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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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61.

westside64    

Donald Trump is a silly,old man. I hope his family is proud of what he has become,a bigot and a FOOL.

1218 days ago
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oBAMa    

@ normal person Regan got left with a pile of Sh*t from the Jimmy Carter years and he SOMEHOW managed to fix it!!!!!

1218 days ago
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jack-55d79    

I suppose he'd prefer it if people talked about stuff like the economy or things that actually matter. It'd be a good start if he actually talked about those things. Very odd to become to start with the assumption someone's background is bogus, while ignoring the bigger things.

1218 days ago
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bunny    

If he doesn't want people thinking he's racist, maybe he should stop being a racist.

1218 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Did he try to clarify why he was making an issue of the president attending Harvard? Based on your story I'm confused as to why he brought it up at all.

1218 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Trump as the President would make Americans hated even more. I can tell you already that he is hated in Europe, so imagine him as your President with his big mouth saying stupid things like... "The Queen is an old bat"..."Let's just take all of the oil for America"... "Hitler was a nice guy at times."... and on and on.

1218 days ago
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karen dapello    

He ABSOLUTELY is a racist, he wouldn't dare insult the President if he were white. This guy is REALLY unhinged, what a narcissist! I can just imagine him and whatever-his-wife's name is as Pres and First Lady! That really will put the final nail in the coffin of our international reputation, we'll be more of a laughing stock to the world than we are now. Pitiful that he's being given the time of day here.

1218 days ago
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janet    

All Donald Trump did was re-stirring the pot of questions alot of us has.

Nothing to do with politics, racism, or 'politically correct'

Obama can't answer.

1218 days ago
69.

dreamon    

@sighman.
"Trumpistan." I'm stealing that. LOL.

1218 days ago
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CR    

I guarantee you Trump has put more people to work (black, white, or other) than Obama has since being President. More BS comes out of his mouth than Trump's.

1218 days ago
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normal person    

Hey Trump, what's the "biggest scam ever" NOW? I'd say its a guy with 3 bankruptcies telling America how to get its financial house in order.

1218 days ago
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pap rat    

Dam libs kick`um out get some more GOP`s in and than don`t pay any taxes that will show them LIBS that the GOP is in control and fixxin thius buchka and close all them dame college and grade schools and preschools and kick them old old bums off medicare and dump the soc sec system also that will fix this country up real good.More BUSH kichencabinet~SS? sub the gass for only the GOP kick the poor the hell out and none of us in the GOP will ever pays taxes agin!!!!

1218 days ago
73.

berne    

There is no question here in New York that Donald Trump is a racist. He is also a huge homophobe and is known for his tasteless jokes.

Finally, people see the real Donald Trump.

1218 days ago
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Samuel Smithers    

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. Some of my best friends are black!"

1218 days ago
75.

Don    

The ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RACIST PARTY

1218 days ago
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