When They Were Young: Trump the 'Really Smart' College Student

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Because it’s about Donald Trump, right?

Part of an OZY series on the college years of 2016 U.S. presidential candidates.

Donald Trump is not shy about reminding everyone where he went to school. “I went to the Wharton School of Finance,” he told a crowd in Phoenix last year. “I’m, like, a really smart person.” Trump arrived at Wharton, part of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1966, a transfer from Fordham University in the Bronx, with a burgundy suit, a green Ford convertible, and HUGE ambitions.

Despite his outsize presence today, though, most of Trump’s classmates have very few memories of the future business titan. Just what did the Donald get up to in college?

Video by Charlotte Buchen

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