Jenna Bush Hager Says Dad Discouraged Stanford Application: Don't Ruin Your Sister's Chances

The Today co-host is said to have heard that former President George W. Bush told her not to "ruin" her twin sister Barbara's chances of getting into Stanford University.

Jenna Bush Hager said that she "on purpose" applied to schools she knew would accept her after her father, former President George W. Bush, told her not to apply to Stanford University.

Hager, who is 41 years old, said on Today With Hoda & Jenna, "I kind of wanted to ride my sister's coattails to Stanford. 

They have a double policy." Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, her sister, are fraternal twins.

The former first daughter answered, "They have a twin policy where if one twin gets in, they automatically let the other twin in because they don't want to crush souls. Which I like, Stanford, because we're twins."

The man from Texas went on, "So I said, 'Dad, Barbara just read this, I'm going to apply!' " 'No, you're not,' he said. "Don't mess up her chances!"

Bush Hager said that her father was "the opposite of the college admissions scandal."