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Donald Trump

Sponsors NOT Bailing

Over African Hunting Pics

3/15/2012 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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The father is NOT paying for the actions of his sons ... so says Donald Trump ... who claims all of his "Celebrity Apprentice" sponsors are staying committed to the show after gruesome pics emerged of his kids killing a bunch of animals in Africa.

TMZ broke the story ... Marcus Lemonis -- CEO of Camping World and Good Sam -- is furious about the photos of Don Jr. and Eric Trump posing with their kills ... which included an elephant, kudu and waterbuck. Lemonis told TMZ he vowed not to give another dime to support Trump's show.

Here's the catch ... Good Sam is a major sponsor of a 'Celeb Apprentice' episode scheduled to air next month.

But Trump called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago ... and said despite Lemonis' outrage ... not one sponsor has pulled out ... including Good Sam.

In fact, Trump says the people at Good Sam are THRILLED to be on board ... and told him they are "very much looking forward" to their episode.

Still, Trump once again stated he's NOT a fan of hunting ... but believes his sons were righteous in giving the meat from their kills to local villagers.

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juju    

Celebrity Apprentice's ratings are down 30% from last season( the public was tired of the Donald ranting about Obama's birth certificate). I used to watch the show, but have not seen one second this year. Same with the Kardashians. If you want to hurt the pocketbooks of those trashy families - QUIT WATCHING!!! I don't miss either show, not one tiny bit!

917 days ago
32.

robert    

The sponsors should still all bail, since he raised those idiots and is partly responsible. Even a 12 year old girl could kill that many animals since they were murdered in a controlled environment. If they want gun practice they should try shooting that thing off of trump's head.

917 days ago
33.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

The name Trump = Pompous ass joke!

917 days ago
34.

Sandy    

I don't believe that comes out of Trumps mouth. He is a liar and a bully!! he can never admit to anything or that someone does not like him. His head can't fit through the door because its so big. The only person that cares about Trump is Trump!!!

917 days ago
35.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

C'mon, the savages would have killed the animals for their food anyhow..I'm so sick of PETA freaks and environMentals and the whole damn cabal of nature nuts. Who died and made them kings of the jungle? NO ONE> they can all bite me. These lefties whine about this but then are using Angelina Jolie to drum up a war in Africa right now, so killing animals no no, but killing black Africans with spears AOK.. Mental cases.

917 days ago
36.

ProudCitizenOfAmerica    

Say hello to America’s own sick version of brothers Uday and Qusay Hussein.

I guess when you’ve had access to every other decadence available only to the super rich for your whole life and you are not actually in need of anything, but love from your wig-headed orange-skinned daddy, the only thing left is to kill for the sick thrill you get from it.

These sick spoiled little jock-tards should be thrown into a cage of hungry lions without their little pop-guns, boy scout knives, or daddy’s check book to help them get out trouble, then we’ll see how much they enjoy and approve of sport hunting after seeing it from the other side’s point of view. Oh yeah, they won’t be around to talk about it anymore… oh well… no loss… call it “sport” I guess.

917 days ago
37.

ProudCitizenOfAmerica    

Say hello to America’s own sick version of brothers Uday and Qusay Hussein.

I guess when you’ve had access to every other decadence available only to the super rich for your whole life and you are not actually in need of anything, but love from your wig-headed orange-skinned daddy, the only thing left is to kill for the sick thrill you get from it.

These sick spoiled little jock-tards should be thrown into a cage of hungry lions without their little pop-guns, boy scout knives, or daddy’s check book to help them get out trouble, then we’ll see how much they enjoy and approve of sport hunting after seeing it from the other side’s point of view. Oh yeah, they won’t be around to talk about it anymore… oh well… no loss… call it “sport” I guess.

917 days ago
38.

MC    

I hope next time they go an elephant steps on both of them.

917 days ago
39.

Ita    

Where is PETA? Too afraid to criticize Trump? They attack everyone else.

917 days ago
40.

$$    

sponsors are staying committed to the show after "gruesome" pics emerged of his kids "killing" a bunch of animals in Africa

come on TMZ..the pics weren't GRUESOME...and the animals were HUNTED...

Guess all of the TMZ staff are vegetarians, right?

917 days ago
41.

jack     

Your son is a gutless piece of shirt.

917 days ago
42.

brandon    

I love reading all the comments all the city/Kalifornia idiots write on here. Hunting is legal. These guys harvested natural animals and fed whole tribes with it. While you guys sat on your asses and did nothing for no one else. congrats on your superiority complex.

917 days ago
43.

jacksonfive210    

If people are so upset about what they did the trumps did why dont they stop eating meat, boycott all the grocery stores that sell meat, boycott non vegetarian restaurants, go out in the woods and annoy hunters. 95% of the people mad at them are full of **** and hypocrites. Why dont you all just go live in the jungle with these animals you love so much im sure they will probably kill and eat you too. There is so much wrong with this world and people are mad about legal hunting that happens all the time. Most of you people are only talking about the elephant and not the other animals he killed because it's cute and you have always loved dumbo. How dare they kill DUMBOOOO!!!!!!!

917 days ago
44.

A.C. Coulter    

Innocent animals slaughtered by arrogant, rich hunters. Appalling. I will never watch Celebrity Apprentice again.

917 days ago
45.

buzzie    

I just have to reply to all of the comments about if you eat meat then you dont have the right to object to the Trump boys barbaric hunt.I come from the South and was raised on a Farm and was literally surrounded by hunters ,these boys are not hunters.Yes it happens daily in Africa but they are in the public eye and put themselves up for the scrutiny of the viewing audience,I think it was reckless and shows what they really are by putting those pics out for the public to see,they were just so damn proud of themselves for some reason,a hunt on a game preserve is not a hunt its an easy kill, no sport or challenge.

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