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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.