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Donald Trump Bristles at Claim He's a Racist

4/28/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump says it's "terrible" the host of CBS'  "Face the Nation" accused him of racism.

Donald Trump Racist

Trump tells TMZ ... "That is a terrible statement for a newscaster to make.  I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."

Bob Schieffer delivered a scathing statement against Trump Wednesday night on the "CBS Evening News," reacting to Trump's insinuation that President Barack Obama may not have had the grades to get into Harvard.

Schieffer said, "That's just code for saying he got into law school because he's black.  This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing."

We asked Trump if he was suggesting Obama got into Harvard Law School through affirmative action.  He said, "Affirmative action is out there.  It's a program that is available. But I have no idea whether it applies in this case.  I'm not suggesting anything."

Trump would not say if he supports or opposes affirmative action.  But he's clearly trying to douse the flames he ignited, by saying, "Grades are the least important aspect of somebody being president.  It's not a big subject for me."



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tgrfan42069    

nothing racist about questioning how a guy who got crappy grades at one college all of a sudden got accepted into Harvard.trump better get used to this though..thats what happens when you run against mr black president.

1273 days ago
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TT    

I am so sick of this racist card being pulled out. There are plenty of black people who are racist against whites. How about the beatdown two BLACK women did to a WHITE woman. Where was Rev. Sharpton for that? No Where! That is RACIST! Black people can be just as racist against whites. Enough with it. Personally I could care less what color Obama is. He is doing a terrible job, enough said!

Girl Gets Beat Up In McDonalds & Starts To Have A Seizure!

1273 days ago
3.

TT    

I am so sick of this racist card being pulled out. There are plenty of black people who are racist against whites. How about the beatdown two BLACK women did to a WHITE woman. Where was Rev. Sharpton for that? No Where! That is RACIST! Black people can be just as racist against whites. Enough with it. Personally I could care less what color Obama is. He is doing a terrible job, enough said!

Girl Gets Beat Up In McDonalds & Starts To Have A Seizure! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11WMETm9ZNU

1273 days ago
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TT    

I am so sick of this racist card being pulled out. There are plenty of black people who are racist against whites. How about the beatdown two BLACK women did to a WHITE woman. Where was Rev. Sharpton for that? No Where! That is RACIST! Black people can be just as racist against whites. Enough with it. Personally I could care less what color Obama is. He is doing a terrible job, enough said!

Girl Gets Beat Up In McDonalds & Starts To Have A Seizure! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11WMETm9ZNU

1273 days ago
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TT    

I am so sick of this racist card being pulled out. There are plenty of black people who are racist against whites. How about the beatdown two BLACK women did to a WHITE woman. Where was Rev. Sharpton for that? No Where! That is RACIST! Black people can be just as racist against whites. Enough with it. Personally I could care less what color Obama is. He is doing a terrible job, enough said!

Girl Gets Beat Up In McDonalds & Starts To Have A Seizure! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11WMETm9ZNU

1273 days ago
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Jack    

Bob Schieffer grew up during slavery so he should know. Isn't it about time to retire Bob?

1273 days ago
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Home Skillet    

@tgrfan42069 - yeah, because if anyone knows about bad, covered-up grades, it's your god, George W. Bush who would've failed all of his classes had Poppy not been involved. Talk about someone getting into Yale without merit? He couldn't have completed a course at ITT Tech.

1273 days ago
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lookylou    

I don't know how else to take Trumps comment other than it was racist! By the way, I thought Trump was going to release his tax statements if Obama released his birth certificate....what about that?

1273 days ago
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sib    

The libtard kooks are so desperate. Just like how the TMZ Nazis try and bully and intimidate anyone that doesn't drink the perverted homosexual agenda by calling them "homophobes" and "bigots," they resort to same pathetic, evil and shameless attempts of intimidattion when anyone disagrees with the stupidest, most incompetent and weak President in U.S. history.

Americans are waking up and growing numb to these cowardly and childish tactics.

1273 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

This fool can not answer a question, YES or NO. He always leaves it open to someones interpretation and carries on with his 'Corporate America' smug attitude.

1273 days ago
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artie help    

bob scheiffer is a racist, marxist, communist douchbag. he's been smoking soros' hog for so long hee needs to come up for air.

1273 days ago
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Quinn    

Of course, if one doesn't like Obama then they are usually accused of racism. Which in it of itself is ridiculous, but sadly true.

1273 days ago
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Marius    

Trump is too old to understand what impression he leaves these days.
Fact is. He´s one of americas richest white men. And when the US finally gets a black president, he is put on trial to prove his roots, and that he is worthy of his job.

No white president has ever had to prove he´s american.

1273 days ago
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Kevin    

YES WHITE PEOPLE:

A Black Man is Offended When:

- He goes to an ALL WEALTHY WHITE SCHOOL LIKE A HARVARD - Then Some Silver Spoon Questions his grades.
- A White Man Calls him a BLACK "N" just because
- He is questioned about driving in a "certain" neighborhood.

Etc, etc, etc.....
And the funny thing is: YOU ALL KNOW WHERE THIS CRAP IS COMING FROM...YOU KNOW IT....But because you either think black people are as STUPID as Tyler Perry;s "House of PAYNE" makes us seem...or you just don't think a "BLACK PERSON", male or female, should run this country....
Well ...SORRY FOLKS....the time has come. Minorities are fastly becoming the MAJORITY. but not to worry. YOU ALL still have MOST of the wealth....for the moment. What makes ME laught is all you JOE THE PLUMBER types who "wish" to associate yourselves with the Republican upper classes...and THEY ARE SCREWING YOU....without dinner first! And it ALL started 20 odd years ago with "St. Ronald Reagan"....HA HA...you were just to caught up in the BIG 80's and the "GREED IS GOOD" culture to realize it....
TRUMP is saying out loud what many of you wish you COULD say...
and you know it..!

1273 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Of course he is a 'Racist'. Do see him asking for BC's and otehr rubbish from the 'White' candidates?

1273 days ago
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