Skip to comments.'Trump is a racist': Bob Schieffer attacks The Apprentice host... as liberals desert reality show
Posted on 04/29/2011 3:07:37 AM PDT by Scanian
A senior CBS news anchor today labelled Donald Trump's campaign to raise doubts about President Obama's school grades as an 'ugly strain of racism'. Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer made the comments in the wake of Mr Trump's calls yesterday for Mr Obama to release college transcripts 'proving' he had the grades to enter Columbia and Harvard. The attack came as new research suggested viewers for Celebrity Apprentice - some of the most liberal for any TV show - were deserting the program due to Mr Trump's outspoken rants against Mr Obama.
The furore came soon after the President released his full birth certificate - finally putting the question of his citizenship beyond reasonable doubt. Yesterday Mr Trump called on the President to release his college transcripts.
Reacting to the call, Mr 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.' Earlier in the day Mr Trump had hinted that the President did not earn the grades at his first college Occidental to allow him to enter the two prestigious Ivy league schools. He said: 'I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard.
'We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our President.' In a separate interview given moments after Mr Obama released the birth certificate, Trump said: 'I'd like to know how does he get into Harvard, how does he get into Columbia if he isn't a very good student. 'If he wants to release it that's fine,if he doesn't want to release it that's fine too. But the word is he wasn't a very good student.'
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Trump seems quite committed. There’s little doubt in my mind that he’s gonna go for it.
Oh yeah, I'm not a candidate.
It's called projection, Bob.
Trump’s disturbed the hornets nest :)
You’ve got it.
Bob seems to have had the same “conversion experience” that Lyndon Johnson had in the ‘60’s when his old “seg” ways weren’t politically palatable anymore.
Liberal phoney baloney.
Yep, O’Reilly and his guest yesterday talked Trump making a factual observation of the past-time activity of basketball being racist, the Democrats are getting desperate, and basketball draft picks while committing America to war in Libya, this activity is supposed to be taken seriously?
I’m shocked. So now it’s not just Cokie Roberts that’s a whore. Bob Shieffer joins her.
Yup, some leadership we have in DC, huh?
Today may be the day I decide to only vote for the Presidency. I've lost faith in our government. And that's a first time for me
Next will go our right to own guns. We can't be selective on what's valid and what's not in the Constitution.
I have a feeling Allen West is going to tag Trump out and take over the issue for a while. Alan Keyes has been wanting to get on TV and make his demands but the media's too busy trying to make this a racist issue so they're keeping Alan Keyes out.
“Trump seems quite committed. Theres little doubt in my mind that hes gonna go for it.”
I don’t know whether he’ll run or not, but he certainly seems to kn ow the field is open to anyone interested. As with the 2008 race, the challenger will almost certainly win.
This accusation is a serious setback for Trump; for decades now, it is “racist” to wonder why unqualified blacks are admitted to schools or jobs; we are just supposed to look the other way. He broke the cardinal rule of Race Relations 101 - he was honest.
I think America is ready for that kind of honesty. Hopefully enough of America to win a general election.
Trump is correct.
Schieffer's a DNC puppet.
I think so, too. Doesn’t make sense to even start the ball rolling otherwise.
“I think America is ready for that kind of honesty. Hopefully enough of America to win a general election.”
America has always been ready for that honesty; it has just been pushed behind closed doors/out of the public sphere. The voters won’t have a problem with the message; the media that influences the voters does. They will do what they can to sink whoever opposes the Sultan.
I’ll tell you what’s really racist. If Soetoro were perceived as white, he would have been given the boot during the primaries.
Bob, Bob.....trying to make a name for yourself this late in the game?
I don’t think ANYBODY understands how far left VIRTUALLY ALL of our ‘news providers’ and their staffs really are.
It is only it times like these that we get even a HINT.
We have to learn to deal with all these bogus charges of racism. If ANYBODY checked—by whatever method or statistics used—you would see racism in the USA as a one-way street. All blacks hate all whites. Hispanics and blacks hate each other about equally. The both hate jews.
Whites are left to contend with virtually universal employment discrimination.
Almost half the contestants on his show were black this year. This is B.S. I hope he sues CBS and the old fool for defamation.
