President Donald Trump claims to be a stable genius with the best words. For years he has challenged people to IQ tests—although failed to take one or provide verified results for any he may have taken in the past—and frequently insults the intelligence of others, especially African-Americans.
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013
But just how brilliant is the President?
The President claimed to be at the top of his class academically and in the 1970s several New York publications shared his claim but later refuted it in the 1980s. So far none of his school transcripts from either Kew-Forest School or the New York Military Academy or his post high school alma maters, Fordham and Wharton, have been released.
In fact, extraordinary efforts—including having his fixer Michael Cohen threaten legal action—were taken to keep Trump’s grades out of the public eye. Fordham University confirmed Cohen’s claims of threats sent regarding Trump’s grades.
Now his high school, the New York Military Academy, is sharing a similar story of intense secrecy regarding the President’s high school grades.
Former academy headmaster Evan Jones told The Washington Post that the school first received pressure from Trump and his powerful allies to conceal his records in 2011. At that time, Trump challenged President Barack Obama to release his academic records claiming the 44th President such a poor student it was surprising he got into Ivy League schools.
If @BarackObama had such a wonderful academic record why wouldn’t he want to show it?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2012
Breitbart gets it! Vote now–Obama should release his college application records & grades. He says he loves (cont) http://t.co/YJxA91PI
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2012
— Natalie Eilatan (@natalie905) February 27, 2019
Jones claimed the superintendent of the military academy “came to me in a panic because he had been accosted by prominent, wealthy alumni of the school who were Mr. Trump’s friends.”
Former Superintendent Jeffrey Coverdale concurred with Jones’ account.
“I moved them elsewhere on campus where they could not be released. It’s the only time I ever moved an alumnus’s records.”
“It’s the only time I ever moved an alumnus’s records” — how hard Trump worked to make sure that his grades never went public. https://t.co/yNTJ4o6TQZ
— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) March 5, 2019
The 45th President’s academic record and level of education and intelligence have been a matter of speculation for years.