Nothing To Hide???

We’ve all done some dumb things in our time, for me probably as recently as yesterday or even an hour ago!  But if asked, I will tell you about it and either laugh along with you or hang my head in shame.  Either way, I won’t go to great lengths to keep it a secret.  I’ll even tell you that I failed Biology in high school.  It was not my first, nor would it be my last act of rebellion, but I almost never went to class, for I absolutely refused to cut open earthworms or frogs.  Instead, I hung out in the boys’ bathroom and smoked.  I will also confess to having smoked marijuana a few times in my earlier days … if I had liked it, I would likely still be smoking it, but I hated it!

I may have some things that I’m not exactly proud of in my past, and likely you do too, but I have to ask why the leader of a nation would go to great lengths to keep his high school transcript out of the public eye.  We already know he isn’t the brightest bulb in the pack, contrary to him calling himself a ‘genius’.

According to a report in yesterday’s Washington Post,  in 2011 a group of “prominent, wealthy alumni” had requested Trump’s academic records from New York Military Academy, and the school’s Board of Trustees intended to hand said records over to this group, who said they wanted to ensure the records remained secret.  In other words, his high school transcript would have been buried.  Superintendent Jeffrey Coverdale refused the request but did relocate the records to another area where they could not be released upon request.  Now … why???  This was 2011, the year he considered running against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

To this day, Mr. Coverdale refuses to release Trump’s transcripts or to identify the people who ordered him to pull them from his files, saying …

“I don’t want to get into anything with these guys. You have to understand, these were millionaires and multimillionaires on the board, and the school was going through some troubles. But to hear, ‘You will deliver them to us?’ That doesn’t happen. This was highly unusual.”

Seems to me that just about everything having to do with Trump is “highly unusual”.genius-2.jpgWe already know that there were disciplinary problems associated with Trump, such as the time he attempted to shove another cadet out a second-story window.  To add fuel to the fire, or more likely smoldering remains, there was Michael Cohen’s testimony last week that Trump ordered him “to threaten his high school, his colleges and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores”.

After the military academy, where we can only speculate that he did manage to graduate, he spent two years at Fordham University.  Michael Cohen, under Trump’s orders, wrote to the administration at Fordham, demanding that that the records be “permanently sealed” and said any release was “criminality,” which “will lead to jail time.”  In addition, Fordham officials confirmed Cohen’s letter, and said they had also received a phone call from Trump’s campaign.  Why???

After Fordham, he attended University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business program.  While Trump claims he was “first in my class”, his name does not appear on the school’s dean’s list or on the list of students who received academic honors in his class of 1968, giving rise to the lie in his claim.  Why???

See, when somebody lies about something like this, it leaves the door wide open for speculation.  One could think, perhaps, that he had the lowest grades in the military academy and that his daddy bought his diploma.  Or, one could think, as I have previously speculated, that he rarely even attended classes at Wharton, and that daddy bought his degree, just as he bought his military deferments.  Or, one could even wonder if Trump ever actually attended the first class at Wharton and daddy made a special ‘deal’ for a degree to be signed, sealed, and delivered for an unspecified amount of money.  One’s imagination can just run wild when secrets are kept and lies are told.

There is definitely something fishy here.  But the real joke is Trump himself.  For a man who claims to be a ‘genius’, he is pretty damn stupid.  He has taken extraordinary and suspicious measures to keep his school records secret, but here’s what he said about President Obama …

“I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records. I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can’t get into Harvard. We don’t know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president.”

For the record, Barack Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. That’s magna cum laude, the second highest academic honour.  You and I know Trump did not fare nearly as well, or we would be hearing about it daily, if not hourly.  After all … look at this tweet from 2013 trump-tweet-geniusThe epitome of arrogance.  Now, there are two questions I leave you with today:

First, why is he going to such lengths to ensure that the people of this nation do not see his academic records?  We already know he is no genius, we already know his daddy used his money to buy privileges for his boy, so to find that he had lousy grades, disciplinary problems and poor attendance would be no surprise.  He plays only to his base, and the majority of them likely have some poor grades in their own record.  So … why?  Which leads to the next, and most important question …

What else is he hiding?  He has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns – what would we find there?  If he would hide something as minor as his academic records, then it is a certainty that he has deeper, darker secrets.  Has daddy bought him out of trouble other than the financial sort?  We already know he has a problem keeping wee willie winkie in his pants and has sexually abused women in the past.  Could it be he was accused or rape even before he became a public persona, perhaps while still in school, and daddy paid to have it covered up?  genius-1Speculation?  Sure, but when you hide things that are relatively innocuous, people are going to speculate as to what else you’re hiding.  Are there secrets being hidden with the help of his wealthy donors that would ensure his removal from office, or perhaps even ensure him a cell next to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen?  Think about it.

24 thoughts on “Nothing To Hide???

  1. You can only hide from the truth for so long. As he doesn’t read or seem to have curiosity to understand his responsibilities as President, it follows that his questionable academic past is no surprise.

