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University Has Second Thoughts About Donald Trump, Revokes Honor

Trump's anti-Muslim remarks are "wholly incompatible" with its values.
Donald Trump received an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Oct. 8, 2010.
Donald Trump received an honorary degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Oct. 8, 2010.

Forget "summa cum laude." The only Latin needed here is "mea culpa."

Or maybe a simple "oops."

Scotland's Robert Gordon University announced Wednesday that it would revoke the honorary doctorate of business administration awarded to Donald Trump in 2010. At the time, the university was celebrating "his achievements as an entrepreneur and a businessman."

But that was before the Republican presidential candidate called for a "complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the U.S. -- and sparked a global backlash. In the United Kingdom, thousands signed a petition urging Robert Gordon University to strip Trump of the honorary degree, the BBC reports.

Sir Ian Wood, chancellor of Robert Gordon University, presented Trump with the honorary diploma five years ago.
Sir Ian Wood, chancellor of Robert Gordon University, presented Trump with the honorary diploma five years ago.

"In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university," the school said on its Twitter account. "The university has therefore decided to revoke its award of the honorary degree."

University spokesman Jonathan Shackleton confirmed the tweet's authenticity to The Huffington Post, but declined to comment further.

In other bad news for Trump from the U.K., the Scottish government has discontinued his status as an official business ambassador and the British Parliament might even debate whether to ban him from the country.

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