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Donald Trump stripped of Robert Gordon University honorary degree

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been stripped of his honorary degree from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

It comes after the businessman sparked outrage in the US after saying there should be a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the country.

Nearly 68,000 people signed an online petition calling for RGU to strip the Republican presidential candidate of his Doctorate of Business Administration, which he was awarded in October 2010.

University principal Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski said last night he was considering the university’s position.

But it has now been confirmed he is to be stripped of the honour.

A spokesman for RGU said: “In 2010 Robert Gordon University awarded an honourary DBA to Mr Donald Trump, in recognition of his achievements as an entrepreneur and businessman.

“In the court of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ehtos and values of the university.

“The university has therefore decided to revoke its award of the honorary degree.”

The degree was awarded when Mr Trump had been building his £750 million golf course in Menie and RGU said it had chosen to confer the honour in recognition of his business acumen, entrepreneurial vision and the long-term future his company had planned in the north-east.

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