Trump’s Alma Mater Tells Him To F*ck Off, Plans To Rescind Trump’s Honorary Degree

Top faculty members at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, have voted by a large majority that the university should revoke the honorary degree awarded to President Donald Trump back in 1988.

According to Lehigh’s student newspaper, almost 83 percent of faculty members who participated in the ballot approved the motion calling on the school’s board of trustees to rescind Trump’s degree.

The motion says Trump is unworthy of the honor “based on a long history of numerous documented statements” that are antithetical to the school’s core values and beneath the standard for Lehigh’s honorary degrees holders.

BREAKING: 83 percent of @LehighU faculty voted in support of a motion to rescind @realDonaldTrump‘s honorary degree. The results of the electronic vote will be conveyed to the board of trustees.

— The Brown and White (@LUBrownWhite) February 27, 2018

Clarification: 83 percent of *voting* faculty supported the motion. 75.6 percent of total faculty participated in the vote.

— The Brown and White (@LUBrownWhite) February 27, 2018

As one writer pointed out — for perspective — if that percentage of America had voted in the presidential election, and that percentage had voted one way, the candidate who prevailed would have won with nearly 150 million votes.

The members sent out this statement to back up their motion:

“If a member of Lehigh’s on-campus community made one of these statements, he/she would be subject to disciplinary action; taken in their entirety, he/she would be at risk of dismissal.”


“By staying silent we are bystanders; we normalize hate speech, condone discrimination and bullying; we enable people in positions of power to corrode the foundations of civil society; and we abdicate our commitment and responsibility to uphold and sustain our core values.”

In addition, the faculty supported their decision by referencing the revocation of Bill Cosby’s honorary degree in 2015 for “behavior inconsistent with the character and high standards expected of honorees.” Cosby, who faced dozens of sexual assault allegations, no longer embodies the values that this university holds so dearly.

Doug Mahoney, who serves as the chair of the faculty’s steering committee stood by this decision:

“The faculty spoke, and I think spoke rather strongly, in terms of the number of faculty participating and the overwhelming support of the motion as written.”

The university’s student government body also moved to support the motion:

The student government body, @LehighSenate, voted today to support the passed faculty motion.

— The Brown and White (@LUBrownWhite) February 28, 2018

It’s clear that Trump’s alma mater is openly ashamed of the horrible things this man has said and done. They realize how detrimental Trump is to our nation. The fact that Trump’s offenses are on the same level as Bill Cosby’s should really tell you something. Regardless, Lehigh has the right to rescind the honor and we should all stand by their decision.

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