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Trump Bashes Obama, Questions Qualifications for Ivy League
Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2011 | Beth Fouhy

Posted on 04/25/2011 2:52:31 PM PDT by Baladas

NEW YORK -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended. Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president's birth certificate.

"I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?" Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records."

Obama graduated from Columbia University in New York in 1983 with a degree in political science after transferring from Occidental College in California. He went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude 1991 and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

Obama's 2008 campaign did not release his college transcripts, and in his best-selling memoir, "Dreams From My Father," Obama indicated he hadn't always been an academic star. Trump told the AP that Obama's refusal to release his college grades were part of a pattern of concealing information about himself.

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Well, he could easily prove Trump wrong, couldn't he? Or could he? More of Trump ragging on Obama, this is the best show ever. Don't much care for the Donald, but we both distrust Obama and his lapdog media.
1 posted on 04/25/2011 2:52:33 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

ohh ohhh. Love it. Hiding his school records now. This is a new accusation from Trump. He needs to find out about the author of his book.


2 posted on 04/25/2011 2:55:43 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Baladas
Most places I've applied to work, they've wanted to know not only where I went to college (and high school, for that matter), but they also wanted to know my GPA. I've never applied for a government job, but I have worked for government contractors, and they wanted to know my GPA, both undergrad and graduate school.

I'm guessing that in Obama's case, the main thing that qualified him for Harvard was the fact that he was a clean, articulate, African-American.

3 posted on 04/25/2011 2:56:54 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Baladas

Actually...if you had to pick any records to make public...I’d pick his medical records over all other records (even the birth certificate). For a guy this young to avoid releasing the medical records....there has to some curious items that he really doesn’t need in public view.


4 posted on 04/25/2011 2:57:41 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Baladas

Trump knows the game here. First LFBC, then college records.


5 posted on 04/25/2011 2:57:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Baladas
While there is a stigma and disdain for those only admitted into an Ivy League school because of affirmative action; WHY is there not a similar stigma attached to being admitted only because you are a “legacy” admission?

George W. Bush was a horrible student as well, and would NEVER have gone to Yale and Harvard without the direct benefit that being his father's son brought to him in the eyes of the admissions committee.

To me a “legacy” admission is even more an indication that you are a lackwit lackluster idiot - born with all the advantages that wealth can bring - and your idiot self STILL needed a bit of extra help.

6 posted on 04/25/2011 2:57:51 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Baladas

“Trump Bashes Obama”

...and RINO’s everywhere rend their garments at the effrontery.


7 posted on 04/25/2011 2:58:58 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: GoCards

finally. finally, finally. i love that this is being brought out. have always wondered myself.

also, who paid for those educations?


9 posted on 04/25/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Baladas

Let’s also start calling for his diplomas.


10 posted on 04/25/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: allmendream
While there is a stigma and disdain for those only admitted into an Ivy League school because of affirmative action

This has nothing to do with AA. It's all about secrecy.
11 posted on 04/25/2011 2:59:35 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Diogenesis

BUMP!


12 posted on 04/25/2011 3:00:11 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: Baladas

Please pass the popcorn. This is gonna be good.


13 posted on 04/25/2011 3:00:11 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Baladas
I don't think I could vote for The Donald in the Republican primary. But he's the only one questioning Obama’s qualifications and I love it. Republicans and the MSM should have been questioning Obama’s qualifications when he ran for the Senate, much less when he ran for President. The Donald is not intimidated by the Media.
14 posted on 04/25/2011 3:01:21 PM PDT by freedom1st
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To: Baladas
I love that “the Donald” is jerking the libs around.
At this point I would vote for an ameba over barry or Steve or whatever his real name is.
15 posted on 04/25/2011 3:01:58 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: GoCards
LANYARD
16 posted on 04/25/2011 3:02:38 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberals Don't Have Scruples, Judgement or Morals...only MOTIVES.)
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To: allmendream

Hmmm . . . I’m thinking about what you said. Which is worse, a legacy admission or an AA admission? Both are wrong, probably, because that’s giving preferential treatment due to factors out of one’s control.

Bush DID release his academic records though.


17 posted on 04/25/2011 3:03:04 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: surely_you_jest

Senator Obama greeted by thousands in rural Kenya campaigning for sharia law devotee and marxist Raila Odinga:

36 seconds in:

“I am so proud to come back home…..”

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/kenya-thousands-turn-up-to-greet-u-senator-obama-in-rural-kenya/bo9yelFylhCHZc17VvNQMw


18 posted on 04/25/2011 3:03:44 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: Baladas
Why don't the GOP wannabes recognize that beating Obama will require constant, relentless, and even vicious attacks?

Except for Sarah, and now Trump, no one else seems to have a clue.

