Like we don’t already know that he is an idiot.
Courtesy of Wapo:
In 2011, days after Donald Trump challenged President Barack Obama to “show his records” to prove that he hadn’t been a “terrible student,” the headmaster at New York Military Academy got an order from his boss: Find Trump’s academic records and help bury them.
The superintendent of the private school “came to me in a panic because he had been accosted by prominent, wealthy alumni of the school who were Mr. Trump’s friends” and who wanted to keep his records secret, recalled Evan Jones, the headmaster at the time. “He said, ‘You need to go grab that record and deliver it to me because I need to deliver it to them.’ ”
The superintendent, Jeffrey Coverdale, confirmed Monday that members of the school’s board of trustees initially wanted him to hand over President Trump’s records to them, but Coverdale said he refused.
“I was given directives, part of which I could follow but part of which I could not, and that was handing them over to the trustees,” he said. “I moved them elsewhere on campus where they could not be released. It’s the only time I ever moved an alumnus’s records.”
This is more or less confirmation that Miahcel Cohen was telling the truth when he claimed that he was told to threaten the school to hide Trump’s records, only it sounds like he tasked Trump’s friends to do the dirty work.
And of course, this is the same Donald Trump who claims that he is “very smart” and “knows the best words.”
He also made this claim:
Last year, he said he “heard I was first in my class” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business program, where he finished his undergraduate degree, but Trump’s name does not appear on the school’s dean’s list or on the list of students who received academic honors in his class of 1968.
Apparently, the request for the records from the New York Military Academy set off a mild panic:
In 2011, when the military academy was asked to secure Trump’s records, he had not entered politics formally. But he was considering challenging Obama in the 2012 election and had been making the rounds on TV, stepping up his criticism of the president, including insinuating that Obama was not qualified for admission to Columbia, where he finished his undergraduate degree, or Harvard, where he went to law school and graduated magna cum laude. During the 2012 campaign, Trump offered to donate $5 million to charity if Obama released his college transcripts.
At New York Military Academy, the decision to remove Trump’s records from the files was unique, said Jones, a management consultant who served as headmaster from 2010 to 2011. “It was the only time in my education career that I ever heard of someone’s record being removed,” he said. “But people were fearful as a result of whatever call was made from Mr. Trump’s friends. I was told we’re getting a lot of heat about this.”
Coverdale, who was the school’s superintendent from 2010 to 2013 and is now a public school administrator in Florida, said he does not know what happened to Trump’s file after he left the academy in 2013.
The school’s willingness to move the records stemmed from Trump’s special status and the school’s precarious position at the time, according to several academy graduates and former staff members.
Just like Trump’s tax returns, there is clearly something in these records that Trump is desperate to keep hidden as well.
I’m not sure I really understand why.
My own high school records read like a crime report.
I got into multiple fights, damn near got expelled, and somehow managed to fail a leather class. (Apparently, you have to hand in at least one assignment and not just spend your time in class making bitching cool belts and wrist bands for your friends.)
Fortunately for everybody, I did not remain the same uncooperative trouble maker after graduation that I had been while in school.
However, in Trump’s case, it appears that he is so determined to defend this mythology of his life that he simply cannot allow anything to be publicized which might reveal the truth.