According to NPR News reports, Pennsylvania State’s Lehigh University announced on the 8th that it would revoke the honorary degree granted 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 of local time, which not only disrupted the procedure for the final confirmation of Trump’s defeat at that time, but also clashed with the police and the secret service, resulting in many deaths.
After a vote, the Council decided to cancel the honorary degree granted to trump in 1988 on the ground that the action against Congress planned by trump supporters “violated the American democratic system”. Later, the school newspaper released the news and a statement about the decision on the official twitter.
According to the information, trump made a speech at the graduation ceremony of the University in 1988, and received an honorary degree at the ceremony.
In 2018, hundreds of staff of Lihai University initiated a joint request to revoke Trump’s honorary degree, but the board of directors did not follow. After the Congressional incident, the president of Lihai University denounced the riot, and said that not withdrawing Trump’s honorary degree was a support for his ideas.
According to past reports, this is not the first time that trump has been revoked his honorary degree. According to the independent in 2015, trump was condemned by all walks of life for his anti Muslim remarks. In December of that year, Roberto Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland announced that it would revoke the honorary degree granted to trump in 2010.