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Prez Obama

Sterling 'Ignorant' ...

'Incredibly Offensive'

4/27/2014 4:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Obama joined in the lambasting of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, saying "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything.  You just let them talk.  That's what happened here."

Obama spoke to reporters in Malaysia during his diplomatic mission, but things quickly turned domestic in the wake of the audiotape TMZ Sports posted.

Obama said Sterling's comments are an example of how "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation."

The Prez also went on to say "That's still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often."

Obama -- who called Sterling's remarks "incredibly offensive" --- said he's confident NBA Commish Adam Silver will do the right thing.

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K South West    

Well at least you don't have to worry about any selfies between Mr Sterling and Pres Obama

147 days ago
2.

bob    

I don't know what the Commish doing the right thing is supposed to mean. The guy owns the team. Unless there's some sort of law on the NBA books regarding franchisee behavior in this regard, let the marketplace deal with it. Let the boycotts occur, let the players refuse to play - or whatever.

147 days ago
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William Foresman    

the pot calling the kettle black...

147 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

The sinister -CONFIRMED- Fascist must have spent too
much time at the National Mosque in Malaysia.

The Pharaoh should perhaps place a little more emphasis
on the nation which he has -willfully?- brought to
the brink of disaster.
Oh wait, some over-paid thugs placing a round-ball in a net, is of NATIONAL IMPORTANCE.

Pharaoh, Feds, and ALL other Fascists allies?
185, 000 Assyrians over-night?
NEXT.

The 2014 Victory for The Kingdom of God/
The House of David, is HERE:
The Declaration of 2008
www.All4webs.com/q/f/Love4Yahweh
The 2013 Sentence
www.All4webs.com/f/o/king
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of
The House of David
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147 days ago
5.

Mr. Mystery    

King David Vs. Goliath
King Hezekiah Vs. 185,000 Assyrians (Fed-Cowards)
King of King Christ Yeshua Vs. Death
THIS House, always wins:
Pharaoh
Feds
"Corporate America"
The "United Nations"
NEXT.

147 days ago
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K South West    

IGNORANT incredibly offensive... sounds like TMZ website

147 days ago
7.

KellyBFan    

sterling is a racist pig but obama is the far bigger bigot for doing nothing to stop racism ... in fact, obama has encouraged racism by continuing to drone other races, starting wars in africa, and being a loyal dog to the ruling dictatorship of the .1%

147 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

#TheTrueandLivingYAHWEHDestroysWickedFascists

147 days ago
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My_Kingdom_For_A_Nose    

eBay

147 days ago
10.

franklyspeaking    

Republicans ruin everything. What do they stand for but progress blocking and racism. Govt should be less involved Yet, the Republicants block legislation to move the country forward, Waste time worrying about women's personal choices. Don't push for clean air or less drilling Blocking voters from voting on certain days WHAT DO THEY STAND FOR? WHOOPS ..I know.. Racist igmorance

147 days ago
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K South West    

Bob is funny where my Penguin friend?????

147 days ago
12.

Aymamix    

Sterling is another dirty disgusting Jew period!

147 days ago
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Mr. Mystery    

"WE won't let another Mutha-F**** Elvis happen!"
The sheer shameful HYPOCRISY.
Almighty YAHWEH, sees EVERYTHING.

147 days ago
14.

TedFrunk2    

I am over this story in record time. He's an ass_hole, and so are the people jumping and screaming at him.

147 days ago
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Deborah Ffrench    

Thank you TMZ for fantastic, solid coverage on this issue, that isn't a joke - and you didn't treat it as such.

147 days ago
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