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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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106.

REECE STREET    

http://classic-web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news260...60403.htm

1275 days ago
107.

frankie    

If he is a smart as they say he is ,then he should want to show his grades. Why doesn,t he show them ?

1275 days ago
108.

thomas    

Most racists are very quick to deny that they are racist.
The Palins post homophobic remarks, yet deny they are homophobic.
We should just admit there are still plenty of racists around.
If you are black, it's common to get stopped for DWB.
and I'm not black or gay.

1275 days ago
109.

Rachel    

Funny how it was okay to jump on the Bush bandwagon regarding his military service and his college records. However, to question Obama is considered racist? What a bunch of hypocrites.

1275 days ago
110.

dd    

@Theresa 1st and 3rd wives....

1275 days ago
111.

Thom    

Wow, when you have to play the racist card you are a tool. And tell me again how many blacks voted for BO and whether if color played any role in that? The Bob should hang his head in shame on many accounts. I don't care if BO is black, I want him turned out in the next election because he cohorts with communists and as they say, birds of a feather. I don't doubt BO being born in the U.S., just think he is unpatriotic and a disgrace to the White House.

1275 days ago
112.

Darla    

I agree that the Donald doesn't have thick even skin to suffer all the negative publicity he would garner for a run at prez. AND the skeletons/high priced call girls in his closet.
He's nothing but a bigmouth VERY negative man.
He's turning into a grumpy old man!

1275 days ago
113.

Ganesh    

I've long made a pledge to tune out Donald. I'm never gonna watch Miss Universe again. Ugh

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1275 days ago
114.

ohlalala    

In 2011, racism is still the same in our country. Very sad.

1275 days ago
115.

James Twomey    

Trump is a total racist. It was not that many years ago that he wrote a long editorial claiming that black people were inferior and that they should be sent back to Africa. He has a long history of racism. There are a number of KKK members in his family. It has even been rumored that the has at times donned the white sheet and burned a cross or two.

1275 days ago
116.

pap rat    

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1275 days ago
117.

Harveysmom    

Some Jacka$$ communist has been reporter needs to stop inserting his biased and personal thoughts in his geriatric mind. Two of the biggest racists are now living in the White House.

1275 days ago
118.

Barb    

IMO Trump isn't a racist, he's an egomaniacal idiot who should know when to shut up. He's so stupid he doesn't even realize how stupid he sounds about this issue.

1275 days ago
119.

Ace    

So, you cant't criticize and INDIVIDUAL's intelligence, character, or work ethic without being accused of being a racist, pretty lame.

Which part of Obama is Trump being racist towards: his mom's white heritage or his Dads' African heritage???

1275 days ago
120.

Mikey    

During the last election Bill Clinton said when referring to Obama that 'a couple of years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee'. But the Clinton's are hicks from Arkansas so that comment is understandable. No one believes Trump is a racist, the media is just worried Trump is getting to much traction and has a good change of beating Obama, even though Trump hasn't announced a run. How nuts is the media going to get when he does run!

1275 days ago
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