The Harvard Chair Prank
April 22, 2018  //  By:   //  More, News  //  Comments are off

In late June, the President of the Harvard newspaper found that the well known chair chained to the 2nd story wall was missing while a pair of pliers lay nearby. It was later figured out that the chair was stolen by senior Tom Waddick. The crimson chair is a well known photo op for influential people around the world.
Along with Waddick, a few students stole the, “300 pound” chair and made the trip to the Trump Hotel in New York City. Once they lugged to chair up to the 25th floor they were met with Trump who was, “Very prepared. He had his hair brushed over with hairspray and some makeup to touch up before the shot,” Said Waddick.

“Most people do not think my hair is real but you guys can testify now.” Said Trump surely.

Trump then asked the, thought to be, editors to stand around him with his signature thumbs up. The students were thrilled about how the photo turned out.

What, then-candidate, Trump did not know was that it was all a prank made to humiliate him and into thinking that The Crimson was endorsing the controversial candidate in his bid for the American presidency. To say the least, Trump was not happy and neither was his lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Soon after the fun and games were over and the students got in one last laugh. Trump’s lawyer, Cohen stated, “I’m gonna come up to Harvard. You’re all gonna get expelled, if this photo gets out, you’ll be outta that school faster than you know it. I can be up there tomorrow.”

From what has been released to the public, no further punishment has been placed on Widdick or the other students. Waddick stated in a ‘60 Minutes’ interview that he was frightened due to the power Cohen had over former porn star Stormy Daniels.

About the Author :

Gracie Dymoke is a junior at Bainbridge High School. She loves to write and edit for the newspaper at BHS. Along with writing she is currently a section editor for sports, but also loves to write and edit all kinds of articles from opinion to news. Outside of school she rows all year long on the girls varsity team, and on the weekends enjoys hiking and just being outside.