President Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump says in a new tell-all book that Donald Trump paid a pal to take a college admissions test more than 50 years ago. This, supposedly so the current president could gain acceptance into the Ivy League undergraduate business studies program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. But a video from the wife of the now-deceased friend calls the story utter bosh.
“To hedge his bets he enlisted Joe Shapiro, a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker to take his SATs for him,” niece Mary Trump wrote in the contrived book. “That was much easier to pull on in the days before photo IDs and computerized records. Donald, who never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well.”
But in her message, Pam Shriver, Joe’s wife, said her late husband met Trump after he was already enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania.
— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) July 8, 2020
“My late husband Joe Shapiro passed away 21 years ago. He was a man of great integrity, honesty; he was a hard worker. He was literally the smartest person I ever met. He went to the University of Pennsylvania, member of the class of 1968. It was while he was at the University of Pennsylvania where he met Donald Trump. They became friends; they loved the sport of golf. They shared the same hometown of New York City; they shared the same campus. They stayed in a little bit of touch through the years. But obviously Joe’s not here to defend himself and say what happened, but I just want to recollect what he told me about where he met Mr. Trump. And I want to thank all of Joe’s close friends and his sister Beth for our talks in the last 24 hours about what an upstanding, outstanding man Joe Shapiro was.”
That’s how low this is. The Democrats and the Left attack the president through a long-deceased man not around to defend himself. They injure his widow and kids in the process. The Democrats don’t care. For them it’s always politics over people.
Mary Trump alleges other things as well: “As Donald grew up, he was forced to become his own cheerleader, first, because he needed his father to believe he was a better and more confident son than Freddy was; then because Fred required it of him; and finally because he began to believe his own hype, even as he paradoxically suspected on a very deep level that nobody else did.” Amateur psychoanalysis. Pathetic.
The White House commented that the “absurd SAT allegation is completely false” and denounced the book as full of “falsehoods.”
We will see more and more lies like this about the president as we head into the fall election season. Strap yourself in. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.