Nathan Bedford's first maxim of American politics:
All politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.
I’m not going to judge Schieffer. He is an old Texas Dem and surely has had to “adjust” with the times just to stay “relevant.”
The thing is, my experience matches yours. Liberals in general are the most color-struck people I’ve ever met.
Most are absolutely OBSESSED with race. And those same people run in essentially all-white yuppie circles, have minimal experience with minorities but know it all because, well, liberals are the “smart people” with all the answers.
Five will get you ten that Bob is projecting, as a previous poster stated.
How about it Bob?
Not up to the test, eh?
Schieffer, you're fired! Schieffer, you get an F !
C'mon Bob, it's Barry's school records, what could possibly be in there?
Bob, you're supposed to be journalist, do your job.
Obama wouldn't turn down a request from a guy like you would he?
A simple request to make the records public, how about it Bob?
If you are not personally insulted and called a racist by CBS news and the rest of the MSM then you are probably not telling the truth.
We have reached a point in our society that anyone who tells the truth about almost anything is labeled a racist by the Democrats and the MSM.
Obama has more important thing to do than show his Birth Certificate.
He has to get on OUR plane and fly off to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Maybe he is just pissed that they didn’t invite him and the Wookie to London so he had to do something really freaky to draw attention to himself.
I’m not a narcissist so understanding Hussein is a real challenge.
Let’s not leave out Steve.
What a gasbag.
“Reacting to the call, Mr Schieffer said: ‘That’s just code for saying he got into law school because he’s black”
Well duh.. there’s no doubt that the Kenyan was an Affirmative Action beneficiary. The First Wookie as well.
Kinda your actions not asking for grades.
Bob you ever see his World of Trump Golf show?
I bet almost half of his guests are black.
Every dim alive is a racist... never met one that was not... they are responsible for keeping the black race down... while the black race worships them. evilcrats... do not doubt me.
David Letterman last night was suggesting Trump was a racist for those same comments. The DNC talking points have been distributed.
That playbook is getting very, very raggedy.
The only people who pay attention to it are the ones who would vote for Obama anyway, no matter what.
So, are they afraid of losing their loony left base?
Did O’Reilly mention the Won appearing on ESPN doing BASKETBALL brackets and oh by the way, make a donation to the tsunami victims.
My America would be ready for Steve Forbes to be president.
A businessman, a family man, and a committed patriot. Pro life and showing honor and integrity.
I think we’re watching the last gasp of liberalism.
He’s like a pit bull ;) And seems to love a real challenge. I hope he’s as committed as he seems. It ain’t easy being conservative, the left is ugly and noisy like a two year old having a tantrum.
Are these the same Hollywood-liberal types that condemn conservatives of “censorship” if they threaten to boycott their movies after making anti-American statements?
Why does Trump not run as a Democrat? He would get more attention if he were challenging a sitting Pres__ent. He may even win.
Since we live on exactly opposite ends of the states in geography and since my background parallels yours, I will gladly run with you!
Vince in Northern Florida
So.... did Oprah give each audience member a CITY of their own as a prize? I mean, it was a very special show, and a very special audience, don't you think?
Heck, they got cars once, and who was the guest then?
If living one's life judging others not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character is racist, fine, I'll join Dr. King on that bench.
By the way, if you are interested in reading a book by and about a black man who has refused to be pigeonholed by his race and about the evolution of his world view, A Personal Odyssey by Dr. Sowell is a good read (anything he wrote is a good read IMHO).
As for Donald Trump, I'm not a huge fan but do I believe he is racist? Please!
Just as race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. are not grounds for discrimination, neither are they automatic grounds for sainthood, and should not be a magic shield for any individual to hide behind. If you are unwilling for everything there is to be known about you to be revealed, then stay out of public life.
Bob Schieffer is 100% correct. Affirmative Action IS an ugly strain of racism...
Frankly, I didn’t know Bob Schieffer was still alive. So he is, but why the hell should anyone care what he says or thinks?
Schieffer is a liberal hack and an incontinent old fool.
Well, you guys can have MY vote in 2012 over Obama/Biden, and I do not even know who you are...