July 9, 2016 3:01 pm -

In an open letter to Donald Trump, students at Wharton tell him he is not one of them.

“I went to the Wharton School of Finance,” Trump said during a July 11 speech in Arizona. “I’m, like, a really smart person.”

Later, he told NBC’s Chuck Todd that Wharton is “probably the hardest there is to get into,” and that “some of the great business minds in the world have gone to Wharton.”


Current Wharton students, however, do not appear to feel the same universal bond with the candidate that Trump feels with the school. In an open letter published Friday on Medium, Wharton students expressed their disappointment and “outrage” at Trump’s candidacy and rhetoric.

“We, proud students, alumni, and faculty of Wharton, are outraged that an affiliation with our school is being used to legitimize prejudice and intolerance,” the letter reads. “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.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.