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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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436.

Beth    

He's a racist first and a fool second, which makes him a racist fool.

1211 days ago
437.

james    

Blacks like using that racism for it get them things free and without EARNING it,oh to this they say it white people fault,I am senior and in my life I seen more given to blacks than earn,for NAACP SAYS COLOR BUT THEY ONLY KNOW KNEW ONE COLOR BLACK NEVER SEEN THEN HELP AFICANS,ASIANS,ECT ?PROVE ME WRONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG---JOE--TRUMP NO RACISM-

1211 days ago
438.

fred    

Is there no respect for the president of the United States of America? Donald Trump should be ashamed.
Fred

1211 days ago
439.

davesmith    

the rich white don't care about the poor white and there are plenty of poor white far more then blacks.the poor whites thinks that the rich whites care about them false! dr martin king said a long time ago that poor white people's destiny are the same as everybody else.

1211 days ago
440.

Wanderer261    

Slavery existed for over 400 yrs. in this country, that makes everyone a racist, like it or not, all races participate in racism every day, when you don't stand up to injustice you're a racist. I voted for Obama, but I won't again, unless he ends the wars, closes Guantanamo, fires Ben Bernancke & the rest of the Wall Streeters in his cabinet, and starts criminal proceedings against Bush & his entire cabinet.

1211 days ago
441.

Bilbao    

Does trump have a US birth certificate? I've never seen it.

And so it goes.

1211 days ago
442.

France    

He is a RACIST; Why else would he align himself with the 'birthers'? Everyone knows he's a RACIST, I heard Holly Robinson-Peete really won her season of Celeb-Apprentice, but trump gave the win to a 'White-Guy' anyway. He is a RACIST; no doubt.

If he was a serious contender for the crown; why would he spend time focusing on real issue that concern America. Everyone know the President is a US Citizen or he wouldn't be President. DUH ignorance & stupidity of the so-called 'birthers' allows everyone to see them for who they really are...RACISTS. DUH, no brainer. Remember we live in an age of transparency, surely there are much more pressing issues that the birthplace of President Barack Obama

1211 days ago
443.

poisonokie    

Personally I am proud that someone had the nerve to call Trump and all the rest of his liberal-baiting cronies what he is. It's not about whether he is personally a racist, but that he is using racist slime ball tactics to wedge open the door to interclass hatred so the lower class whites will confuse conservatitism with race pride. Good ol' Southern prejudice, and believe me, it reaches all the way up into the north country fair, as well. Love One Another - even if they don't go to your red-clay fundamentalist church - otherwise, it's all HATE - and it will come back to you! God does not rescue hate-filled souls - they go back to the dirt, and that's the end of it.

1211 days ago
444.

B-REAL    

PLEASE READ KEVINS POST FIRST....

IN RESPONSE TO KEVIN!

YES BLACK PEOPLE:

A White Man is Offended When:

- He goes to a crowded bar and accidently steps on a black man's shoe and gets in to an altercation
- A Black Man Calls him a White Cracka just because
- He is jumped in a "certain" neighborhood.
- Doesn't get hired for a job that he's more than qualified for because a business HAS to have it's "quota".
- Is considered a racist because he doesn't agree with President Obama.

Etc, etc, etc.....
And the funny thing is: YOU ALL KNOW WHERE THIS CRAP IS COMING FROM...YOU KNOW IT....You can thank AL SHARPTON and JESSE JACKSON for keeping black people down because without racism they wouldn't have jobs so they keep the fire burning...I really thought when Barack Obama became president it would help this country as far as racism but black people have made it worse by pulling the race card every chance they get.... And the truth is look at Detroit, Memphis, L.A., Washington D.C., New Orleans and tell me the common denominators. Well ...SORRY FOLKS....the time has come. Minorities are fastly destroying the country. but not to worry. All the "Joe the plumbers" will continue to go to work everyday and work their asses off to pay for not only their families' needs but your needs also....for the moment. What makes ME laugh is all you JOE THE PLUMBER hater types who "wish" to associate yourselves with the Democrats...and THEY ARE SCREWING YOU....without dinner first! And it ALL started 150 odd years ago with "St. Abraham Lincoln"....HA HA...you were just to caught up in the BIG "anti-slavery" movement when the Civil War wasn't about slavery at all, it was about the north not having the raw materials the south did. If you don't believe me, tell me something. Were black people really treated any better after slavery? Black people were used and thats a fact! ....
TRUMP is saying out loud THE TRUTH... and you know it..!

