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. Doc

    I'm a Republican, but anyone giving this clown (or Sarah Palin) any serious credence is a complete idiot. This guy is a corporation – you remember, those things that have been taking huge profits and not paying taxes, those things you've been railing against as the middle class gets bent over? Well, that's Trump. He gets where he is by taking advantage of people. And it's not like his financial prowess will get the country out of debt. He lives on debt, and has been in bankruptcy himself, a few times. Diplomatically he's the quintessential liability. In short, the guy knows how to promote himself and live in the real estate game, but he's an idiot in every other sense of the word.

    Palin's just an idiot all around. Are these the people you want to represent YOU? If so, you deserve what you get. Between promoting morons like these two, and allowing the radical religious right to hijack the party, it's no wonder the Republican party is the political punch line that it is. It's a disgrace. Where do thinking Republicans turn? (Yes, we exist!)

    April 29, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  2. Mark

    He sounds more like a democrat than republican. All the cursing in front of a women's group can not be good for his presidential hopes. Personally, he should stick with his reality show, running beauty pagents and runnig his casino and stay away from politics. He sucks at it.

    April 29, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  3. Anonymous

    He dropped the F bomb...I seem to remember someone else saying "This is a big F'ing deal" when Obama took office.

    April 29, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. nechky11

    I think Big Bird, or Alf or some other ridiculous creature should run for president too.

    April 29, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  5. Eric

    And THIS is who you want to be the Commander-in-Chief? Americans should really we weary of the Donald. He might push the button and blow the planet back into the Stone Age!

    April 29, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. aatami

    This guy is a classless idiot. That's all there is to it. A classless idiot.

    April 29, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  7. NoGOP12

    Trump is a GOP diversion. He has no intentions of running for president, he wants to make sure the GOP wins in 12 so they can rob and steal more from us. His purpose is to say all the things all the of the other GOP candidates want to say but know if they do they’ll come off as racist and too extreme, thus alienating the independent voters. By acting like this Trump is making sure someone like Romney looks MODERATE, Independents will think “at least he’s not a lunatic like Trump”. Make no mistake this is all very calculated. The Corporations in this country are doing everything possible to make sure they can take the rest from the middle class. ENOUGH OF THE DIVERSION, TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES IF YOU ACTUALLY HAVE ANY IDEAS!

    April 29, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. New Age Independant

    Trump, perhaps not the most eloquent speaker, but he said a lot of things that most Americans have been saying for years. And lets be honest, we've been saying it the same way. I'm sick of politics the way it is today and his brutal honesty is refreshing at times. Naturally the radical libs will hate him. But hey, they hate everyone that doesn't drool over Obama.

    April 29, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  9. dutspup

    At this point Im willing to try anything but your typical Rep or Dem. if the fat lazy and rich wont elect soemone who is serious and smart like say Ron Paul, laugh if you want but YOU are the stupid one, then heck, give it to Trump, why not. I would rather have a guy like Trump who wont take any BS from anyone, who would take what we should take and go to war over something everyone really has a stake in than these blowhard politicians who say one thing and do another. Personally I think we should tell the Saudi's their time is up, tax the heck out of China's imports, Let Israel deal with Iran by themselves, increase trade with Russia, stop giving the brits any attention at all, and stop policing and rebuilding the world or our time will be up, its the 11th hour people, china practically owns us and before long "at anytime they decide" they will claim america and we cant do anything about it except press a button, if those rusty junk bombs would even work now anyway. Once our ability to print money is up we are screwed. The ONLY reason we can is the dollar is the world currency, which is laughable at this point. China and Russia are very close to changing that reality, and Im telling you, you're all going to pay the price. ALL of you, its coming, go ahead stick your head in the sand as usual.

    April 29, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  10. name

    theres some truth to his rants, but him complaining about it in a speech isn't going to help. he should work with both parties to further America's peaceful cause to the rest of the world. He's got money, he should put some of that to work.

    April 29, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  11. JediMasterMatt

    I am a Democrat and I do agree (very rarely) with Trump....but why are we wasting so much of our money rebuilding other countries when we don't have enough money for our own infrastructure? I am sure everyone is aware of all the budget cuts in education and elsewhere...AND for this, I am not blaming Obama either, these wars were started by that Republican President of yesteryear.

    April 29, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  12. Chukwualuka

    And Americans thought Charles Manson was nuts! This is a man who wants to run for President? Trump has definitely lost it.

    April 29, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  13. Padraig

    Interesting comment about not being able to build a school in Brooklyn.

    I am not a big fan of Trump but he is right, our President does not have a back bone.

    April 29, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  14. Thankfully Independent

    The fact that conservatives have not unilaterally and publicaly disavowed Donald Trump speaks volumes about their character regarding social and fiscal issues. It just show that they are willing to ignore thier core values and principles, lay down and kick their heels up ... if the price is right.

    April 29, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  15. John Ellis

    He makes W. Bush seem like a responsible, cautious spoiled brat imbecile by comparison.

    April 29, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  16. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Banks have been Trump's "OPEC" for years.

    April 29, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  17. Mark

    Great language to win friends and influence people around the world. I'm sure the Saudies would be really responsive to him telling them they're not going to raise f..g oil prices. That would really go over well. A President with absolutely no class. If he didn't have money, i don't think he'd have many friends and certainly not very many wives.

    April 29, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  18. Rudy NYC

    The Trump Business Model:
    Create a LLC to construct and manage an office or luxury apartment building. Get a bank to invest your company noting the profits to be returned by feature leases. Get contractors to put up the funds to buy the materials and furnish the labor. When project is complete, stiff the contractors, file for bankruptcy, sell the company back to the bank, and walk away with the cash.

    April 29, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. Poser

    So the top polling GOP potential candidate is fluent in race bating and profanity. Wow. Just wow.

    April 29, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  20. davec.0121

    He certainly has an interesting approach to foreign affairs. What happens if he looks OPEC in the eye and says 'you're not going to raise the price of oil' and they look him in the eye and say 'f... you'?

    April 29, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |

    And just maybe, he would pick Palin or Bachman for his running mate! What in the world is happening to our country?

    April 29, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  22. maine liberal

    May be we could get a school built and get better education for our kids if the F...king republicans wouldn't try to kill every education bill and hand out vouchers.

    April 29, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  23. paul

    Trump tried the "birther" route and got spanked by Obama's releasing long form. He then tried the dirty trick (insulted every minority in the country) of saying Obama only got into college because of affirmative action and he got spanked again Out of new ideas, he goes with the "F" bomb and locker room talk. What's next?

    April 29, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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