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Trump Rips Bill Cosby -- He's a Two-Faced Phony!

4/11/2011 4:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump is firing back at Bill Cosby after the comedian blasted the billionaire on "The Today Show" last week -- claiming Bill's nothing more than an underhanded backstabber.

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It's all over a statement Bill made on "The Today Show," claiming the Donald should either "run or shut up" -- referring to Trump's ambiguous stance on running for President in 2012.

Trump -- who can't publicly declare his candidacy until "Celebrity Apprentice" is over -- returned fire today in a statement, claiming, "While I have never been a fan of Cosby’s, I had always assumed he liked or respected me because every time I met him ... he was always so nice."

Trumps adds, "If [Bill] doesn’t want me to run because he’s obviously an Obama fan, he should state the reasons and not ... treat me like his best friend, only to denigrate me when I’m not around."

Check out Trump's full statement after the jump.


The Donald's Statement

April 11, 2011

The other day on The Today Show, right after I was interviewed by Meredith Vieira, a terrific person and reporter, I happened to watch Bill Cosby who was on at the end of the show. While I have never been a fan of Cosby’s, I had always assumed he liked or respected me because every time I met him—the last time at the David Letterman show where I preceded him as a guest—he was always so nice, saying “let’s get together”—asking me out to dinner, and being polite to the point of offering to buy me a suit because he has a “great tailor.”

In any event, as I watched the show, the subject of Donald Trump came up.  I was surprised to hear him blabber, somewhat incoherently “you run or shut up.” The hatred was pouring out of his eyes when he said this. As I am sure he must know I cannot run until this season of Celebrity Apprentice ends. I know that he has taken a lot of heat over the years  in that he seems to be talking down to the people he’s talking to and purportedly trying to help. Actually, based on the way he acted, things are not looking too good for Cosby.

I wish he would be more honest, and if he doesn’t want me to run because he’s obviously an Obama fan, he should state the reasons and not come into my “green room” in front of numerous witnesses and treat me like his best friend, only to denigrate me when I’m not around. Sadly, he got more attention talking about me than he did on the merits of his own appearance—maybe he is not as dumb as I thought.
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Jaketta    

Wow, I've read many of your comments and I can tell there is a lot of pain here. Woo... There is a way to disagree without being disagreeable. How will America improve by being mean to one another?

1103 days ago
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Gods Child    

Anyone on here saying that Obama was the worst President is probably racist or just mad that he is even in office anyway. Of course it is a hard process for him because he has to clean up after Bush. Bush was by far the worst president. And the only reason he recieved a second term was because he cheated. I dont have a problem against caucasions, my mother is caucasion. But one thing I learned as a blessed individual is that SOME(not all) caucasions, dont like to see african americans doing better than them. They think african americans dont deserve the finer things in life. Well we are all children of God and he promised us all the best. But Obama gets my vote once again!

1103 days ago
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cybersurgeon    

Donald Trump isn't the first rich, white ***** to moan when poked orally or otherwise by a Black man. I guess it hurt Trump so bad that the though of Mr. Cosby putting it down so hard- and that his intellect did it consensually- blew Trump's mind. And, like the white bitch that he is, Trump is now crying intellectual RAPE!! Mr. Cosby never was and never will be a Black man who needs to kiss up. And the only reason he offered to buy Trump a suit, is because he is able to recognize cheap, re-tailored bull**** from some Warehouse masquerading as Custom made threads. Right On Bill!! Right On. Donald's new name should be Donald The Rump- or Bitch.

1103 days ago
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dark brown pride    

I have always had great respect for Donald Trumps business sense, and his ability to restore his fortune, yet i was appalled to hear his disrespect and racial under tones concerning such a well respected, highly educated,Icon like Bill Cosby that has paved the way for so many people. Trump has showed his true colors as far as i'm concerned!!!! educated,voting, minority

1103 days ago
395.

bernie    

Wow! Some people in this country will never get past the race issue. It clouds their minds to the point of absurdity. They vote against their own interest just to vent their racist venom toward the first black President. Thank god for the sane, and fair- minded people who actually can think for themselves and not get information from propaganda machines!

