It is no secret that Donald Trump is viewed by many as a proverbial “know-it-all.” His wealthy pedigree and successful real estate career has build a shield of becoming teachable, which has been displayed by a significant number of tweets that he posts. Throughout numerous media outlets, even the strong surrogates have admitted at times that Trump has made a media blunder, and should have taken the humble route by way of an apology.
His lack of learning and aptness to be taught has also led to a great divide in this country, and one of the lowest approval ratings in presidential history. Recent numbers show that it is at 34 percent. This means that nearly seven out of 10 people disapproval of him as President of the United States.
While many staunch supports continue to omit Trump’s desensitization of very important issues, and subsequent refusal to learn from his mistakes, others have known of this issue for quite some time. Notably, his former university professor.
William Kelley, late Professor at the Wharton University School of Business, taught marketing and was also a business consultant and well-known textbook author. His friend of 47 years, Frank DiPrima, recently recalled a conversation he had with Dr. Kelley about when Trump was an undergraduate student of his. According to DiPrima, Kelley unabashedly stated that Trump was the “dumbest [expletive] student I ever had.”
He also stated that Trump came into the university with a self-adorned celebrity status, and felt like he knew everything. As a result, he was hard to teach, and his level of knowledge was effected as a result. It was also reported that Trump was admitted to Wharton on a special favor from a “friendly” admissions officer, and his fellow classmates never saw any kind of leadership while he was there. In fact, it was speculated that he skipped class on occasion. It has also been speculated that Trump failed all his classes, and paid for his diploma under the table.
Despite this, Trump has stated that he did well at the school while attending. Recently, he challenged his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to an IQ test, as the two have been at odds about policies as of late. Even though he has been very prideful about his achievements, and lack of teachability, Trump was recently mocked about misspelling a simple word (mic instead of “mike”) while bashing ESPN anchor Jemele Hill.
1 Peter 5:5b states, “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” The inability of approaching matters with humility and willingness to admit one is wrong results in a person who cannot grow, and is usually stuck in self-aggrandizement.