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Trump's presidential hopes tarnished by African-American comments
The Canadian Press ^ | April 15, 2011 | Lee-Anne Goodman

Posted on 04/15/2011 9:53:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

His troubles with "the blondes" are well-documented, but now Donald Trump is in hot water with "the blacks" _ the cringe-worthy term he used this week to describe African-Americans, a segment of the population once warm to his potential run for U.S. president.

"I have a great relationship with the blacks," Trump said earlier this week in a radio interview.

He added that the overwhelming African-American support for U.S. President Barack Obama is "frightening." The remarks come on the heels of the mega-mouthed billionaire questioning whether Obama was born on U.S. soil.

Oops.

America's black community, in fact, recently viewed Trump favourably, an NBC poll found.

The survey was conducted, however, before Trump revealed himself to be one of the "birthers," the fringe group of Americans _ many of them Tea Party adherents _ who believe Obama is illegitimately serving as president because he wasn't born in the United States but in Kenya.

Trump, whose high-profile divorces from Ivana Trump and then Marla Maples hogged headlines in the 1990s, says he believes there "is a big possibility" Obama may have violated the Constitution since it prohibits anyone not born in the United States from serving as president.

"I want to see the birth certificate," Trump in an interview last week on NBC's "Today" show.

Officials in Hawaii have certified that Obama was born in that state, and many African-Americans consider suggestions to the contrary to be downright racist....

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KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; certifigate; obama; trump
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To: FreedomPoster

“Poor leadership all the way up to the White House.”

Bump!

Are we ever going to have good leadership in the country again? You know, leadership from one who understands this country, what it’s all about, and respects it, loves it...and the citizenry?

I don’t know...


51 posted on 04/16/2011 12:38:01 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: dixiechick2000

When he says “we are a joke” it is meant to fire up the masses. If he means that then I invite him to tell me that to my face.


52 posted on 04/16/2011 12:40:18 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: dfwgator

And my personal favorite: once you go black, you never go back.


53 posted on 04/16/2011 12:48:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Time is being removed.......
54 posted on 04/16/2011 12:50:02 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

Bump both of your posts to me!

He is attempting to remove “time”, all right...but there are those of us for whom he won’t be able to remove it.

There are many of us who remember very well, and won’t let him forget it.

I’m a boomer...maybe my generation will be good for something after all. ;o)


55 posted on 04/16/2011 12:54:41 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: LouAvul

Clinton was known BY BLACKS as the first BLACK PRESIDENT.


56 posted on 04/16/2011 1:15:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: little jeremiah
bump

Trump wants the constitution respected

57 posted on 04/16/2011 2:52:38 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Windflier

“How dare this leftist piece of trash define me?”

Houston, we have a problem. See. THIS from the left is equalled by many on the right who scream at the tops of their lungs that the Jews elected ze bam.

It is the LEFT, the hardcore, rotten left of all stripes that want to KEEP this creepy meshug in office.
AND even that is coming into question.
The self-appointed “leaders” of the black community have betayed their own blood, just as the ‘jew” left has betrayed ITS blood. It is THEY who are the doorstops for the democrats, who keep slamming their own communities into the ground by keeping the door to freedom locked up tight.
That is slowly, slowly changing. It will take time. But it IS happening.
That is why corrupt black “leaders” who currently “run” things are so against school choice...including obama... and still preach to their constituents that the world owes them everything...even as THEY live like kings.
Look at rev wright. One of the most hateful bigots who ever walked this earth, whose “church” “bought’ him a ten million dollar estate in a WHITE GATED community. Yet NO ONE, either in the press or in the black leadership, EVER mentions it.
Or obama and his high-living wife. Black people are bedazzled by the rhetoric and the lies. They think he is sticking it to us white people, but in reality, he is sticking it to his own “claimed” people much worse, because the way he is running things has made them far worse off than they have been for decades.
We know what he has done to Israel, but the LEFT in this country hates Israel anyway, including the so-called “jews” who still support him.
I actually think they just call themselves “jews” to make people hate us even more.
Enough with the blame game.
It’s time to STOP him, whatever the cost.
Those who have escaped the mental chains have found it to be quite different in the reality outside the one created for them.
I just wish it would happen faster.


58 posted on 04/16/2011 3:16:17 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump’s a racist because he has the gall to challenge The First Black President (peace be upon him). From this point on, Trump has lost the black vote (aka Holder’s people), so he might just as well continue in his quest to eliminate this Obamunistic stain on America.

They did the same thing when Perot uttered his infamous “you people” remark.

The hypocrisy of these race pimps is so thick you can cut it with a knife.


59 posted on 04/16/2011 3:27:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Over 2 years into the regime, and we don't even know the pres..ent's real name.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are exactly right.


60 posted on 04/16/2011 3:34:06 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I must say, if there’s anyone who could get away with “’the’ blacks”, it ought to be “’The’ Donald”.

But I want this Trump-for-President boomlet to hurry up and be over with.


61 posted on 04/16/2011 4:05:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: antonico

I listen and enjoy Mark Levin but I and many other Conservatives DO NOT take marching orders from Levin or anyone else. Stop with the flaming of Trump it is a lot like all the ‘Birther’ or TEA Party demonizing that the Karl Rove wing is using to marginalize us, so just STOP with this crap!
We know plenty about Trump and we now know plenty about the Republican (Progressive) Party.


62 posted on 04/16/2011 4:13:33 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: TigerClaws

When you remember that Most blacks cheered when OJ was found innocent you should realize that they really do not cae about Justice they care about race.

