Political Circus: Seinfeld snubs 'The Donald'
April 21st, 2011
01:04 PM ET
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Political Circus: Seinfeld snubs 'The Donald'

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time

"No soup for you," Donald

Donald Trump, a possible GOP contender for president, lashed out at comedian Jerry Seinfeld after the former sitcom star pulled out of a benefit for his son's Eric Trump Foundation, CNN's Marquee Blog reports.

At issue: Seinfeld was not happy with Trump's recent "birther" claims about President Obama's citizenship, the comedian's reps said.
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  1. GI Joe

    Soup Nazi goes after the REAL NAZI.

    April 21, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  2. neverarepublican

    Bravo to Seinfeld. A good message to send......Trump can't get away with spewing his foul crap. Anyone who disses the
    Donald will only gain prestige. Trump needs to be put in his place, and the more that decent people distance themselves from this idiot, the clearer it will be shown the idiots that stick by him. Food for thought!!

    April 21, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  3. tulsa, ok

    lol..... the Donald has a thin skin.

    April 21, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Dimwit Donald was later quoted as saying..."sure, actions sometimes have consequences, but they're not supposed to when you're rich like me."

    April 21, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Where's his flag pin? Wasn't that a big deal in 2008?

    April 21, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I'm really surprised to hear something like this coming from Seinfeld's mouth. REALLY. The "Seinfeld" show was on top of the ratings chart for how many years? I never knew that you could visit so many places in NYC and never (with one exception, Jill Jones from "Girlfriends") see a minority face. Not even extras walking past restaurant windows in the background.

    I guess it speaks volumes about how far out there Donald Trump is and how badly people wish to distance themselves from him.

    April 21, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  7. Bong

    If Obama was really born in Hawaii why can't he show his original birth certificate? One reason maybe is that he does not have any because the truth is he was born in Kenya. Donald Trump is right in questioning Obamas place of Birth place. Those who are saying that Obama was born in Hawaii are mostly Obam's LAPDOGS.

    April 21, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  8. Trump is Loving The Attention

    He brags that "people will be impressed with how much money he has"
    Yes, vapid, empty, souless people will be very impressed.

    April 21, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    Good for Seinfeld! I doubt that he cancelled because of the bad hair man eing aggressive. It's probably because who would want to be associated with this new madman. Seinfeld has integrity. Something bad hair man will never know what it means, Maybe now, is it nbc?, I don't watch his stupid show, can tell bozo you are fired!!!
    Too funny . . . . . walker giving kudos to another loser from thenparty of hell no . . . . frown line clown.
    I don't particulRly like kimmel, but "hair force one" is funny. Of course bad hair man has his own lear jet so he probably won't be using the presidential plane. It's probably not good enough or can't fit hie enormius ego!
    At least we have another jackass besides the bimbo from AK to make fun of. Thanks!

    April 21, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. Jean

    Seinfeld should rise to the occassion and support the sick children!

    April 21, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Rodney

    Jerry needs to wake up

    April 21, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. Charlie in Maine

    Good for you Jerry you are a "Stand up" guy in more ways than one. BTW start looking for your birth certificate Donald is going to want to deport you.

    April 21, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. California Conservative

    It's a well known fact that the Hollywood elite aren't the smartest bunch by far.

    April 21, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  14. minellimu

    Good grief Donald Trump... How juvenile of you Mr. Trumpeter-toot-my-own-horn because-no-body-is-praising-me.

    I shudder for this once great nation.

    April 21, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  15. minellimu

    I was wrong about one thing, that nobody could be more annoying than Sarah Palin.
    Mr. Trumpeter-toot-my-own-horn-coz-no-body-is-praising-me, you just proved me wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  16. noel

    geez, as if anyone but a damned yankee would care anything about that clown seinfeld. kramer made the show, he was just along for the ride, but had the right last name to be its namesake... if u get my drift...

    April 21, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  17. ConservaFascists -aka- Mammon

    Trump is hurting himself. No one wants to be affiliated with a bigot. I'm sure some of celebrities on the Apprentice would like to walk off the set if they weren't under contract. So if Donald can rub Jerry Seinfeld the wrong way with this birther issue, how does he "The Blacks" feel?

    April 21, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  18. minellimu

    I thought that African presidents like Museveni were the only ones who could spew such nonsense and get away with it. Donald you are ruining this great nations reputation. Or should we blame those who give you the stage. You sound like a lunatic. You actually need to seek professional help because you honestly sound insane

    April 21, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  19. The Situation

    Good for Seinfeld. Trump is is nothing more but a two bit racist. "I have good relations with the Blacks"! Is Trump serious. He hasn't came out with no ideas to get America back on track, all he keeps bring to the forefront is a useless topic about Obama's place of birth. Let's talk about the economy that is what America wants to discuss. Everytime Trump opens his fat mouth he comes off as an uneducated dim wit and a bully. He is trashing people that are serious on running for the presidency on the GOP side. To me, Trump is a media whore and a clown. I hope he does run and wins so he can be destroyed in the general election next year!

    April 21, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  20. Me

    Jerry Seinfeld for President! Biggest sign of intelligent life I've seen lately.

    April 21, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  21. Al-NY,NY

    So Jerry writes a big fat check and Combover gets his $ (which he'll probably funnel into his "birther search" in Hawaii). Get over it Combover.

    April 21, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  22. OneMoreTime

    This is not a political circus anymore. It has dissolved into very serious business. Trump is using innuendo and
    insinuation to imply that the President of the United States is a liar and a scam artist. He says he will have
    "interesting" things to report. He also says "I love this Country". If he loves America and IF he has evidence that
    proves his accusations then he is obligated, now, to reveal his "interesting facts" to the people. By playing cat
    and mouse, he is allowing decisions to be made for America by someone, he thinks, is not qualified. The
    Republicans are playing a dangerous game too. They have not come out to defend President Obama in a very
    strong manner. They are hoping it is true, and if not, then they will say something. They need to say
    something before the fact, Anything they say later will be moot, because they waited to see what mileage they
    could get from this. Seinfeld has every right to do what he thinks is best for himself, and Trump can just like it
    or lump it. Trump is devoid of anything remotely connected to common sense. His words are hurtful to
    the Obamas, especially their children, but attacks when his own child is feeling the ramifications of Trump Daddy's
    words. Circus? Not now.' Sick? Absolutely

    April 21, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  23. shane

    Good job Jerry! Don Trump is borderline "Treason" His bashing of our President because of the color of his skin,is Sickening! He is the most popular"White collar criminal,sinse Al Capone. Except Capone shared alot of his "Bootty" with the poor in Chicago. This vile "Profiteer" rips off poor people!

    April 21, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  24. Just Me

    Good for Seinfied. People should not reward this egotistical nutcase with their presence. Avoid him and his family like the the black plague.

    April 21, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |