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It may be hard to imagine as of 2019, but President Donald Trump led an entirely different life before he entered the White House. Even though he may be focusing on politics at the moment, that wasn't his first passion. So, what did The American President study at college? It explains his interest in business and real-estate.
According to Penn GSE, Donald Trump graduated in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in economics, specializing in finance. The Washington Post also points out that while Trump took undergraduate classes at the university's prestigious Wharton School of Business, he was not enrolled in the school's MBA program.. Nevertheless, his focus in economics and finance makes sense for his pre-politics career, when Trump was known as a bombastic figure in high-end real estate.
Trump has claimed that he graduated first in his class at the Wharton School, but in 1984 The New York Times Magazine reporter William Geist stated that The University of Pennsylvania's 1968 commencement program didn't list Trump graduating with any honors whatsoever. According to Forbes, the Wharton School calculates honors based on a student's GPA score, which means that it's likely Trump graduated with a GPA of 3.40 or lower.
Trump's educational achievement has been a subject of speculation for a while — especially after his former attorney, Michael Cohen, told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, that Trump had allegedly threatened his former schools so that they wouldn't make his grades or SAT scores public. During his testimony, Cohen said,
When I say con man, I'm talking about a man who declares himself brilliant but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores.
Source: Elite Daily