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Politics The man Trump is accused of paying to take his SAT exam died in 1999, but his widow denied that he would have helped cheat the system

13:51  09 july  2020
13:51  09 july  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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President Trump 's niece alleges in her new book that Trump asked a friend, Joe Shapiro to sit for his SAT so he could transfer to Wharton Business School. Shapiro and Trump were friends until his death from cancer in 1999 . 'There's not a chance that he helped Trump with the SAT test,' she said.

His daughter writes that Donald Trump ’s character was formed by watching the traumas inflicted on In a section on Trump ’s education, Mary Trump describes how he paid someone else to take his SAT tests for him . Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by more than 20 women.

Pam Shriver, Donald Trump holding a sign posing for the camera: Tennis legend Pam Shriver has thrown into question a claim that Donald Trump cheated his way into the Wharton School. Twitter/Getty © Twitter/Getty Tennis legend Pam Shriver has thrown into question a claim that Donald Trump cheated his way into the Wharton School. Twitter/Getty
  • In her new book, President Donald Trump's niece claims her uncle cheated his way into the Wharton School by paying a friend, Joe Shapiro, take his SAT exam for him.
  • Shapiro's widow, who happens to be former tennis star Pam Shriver, threw that claim into question in a recorded statement released Wednesday.
  • While she did not directly refute the claim, Shriver said she was always told that her husband met Trump after Trump started at Wharton.
  • Shriver also said Shapiro was "a man of great integrity" and "honesty."
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President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, has in her new book accused him of cheating his way into the prestigious Wharton School by paying a "close friend" named Joe Shapiro to take his SAT exam for him.

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President Donald Trump cheated on his SAT in high school, according to Mary Trump 's coming In her tell-all, the president's niece claims that he paid a proxy to take his SAT for him , according to The book said the score helped him get admitted to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews denied the allegation that Trump cheated on his SAT .

Trump went to high school in Queens, New York, before attending Fordham University for two years and then transferring to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. But to get into Fordham in the first place, Trump paid a proxy to take the SAT exam for him , Mary Trump writes.

But now the widow of a man with the same name, who was friends with Trump, is throwing that claim into question.

The widow happens to be tennis legend Pam Shriver, who says her first husband Joe, who died in 1999, was a college friend of Trump's and they kept in touch over the years.

While Shriver did not not directly refute Mary Trump's account, the widow did throw it into question, saying she was always told that her husband met Trump after Trump had already started at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Both Shapiro and Trump graduated the school in 1968.

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Cheating on a College Entrance Test. As a high school student in Queens, Ms. Trump writes, Donald Trump paid someone to take a precollegiate test, the SAT , on his behalf. Freddy Trump died in 1981 from an alcohol-induced heart attack when he was 42, and Ms. Trump tells the story in her book

Donald Trump has been accused of being a “co-conspirator of Covid” by New York governor on his SATs in sensational tell-all book, as he falsely insists US has lowest Covid mortality rate. rampant fraudulence and " cheating as a way of life", including allegedly paying someone else to take his SAT .

Shriver also remembered her late husband as "a man of great integrity" and "honesty."

"Obviously Joe's not here to defend himself and to state what happened but I want to recollect what he told me about where he met Mr. Trump," Shriver said in a recorded statement posted to her Twitter account Wednesday.

Shriver said she spoke out after speaking to Shapiro's close friends and sister about the incident.

There still remains the possibility that Mary Trump was referring to another friend named Joe Shapiro, or that Shriver's husband had met Trump before Wharton, took his exam for him, and never told anyone about it.

a woman posing for a photo: Mary Trump, right, is publishing a book, left, about her uncle, President Trump, and their © AP Mary Trump, right, is publishing a book, left, about her uncle, President Trump, and their "toxic" family. AP

Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Mary Trump's book, did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

Shriver, who won four Grand Slam tournaments as a doubles player, and made it to the 1978 US Open finals as a singles player, later married and had three children with her second husband, James Bond actor George Lazenby. They divorced in 2008. Shriver now works as a tennis commentator for ESPN.

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Mary Trump's book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" is due out on July 14.

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