Trump: Obama Wasn't Qualified for Ivy League

President was terrible student, Trump claims
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2011 1:41 AM CDT
Updated Apr 26, 2011 4:26 AM CDT
Donald Trump: President Obama Wasn't Qualified for Ivy League
Donald Trump is presented with the honorary award of Doctor of Business Administration at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland last year.   (AP Photo/Scott Campbell)

Move over birthers, here come the "graders." President Obama was a "terrible" student who didn't deserve to get into the Ivy League universities he attended, Donald Trump suggests in an interview with AP. "I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?" Trump asked. "I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records."

Obama—who, in his memoir Dreams From My Father, suggested that he hadn't always been the strongest student—graduated from Columbia University and Harvard University Law School, where he became the the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. His 2008 campaign did not release his college transcripts. "I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard," Trump said. "We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president." (Click for more deep thoughts, compliments of Donald Trump.)

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