1211 days ago
445.

Vivi, The Original    

Too busy throwing smokescreens around his true intentions, Trump blatantly lies about Barack Obama. It seems that we get so caught up with titles such as Republican and Democrat we forget about more important ones such as human or American. Barack Obama is doing his very best, and since Trump is threatened by him, he has to deflect his faults onto the Obama instead of being constructive, objective, and factual. Not to mention, he not mentioning specifically what he can do constructively for our country. Did Mr. Trump mention the gigantic nearly empty buildings he has in Miami and the liter of homeless people who reside right outside them (or did he file bankruptcy on those already), or address how he can improve the 11% unemployment rate in Florida? By his racist comments about Obama, Trump demonstrates what his history (his story) entails, and he wants to repeat it all over us. All about fame and ego, Trump simply cares about using the United States and whatever he can get out of her, just as he uses and exploits “his” women. He is too busy worrying about money and running the United States as one of his corporations. How many times has he filed for bankruptcy? Movies stars rarely do well once actually in a political position, too bad poor Trump is only a reality star. I’m surprised by some of these ignorant comments. Let’s stop pretending racism is still not a problem. The reason for its continuous dialogue is because people are still experiencing it in the 21st century.

1211 days ago
446.

B-REAL    

WOW.........There are some dumb azz (ass) people in this world! all of you birthers-all u birthers r no more than new age KKK members (I could care less about where President Obama is from), racist bastards (I'm not racist, just tired of hearing black people say gimme, gimme, gimme) , s*** of the earth (not even close) - bigots (Some whites are, but you should hear what the hispanics and asians say also... coincidence?) - low life(not even close) - scared little children incapable of realistic views (your views are FAR from realistic) MAD because a BLACK MAN is President (mad because our current president is clueless, same as you were mad because Bush was clueless),running the country that was stolen from the NATIVE'S (can't argue with that) - claiming discovery! Mad because the big penis doesn't belong to u (my ex girlfriend is black and said thats an absolute myth), and your precious white women crave BIG BLACK ****S (i've seen the girls most black guys date and you can have em, i like my g/f's vagina's to not be so smelly) mad because your ancestors were wrong and mislead your dumb azzez (asses) having u believe u had it all (how did they mislead us??)- when now your women want full lips and big azzez (asses, again you can have that nasty trash that's why they're with you, because they were rejected by "the man") and u all tan to be darker (being tan is waaay different from being black)...Witness the truth before your very eyes...GOD MADE US ALL IN HIS IMAGE...NO ONE IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER (Did you contradict yourself?)...AND IF U OPEN YOUR EYES WIDE ENOUGH U WILL SEE THAT IN SUM (some) WAY OR ANOTHER WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER (I do not NEED you)....SO STOP THE RACIST REMARKS IT HAS NEVER LOOKED GOOD ON U!!!! (I edited your message to make a little more sense)...

1211 days ago
447.

