheme...and how to build golf courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    He went to the Wharton annex at Penn to learn how to keep black folk from renting in his properties, scamming elderly investors in a fake school scheme...and how to build golf courses.
    My office neighbor is a Wharton graduate. If he's not a Republican, I'll eat this computer. I asked what he thought of his fellow alum? He just laughed and shook his head. I have no idea if he will in the end vote for him.

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    Part of the overall problem ...not so much for Trump, but for Ivanka, Donald Junior and The Other Two....


    he's completely destroyed the family "brand" with investors and clients.

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