Former tennis star Pam Shriver says there is 'not a chance' her late husband Joe Shapiro took Trump's SAT exam so the president could get into Wharton Business School in the 1960s

The widow of one of President Trump's friends, Joe Shapiro, has spoken out about allegations that he was paid to take Trump's SAT exam as a teenager. 
In her new, explosive book, Mary Trump, the president's estranged niece claimed that when Donald Trump was younger he got his friend to sit for the key exam in his place and likely paid him to do so.
The book tells how Joe Shapiro was 'a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker.'  
Joe Shapiro was a friend of Donald Trump. His widow,  Pam Shriver, said there is 'not a chance' her late husband too his SAT test because he 'always did the right thing.'
Joe Shapiro was a friend of Donald Trump. His widow,  Pam Shriver, said there is 'not a chance' her late husband too his SAT test because he 'always did the right thing.'
Pam Shriver issues statement on husband Joe Shapiro
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Donald Trump with his father, Fred Trump, after graduating from Wharton in 1968
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'To hedge his bets he enlisted Joe Shapiro, a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker, to take his SATs for him. That was much easier to pull off in the days before photo IDs and computerized records. Donald, who never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well,' Mary Trump wrote, although there is no accompanying proof for the accusation, not does she state where the claim came from. 
President Trump's niece alleged in her new book that Trump asked a friend, Joe Shapiro, to sit for his SAT so he could transfer easier to Wharton Business School
President Trump's niece alleged in her new book that Trump asked a friend, Joe Shapiro, to sit for his SAT so he could transfer easier to Wharton Business School
The idea behind allegedly hiring Shapiro was so that Trump would have a better chance of transferring from college at Fordham University to the far more prestigious Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 
The White House fired back in a statement Tuesday saying, 'The absurd SAT allegation is completely false.'
Shapiro, who ultimately studied at Harvard Law, is no longer around to address the allegations directly having passed away from cancer in 1999.
But his widow, Pam Shriver has flatly denied the allegations. 
'There's not a chance that he helped Trump with the SAT test,' she said. 'He always did the right thing, and that's why this hurts.'
Although Shapiro and Trump were friends, Shriver believes that the pair did not meet until Trump was already at Wharton in his junior year. 
American tennis player Pam Shriver frequently got to the quarter and semi-finals of the major tennis competitions during the 1980s
American tennis player Pam Shriver frequently got to the quarter and semi-finals of the major tennis competitions during the 1980s 
Shriver is now a pundit and commentator for ESPN. She is pictures here in 2018 at the US Open
Shriver is now a pundit and commentator for ESPN. She is pictures here in 2018 at the US Open
Shapiro was studying at the University of Pennsylvania which occupies the same campus as Wharton.
Shriver said that the pair shared a love of golf and that they kept in touch over the years, even visiting Trump at Trump Tower in New York. 
Shriver who is a former tennis champion, said that over the years she had seen Trump at various tennis events.  
During her career she won 21 singles titles and 112 doubles titles, and in 1988 became a gold medallist at the Seoul Olympics with tennis doubles partner Zina Garrison.
She began dating Joe Shapiro in 1996 - the year she retired as a professional player - when he was in remission from non-Hodgkins lymphona. They married in 1998 and he died in 1999, leaving her a childless widow at 37. 
After Shapiro died, she married former James Bond actor George Lazenby. The pair had three children including twins. 
Shriver filed for divorce from Lazenby after six years of marriage in 2008.
Shapiro and Trump were friends but Shriver believes that the pair did not meet until Trump was already at Wharton in his junior year
Shapiro and Trump were friends but Shriver believes that the pair did not meet until Trump was already at Wharton in his junior year
The president would always greet her telling her, 'Joe Shapiro was the smartest man I ever met.' 
The late Shapiro was a lawyer and executive of the Walt Disney Company. 
'When you put somebody's name in print in a book, you want to make sure the facts around it are correct, especially if they are not living because it's not like Joe is here and he would have known how to deal with this,' Shriver said on Twitter.
Shriver also said that she had been contacted by a reporter with the same accusation several years ago but refuted it at the time.
The White House is also denying the claims along with other allegations contained in the book. 
Late on Wednesday night CNN anchor Erin Burnett revealed that the Joe Shapiro in question was not Shriver's husband.
'Mary Trump is under gag order. So her friend Alice answered the Qs about Trump paying someone to take SAT. Says it was NOT the Disney Joe Shapiro (Pam Shriver’s husband). Notes name common on East coast. Won’t say if he’s alive. To be clear - Mary 100% stands by story and details.'
In her new, explosive book, Mary Trump, pictured, the president's estranged niece claimed  Donald Trump got his friend to sit for the key exam in his place and likely paid him to do so
In her new, explosive book, Mary Trump, pictured, the president's estranged niece claimed  Donald Trump got his friend to sit for the key exam in his place and likely paid him to do so
Former tennis star Pam Shriver says there is 'not a chance' her late husband Joe Shapiro took Trump's SAT exam so the president could get into Wharton Business School in the 1960s Former tennis star Pam Shriver says there is 'not a chance' her late husband Joe Shapiro took Trump's SAT exam so the president could get into Wharton Business School in the 1960s Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:20 Rating: 5

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