Donald Trump’s Alma Mater Just Sent Him The Ultimate ‘Screw You’ Letter

When you’re in the public eye and you want to brag about your past to help you in the present, the first thing you should do is make sure the past doesn’t hate you. Unfortunately for Donald Trump, and fortunately for those of us who enjoy laughing at him, he neglected to do that.

Donald attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania during his college years. He spent two years there before graduating from U Penn in 1968. Since then, he’s bragged about it extensively to anyone who would listen.

Given the infamy he’s gained for himself in the recent past, you can imagine how the Wharton School must feel about the fact he won’t stop reminding the world that he went there. It isn’t a usual move for a school to speak ill of its graduates for obvious reasons, but in Donald’s case they’ve made an exception.

Current and former students along with school faculty recently released a statement regarding Wharton’s most infamous alumnus. To say it isn’t charitable would be putting it mildly.

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. As a candidate for president, and now as the presumptive GOP nominee, you have been afforded a transformative opportunity to be a leader on national and international stages and to make the Wharton community even prouder of our school and values. However, we have been deeply disappointed in your candidacy. The Wharton community is a diverse community. We are immigrants and children of immigrants, people of color, Muslims, Jews, women, people living with or caring for those with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. In other words, we represent the groups that you have repeatedly denigrated, as well as their steadfast friends, family and allies.

Co-authors of the letter spoke to NBC News regarding the release of the statement. “It was important for us to speak out against Trump because, as we have seen in many moments throughout history, silence is an act of complicity.”

Silence is an act of complicity. That’s the single best thing anyone has said about Trump in months.

This is exactly the point in speaking out against Trump. This is why every time he does or says something stupid, hateful, or otherwise negative it’s our duty as Americans to shame him for it.

Standing by and not taking him seriously is what gave him the Republican presidential nomination. Standing by and ignoring him more is what could very easily give him the presidency and usher in a dark age for America. Next time someone says “stop talking about him; it only makes him famous.” remind them of this.

Thank you, Wharton community, for coming together to not only prove that Trump does not represent your fine institution but also to remind us why wannabe dictators and armchair fascists can’t be ignored in society.

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  • Joseph N. DiStefano

    No, Wharton does Not seem to have released this statement. The letter says it is a private effort and Not endorsed by the school. It has an impressive number of signatories, but we know they went to Wharton? Honor system

  • RickinSD

    It appears some of the Alma Mater is comprised of mean-spirited ingrates. Oh sorry, would snowflakes be more appropriate?

  • Anamaria Bustamante

    I guess you did not read what he did 30 years ago when Palm Beach Florida had banned Jews and Blacks from their high society clubs….Trump opened up his club to all and sued the Palm Beach City council for their discriminatory practices. Doesn’t sound like a racial bigot to me…. http://www.westernjournalism.com/florida-lawsuit-reveals-what-trump-thinks-about-discrimination/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_content=2016-07-09&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons

  • Peter Carlson

    Let’s please be clear. Wharton did not send the letter. Students and alumni wrote it. It’s a good letter, but it’s not from Wharton.

  • Diane Curtin

    I am disgusted with both candidates for this election. Having said that, I found this article over the top mean spirited, particularly the last sentence. Please don’t press so hard, it may have the opposite affect of how you are hoping to affect people.

  • nevalha

    “The Wharton community is a diverse community” should really read “The Wharton community is diverse in some ways, but most likely in keeping with academia, votes 90-95% Democrat” making this statement a less enlightened and more partisan one. Open letters are the higher education equivalent of porn for faculty and students – a couple of minutes effort, brief exultation, and then they feel good about themselves for the rest of the day.

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  • Andrew Rothman

    Wharton didn’t issue a statement. The statement was an online open letter explicitly labeled as NOT an official statement from the school. Check your facts.

    https://medium.com/@whartonopenletter/you-do-not-represent-us-an-open-letter-to-donald-trump-94cf73ce11d8#.qp10tg4oo

  • Thekatman

    Wharton SOB has just castrated themselves, because once Trump proves that he was right and brings America back to greatness, they will eat more than crow.

  • DetCrippen

    What an incredibly misleading headline. The school did not send Trump the letter, rather an independent band of students and faculty members did (which as we all know contains a larger than normal amount of democrats/progressives).

  • icwydt

    I suspect this will add a few more voters to the Trump tally. The anti-Trump establishment does not understand how this works.

  • msmelody

    We can try and shame him . . . the problem . . . he has no shame!

  • We never said it was officially from the school itself.

    “Current and former students, along with school faculty from Wharton, recently released a statement regarding their most infamous alumnus. “