This may explain how Trump got into Penn's Wharton School

President Trump and a photo of his father
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"The myth of Donald Trump, as written by Donald Trump, took yet another blow Monday," says The Washington Post's Aaron Blake. President Trump has frequently highlighted his attendance at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance as evidence of his first-rate intellect, but on Monday, the Post reported that he got into Wharton with a little help from his friends — or, rather, his older brother's friend.

In 1966, Fred Trump Jr. called his close friend James Nolan, then working in Penn's admission office, the Post reports:

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.