Vivi, The Original    

Too busy throwing smokescreens around his true intentions, Trump blatantly lies about Barack Obama. It seems that we get so caught up with titles such as Republican and Democrat, black and white, we forget about more important ones such as human or American. Barack Obama is doing his very best, and since Trump is threatened by him, he has to deflect his faults onto the Obama instead of being constructive, objective, and factual. Not to mention, he not mentioning specifically what he can do constructively for our country. Did Mr. Trump mention the gigantic nearly empty buildings he has in Miami and the liter of homeless people who reside right outside them, or address how he can improve the 11% unemployment rate in Florida? By his racist comments about Obama, Trump demonstrates what his history (his story) entails, and he wants to repeat it all over us. All about fame and ego, Trump simply cares about using the United States and whatever he can get out of her, just as he uses and exploits “his” women. He is too busy worrying about money and running the United States as one of his corporations. How many times has he filed for bankruptcy? Movies stars rarely do well once actually in a political position, too bad poor Trump is only a reality star. I’m surprised by some of these ignorant comments. Let’s stop pretending racism is still not a problem. The reason for its continuous dialogue is because people are still experiencing it in the 21st century. And no it is not possible for black people to be just as racist as white people (stop being so ignorant, where do you live in a hole); Caucasians are the ones who started this whole black and white thing in the first place, racism against black people are laced all throughout culture, tradition, clichés, etc., it is disguised so well, we no longer have to put signs for black and white over water fountains, because they are hanging over our heads. And why are people so proud of color any way, what the hell did we have to do with what race we are. That wasn’t our decision, so why are we so proud of it. Pride cometh before the fall.

1211 days ago
448.

B-REAL    

Vivi, your way off. Give me an example of him lying about Obama. I agree about the 2 political parties and I feel we should look at the facts only not just worry about what party he/she belongs to. America has lost a common goal every race/religion wants it all for them. It's a shame that THIS is President Obama's VERY BEST. Trump isn't threatened by him it's the other way around (Barack Obama is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and he let "just a reality star" tell him what to do by FINALLY doing what people have been asking him to dofor years by showing the long version of his birth certificate, so who's threatened by who??) There is no politician, Republican or Democrat, that is as constructive, objective and factual as Donald Trump. But, he's not a politician because when he says he'll do something HE DOES IT! You need to listen to the news because Trump is very clear in what he will do with China, OPEC, the border, etc. And the fact that Miami is failing as a city is not Trumps fault. I lived in Florida for 2 years and yes the economy is horrible but Florida's only real economy is tourism and no one has the money to travel because Obama has not and will not do anything about rising gas prices (get ready for 6 bucks a gallon, the highest in a loooooooong time). You shouldn't comment on "his" women because what about Clintons women, John Edwards women, JFKs/RFKs women?? And he should be worried about running this country like a corporation because that's what a country is, that's what a city is. Both have to work like businesses you can't run a successful business when it spends more than it earns. He's not an actor he's a real estate MOGUL, a real money maker and I guarantee you that if he's in office he will put more money in ALL of our pockets. And racism will always be a problem as long as the Al Sharpton's, Jesse Jacksons are around..... I'm done commenting, this was my first time on this site and I was kind of stunned when I saw how ignorant some people are.... Stay outta politics and just worry about Paris Hilton, P Diddy and the other outta touch Hollywood types..... Good Riddens!!!

1211 days ago
449.

Diann    

So F'n what? Trump can speak his piece. So can Obama. Questioning the ethics and background of an American president is nothing new. No one is immune. This politically correct crap has got to stop. People think what they think and say what they say. You can ignore it but you do not have a right to shut them up.

1211 days ago
450.

Light    

Obama graduated magna *** laude from Harvard Law School and was selected for the Law Review. It takes common sense to understand why his achievements at law school refute the argument that he wasn't qualified to attend in the first place. Frankly, minorities have to be smarter and more disciplined than whites to obtain the same achievements in the U.S. Nonetheless, whites cannot maintain the fiction of their own merit unless they believe that minority achievement is conferred rather than earned. This defense mechanism takes reasoning hostage, thereby disproving claims of white intellectual superiority and making whites victims of their own racial theories. What whites should be asking is why wealthy whites invoke race to deflect distributional questions. Again, whites cannot claim intellectual superiority when they are so easily distracted from pursuing their own economic interest.

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