Trump's f-bomb tirade
April 29th, 2011
09:04 AM ET
12 years ago

Trump's f-bomb tirade

(CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump served up a profanity laced speech to Republican supporters in Las Vegas Thursday night, attacking American policies and continuing his flirtation with a run for the GOP presidential nomination.

At a reception hosted by two Republican women's groups at the Treasure Island Casino, Trump acknowledged he is not the typical candidate for president, and may lose in 2012, but is still serious about a bid for the White House.

"I'll think about it," Trump said when an audience member asked him to run. "You probably won't be disappointed."

Trump, who has said he will decide by June whether to run for president, also criticized the price of oil in his remarks, one of the mantras adopted by the reality TV star of late.

"They (OPEC) want to go in and raise the price of oil because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and says you're not going to raise that f-ing price, you understand me?" Trump said.

He also boiled down the war in Iraq for the conservative crowd.

"We build a school, we build a road. They blow up the road. They blow up the school. We build another school, we build another road, they blow them up," Trump said. "We build again, in the meantime we can't get a f-king school built in Brooklyn."

Trump, who was in the Silver State to attend the wedding of billionaire casino owner Steve Wynn, has spent the last two months questioning the president's birth place, an issue largely put to rest Wednesday when President Obama released the long-form version of the certificate.

Nevada may have an influential role in shaping the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with its caucus scheduled third in the primary and caucus calendar.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • President Obama
soundoff (173 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    And that's the GOP's #1 candidate right there... shows what that party is about.

    April 29, 2011 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  2. yuri

    This malignant megalomaniac and narcissistic neanderthal needs to talk responsibly, lest he will lose the support of his own henchmen and sycophantic stooges.

    April 29, 2011 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  3. casy

    He may have used profanity but he told the truth. It is what it is. Starting to like this guy more and more. No phony political grandstanding. He says it like it is and how he feels.

    April 29, 2011 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  4. Lobo698

    WHY on earth are Republicans even considering this guy as a candidate? It makes no sense! Come on Republicans, give us someone, ANYONE who is moderate and has some sense. Trump is a total joke.

    April 29, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  5. Michigan Go Blue

    Go Donald Forrest Gump !!!

    Now can we see your tax returns you promised to releaser if Obama provided his birth certificate.

    PS.... Were you concerned how George W Bush got into Yale with grades that he nearly flunked out of higgh school on?

    April 29, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  6. veggolove

    yeah, and i'm sure OPEC will listen......

    April 29, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  7. nancyke

    What a classless bloviated blowhard. He will never be president.

    April 29, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  8. david

    sorry trump...not good enough American President behaviour!!!

    April 29, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  9. KM

    Hint to CNN; STOP giving this guy constant media attention, that is what will make him go away.

    April 29, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  10. Obama 2012

    What's that I hear? Is that Trump's chances of a nomination being destroyed? Yes, I think so!

    April 29, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  11. Al-NY,NY

    Anyone that takes this talking hairpiece seriously should be sent to psychiatric hospital for extensive tests. Hey Trump..since you won't get the GOP nomination, run as an independent. Your sheep will follow you over the cliff as Obama is elected in a landslide

    April 29, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    He's a whiner. The man has offered no solutions. He has no clue how the real world works. OPEC does not set the price, the markets do. OPEC can control how much they produce, which can have a major effect price, but OPEC does not set nor directily control the price.

    Remember the time Bush went to Saudi Arabia to negotiate higher production back in 2008 when we were paying $4 at the pump? His request was declined. A Democrat promising and end to wars got elected, Saudis and Kuwaitis increased their production, the price of oil plummeted and we had $2 gas by Obama's inauguration day. Remember?

    April 29, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  13. MSHMiami

    Gee, real "presidential" speech there, Trump. There's no place in the White House for egotistical thugs, and that's what you are.

    April 29, 2011 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  14. Larry L

    Republicans appear incapable of selecting candidates who might represent America in the world arena. This guy should be fleecing marks in a carnival sideshow. His daddy gave him money but he failed to give him class – except for the low variety.

    April 29, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  15. Laura

    The phrase "what you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying" comes to mind.

    April 29, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  16. Dirk Wladon

    What? This suppose to be America's hero for president? 'PRAVDA won't really let me say what I want to say.

    April 29, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  17. diridi

    With his best qualification for presidency, I think, he should run for it from GOP.....way to go.....Trump, do not lose your grip on it...go for it....

    April 29, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  18. kyle

    What a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  19. smac

    Really. A women's group, when has he even respected the women he was married to, and you guys want him to represent the GOP?! What about the Evangelical sect of the GOP, are they going to support him and his foul language. I was always taught the use of profanity shows an ignorant mind that cannot express itself intelligently. Sorry "The Blacks" will pass on Mr. Trump.

    April 29, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  20. Trump is Dumb

    If it hasn't been made seriously clear to everybody that Trump has NOTHING, then you need to check your vitals. This egomaniac has nothing left behind his debunked Plan A – conspiracy theories other than lying about how the oil industry works to people that know better. And of course, being in business – Donald himself knows better. The oil industries around the world are in it for PROFITS. The US oil industry is not government controlled. No US President has ever had control over gas prices at any time. No president. Trump knows this. He is just blowing hot air for attention.

    April 29, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  21. mikeloz1971

    Tell it like it is Trump!!!
    you have my vote – time to get rid of the "life-long" poloticians with "more of the same"
    curse, kick, scream... you're the most refreshing voice since Perot!!!!
    TRUMP 12!!!!!

    April 29, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  22. paa

    This guy has made himself so so big FOOL. Before is say he willl win now he is not product for the presidency and will not win. All we asking is to open his books. the president has open tot he public his private doc-birth certificate now the BIG FOOL MUST do what he promised.

    April 29, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  23. max

    Real Presidential, Mr. Trump.

    April 29, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  24. Fred 2

    Can CNN start putting any story with Donald Trump's name under the Entertainment Section instead of Politics?

    April 29, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  25. Bill NY

    The fact that he is being taken seriously is an indicator that the country has already gone to hell. I live in NYC, and the Trump I see is one who before they even went to trial took out full page ads in the local papers and demanded the death penalty for 5 or 6 kids accused(accused mind you not convicted) of raping a woman in Central Park. When they were later exonerated by DNA and the confession of the true perpetrator, no apology from Trump. The Trump I have seen is a bully who pushes around those who cannot defend themselves, takes pride in cheating others and generally loses money for his investors. As for really running for POTUS all I hear is chickens clucking.

    April 29, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
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