When he was a high school student, President Donald Trump paid a proxy to take a standardized college entrance exam for him, his niece writes in a book tell-all scheduled to be released next week. According to The New York Times, in the book, “So Much and Not Enough: How My Parents Made The World’s Most Dangerous Person,” Mary Trump writes that Trump paid someone to take the SAT, an entrance test most U.S. universities used to take in his place.
“The high score the proxy earned for him, Ms. Trump adds, helped the young Mr. Trump to later gain admittance as an undergraduate to the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school,” reports the Times, citing a manuscript of the book. White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, when asked about the book on Tuesday, told reporters at the White House that it was a family matter.
“He is not her friend, he is her brother,” said Conway, obviously referring to a degree in clinical psychology from Mary Trump. “I think it’s family issues that matter.” On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said: “It is a book of falsehoods and that’s about it.” The board of college, which administers the SAT exam, did not respond immediately to a request for comment.