According to NPR News, Polythe University of Pennsylvania announced on the 8th that it will withdraw the honorary degree awarded to US President Trump more than 30 years ago.
On January 6, a large number of Trump supporters stormed the seat of the U.S. Congress in the morning local time, not only disrupting the process of final confirmation of Trump’s defeat at that time, but also clashed with the police and the Secret Service, causing many deaths.
In response, the Council of Ricoh University of America launched a discussion.
After a vote, the Council decided to revoke the honorary degree awarded to Trump in 1988 on the grounds that Trump supporters planned to attack Congress “infring on American democracy”.
Subsequently, the school newspaper released the news and a statement on the decision on the official Twitter.
According to the data, Trump spoke at the university’s 1988 graduation ceremony and received an honorary degree at the ceremony.
In 2018, hundreds of faculty members of Ricoh University initiated a joint signature to cancel Trump’s honorary degree, but the board of directors did not follow at that time.
After the congressional incident, the president of Rio University condemned the riot and said that not revoking Trump’s honorary degree was to support his ideas.
Judging from past reports, this is not the first time Trump has been revoked of his honorary degree.
According to a 2015 report by the British newspaper The Independent, Trump was condemned by all walks of life for his anti-Muslim remarks that year.
In December of that year, Roberto Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, announced the withdrawal of the honorary degree it awarded to Trump in 2010.