Larry Summers: Winklevoss Twins Are 'A**holes'

Former Harvard president says he rarely encountered such 'swagger'
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2011 3:38 PM CDT
Ex-Harvard President Larry Summers: Winklevoss Twins are 'Assholes'
Ex-Harvard president Larry Summers doesn't have kind things to say about the Winklevoss twins.   (Getty Images)

Just in case The Social Network didn't beat this point home for you, former Harvard president Larry Summers thinks the Winklevoss twins are "assholes." The brothers, who infamously sued classmate Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their idea for Facebook, went to Summers for help, but he dismissed them—a scene that Summers says was accurately depicted in the movie, reports Fortune.

"Rarely, have I encountered such swagger, and I tried to respond in kind," Summers said at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference. "One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case." (More Cameron Winklevoss stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.