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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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46.

Patti    

John McCain had to show his birth certificate.
Both Geaorge Bush and John Kerry released there grades and SATs scores.
Why not OBUMER?

1218 days ago
47.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

Actually, Whoopi is the racist.

1218 days ago
48.

Lyn    

tgrfan42069 3 minutes ago
for the first time in history we have a president who people think no one should question.it was ok to question any of the other presidents before.but question this one and you are dubbed a racist.
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You are correct, tgrfan. When John McCain was running for President many said he was not qualified to be President since he was born in a foreign country albeit on a military base.
McCain's qualifications can be put into question, but not Obama?

1218 days ago
49.

sighman    

This whole self promotion from Trump is backfiring on him. I think he should take the birthers and go form their own country. Call it Trumpistan. Where all the birth certificates are made of gold and even the babies are born with a full head of hair.

1218 days ago
50.

Isome    

He's shocked. lmao That's a good one! He is pandering to the Bircher-like birther movement (of which some members are here posting in his defense) and now he claims that he's not a racist. He's ridiculous, and so are every last one of his supporters with their inchoate and stale arguments.

1218 days ago
51.

LarryP    

"supersniffy less than a minute ago

@Larryp - Affirmative Action has had its day just like unions. Time to take it off the books and support the people who want to work. Let the leeches die on the vine.
does have a role but not everywhere or all the time."

Like I said, affirmative action is to be used when needed. At the present i do not see the need for it. but a few decades ago it was necessary more than ever.

1218 days ago
52.

moe l.    

Scheiffer is an idiot and a left wing operative. Trump is also an idiot. BHO, however, needs to go.....

1218 days ago
53.

normal person    

Obama got left with a pile of Sh*t from Bush years. So don't blame him. He just trying to clean up Bush sh*t.

1218 days ago
54.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Can not wait until Trump is toppled from the fake money mountain he claims he is king. The guy will 'NOT' run for president because of having to disclose so many things to do so. He is just in it to stir weak-minded peoples' thoughts and it is working on some as you can see. These weak-minded people should worry more about keeping roached out of their trailers and brushing their remaining 3 teeth.

1218 days ago
55.

lona    

tgfan, you are exactly right

1218 days ago
56.

oBAMa    

@tgrfan42069

EXACTLY!!!! Remember how the news was reporting EVERYDAY about how HIGH gas was?! They would interview all these poor souls crying about how they couldn't afford gas and there were always stories about how people weren't traveling for holiday visits, vacations, etc. etc.
I'm sick of all this lib double standard crap and that includes this race card SH** !

1218 days ago
57.

dreamon    

Trump should remember that the only people he can order around are on his payroll. The rest of us can think as we please. He's a racist and I will no longer support his TV shows, hotels or any other products. Shame on him with all his advantages stooping so low.

1218 days ago
58.

Rachel    

Bob Schieffer is just ticked off that the so called carnival barker, Trump, got Obama to produce the birth certificate. And what's even more upsetting to him is that Trump was able to produce the results he set out to do. Whenever liberals are mad about something the first thing they do is play the race card. This shouldn't surprise anyone.

1218 days ago
59.

LarryP    

Read the following below and tell me how relevant this Trump publicity stunt is relevant to the health of America


(from (brillig.com/debt_clock/) :

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 28 Apr 2011 at 02:39:27 PM GMT is:
$ 1 4 , 3 1 1 , 2 8 1 , 1 3 3 , 7 8 6 . 4 3

The estimated population of the United States is 310,469,447
so each citizen's share of this debt is $46,095.62.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
$4.06 billion per day since September 28, 2007!


Yeah Trump, keep hitting those issues hard!

1218 days ago
60.

pap rat    

A birth cert means nothing as any one can buy a fake one.But a black man who isn`t from american? WTF is thrump shooting up his tass if anything thrump is from kanas wiz ozzie fake white tattys means he an`t into owning blacks only white plastic tah tah`ss

1218 days ago
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