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. DC Insider

    Donald, keep your mouth closed you are just embarrassing yourself. Go ahead and run in 2012, and ruin the Republicans chances for President. Everytime you say something you keep making yourself look more and more ignorant. Although, I am secretly thinking he is doing this on purposed. You DID SEE the article that he donates to Democrats as well...maybe this is secretly a Democrat get Donald to sink Republicans.

    And is anyone else outraged by the fact that Obama was snubbed for the Royal Wedding? 40 Heads of States were invited and Obama was not one of them. Don't they know who he is? He is the King of America!!! But still, it just shows us how the rest of the world views our President. I stand by my original claim, Hillary Clinton is the one we want steering this country in 2012.


    April 29, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  2. Sue

    What sort of women's groups enjoy sitting listening to some bombastic dolt shout out profanities? Obviously, Mr. Trump is absolutely void of a single shred of class and I question the intelligence and class of the women listening to him. Certainly goes prove that money does NOT buy class! As a former republican (and embarrassed to even admit it!) I have sympathy for the long-time republican politicians who still possess class and integrity. However, after witnessing the likes of tea partiers, birthers, and the like, I would find myself hard-pressed to ever vote republican again.

    April 29, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. Former Republican, but never again!

    Even the wacky GOP won't go for this nut!

    April 29, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. hilarious

    I am sure that OPEC will respond well to the F bomb and keep oil prices down. Trump is a fool.

    April 29, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Retired Army in San Antonio

    No one should be surprised by this. Trump is a spoiled, inarticulate bully with no clue how to govern or how to lead a government.

    He needs to stick with his reality show and bankrupting the businesses he buys.....because real politics and diplomacy requires a brain.

    April 29, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  6. LMC

    Trump continues his comedy show. How could anyone consider this person to be a presidential candidate?

    April 29, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  7. Palinwho

    I hope Trump & Palin win the GOP nomination for 2012. They are the most entertaining amongst the all the GOP clowns. Does Obama even need to raise money for the race, this is looking like a cakewalk.

    April 29, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. skidmark

    What a diplomat and statesman.
    The face amerika presents to the world.

    April 29, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Jeremy

    Yeah what he said wasnt appropriate but at least he spoke with conviction and passion unlike other politicians. He tells it like it is. On the flip side you have Obama who says exactly what people want to hear and the sheep follow. "Yes we can, yes we can". Ha, no you havent.

    April 29, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  10. Nellie Bly

    Oh, no matter how rich, how priveleged, you still can't buy class. Funny he should mention oil, since he's a snake oil salesman. I want a person in office who had to work for his achievements at Harvard, not one who went to Wharton on Daddy's dime. BTW, Trump, have you at least paid back THAT dime?

    April 29, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. Sniffit

    Had Obama ever dropped the f-bomb publicly, he'd have been pegged as an angry black man loose cannon lacking the sophistication and poise to be POTUS and GOPers would have expressed grave concern about his mental health and whether he might fly off the handle and be a threat to national security. One of their own does it and they cheer like he's Cowboy Jesus.

    April 29, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  12. KO

    Wow, he's a class act, isn't he? He continues to contribute to the dumbing down of America (or at least the red half of it).

    April 29, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  13. Itsa

    Egg on his face. Egg on his face. Looking like a fool with egg on his face!

    Don't worry Donald, we don't think you're looking ridiculous, attempting to look all presidential while throwing out f-bombs left & right. You didn't lose anything by losing the birther argument with a national smackdown – it didn't reeally make you look like a two-bit circus barker. Even if it did, you still have that bank-owned helicopter for a few more days before it's repossessed. Take yourself a trip to another speech engagement, and keep up the crazytalk. The Democrats thank you for all of your work.

    April 29, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  14. Weezie

    I would think that even the riches people would think twice about backing someone who has been bankrupted 3-4 times. They'd be a fool...or is this that they are????????????????

    April 29, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  15. Tia

    Wow, Donald Trump has proven that he has absolutely no idea how a free market works. How does he expect US politicians to control what OPEC does? Hey Donald, use some of your money to buy yourself a brain.

    April 29, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  16. Laura

    I'd like to see a Trump/Palin ticket. He could drop f bombs constantly and she could wink at people. Surely between the two of them they could fix all of this country's problems.

    "#@% you". "You betcha"!

    April 29, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  17. reason

    i seem to recall vp biden using the f-bomb a few times. ..who cares?

    April 29, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  18. Shari from Madison WI

    With every word that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth I get more and more disgusted. He calls Obama 'stupid'. While I don't approve of everything Obama has done, he has more intelligence in his pinky finger than Trump has in his entire body. Trump is a joke and I am praying people will see him as the fool he is.

    April 29, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Why would anyone in their right mind want to elect a corporate CEO to high elected office is beyond me? What makes anyone think that serial bankruptcy victim has any idea how to remediate our economy is beyond me? What makes anyone think that the only thing this guy believes in anything beyond "stop me if you can" taking what you want is beyond me?

    April 29, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  20. Jason

    So let me get this straight. Conservatives are for free market, minimal government intervention, but they cheer when Trump rants about somehow (apparently by cursing at the Saudis) using the power of the US government to drive down oil prices? WTF?

    April 29, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  21. willynel

    This is their new standard bearer. I am sure that when all is said and done he will the one laughing....all the way to the bank.

    April 29, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  22. Johnny 5

    Trumps a weird guy but he tells it like it is. Reality hurts but it needs to be known.

    April 29, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  23. Nurse Lisa

    Carnival barkers everywhere shudder at the comparison to this foul-mouthed buffoon

    April 29, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  24. p

    This guy is just a bad egg. His fake reality show has been renewed, so he's not even running for POTUS. He's a fake once again. He's been exposed as a liar and a hypocrite, and now has questions about how a black man could be smart enough to get into Columbia University & Harvard. I think he should be run out of town on a rail. Barring that, I recommend everyone do the country a great service, and avoid contributing to his financial well-being, in anyway possible.

    April 29, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  25. ReddCatt

    Such a classy guy. NOT. Like the women's group wanted to hear his profanity laced tirade.

    April 29, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
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