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. Rudy NYC

    That's right! Trump did run ads in the papers about the accused in that case! He did it after the mayor was criticized for making negative comments and making misleading statements about their backgrounds to the press? Donald, took over the role!

    April 29, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. Really???

    From the party of "Family Values"....

    April 29, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. MikeMazzla

    You can sort of already sense the back peddaling on whether he will run. The sad thing is he make sense on some issues like the building of schools/roads issue.. but he so screwed up his credibility with the birther issue and how he loves to pat himself on the back that ot over shadows anything he says that may make sense. HE IS NOT RUNNING

    April 29, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  4. M-AZ

    Obama/Biden 2012

    April 29, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  5. Gallup Poll

    Donald "Duck the Draft" Trump's solution for rising oil prices? He said it himself - it's to "sit back" and utter the F word. Wow, that would be quite the accomplishment for this son-of-a-multimillionaire who avoided serving his country in Vietnam thanks to multiple deferments, including one for mysterious medical reasons that he is afraid to discuss publicly. He also suggested that if Obama produced his long-form birth certificate, Trump would release his tax returns. Obama came through this past week, but Trump is not stepping up to the plate - he continues to hide his tax returns. It also turns out that Trump has not voted in three presidential primaries, showing once again the level of his commitment to his country and the level of his dedication to civic duty and responsibility. Trump is leading polls among Republican presidential hopefuls. If this is the best the GOP has to offer, independents will once again vote for Obama, assuring his re-election. Look for Trump to either duck the presidential race by June of this year or to go down in flames and feathers when the primaries begin next year. Ducking the draft and leadership, this Donald is daffy...

    April 29, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  6. john

    Donald Trump makes morons look good. What is the matter with him. Off his meds? Boy, when you cross him or challenge him in anyway, he really comes unglued. Pretty funny. I hope the press rips him a new one soon!!!

    April 29, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  7. JeradL

    Blunt honesty. Man I love it. Funny how the media acts all shocked and outraged all the time over him. This man has balls. Reminds me of the old school presidents. This kind of blunt honesty and strength is what we need in the Presidency at the moment. He'll tell it like it is and tell the rest to f*** off. Who better than this self built billionaire to get us out of economic trouble and fix our policies?

    April 29, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  8. Anonymous

    trump is just playing to woman emotions, the more crazy and emotional you get the more woman loves you. thats classic

    April 29, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. Bob from Syracuse

    Michigan Go Blue – I would like to know how Dubya got through high school let alone college!

    April 29, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  10. George

    He may speak honestly..... but honest stupid is still stupid.....

    April 29, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Kwesoe

    And we thought GW was crazy! Trump has gone schizophrenic on the GOP.

    April 29, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Rick McDaniel

    There is one thing he was totally correct about.......we have wasted hundreds of billions of dollars and untold lives in the effort in the middle east. Nothing has been gained there.

    April 29, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  13. juliei4

    Really – Trump will just roll over OPEC? Trump just says dump Iraq and leave it to Iran? His GOP guy got us in there and the president is pulling us out of a place we never should have been. What does he say about raising the debt ceiling? I haven't heard him talk about much of anything – just being his usual egotistical windbag.

    April 29, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If he is so concerned about oil prices, then why hasn't he funded, with his money, ways for the country to get off of oil all together? That would be the one way say to OPEC to go away or that we don't care what they do. Where is that thinking from him or any other Republican? I can tell you that would be nowhere!

    April 29, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  15. Dean

    So, it's all about capitalism and free market – until it costs too much. Then Republicans want to say "You aren't raising the f***ing price!" And the crowd goes wild...

    April 29, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  16. Tired of the nonsense

    Buzz words, cuss words, hate-mongering fearful words - this shows the mentality of the GOP.

    Why anyone would ever vote for anyone in the GOP is a mystery.

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

    If I'm at T.I. or anywhere else on the Strip...the last thing I ever want to think about is politics. Just sayin'.

    April 29, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  18. Carol

    Not very presidential sounding.

    April 29, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Trump has reneged on his "deal" with Obama. If he ran, then he has a grace period to file financial reports. But, Trump laid out no such pre-conditions or criteria when he offered his quid pro quo to Obama. The first rule in bluffing is that you should only do it when the other guy cannot least afford to do so. That rule is really common sense, a self-imposed test that Trump failed.

    April 29, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. BD70

    Even if he spoke some truth it was invalidated with the profanity. There are more professional ways to speak your mind other that street language. Trump is not presidential material. We would have more wars than we have now if he ever became president. Nothing like swearing at Chinese leaders...right....

    April 29, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  21. al in memphis

    Why do we cheer on people with this type of mentality? Maybe because we love to laugh.

    It sounds good to think that we are so powerful that we can threaten OPEC to drive down the price of oil. If that would work, we could threaten the health care and insurance industry and drive down medical cost and solve our budget problems in a few years. Stop using so much oil and it will drive the price down– that's common sense and sounds like what Obama's administration has been saying.
    But we like to cheer on our village idiots.

    April 29, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  22. Anonymous

    He may have used profanity but he told the truth.

    You think telling OPEC not to raise price is what will cause OPEC not to raise prices is "truth"?. You're an idiot in case you didn't know that already.

    April 29, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  23. jimmy

    this guy is the current mouth and ears of the GOP as far as media attention is concerned he will single handedly bring down the GOP unless the weak kneed idiots in the party in congress shut him up are they so stupid as to let this happen.

    April 29, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  24. juliei4

    Know what I want to see from Trump? A list of all the people who lost money on cancelled projects after he took their money and never gave it back and a llist of creditors that lost money the 4 times Trump filed for bankruptsy. As he said, he uses the bankruptsy laws to his advantage to reduce his debt. Guess it doesn't matter who get left holding no good Trump interests as long as The Donald comes out of it ok.

    April 29, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  25. Sid

    want to see all the new schools in Brooklyn? Two within 2 miles from where I live. Built on budget and on time. Trump likes cheap soundbites that are the big lie. Sounds like 1939 Europe. Yep when did the wars start in the Middle east? The one of the few to vote against the second Bush war in Iraq was you know who...and it wasn't Donnie Trump.

    April 29, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
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