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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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91.

Andrea D. Robinson    

Donald Trump can dish the dirt and racist comments but when it is thrown back at him that he is a racist, he doesn't like it. Well Mr. Trump if you can't stand the heat stay out of the dam kitchen. You ****ing "Racist."

1182 days ago
92.

Bubbles The Chimp    

If you would actually like to actually see who much a failure America would be with 'this guy' as president. Just go to this link and read for yourself about his failures.

http://www.marketing-ideas.org/donald-trump-bankruptcy-the-truth-about-trump-and-his-failures-1001

the best line from this article is:

"When you run the math, that's 19 failures in less than 17 years… that averages one new failed business every 11 months. Even worse, a LOT of people were financially ruined because of this single "successful" business guru."

1182 days ago
93.

Maverick    

There's a difference between being racist and making racist/stupid/xenophobic remarks.

Trump demagogued this issue, pure and simple.

1182 days ago
94.

Darla    

The Donald will keep inserting foot in mouth until his last breath.
The Donald will keep making a fool out of himself and
The Donald will not run for prez. It's all a publicity stunt.

1182 days ago
95.

Anne B    

I applaude Donald Trump for questioning what should have been done before Obama was ever allowed to run for President. You go for it Mr. Trump. Can this Birth Certificate be authenticated by a non biased expert? Our country is in serious jeopardy now. At least Mr. Trump is trying to do something about it. Wake up people.

1182 days ago
96.

Rachel    

When all else fails, always play the race card. Typical liberal.

1182 days ago
97.

georges    

I don't know how else to take Trumps comment other than it was racist! By the way, I thought Trump was going to release his tax statements if Obama released his birth certificate....what about that?
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1182 days ago
98.

pap rat    

bushie go number1? OR two? GOP we no payIE taxes country goes broke.Bozo was a powerless setting president after the spout..he was removed but left setting powerless but still got his power of parden as they all do to get off 200 mob hitman and studio system kilROY~SS..the system is currupt but the GOP not payingfn taxes and sending our anti-trust sam walton jobs overseas won`t either.Both partys are currupt but the GOP is nut`ss cutout colleges preschools grade schools medicare and soc sec and then double wammie the sytem again by not paying ANY TAXES and selling arms for those whom own the GOP puppets an`t gona fix it runout the mob and war profit 1% club or we get nuked as even they tell us sooner or later or the nuclear winter via japan`s USA deemed safe nuclear power club fallout ase, old old spit

1182 days ago
99.

William     

Trump is racist......All he needs the political attention, He is just pupet of Republican.....

1182 days ago
100.

denise orenge    

The whole world is watching and we are being judged. How will this country ever be able to intervene, with impact, on civil rights issues in other countries in light of how we treat our own? Healing begins at home.

1182 days ago
101.

Theresa    

You know through all this birther bcrap the Donald was pulling about where Obama was born I just kept thinking, yeah and where was your 3rd wife born?? Yeah, I know she isn't president, but just stop the pandering. Such a ahole bully.

1182 days ago
102.

tmzblogger    

He needs to tell everyone if he is for or against Affirmative Action. Does he have fun when he talks about basketball like it is a only a black people sport. If a billionaire ran for president and all of his rich friends did vote for him then the only way for all of them to stay rich is to step on the poor people which includes the middle class people. If all the rich people have all of the power, they could take away BASKETBALL games.

Why did he mention basketball yesterday, that is really racist the way he used the term basketball. Why is he not counting his billions and helping his wife sell that generic JEWELRY instead. Why is she selling that JEWELRY that will turn your neck or finger green and stating " I have the REAL one at home" Why is it these rich people do not donate some of that money to help Kid's keep their school lunches, to keep schools open and to help the UNEMPLOYED-- to help created jobs, to help the homeless, to help the 99ers, the people also who are wrongly imprisoned, the economy, why not help somebody instead of trying to talk about other things to detour REALITY. Help some people who are victims of these storms, tornadoes, there are people out there who are sick, why not go visit a hospital, a morgue -- even to see there is more to life than stepping on someone. There is no wonder people out there say he acting like a racist, and also rich person who talks smart to those who interview him, like he does not care about their feelings even. You catch MORE bees with honey. I am about to go play Basketball and have some watermelon and chicken-LOVE IT.

1182 days ago
103.

karlew    

If he's not suggesting anything then why did he bring up Obama's school records? I can't believe I'm saying it but you guys would be better off with Sarah Palin. Conservatives must be very very stupid in your country.

1182 days ago
104.

Hemingway    

Now Trump is questioning President Obama's education. After high school, Trump attended Fordham University for two years. He then transferred to the Wharton Business School, where he graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a concentration in finance. Wow - hardly a stellar education. His Daddy paid for everything.


In addition after graduation, the militaristic Trump went to work with his wealthy father to avoid the draft. There was a deferment for real estate executives. is this how he got out of the draft? Let's see Trump's draft card and deferment records. How he did managed to avoid the draft - especially after graduation from college in 1968.

http://www.crowleypoliticalreport.com/2011/04/did-donald-trump-avoid-the-draft.html

http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2010/09/donald-trumps-educational-background/

1182 days ago
105.

Hemingway    

Now Trump is questioning President Obama's education. After high school, Trump attended Fordham University for two years. He then transferred to the Wharton Business School, where he graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a concentration in finance. Wow - hardly a stellar education. His Daddy paid for everything.


In addition after graduation, the militaristic Trump went to work with his wealthy father to avoid the draft. There was a deferment for real estate executives. is this how he got out of the draft? Let's see Trump's draft card and deferment records. How he did managed to avoid the draft - especially after graduation from college in 1968. Greg

http://www.crowleypoliticalreport.com/2011/04/did-donald-trump-avoid-the-draft.html

http://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2010/09/donald-trumps-educational-background/

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