Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Trump: Obama wasn't smart enough for Harvard

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:16 PM
Original message
Trump: Obama wasn't smart enough for Harvard
Manhattan 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.

"I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard," Trump said. "We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president."

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Trump-Obama-Wasnt-...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:19 PM
Response to Original message
1. This crap is so fucking disgraceful.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:22 PM
Original message
Friends must not be named "Bush".
That name seems to be good for a champagne and hookers welcome from Yale and Harvard.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:22 PM
Response to Original message
2. Trump is a filthy racist.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
elias49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. Truth.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #2
17. He's just a fool, a court jester from another planet
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:29 PM
Response to Reply #2
22. And Trump needs to have his nose rubbed in something
very filthy. He has become the queen of conspiracy. He is worse than Ann Coulter and that is saying a lot.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:35 PM
Response to Reply #22
24. Already happened. What's left got shoved up onto the top of his head.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:23 PM
Response to Original message
3. wow. the subtle racism is so charming
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:19 AM
Original message
But Trump did not mention race at all.
That CAN'T be what he meant. Trump has a great relationship with "The Blacks."









Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:23 PM
Response to Original message
4. Trump is race baiting....
As John Aravosis pointed out earlier on this story, what he really means is, how did a black guy get into a good school? It's a classic Republican tactic in a number of ways. First, it's racist. Second, attacking a Democrat on their strength - in this case accusing Obama of being dumb.


I would expand on that and suggest Trump wants to make his minions think racial preference/affirmative action to reinforce those known race-based animosities that burn among hard core white racist RWers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:24 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. yup.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:54 PM
Response to Reply #4
19. Magna from Harvard Law,
and President of the Law Review. You don't qualify for that without being highly intelligent. Stuff it, Donald.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:23 PM
Response to Original message
5. This guy is a schmuk. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:26 PM
Response to Original message
8. You know what?
I want Trump to take this bullshit all the way over the edge. I want him to push this horrid crap so far that NBC won't renew his shitty teevee show and he and his damned comb-over will have to go back hustling suckers for a living.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:27 PM
Response to Original message
9. Magna cum laude at Harvard is the top 20%
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #9
14. It's the top 10% for the law school.
Not too bad, I'd say.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:27 PM
Response to Original message
10. OMG! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:32 PM
Response to Original message
11. Donald Trump just seems to continue to show
how much of a bigot he really is.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:35 PM
Response to Original message
12. trump
seems to think this is some kind of reality show. shameful!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:40 PM
Response to Original message
13. Keep it up
If they keep doing this by October of next year they will be forced to campaign to hold on to Kansas and Kentucky.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #13
16. Unfortunately, I think Arkansas would vote for this schmuck
unless his opponent was a Southern governor. That's how it's been for the last 40 years.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:16 PM
Response to Reply #16
21. Maybe they would
but Obama could make him earn it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:47 PM
Response to Original message
15. Isn't Donald Trump a casino owner?
how many degrees has donald?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:49 PM
Response to Original message
18. Harvard: Trump wasn't smart enough for ...
please fill in.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:57 PM
Response to Original message
20. Trump should just go back to having Meatloaf and Gary Busey kill each other.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:05 PM by Initech
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:33 PM
Response to Original message
23. Donald isn't smart enough to keep his ferking mouth shut.
All he is doing is proving he is a self promoting hatefull pissant.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:48 PM
Response to Original message
25. A new conspiracy, Donny? Old conspiracy not working so well or do you need to 'layer' them?
Obama wasn't smart enough to get into Harvard.

My friends with smart sons don't get to go to Harvard.

Therefore, someone* pulled strings to get Obama into Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude.


Is this a conspiracy theory or an racist, affirmative-action based attack?


* Was it the Islamic Brotherhood, maybe? Donny's friends with smart sons don't pray to Mecca!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:12 AM
Response to Original message
26. "I heard he was a terrible student"
Edited on Tue Apr-26-11 01:12 AM by MilesColtrane
I heard that Donald Trump gets sexual gratification from raping small mammals, ritually killing them, then drinking their blood.

See how easy that is?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:19 AM
Response to Original message
27. "I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't
get into Harvard," Trump said.

Yeah, right. Trump is nothing more than a pathetic liar. I have a hard time believing anything he says now. Once your credibility is gone, you have nothing! :eyes:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Oct 20th 2014, 09:48 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC