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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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Evilpoptart    

BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump wants to know which country Latifah is Queen of.

1189 days ago
377.

Mike    

This is really easy, why was no other president in American history asked to show his birth certificate?

Why is Obama's grades important? George Bush admitted several times to being a poor student. Did he deserve to get into Yale?

Donald Chump is a fear mongering shock jock along the lines of Limbaugh, Coulters, and Palin. The fact that he's focusing on frivolous matters instead of important issues should indicate that he doesn't know how to fix the country either. The government can't file for bankruptcy.

1189 days ago
378.

Mike    

Forget Chump's tax records, I want to see the results of his cholesterol test. I don't want our president getting a triple bypass.

1189 days ago
379.

Jo    

He's not racist. He said he has a good relationship with the "blacks." He also has a good relationship with the whites and yellows. Hey Donnie, did you release your transcript yet? Now please explain why your wife's jewelry collection that she sells on HSN is made in China if the Chinese are so horrible for manipulating their currency. Aren't there are jewelry manufacturers in the USA?

1189 days ago
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SavoyS    

Mike 6 minutes ago This is really easy, why was no other president in American history asked to show his birth certificate?

Why is Obama's grades important? George Bush admitted several times to being a poor student. Did he deserve to get into Yale
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You don't have facts, you have stupid comments.

Bush showed his orginal birth cerfiticate, his college transcripts, even his SAT scores.....All good btw.
There were congressional hearings done on McCain's eligibilty to be president.
Bush is smarter than Obama , that is clear to any smart person.
Having a nice sounding voice is not intelligence.

1189 days ago
381.

SavoyS    

To suggest Trump is racist is totally desperate . Obama's protectors want to help him out by making it about his race.
The reality is that his race is the only thing anyone can like about him. He is not intelligent, he's not clever, he's not experienced and he absolutely is the worst President in US history.
His idealogy, his agenda , his actions, his lies....all are evidence of this. You cant hide the facts by pulling of the race card.

1189 days ago
382.

Robin    

If you don't believe in affirmative action you are a racist...really?

1189 days ago
383.

dd    

If racism and sexism did not exist there would be no need for affirmative action.

1189 days ago
384.

Jason    

What a joke.. all these people saying that OH' BLACK PEOPLE are RACIST too. Get the facts, black people protect them selves against racist's like most of you on here. The reality is that most of you on here ARE very racist. You see, you all know clearly of what WHITES have done to BLACKS. You are afraid of blacks gaining enough power, and doing to you what you have done to them. But the difference is that they have class, something you don't. So to all you racist's reading this, remember, you will fall like the Berlin Wall.

As for Donald Trump, I want to know where is the birth certificate of his toupee. I don't believe its American.

1189 days ago
385.

Oldhan    

The Truth

Donald is not a racist.

The Truth

Obama is a Scam Artist and a Liar who has lied to ALL of the American people. He needs to be impeached.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSH0cJHHW1I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g30VCl_cgk&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_989085

TRUTH...

I'd rather have a guy who knows how to protect money like Donald than a liar scam artist who takes my money and give it away like Obama to some useless bailouts that did nothing for the American people but filled his friends pockets.

Obama good friends at Exxon gave him a lot of money when he ran... Guess what, they made $11Billion this First Quarter. How much did you guys pay for gas today.. Thank Obama!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-gDH5z0PKI&feature=related

1189 days ago
386.

DrkAnjl    

Trump is a douche. Is he racist?...probably. Do I care?...not really. However, if any of you are under the impression that his intentionally very public absurd and idiotic statements are meant to do anything except attract attention to a man who is nothing more than a rich carnival barker and publicity-hound, you are living in a dream world. Donald Trump is nothing more than the WASP version of Don King, the fight promorter and professional swindler. Both have ridiculous hair, both promote themselves and their interests shamelessly whenever they're given a platform, both have shady business practices, and a propensity for spouting the most ridiculous gibberish known to man--but not actionable or libelous gibberish--they're very careful to say "In my opinion..." or "I've heard people say..." or "There are people who believe..." blah blah blah. Trump couldn't run for president any more than John Gotti or Lindsay Lohan could...to many skeletons, too much to hide, too much to give up in order to to "serve."

1189 days ago
387.

Oldhan    

Jason, it's 2011.. Black people control everything. What happen years ago is no longer a crying point.

1189 days ago
388.

DrkAnjl    

As one of "The Blacks" I can confirm that Trump has a good relationship with us. We see him coming, we cross the street, he sees us coming, he crosses the street...it's a good arrangement.

1189 days ago
389.

Holly    

@Savoy
Please read your history books before commenting about GWB jr.

1189 days ago
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ARTOFWAR    

....Unlike George Bush Sr, having to have pledged Yale University with a multimillion dollar expansion to its library, just to keep George Jr. from getting expelled....You see, white people have their own form of affirmative action for their kids, except it's called.....

'Daddy is so rich, and not only can he keep the fruits of his loins from going to jail, but he can also bribe them unearned educations."

But that's a bit verbose, so we'll shorten it up and call it its unwritten yet well known, seen, and felt reality---We shall coin it.........

"White People's Passages to Privilege just for the Privilege of being born White."

You see, in America much of the so called "affirmative action" is given from birth.

However, only if the womb that was inhabited belongs to a white woman, and the daddies penis lacks pigmentation. And although the penis may indeed be lacking in size, the white man's bank account from whom it dangles, more than compensates for its let say--- "shortcomings."

So there,in America we all share some sort of affirmative action because of the color of our skin. And in some absurd irony of reality, this makes us all somewhat even.

Or does it???......Artofwar

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