On Wednesday, February 27th, Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen called him a “conman” in front of Congress, admitting the president ordered him “to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never release his grades or SAT scores.” Now, The Washington Post reports a current and former staff member at New York Military Academy—the private school Trump attended for five years—confirmed that they did, in fact, hide his transcripts in 2011 (days after Trump questioned Barack Obama‘s academic abilities and challenged him to “show his records” to prove that he hadn’t been a “terrible student”).
According to former Headmaster Evan Jones, New York Military Academy’s superintendent, Jeffrey Coverdale, rushed to him in a “panic” after being approached by several powerful men who wanted to ensure Trump’s grades remained hidden. Coverdale said Trump’s men wanted him to hand over his grades to them, but he refused.
Immediately after this news broke, the hashtag #SummaCumLiar began trending on Twitter. Interestingly enough, the hashtag appears to have been started by White House counselor KellyAnne Conway‘s husband, George Conway—days after he said Trump’s alleged meddling with CNN could be an impeachable offense.
Mr. Jeffrey Coverdale, on behalf of everyone, please release those transcripts.