Harvard University Pinheads Caught Offering Fake Endorsement of Donald Trump
Students at Harvard University tried to punk Donald Trump with a fake endorsement but Mr. Trump is having the last laugh. Here’s how it went down.
Writers for Harvard’s satirical publication “The Harvard Lampoon” posed as writers for the school’s student run newspaper “The Harvard Crimson” and endorsed Trump.
The Hill reported:
Harvard Lampoon tricks Trump with fake endorsement
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to be the latest victim in the longstanding rivalry between storied humor publication The Harvard Lampoon and its more staid alter ego, The Harvard Crimson.
A running gag between the two august institutions involves the theft of the Crimson president’s chair by members of the Lampoon — or Poonsters — and its use as a prop in a variety of increasingly mischievous schemes.
The latest such misadventure involved spiriting the chair away to the Trump Tower in New York City, where it played a part in convincing the building’s namesake that he was being honored with a highly coveted Harvard Crimson endorsement.
Poonsters, posing as Crimson staffers, snapped photos with a smiling Trump seated on the president’s chair and later published a rave review of the real estate mogul, calling him “the most formidable and competitive candidate on the Republican side.”
The faux endorsement was posted on a faux Crimson website that appeared indistinguishable from the original.
When the Trump campaign reached out recently to the real Harvard Crimson to speak with the real Crimson president, Steven S. Lee, the prank finally unraveled.
Trump smacked back by noting that the whole thing was a lie.
Also from The Hill:
Trump: Harvard students ‘fraudsters and liars’
The Trump campaign is hitting back at the Harvard students who pulled an elaborate prank on the Republican presidential candidate, convincing him that he had been endorsed by the school’s student paper.
“The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes,” Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill.
Perhaps the Trump campaign should collect the names of the students who perpetrated this fraud.
Donald Trump could probably make it very difficult for them to find jobs after graduation.
In fact, it’d be easy for him to do so in the horrible economy created by the president most of these students probably voted for.