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    PENN, Trumps alma-mater so embarassed, he's unmentionable (no commencement request!)

    Republicans and Demcrats were asked to give commencements at PENN. Remember Univ. of Penn is private. They can ask any person they want to come speak. And frankly they can say any GD thing they want to. Though, likely a school of this caliber does has some FEDERAL grant money somewhere or somehow in the mix.

    Anyway THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT THEIR MOST FAMOUS ALUM. Telling, huh? (They say they are non-partisan and their invitation list wouldn't belie that).

    PS Weren't there several thousand Penn alum that signed a letter saying they thought he was contemptible and wanted the world to know they didn't share his 'values'?



    Trump’s alma mater is so embarrassed by Trump’s ‘foibles’ that they won’t even mention the commander-in-chief



    BOB BRIGHAM
    15 MAY 2018 AT 11:22 ET



    President Donald Trump and Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, composite image. Penn photo by WestCoastivieS [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons
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    When 20,000 convened for the University of Pennsylvania’s commencement on Monday, President Donald Trump (class of 1968) went unmentioned, The Atlantic reported Tuesday.

    Trump was also ignored at last year’s commencement. And the year before

    “Penn’s officials have been mostly silent about Trump, perhaps because he is not necessarily beloved on campus,” The Atlantic reported. “When I reached out to Penn, the school declined to discuss Trump.”

    “We just don’t comment on individual politicians,” Penn’s vice president of university communications, Stephen MacCarthy, wrote in an email. “We are non-partisan, and try to limit any comments in the political sphere to specific issues that have an impact on the University.”

    This is apparently a new policy, as Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden both delivered commencement addresses at Penn while in office. So too did Republican First Lady Barbara Bush and Democratic First Lady Hillary Clinton.


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    Well, can you blame them for being so embarrassed?

    I certainly can't.
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    Found it. More specifically, it was from students from his very own BUSINESS SCHOOL at Penn....


    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 11, 2016

    More than 2,000 students, alumni and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School have signed an open letter to Donald Trump saying they disagree with his rhetoric and policies.

    The Republican presidential candidate graduated from Wharton in 1968 and has frequently touted his Ivy League education during the campaign.

    The letter entitled, “You Do Not Represent Us,” says the signers are “deeply disappointed” in his candidacy. It says they reject his use of his Wharton education as a platform to promote “prejudice and intolerance.” It says his “insistence on exclusion and scapegoating would be bad for business and bad for the American economy. An intolerant America is a less productive, less innovative and less competitive America.”
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    So what. Who really cares?

    I certainly don't but someone thinks it's a major story.

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    He was probably their most famous alum before he became President.

    Had Trump ever been invited to speak in the past??
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    He was probably their most famous alum before he became President.

    Had Trump ever been invited to speak in the past??
    When was the last commencement speaker that was not a lockstep Leftist? You have to go back to 2010 to get moderate Jon Huntsman.

    2018 - Andrea Mitchell (Leftist)
    2017 - Cory Booker (Leftist)
    2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda (Leftist)
    2015 - Samantha Power (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2014 - John Legend (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2013 - Joseph R. Biden (Leftist)
    2012 - Geoffrey Canada (Leftist)
    2011 - Denzel Washington (?)
    2010 - Jon Huntsman (Moderate)
    2009 - Eric E. Schmidt (Leftist)
    2008 - Michael R. Bloomberg (Leftist)

    .... lol @ no Trump. That was never going to happen. It wouldn't happen even if Trump recognized Jerusalem and Israel's sovereignty, ended the Korean War and denuclearized North Korea, fixed the economy, and did much much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    So what. Who really cares?

    I certainly don't but someone thinks it's a major story.
    You do remember this is GRADUATION SEASON? "Someone" didn't put up the article in FEB or OCT. It's timely. And Penn would have put a request in last year if they LIKED THEIR ALUM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    When was the last commencement speaker that was not a lockstep Leftist? You have to go back to 2010 to get moderate Jon Huntsman.

    2018 - Andrea Mitchell (Leftist)
    2017 - Cory Booker (Leftist)
    2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda (Leftist)
    2015 - Samantha Power (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2014 - John Legend (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2013 - Joseph R. Biden (Leftist)
    2012 - Geoffrey Canada (Leftist)
    2011 - Denzel Washington (?)
    2010 - Jon Huntsman (Moderate)
    2009 - Eric E. Schmidt (Leftist)
    2008 - Michael R. Bloomberg (Leftist)

    .... lol @ no Trump. That was never going to happen. It wouldn't happen even if Trump recognized Jerusalem and Israel's sovereignty, ended the Korean War and denuclearized North Korea, fixed the economy, and did much much more.
    How many graduated or attended Penn? 3 that I remember from that list. John Legend, Andrea Mitchel and Huntsman.

    Add: + Denzel. So approx. 1/2 of your list are ALUMNI from PENN. 6 are from states that border PA. You know kinda local. How dare they!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    When was the last commencement speaker that was not a lockstep Leftist? You have to go back to 2010 to get moderate Jon Huntsman.

    2018 - Andrea Mitchell (Leftist)
    2017 - Cory Booker (Leftist)
    2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda (Leftist)
    2015 - Samantha Power (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2014 - John Legend (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2013 - Joseph R. Biden (Leftist)
    2012 - Geoffrey Canada (Leftist)
    2011 - Denzel Washington (?)
    2010 - Jon Huntsman (Moderate)
    2009 - Eric E. Schmidt (Leftist)
    2008 - Michael R. Bloomberg (Leftist)

    .... lol @ no Trump. That was never going to happen. It wouldn't happen even if Trump recognized Jerusalem and Israel's sovereignty, ended the Korean War and denuclearized North Korea, fixed the economy, and did much much more.
    Leftists are educated. I think you guys call us 'elitists'? lol.
    Man, can you imagine Trump speaking at ANY University function?
    Students need role models, not idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    When was the last commencement speaker that was not a lockstep Leftist? You have to go back to 2010 to get moderate Jon Huntsman.

    2018 - Andrea Mitchell (Leftist)
    2017 - Cory Booker (Leftist)
    2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda (Leftist)
    2015 - Samantha Power (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2014 - John Legend (Democrat... Leftist?)
    2013 - Joseph R. Biden (Leftist)
    2012 - Geoffrey Canada (Leftist)
    2011 - Denzel Washington (?)
    2010 - Jon Huntsman (Moderate)
    2009 - Eric E. Schmidt (Leftist)
    2008 - Michael R. Bloomberg (Leftist)

    .... lol @ no Trump. That was never going to happen. It wouldn't happen even if Trump recognized Jerusalem and Israel's sovereignty, ended the Korean War and denuclearized North Korea, fixed the economy, and did much much more.
    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    You do remember this is GRADUATION SEASON? "Someone" didn't put up the article in FEB or OCT. It's timely. And Penn would have put a request in last year if they LIKED THEIR ALUM!
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