- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Donald Trump is calling a group of Harvard pranksters “fraudsters and liars” after they posed as the university’s student daily newspaper, issued a fake endorsement, and then duped the Republican presidential candidate into posing for a photo op.

“The students who perpetrated this are fraudsters and liars, but frankly it was a waste of only a few minutes,” campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Hill.

Mr. Trump attended the great Wharton School of Finance, a school that has more important things to do,” she added.

Mr. Trump was tricked by members of Harvard’s humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, who masqueraded as the university’s Crimson newspaper and tricked the business magnate into a photo op.

The fake endorsement was apparently part of a longstanding rivalry between the Lampoon and the Crimson.

“The creative methods and avenues through which Trump has created jobs would likely make (former Crimson editor-in-chief) Franklin D. Roosevelt ‘03 smile,” the fake endorsement read.

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