Students From Wharton School Of Finance At University Of Pennsylvania Slam Donald Trump

. July 11, 2016 . 0 Comments

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The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania have just made it very official – they can not stand Donald Trump. For as long anyone can remember, Trump has been bragging about learning the best words and acquiring the greatest business skills at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance.

Do not take our word for it, in a past interview, the business mogul said:

“I went to the Wharton School of Finance, I got very good marks, I was a good student, it’s the best business school in the world, as far as I’m concerned.”

Trump has also stated that he was “first in his class at Wharton in 1968” – many have disputed that claim. Over the weekend, a group of 1,400 students and alumni got together and penned a harsh letter blasting the Donald.

The group more or less told Trump to stop talking about the school because they do not support him and are appalled by his language on the campaign trail and during the debates. The letter read:

“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. We, proud students, alumni, and faculty of Wharton, are outraged that an affiliation with our school is being used to legitimize prejudice and intolerance. Although we do not aim to make any political endorsements with this letter, we do express our unequivocal stance against the xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign. 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. We recognize that we are fortunate to be educated at Wharton, and we are committed to using our opportunity to make America and the world a better place — for everyone. We are dedicated to promoting inclusion not only because diversity and tolerance have been repeatedly proven to be valuable assets to any organization’s performance, but also because we believe in mutual respect and human dignity as deeply held values. Your 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.”

It concluded by:

“We, the undersigned Wharton students, alumni, and faculty, unequivocally reject the use of your education at Wharton as a platform for promoting prejudice and intolerance. Your discriminatory statements are incompatible with the values that we are taught and we teach at Wharton, and we express our unwavering commitment to an open and inclusive American society.”

The authors of the letter appeared on NBC to talk about it. They said:

“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. This open letter speaks on behalf of Wharton students, alumni and faculty who wish to speak out against hate and stand in solidarity with all members of our diverse community — both at Wharton and across America.”

Expect Trump to get some of the students from Trump University to come out with their own letter saying how bright and intelligent he is.


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