Donald Trump’s not getting much love from Wharton campus

FILE - In this July 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Cincinnati. Trump’s health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, said an independent study out Thursday, July 7, 2016. The new policies would generally be stingier than what’s sold now. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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Donald Trump.

Donald Trump loves to tout his Wharton business school credentials, however the affection may be a one-way street.

As of early Monday, more than 2,000 students, alumni, and faculty of the business school have signed onto an open letter published online denouncing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his “discriminatory statements.”

“We, the undersigned Wharton students, alumni, and faculty, unequivocally reject the use of your education at Wharton as a platform for promoting prejudice and intolerance,” the letter reads.


The controversial candidate graduated in 1968 after transferring from Fordham University to Wharton, where he was known even then for a brash, blunt, and sometimes bombastic personality.

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Trump has faced criticisms for his comments and views on Hispanics, women, current events, and myriad other topics. In May, hundreds of writers — including Stephen King, Junot Díaz, and nearly 80 other New England residents — signed their own open letter condemning Trump.

A message seeking comment from the publishers of the Wharton letter was not immediately returned.

Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.