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Trump: 'I went to an Ivy league college'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE on Wednesday cited his Ivy League education in pushing back at the notion that he is an uncivil leader. 

“You know people don’t understand, I went to an Ivy League college,” he told reporters at the White House. “I was a nice student. I did very well. I’m a very intelligent person."
 
Trump graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. 
 
Trump blamed the media for making him look “more uncivil than I am.”
 
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“I think the press creates a different image of Donald Trump than the real person,” he said. 
 
In the past two weeks, Trump has feuded with a Gold Star widow who was offended by his comments during a condolence call after her husband was killed in Niger.  
 
He has also sparred with Sens. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerOvernight Defense: Trump shifts tone on Saudis | New pressure from lawmakers | Trump: 'Certainly looks' like Khashoggi dead | Pompeo gives Saudis days to wrap up investigation | Trump threatens military action on border to stop migrants Trump changes tone on Saudi Arabia amid mounting pressure The Hill's 12:30 Report — Mnuchin won't attend Saudi conference | Pompeo advises giving Saudis 'few more days' to investigate | Trump threatens military action over caravan MORE (R-Tenn.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMnuchin pulls out of Saudi conference The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns On The Money: Treasury official charged with leaking info on ex-Trump advisers | Trump to seek 5 percent budget cut from Cabinet members | Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on attending Saudi conference MORE (R-Ariz.), who offered blistering criticism of the president’s conduct. 
 
Corker said Trump’s inability to tell the truth has “debased the country.”
 
Without naming the president, Flake called his conduct “reckless, outrageous and undignified” in a floor speech announcing his retirement. 
 
Trump has ripped both Flake and Corker, saying he thought the former was a Democrat and making fun of the latter's short stature.