The point of the article was not Trump’s academic record. But I note Trump has made an issue of his academic record, stating that he did very well while refusing to support that with facts. Somewhere the lie came out that he was top of his class, and he never bothered to correct it.
More to the point, Trump himself made an issue (as part of his dishonest Birther campaign) about Obama’s school records. At one point Trump offered $5 million for Obama’s transcripts.
Trump even tweeted in support of someone illegally hacking Obama’s school records.
You know what takes balls? It takes balls to demand one President’s academic records and then refusing to provide your own. It takes balls to not apply Trump’s standards for Obama to “all comers.” That’s what takes balls.