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Stuttering Group Rips Trump -- How D-D-D-Dare You!

5/2/2011 11:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A support group for stutterers is furious with Donald Trump for calling Seth Meyers a "stutterer" ... after the SNL star roasted his ass during Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner.


A rep for the Stuttering Foundation -- which describes itself as a "non-profit organization helping those who stutter" -- targeted the Donald in a statement to TMZ, saying, "Shame on you, Mr. Trump!"

The statement continued, "We ... find it discouraging that in 2011, Donald Trump has chosen to use the word 'stutterer' in a derogatory fashion, something to be made fun of, to describe Seth Meyers' speech at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner."

The rep adds, "We had hoped that this kind of unfortunate comment was a thing of the past."

As we previously reported, the Donald mocked Seth's joke delivery after the dinner -- calling him a "stutterer" -- but the crowd seemed to disagree ... because Trump was the only one not laughing.


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If YOU are not a person who stutters then you will NEVER know what it's like for us to try and talk. It pisses me off to see some comments on here saying "when we learn to speak". News flash to those morons! WE DO KNOW HOW TO SPEAK! Do you really think we want to stutter????! It's embarrassing as hell! And YES, it does offend certain people like myself who is VERY sensitive to have some jackass call you a stutterer. One person said on here,"well what do you call people who stutter"? YOU CALL THEM BY THEIR NAME!!!!!! And for those people who do make fun of us who stutter...Maybe something will happen to YOU to make you stutter. I wouldn't wish that for anyone,but if you are going to make fun of stuttering then you should know what it's like! It's not funny and it's nothing to joke about. Some people just don't have a heart or compassion. What if it was your parent or sibling and someone made fun of them? Would you join in? I think not,unless you are a freak!

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