19 posted on 04/25/2011 3:03:58 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: nhwingut
Trump knows the game here. First LFBC, then college records.

Pound on Obama week after week on 1 or 2 issues then introduce another for a few more weeks then keep on doing it.

It is the way to set issues into the public conscious that sticks.

20 posted on 04/25/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Baladas

I’d love to see Obama’s application for his State Bar License. You pretty much have to tell them your entire life story.


21 posted on 04/25/2011 3:05:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baladas
Obama graduated from Columbia University in New York in 1983 with a degree in political science after transferring from Occidental College in California. He went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude 1991 and was the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

How does the AP know this? There are no records.

22 posted on 04/25/2011 3:06:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Baladas
The MSM will make this all about race very quickly.
23 posted on 04/25/2011 3:08:05 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Baladas

Trump is the only one who has the guts and the reproductive organs to be President on the GOP side.

All the others are scared and afraid of their own shadows.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 3:09:05 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Baladas

Trump seems to be taking a very shrewd approach. He KNOWS(as we all do) that 0bama is keeping his past a secret, so why not make up all of the assertions you can, throw them against the wall, and see what sticks? The only way for 0bama to disprove anything is to release the information, and he won’t do it. He’s going to quickly find himself in a box.

This is very easy for anyone to do effectively, because McCain and Hillary SHOULD have done it, but they gave him a pass.


25 posted on 04/25/2011 3:09:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Diogenesis
Just comparing graphic design principles.
26 posted on 04/25/2011 3:10:38 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Baladas

Great. Good to see someone stepping up as publicly as possible.

And, mainstream media, please do keep calling him a ‘birther’ all the while he’s doing this so everyone knows what’s included in that category meant to marginalize people who ask these questions and meant to control topics for public debate to administration talking points.


27 posted on 04/25/2011 3:10:53 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: allmendream

IIRC, Bush at least had decent SAT scores - over 1200 combined, and that was before they were inflated. It’s true that a 1200 was probably low for Yale admittance.

I bet Obama’s were under 1000.


28 posted on 04/25/2011 3:13:05 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Baladas
I guess now that Trump is mercilessly kicking Obama’s ass down the road again, Mark Levin will have to escalate his scathing anti-Trump rhetoric.
29 posted on 04/25/2011 3:13:07 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Baladas
Like most on FR, I'm no fan of Donald Trump. However, when he poses natural questions that undermine Obama and make voters stop to actually for a second...I'm lovin' it!
30 posted on 04/25/2011 3:13:07 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Steely Tom
Actually, Obama, presuming his genealogy is correct, had the right Grandpa and Grandma because they descend from a long line of people who were here from the foundations of what has become America.

They were legacies ~ with ancestors who were presidents of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, et al, or colonial governors.

That stuff STILL gets you into those schools. Doesn't keep you there necessarily, but despite their protestations to the contrary, if you are an astute grandmother who wants to get your grandchild into a good school. This guy they picked to be his honorary baby daddy, Barak Obama, he was also a Harvard legacy ~ a very recent one.

31 posted on 04/25/2011 3:13:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Red Steel

I think this hits Barry where it hurts. He’s got his sycophantic fans so convinced of his mental superiority to not prove his genius might seem odd.
Who am I kidding? There will be one big yawn from the MSM because, of course, they all know he was a brilliant student.


32 posted on 04/25/2011 3:14:00 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Montanabound
So, you are suggesting Bush missed about a dozen questions.

Turns him into quite an ordinary graduate. One or two misses is OK, but not a half dozen.

33 posted on 04/25/2011 3:14:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TheBigJ
"Senator Obama greeted by thousands in rural Kenya campaigning for sharia law devotee and marxist Raila Odinga:

36 seconds in:

“I am so proud to come back home…..”

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/kenya-thousands-turn-up-to-greet-u-senator-obama-in-rural-kenya/bo9yelFylhCHZc17VvNQMw
"

- - - - -


In case that source goes offline because of the OBots playing scrub-a-dub-dub,

here is a recent capture of it to ensure it airs on the Internet permanently:

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-obama-speaking-in-kenya-with-mass.html

34 posted on 04/25/2011 3:15:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: KoRn

This could be a brilliant strategy. Show the public a pattern of hiding things by bringing them up one after another. By letting each play for a few weeks it seems like a huge amount of hidden information. The only way out for Obama is to give the information out because no one is going to buy on excuse after another. Go Donald!


35 posted on 04/25/2011 3:16:38 PM PDT by TN4Bush
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
AP knows because Obama said it's so, and you don't question your boss.
36 posted on 04/25/2011 3:18:18 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: allmendream

“W” got in on his own.


