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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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76.

Jackie    

These people are acting like small cats scratching themselves. GROW UP AND ACT LIKE ADULTS.

1188 days ago
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disgusted    

Trump is finally showing his true colors.. What a joke and people are considering him for president

1188 days ago
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Elle0375    

Home Skillet 39 minutes ago
@tgrfan42069 - yeah, because if anyone knows about bad, covered-up grades, it's your god, George W. Bush who would've failed all of his classes had Poppy not been involved. Talk about someone getting into Yale without merit? He couldn't have completed a course at ITT Tech.

I think I'm in love.

1188 days ago
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Jacko Whackedit    

He doesn't like being called a racist for the same reason he doesn't like being bald, fat, obnoxious and spray tanned orange..

1188 days ago
80.

Sandra     

Trump is a jerk who thinks he knows everything!!! He has made a total ass of himself and lacks credibility as a possible presidential candidate!! Let's face it no other country in the world would tolerate his bombastic tactics and America would lose all credibility if he was president!!!!!

1188 days ago
81.

Selebraties Suck    

Prove you are not racist and boycott the NBA.

If you suppport anything NBA, you are a racist. Boycott the games, the sponsors, etc. to let them know you will not support this racist game.

BOYCOTT THE NBA AND ITS SPONSORS

1188 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

Home Skillet 25 minutes ago

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Home Skillet about a minute ago

@tgrfan42069 - yeah, because if anyone knows about bad, covered-up grades, it's your god, George W. Bush who would've failed all of his classes had Poppy not been involved. Talk about someone getting into Yale without merit? He couldn't have completed a course at ITT Tech.
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typical obama supporter always bringing bush into the argument.what does bush have to do with obama getting bad grades at one college then all of a sudden getting accepted to harvard?? anyone with half a brain could see a red flag there.there are many people who are very intelligent who dont get into harvard.yet YOUR god obama gets failing grades at one college but is good enough to get into harvard.btw i never voted for bush.nice try though.
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Why is Bush being brought into this? Because when we questioned his brain, and lack thereof, and questioned his college transcripts, you f u c k i n g Republican retards cried, "Ohhh, noooo - what does that have to do with anything?" Typical, typical, typical. Cannot admit your responsibility for ANYTHING EVER!! YOUUUUUUU people put into the WH, ILLEGALLY, THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Thanks to George W. Bush, we will be cleaning up this mess for DECADES!! So, yes - if you want to call into question President Obama's transcripts, then you'd better put on your seatbelt and buckle up because we will destroy the awful, horrible, criminal and murderous legend of YOUR GOD, GEORGE W. BUSH!!
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Obama says hi about worst president in history.he has spent more money in his short time than bush ever did.also there you go with your.its bushes fault obama sucks blah blah blah..guy has been president for two years yet bush is holding him back.he knew what he was getting into when he ran yet when he fails he will blame bush.thats like someone borrowing your car and bringing it back on empty.you blame him for having to fill it up.but then you burn out all the gas you put in it after he brings it back.then blame him for it being empty again.
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#1 - FINALLY, you are hearing what we're saying. YESSSSSSSS, we are blaming Bush for the catastrophe and shambles that he left this country in. YESSSSSSSS!! AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO!! WHY? Because those are the FACTS!! I know that little things like facts make Republicans jumpy and scared, but try real hard and think about it, and maybe you'll get it.

#2 - in keeping with your analogy: Bush borrowed a brand, new shiny car from Clinton. The car had all of the deluxe add-ons, it was shiny, efficient, and all of the other car owners were envious of it when it drove by. But, Georgy got ahold of the wheel and, not only did he run it out of gas, he rolled it, thrashed it, drove it head-on into a tree and then returned it and said, "Thought this car would've held up better - good luck with that!" THAT is the proper analogy, you brainless idiot.
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you will continue to blame bush.because you are an obama sheep who refuses to open your eyes and see that he was nothing but an over hyped idiot.who is a great reader of a teleprompter.obamas new campaign slogan for the next election should be.when i continue to fail ill blame bush.

1188 days ago
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TheTruth    

@ electriczipper, TT and tgrfan42069. You three have to be the dumbest S.O.B around. Do some homework. Obama had great scores in school. He graduated *** lade. Trump and his hair piece lost all credibility when Obama uncovered their lie to the World. Now he wants to se his school transcript. Get real! No other president has had to endure this bull****. This is definitely racism. S

1188 days ago
84.

tmzblogger    

Next time he gives a speech, hopefully he will leave the word "BASKETBALL" out of it. When he used that word yesterday, it sounded racist to me.

1188 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

TheTruth less than a minute ago

@ electriczipper, TT and tgrfan42069. You three have to be the dumbest S.O.B around. Do some homework. Obama had great scores in school. He graduated *** lade. Trump and his hair piece lost all credibility when Obama uncovered their lie to the World. Now he wants to se his school transcript. Get real! No other president has had to endure this bull****. This is definitely racism. S
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you are implying that im a repub.i voted for obama.but woke up and saw the light.

1188 days ago
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Bev Bell    

bravo for Bob SCHIFFER!, Lawrence O'Donald, and Cris Mattews, who called Trmp's antics, Republican Party and Birther movement, for what it is. Wether we like it or no, in 2011, RACISM in the Unitred Statesd is alive and thriving, through these Groups. We have a history of slavery, civil rights violation violation, the Klu Klux Klan, that we cannot run away from, so it is verty plausible that we have people who hold on to the past. When the Tea PARTY, SAYS: "WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BAVCK". THEY ARE REFERRING TO A MAJORITY WHITE COUNTRY. WAS George Bush challenged on his academic record? NO!HIS PRIVILEGED BACKGROUND ALLOWED HIM TO BE ACCEPTED AT A PRESTIGIOUS University, I am truly ashamed that I am an Aerican living among people with so much hate for their fellow man. America is a hypocrite as a free DEMOCRACTIC SOCIETY. We don't embrace Diversity. We fight it, and question it. RACISM IS UGLY, SO IT HURTS TO CORE OF WHO WE ARE AS INDIVIDUALS. I would like to see Trmps financials, and his transcript. He promotes himself as being smart, let's just see how smart he really is!

1188 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

wonder when the media will ask obama some tough questions.2 years later he still gets pampered.meanwhile everyone who maybe running against him gets slammed with hard questions.

1188 days ago
88.

dd    

Trump also told him to get off the basketball court...TRUMP IS AN *******..and I can't wait for his skeletons to come out of the closet...

1188 days ago
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Wellington     

Trump is used to being surrounded by yes-men/women. I don't think his skin is thick enough for everything involved in running for president. Of course, he was implying that Obama was admitted to Harvard through affirmative action. If grades don't matter to him, why bring it up to begin with?

1188 days ago
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Rocco    

I'd vote for Bob Schieffer for President before I'd vote for that dangerous maniac Trump.

1188 days ago
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