1103 days ago
396.

JC    

If one thinks that President Obama is the worst lead we have ever had. That person needs to study just the last 12 years of United States history, to find out about the last president. I do not care what color the President is as long as he smart.

1103 days ago
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cybersurgeon    

Missy, If Bill Cosby Sent your Dad to get condoms it was because your Dad was caught playing peter puffer with gay stage hands. Bill hired him to play the Sax in a skit- instead your dad was more prone to playing the flute at every chance. As a matter of fact, didn't your Dad spend a day or two locked up with that great jailhouse Indian named Poca-Anus? And the only reason you would "hire" Trump is because he whines like a bitch too. Tutti fruiti...father's got good booty... and he's the "head" provider of your family!!!

1103 days ago
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km122582    

This comment is to NO Lady. Bush is the Worst president there ever was--poor Obama is tryin to clean up his mess---oh and by the way I dont likeObama because of a racial thing--I'm caucasian
*******---I LOVE Obama because he does the best at being president.....especially with what he has to work with and clean up your boyfriends mess........

1103 days ago
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Jesse    

NOW LET'S SEE..WHY WOULD TMZ SHOW TRUMP IN A TUX AND COSBY IN A SWEAT SUIT....DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE A PHOTO OF BILL IN A SUIT...???

1103 days ago
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Jesse    

Maybe Trump is Paying to advertise on TMZ's site

1103 days ago
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cybersurgeon    

What is really sad about this whole scenario is that " The Donald's Statement" wasn't even written by the Donald. Seven people- seven!- were used to compose ONE statement- each person submitting what they believed would represent an appropriate written response. Trump then- with the help of his daughter- re formed a composite statement made from elements of the seven. And to think Trump had the nerve to come up with Trump University; but whines like a bitch when a real man- with an earned Doctorate in Education- educates him in short, concise, and real world terms. All trumps candy-ass could do is to say Cosby blabbered. I have yet to see that... Go change your diaper Trump... and live life without Viagra... maybe then you might return from being a closet color blind bitch.

1103 days ago
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lacecchini    

I grew up watching the Cosby Show which was family oriented with lessons behind most,also listening to his comments and watching clips on speeches given to students, I feel he is not a phony, he is real and honest. Have you heard him speak on the value of family and education, honesty and pride? He tells it like it is , stop whinnig and feeling sorry , get off your butts and get an education and make something of onesself cause nobody is just going to hand it to you unless your daddy is someone who has money like Mr. Trump. I'd like to know how you oryour rich ass kids would like it if they lived like a middle class citizen of these United States of America,working hard to make the that MINIMUM WAGE that DOES NOT approriatly seem to inrease with the cost of living increases {food, gas, education}
Do you remember family time, when you could sit and watch a show like the Cosby's, have dinner together, and LIVE the American DREAM not just DREAM it? I think MR COSBY IS REAL!!!

1103 days ago
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Bill    

Bill Cosby is a DUMB Hypocrite. He has capitalized on being a black comedian, who is not funny, but rather, comes off as really stupid person. He can't put a sentence together wihtout droning on while trying to be funny and the only conclusion shows just how ignorant he is. Yet.....he has been put on a pedestal by fans only becase he is black. Now...all you liberals....go ahead and call me a racist. Sorry, but it won't shut me up.

1103 days ago
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T    

Anyone who is small-minded enough to believe that President Obama is not a natural-born citizen of this country has issues. Seriously people, stop letting what the media stirs up clog your ability to think for yourself. You know just as well as I do that the right people were put in place to verify that information. President Obama would have never made it past declaring he was running for the democratic candidate. Even Mike Huckabee said the same thing on the View not too long ago. Hilary Clinton's people would have eaten Obama for breakfast had he not been born here. Get it together!

1103 days ago
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Tom    

Bill Cosby looks like a homeless guy.

1102 days ago
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