37 posted on 04/25/2011 3:18:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Baladas
Yes, and despite Bush being (somewhat correctly) portrayed as a guy who wasn't very smart - and Kerry being (incorrectly) portrayed as a super-smart supra genius - it was amusing to see that Bush did better in grades and IQ.

To me an actual AA admission (i.e. NOT raised by his well to do white grandparents - but an actual first person in the family to go to college type who overcame adversity in their personal life) is far more justified than a “legacy” admission of some guy born with a silver-spoon in his mouth, the child of college graduates, raised in a house full of books - and they STILL couldn’t measure up and needed a bit of a boost to go to the Ivy League that daddy went to.

Harvard and Yale are impressive - getting in because of your daddy being a big shot and you being the prodigal son - not so impressive.

38 posted on 04/25/2011 3:18:53 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Baladas

Taking on Obama’s refusal to release records, as the MSM should have in 2008.


39 posted on 04/25/2011 3:18:59 PM PDT by Spok
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To: muawiyah

Quit saying I’m not a Trump guy! ENOUGH! Who cares.


40 posted on 04/25/2011 3:21:07 PM PDT by CE4K
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To: muawiyah
Bush was a legacy admission. His SAT’s and grades would have got him laughed out of Yale if not for who his father was.
41 posted on 04/25/2011 3:22:16 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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I’d love to see Obama’s application for his State Bar License. You pretty much have to tell them your entire life story.

Excellent point . . . and could explain why he went directly from law school to the University of Chicago faculty without ever practicing law.

Now, can anyone explain why the University of Chicago, one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, suddenly and inexplicably created a vacancy for a new Harvard law school graduate?

42 posted on 04/25/2011 3:22:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Now, can anyone explain why the University of Chicago, one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, suddenly and inexplicably created a vacancy for a new Harvard law school graduate?

I dunno, maybe a big pile of money from Soros (or something like that)?

43 posted on 04/25/2011 3:24:36 PM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, and IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: Steely Tom

There is a difference between applying for a Government and being elected to one.

No one bothered to ask to see Obama’s College grades before voting for him.
‘ They looked at his Melanin Content and he was tan enough to get6 elected.


44 posted on 04/25/2011 3:25:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steely Tom
There is a difference between applying for a Government and being elected to one.

No one bothered to ask to see Obama’s College grades before voting for him.
‘ They looked at his Melanin Content and he was tan enough to get elected.

45 posted on 04/25/2011 3:25:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: muawiyah

http://articles.cnn.com/2004-08-06/politics/bush.legacy_1_minority-journalists-affirmative-action-legacy?_s=PM:ALLPOLITICS

Under legacy programs, applicants are given an advantage if their parents or grandparents attended the school. Bush, a third-generation graduate of Yale University, joked about his own legacy.

“Well, in my case, I had to knock on a lot of doors to follow the old man’s footsteps,” he (Bush) said to laughter.


46 posted on 04/25/2011 3:26:20 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Steely Tom

I was going to say he’s Arab-American but then there’s that BS one drop policy.
McScot-Irish-English-Prussian and Swiss American or how about plain American and screw the hyphenated bull crap.


47 posted on 04/25/2011 3:26:31 PM PDT by mcshot (The GREATEST GENERATION would not tolerate this bastardization of our Republic.)
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To: muawiyah

I’m not suggesting anything except that the scores were not embarrassing. I said that they would be low for Yale admittance, which is based on my experience of applying to schools a tier lower than Ivy League with higher scores than his.


48 posted on 04/25/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Red Steel

THanks!


49 posted on 04/25/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: Baladas

Zero got in by knowing William Ayers and his father, along with mentor Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, real name Donald Warden, radical black muslim, anti-Semite, financial advisor of prominent Saudis, mentor of Black Panther Party, who recommended Obama to former Malcom X lawyer Percy Sutton, to get him into Harvard 1988-1991:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIVO8MZYXo8

Many people petitioned on Zero’s behalf to get into Harvard. Zero has been quoted in the 80’s saying he wanted to be President (actually since he was a young man) and others from communist circles pointed him out and stated “He is being groomed for the Presidency”. Some believe Obama’s first mentor in HI, Frank Marshall Davis, pervert, Communist, recommended him thru channels to the Chicago connection of marxists, many who lived in Hyde Park.

Obama’s Harvard acceptance, tuition, Pres of Harvard Law Review position, degree were bought and paid for via Khalid Al-Mansour by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal:

http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/obama_sutton_saudi/2008/09/03/127490.html

Khalid Al-Mansour was financial advisor for Prince Talal, nephew of Saudi King Abdullah (who Zero deep bowed to), and is the world’s 19th wealthiest person. The Prince donated $20 million to fund Islamic studies at Harvard during this time.

So why was some no name being funded?


50 posted on 04/25/2011 3:28:11 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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