Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was accepted into Harvard University shortly after his father donated $2.5 million to the Ivy League school in 1998, according to a report.
Kushner is married to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and is a close confidante of Trump.
An official at Kushner’s high school said there was “no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would, on the merits, get into Harvard. His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it.”
“There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, told me. “His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.”
A spokeswoman for Kushner Companies denied the allegation and said Kushner’s father has donated $100 million to various universities and other causes.