Then they have the temerity to suggest that whites are racist.

Check out the Congressional Black caucus if you want to do a study on racism.


65 posted on 04/16/2011 4:51:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: antonico

Trump is out for trump. But presidenting will be a step down for him in income, fame, and power. I don’t think he wants the job for himself, really. Not sure he will run.

But mark is focused too much on breaking trump and not nearly enough on breaking the usurper Obama. That’s where mark s focus should be.


66 posted on 04/16/2011 5:01:43 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Oops.”

Sorry Lee Ann, Ooop’s fail. Trump is dead on in his characterization of The Blacks voting tendencies.

67 posted on 04/16/2011 5:04:43 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a population, blacks have much to save and the work in helping them is quite rewarding. As a voting block, they are a lost cause. No GOP candidate should consider compromising a principle for any reason but especially not to try to attract black voters.


68 posted on 04/16/2011 5:11:04 AM PDT by anton
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To: familyop

Trump should say “I’ve put more black people to work than obama ever has”.


69 posted on 04/16/2011 5:15:03 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"All blacks should read the story of Nathan Bedford Forrest if they want to know the true essence of the Democrat. Complete genius in battle. Typical democrat when it came to racial issues."

Forrest was much less of a racist and bigot than Abraham Lincoln. What party was Lincoln?

Maybe it's you who needs to do some reading.

I recommend John A. Wyeth's That Devil Forrest.

70 posted on 04/16/2011 5:27:46 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a tool this writer is!

What does he think “those people” call themselves?

BLACK, that’s what. Sometimes stronger words.

Why should any American feel coerced into using Jesse Jackson’s nomenclature?? (which is where A.A. came from)


71 posted on 04/16/2011 6:11:12 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Windflier

“African-American” started with J.J., which makes me even less likely to use it.


72 posted on 04/16/2011 6:12:30 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: LouAvul

I wouldn’t worry too much about it. The same 3 blacks I mean Afro-Americans who voted Republican in 2008 can probably be counted on again in 2012.


73 posted on 04/16/2011 8:00:32 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Scanian

Ask any black who prefers the term “African American” to name 10 African countries or 10 famous Africans in history.


74 posted on 04/16/2011 8:28:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; dixiechick2000; Pelham; Travis McGee; stainlessbanner; Yudan
what a buncha BS

and you're right...blacks view Cain and West...and sad to say...black freepers as Toms to be scorned

Jews here suffer the same indignity at Seder I'm sure

but not in public life

as an “All Wood Southern Christian Boy”...it's easy for me...I was born into what many here aspire to be...politically socially conservative...many here had to change the trend of their culture and do it for themselves..hat tip to ya'll

I was born into it..already molded right..just had to kind of come back around at times

that's why we're here to help ya’ll

Good Old Boys and Girls Ideological Outreach to Yankee Freepers who've had Enough.

just remember:

I-65, 55 and 95 head south

and I-70, 40 20 and 10 head east

stop anywhere they first serve their tea sweet

75 posted on 04/16/2011 10:05:01 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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To: wardaddy
I was born into it..already molded right..just had to kind of come back around at times

Amen to that!

76 posted on 04/16/2011 10:12:31 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: antonico

Of all the dumb things Trump has said, I am most offended by his attacks on George W. Bush.

Bush was a very good man and a good president ... tho not perfect. Trump does not have the credentials to attack him.

However, I won’t join in the Trump bashing right now because I want him to do ‘his thang,’ and he’s mostly doing it because he’s enough of an ego-maniac to think that he could actually be nominated.


77 posted on 04/16/2011 10:18:43 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan 2012)
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To: drierice

Ya know your right! I have to say that on the day I witnessed a group of people lets say black,brown,white,red whatever! stand in Washington DC and sing that song na na na na hey hey or whatever it is called. I have never in my life witnessed so much disrespect toward anyone as I saw for The President and The VP.
I would personally vote for The Donald just to get to hear him say to the present occupants of these positions...YOUR FIRED!


78 posted on 04/16/2011 10:26:49 AM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: FreedomPoster

I was happy when GWB got elected the 2nd time.
But then he was the biggest disappointment for me.


79 posted on 04/16/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: dfwgator

That’s just it. I know a lot of blacks and none says “A-A.”

Maybe it comes down to what the old barber (Cedric the Entertainer) said in “Barbershop”: “Bleep Jesse Jackson.”

Now if we can just convince them to say, “Bleep Obama....”


80 posted on 04/16/2011 11:41:20 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Williams

“I don’t view Bush unfavorably except the medicare drug entitlement was fiscal insanity.”

His repeated attempt to amnesty millions of illegal aliens was even worse.

Those illegals are still here and to see what effect they have you simply need to look at what has happened to California.

Obama will continue to push Dubya’s amnesty dream, something that would be less of a threat if Bush had obeyed his oath of office and done his job.


81 posted on 04/16/2011 12:00:43 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I know. I'm glad Ann Coulter addressed this in her question-and-answer session at CPAC. Someone asked about the idea of changing the name of Rhode Island because it has the word "plantation" in it and she let the Dems have it about doing nothing when it mattered. It's the second question, so it's right at the beginning.
82 posted on 04/16/2011 12:23:02 PM PDT by firebrand (Impeach Obama.)
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To: Bridge_toofar

Me too.....some serious bloodletting here over all that....the harpies brooked no dissent over George W


83 posted on 04/16/2011 4:22:17 PM PDT by wardaddy (ok...Trump---Sarah----Michelle.....any of them are ok for now---tain't picky)
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