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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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weyrunner    

do you see the true bigotry ? how dare a white man challenge a black man on scholastics, what do you get ? a racist pig like bob schieffer associating bad grades with being black ! bob, you are an assuming racist pig ! what did your grades look like ?

1180 days ago
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Rachel    

Kevin,

I like you. Your concepts and intentions, to what extent I can imagine, are pure.

I hate your casual abuse of logical fallacies and the English language. Sadly enough, I am judging you. Your indignant, grammatically poor writing style combined racial assumptions have caused me to believe that you are of African-American descent.

Please do not perpetuate the falsehood that causes your rage. One race does not a political party make. You wish to speak to those of a certain conservative ideology, not a color. I find that the former usually has more to say for itself.

It's only a hint. Take it or leave it. It will only affect the rest of your life. This is not a test.

1179 days ago
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Simon    

At the very least he is a bigot! I remind you of the statement he made about Obama "He needs to get of the basket ball court".
What is that about! This man is the epitome of all that is wrong with society, narcasim and greed. I was raised never to hate anyone but this man leaves a terrible taste in my mouth and we all look up to him, very sad.

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