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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:00 PM
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Salon: The Donald - "I've always had a great relationship with the blacks"
Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 12:28 ET
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When rich white guys talk about black people



Donald Trump may have just committed the first major gaffe of his latest fake presidential campaign. (Well, unless you count his birther crusade as one giant, weeks-long gaffe, which it probably isn't, since it's helped vault him to the top of some early Republican presidential polls.)

Appearing on a radio show hosted by the New York Post's Fred Dicker this morning, Trump took on the "frightening" level of support that President Obama enjoys from black voters, bragged that "I've always had a great relationship with the blacks," and saluted Hillary Clinton -- whose 2008 campaign against Obama was dogged by occasional suggestions that it was catering to racial and cultural resentments -- for all the work she's done for "the black population."

We can argue about whether this might hurt Trump -- both in terms of his fake presidential campaign's prospects and the reputation of the Trump brand. Right now, it's unclear how much -- if any -- pickup it will even receive.

http://www.salon.com/news/donald_trump/index.html?story...
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:02 PM
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1. Makes me feel the same way I do when I hear people say "the gays"
Only totally ignorant people say things like that.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:03 PM
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2. You betcha. Some of his best friend are....
No doubt. Feh!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:04 PM
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3. Sure, when they're serving the soup and mopping the floors. Asshole. nt
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:06 PM
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4. Ewwwwwwwwww
another ewwwwwwwwww. "the blacks" You know, those people who are not "the whites."
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:06 PM
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5. Until now. n/t
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:12 PM
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6. How to kill a tv show in a few short weeks.....
I'm not sure Donnie Dorko is of sound mind, even by the standards of his life thus far. Lawrence O'Donnell put it all very well last night.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:38 PM
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7. What??? As servants???
GMAFB... :eyes:
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:56 PM
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8. Does he know Jack, or Clint, or Shirley?
I had no idea his choice of friends was so varied.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:36 PM
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9. Since he's gone this far with the birther thing, he can lock up the GOP nod with the "N" word.
Apparently there is no depth to which he can go to get attention and favor from the Teabaggers, and the sure way to do it is by being as far out there as you can go. That's pretty much it. That, and the Muslim thing, too, of course.
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Thumper79 Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:30 PM
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10. This wasn't too smart either.
"The Donald ducked a question about how many members serve in the House of Representatives in a profile published in Time today.

Well, I dont want to answer your questions because this isnt a history class, said Trump, who insisted he knew the answer. You could get some stiff that knows every one of those answers, but is incapable of governing.

For the record, there are 435 House seats."
http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/04/14/i-dont-...
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:30 PM
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11. I just wish he'd have a great relationship
with a barber.
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:32 PM
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12. The amount of pickup will depend...
Unfortunately, not everyone will perceive "the blacks" as code for "them" as in, "us" and "them" -- which is certainly the distinction the Trump twit intended to draw.
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