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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:34 PM
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Trump: How did Obama get into the Ivy League?
Trump: How did Obama get into the Ivy League?

Donald Trump on Monday suggested he had broadened the scope of his investigation regarding President Obama's background, arguing that - in addition to making inquiries into Mr. Obama's citizenship - he was "looking into" the president's college career.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump alleged that Mr. Obama had been "a terrible student," and wondered how he could have been accepted to prestigious schools like Columbia and Harvard Universities.

"I heard he was a terrible student, terrible," Trump told the AP. "How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records."

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Trump provided no evidence of Mr. Obama's "terrible" marks, but did offer the fact that "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," Trump said. "There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20057214-503544....
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:35 PM
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1. Really, Trump is sounding like a nut. nt
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:37 PM
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2. Take out the words "sounding like" and you've got it.
The perfect FReeper candidate.

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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:39 PM
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3. Oh Donald "heard" it...well I "heard" Donald likes to
have sex with horses upside down while wearing makeup and a tutu.
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:41 PM
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4. Good, he can investigate GWB's academic career while he's at it.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:41 PM
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5. Thank you.
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:43 PM
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6. How did Obama get into an Ivy League school, Mr. Trump?
the same way you didn't, with intelligence, good grades, drive and initiative, all of the attributes that you sadly lack!
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:44 PM
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7. What evidence does he have for Obama being a "terrible student"?
...Ah, of course. Albedo.
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:49 PM
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8. Nice coded language there Trump....
...I lose more and more respect for this man every time he opens his mouth.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:51 PM
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9. You know, I loved that Diet Snapple that was a tie-in to "The Apprentice"
Bret Michaels was the winner and it was a real tasty but limited time tea that snapple put out. Every bottle has Trump's mug on it.

I was driving home from PA today and stopped at a Turkey Hill, saw the flavor there and almost bought it. But the vile I feel for Trump pretty much made me look for someone else.

Got some Diet Tea from Turkey Hill instead
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:55 PM
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12. I feel you.....
I can't say I was ever a fan of Trump, but I didn't dislike the guy. Now I view him through the same lens of disgust that I view Mel Gibson. I could never watch his show now.
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FLPanhandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:51 PM
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10. This just proves Trump is in this for the attention
He's not serious about running for President. He's on a little ego inflating jaunt.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:54 PM
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11. Anyone who doesn't see this for the GIGANTIC dog whistle that it is -
the meme that "black people can't get anywhere without affirmative action" - is delusional in their naivete.
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:57 PM
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13. +1
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 09:00 PM by Kaylee
I like how he adds that bit about his "friends" sons who have excellent grades (and are the right color) that Obama stole a spot from. It's not even a dog whistle, he's shouting it from a bullhorn.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:58 PM
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14. Pure coded racism
Not even thinly disguised.

So far, Trump is 3 for 3 in appealing to the racist elements:

1. Birtherism, a theory of pure racist nonsense.
2. Obama didn't write Dreams, perhaps the most consistently used racist trope in American history (African Americans have always been charged with not actually having written their own books)
3. Obama as affirmative action case, displacing the sons with good grades (and the gender is important there).

Racism. Racism. Racism.

It's astounding that the media is allowing this to continue. They know damn well what he's doing.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:58 PM
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15. Has "The Hair" even been to college?
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:01 PM
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16. Harvard and the Wharton School are clearly a fucking joke.
Both Dimson and Trump made it through. Or maybe a business major itself is a joke.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:06 PM
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17. "...how he could have been accepted to prestigious schools..."
....trumpet with his insatiable petty attacks, is beginning to border on racist....what's he running for, grand wizard?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:23 PM
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18. Translation: How do 'Those People' get into the Ivy League. nt
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 09:23 PM by onehandle
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:31 PM
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19. New rule: you can't have the world's most famous combover
And accuse someone else of hiding something. - Bill Maher
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:38 PM
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20. I don't care how much help Obama got - "terrible students" don't graduate magna cum laude from
Harvard Law School and make the Law Review. Sorry Donald, it just doesn't happen. I have heard of late bloomers but that is nuts.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:10 PM
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21. That stupid white bastard is dangerous.
Very dangerous.

That's all I have to say (from abroad).
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