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    • No, it isn’t surprising at all, for he can barely string a sentence together on his own. But I think it’s time for us to start thinking about adding either an education requirement, or successful passing of a test similar to the SAT as a requirement to run for the office of president. If nothing else, we need to learn some lessons from this circus created by the madman in office.

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  2. If one possesses the necessary fortitude required to listen to this man speak or read his tweets, one must wonder how he graduated from elementary school, never mind achieved a diploma from high school or that of any higher education…other than the greased palm method. One might suspect that if Daddy was able to acquire military deferments on multiple occasions, a diploma would have been of little consequence to him. One might also suspect that were Trump’s academic achievements as he touts them to be, they would have been plastered all over the media years ago. Trump’s constant need to inflate his ego by over inflating his intelligence and IQ is pathetic. An intelligent person does not need to proclaim it, their intelligence is already apparent. Stephen Hawking said : “People who boast about their IQ are losers.” Thank-you!

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    • From the first few times I saw him at rallies on the campaign trail, the thing I most noted was that he could not speak in whole sentences, nor string a sentence together that made any sense. That is NOT a sign of a genius! You know that if he had graduated from anywhere with any sort of honours, we would hear about it on a daily basis. My guess is he was a complete failure at academics as he is at playing president. Sigh.

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  3. Jill, a Steely Dan lyric from “Reeling in the years,” comes to mind. It applies to the man in question:

    “You’ve been telling me you are a genius since you were seventeen. In all the years I’ve known you, I still don’t know what you mean.”

    The Donald is all about pereception. It matters more than substance. It is also very time consuming to keep polishing that apple, He acts tough, then he avoids confrontation. He says he is smarter than others, but he does not take the time to know things, so he doesn’t know them. And, so on. Keith

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    • LOL, such appropriate lyrics which suit Trump to a T. Well said, the man certainly has skeletons, the more he tries to hide, the bigger the reveal! Sadly he’d rather die than to confront his overblown ego. Make no mistake he is the poorest slave b/c he can’t even be honest with himself.

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    • I don’t know that song, but yes, that line fits perfectly! He IS about perception, smoke and mirrors, but in truth he is the furthest thing from a genius that I have ever seen. I have a cat who is smarter …

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  4. We need to be careful. We know trump would sue his dead mother over spoiled breast milk. AHA! Eureka! That’s it. Trump couldn’t find the breast so he sucked on ——– (fill in the blanks) Yeah, it’s time for Larry’s meds.

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    • My best guess is that the apple did not fall very far from the tree. I suspect ‘daddy’ was not much different than Junior. And let’s face it … daddy enabled him by paying off that doctor to cook up a story to keep him from serving in the military. Sigh. I just read Scottie’s comment … and … what an evil bunch this is. Charles Manson is almost beginning to look like some kind of a saint!
      Cwtch

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  5. Hello Jill. I like your post. You ask about what he maybe hiding. He was involved in the whole Jeffrey Edward Epstein scandal with underage girls. This is hard for me to write. First what I know and can prove. tRump was a friend of Epstein and has been documented at his parties and his places. Now to what is alleged. While at his parties tRump liked to engage in sex with girls as young as 13. He abused one girl when she told him she was a virgin and couldn’t she give him oral sex instead. According to the girl and others testimony he got very angry and started hitting her and violently raped her, telling her she was nothing and he was rich so he could do what he wanted with her. He threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone. As several of these girls, often from less developed countries, had gone missing she was very worried. This was not the only minor he was said to have abused at these events. From what I know of tRump I believe it. This also is coming out because the US attorney who gave Epstein his sweetheart deal and broke several laws to do so, is a member of tRump’s administration. Wonder about that? Hugs

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    • Wow Scottie! That is … that leaves me speechless. I cannot fathom such evil. If that could somehow be substantiated … I knew he was evil, arrogant, and without a conscience, but this simply blows my mind. And you know he didn’t just become that way when he became an ‘adult’, which leads me to believe that even as an adolescent he was evil, vain, and took what he wanted. Thanks for sharing that all with me. Hugs!

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      • Hello Jill. Yes he had to be a monster as a teen. One of the stories that have come out about his high school years is he tried to push another student out a second story window. Also remember that tRump himself bragged about walking into the dressing room of the young girls unannounced while they were changing and undressed at that teen pageant he “owned”. Hugs

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        • Scottie, Jill, another piece information that is true is Donald Trump was accused for alleged rape of a thirteen year old girl. She was a less credible witness, so the news avoided her story. Yet, Trump’s attorney could not get a judge to waive an information sharing date with counsel in December, 2016. She was about to have a press conference before the election, but it was called off the day of. My guess is Cohen likely paid her off for Trump. While alleged, the court date is true. Keith

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          • I do recall hearing a year or so ago about that 13-year-old girl. What a perverted jerk the people of this nation have put into office. The thing that blows my mind is that people still slavishly support him!

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