The niece of President Donald Trump wrote a tell-all book about the president and his family that reveals that Trump paid someone to take the SATs for him.
Titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, the book claims the president paid a proxy to take the test for him, according to a New York Times report on the book.
“The high score the proxy earned for him, Ms. Trump adds, helped the young Mr. Trump to later gain admittance as an undergraduate to the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school,” the Times reported.
Although the book will not be published until next week, the Times obtained a copy of the book.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews was quick to deny the allegation.
“Mary Trump and her book’s publisher may claim to be acting in the public interest, but this book is clearly in the author’s own financial self-interest. President Trump has been in office for over three years working on behalf of the American people—why speak out now?” Matthews wrote in an email to Insider. “Also, the absurd SAT allegation is completely false.”
The self-proclaimed “stable genius” attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to Penn’s Wharton Business School after his brother Fred Trump Jr. solicited the help of his longtime friend James Nolan, who was a Penn admissions officer at the time. Three of Trump’s children also graduated from Penn.
Nolan said in a Washington Post article published last July that it “was not very difficult” to get into Penn’s Wharton School when Trump transferred in 1966. Like his taxes, Trump has kept his college transcripts close to the vest. He has claimed he graduated first in his class and described his time at Wharton as “super genius stuff.”
However, Penn’s student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, published a list of 56 students who were on the dean’s list in 1968, the year Trump graduated, but his name was not listed.