“When you put somebody’s name in print in a book, you want to make sure the facts around it are correct, especially if they are not living because it’s not like Joe is here and he would have known how to deal with this.”
President Donald Trump’s estranged niece Mary claimed he paid his old friend Joe Shapiro to take his SAT test.
Pam Shriver, a former tennis pro and Shapiro’s widow, hit back at Mary’s accusations.
The widow of the man who Mary Trump alleges took the SAT test for @realDonaldTrump says her husband didn’t meet Donald Trump until he was already a student at UPenn — in other words, after Trump took the SAT. https://t.co/Ev4c8GstvS
— jonkarl (@jonkarl) July 8, 2020
Mary wrote without any proof:
‘To hedge his bets he enlisted Joe Shapiro, a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker, to take his SATs for him. That was much easier to pull off in the days before photo IDs and computerized records. Donald, who never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well,’
Shapiro passed away in 1999 from cancer. He is not around to defend himself, but his widow can still do it:
‘There’s not a chance that he helped Trump with the SAT test,’ she said. ‘He always did the right thing, and that’s why this hurts.’
‘When you put somebody’s name in print in a book, you want to make sure the facts around it are correct, especially if they are not living because it’s not like Joe is here and he would have known how to deal with this,’
Shriver also believes Shapiro and Trump did not meet until Trump was at UPenn, which means after he took the SAT.
Shriver said another journalist asked her about these claims years ago, but refuted them at the time as well.
Trump always tells Shriver that “Joe Shapiro was the smartest man I ever met” when he sees her at tennis events.
The two men “shared a love of golf” and kept in touch “over the years.” Shriver and Shapiro even visited Trump at Trump Tower.DONATE
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