When political speech turns profane
April 29th, 2011
05:29 PM ET
12 years ago

When political speech turns profane

Washington (CNN) - F#&$. S%&!. A@$.

Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas.


Filed under: Dick Cheney • Donald Trump • Jimmy Carter • Joe Biden • John Kerry • political speech • President Obama
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Shannon

    This man is so classless, he fits in with the birther/bagger crowd just fine. He is not fit to lead this country.

    April 29, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. Alverant

    Are we surprised? Cheney used the same word and got cheers from his supporters. This is just more "LOOKIT ME!!!" antics from the political right to distract us from the fact they have no good ideas on how to fix this nation that they broke.

    April 29, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  3. Soren

    No class, no taste, no credibility.

    April 29, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. anonymous

    What did you expect from a narcisstic, self-promoting publicity hound? Who, by the way, has done a back-flip on everything he supposedly stood for not long ago (before dipping his big toe in the political wannabe pool). Trump needs to get on with his business ventures and forget running for President. He's a joke.

    April 29, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  5. rusty155

    Donald Trump does nothing but LIE. All the thing he say about China , And all the stuff he sell with his name on It Is make In CHINA. Every time he open his mouth Is a LIE.

    April 29, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  6. Voice of Reason

    My father always said that profanity is the sign of a small mind trying to express itself, and being unable to do so.

    'nuff said.

    April 29, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  7. OneMoreTime

    Sorry, Trumpette doesn't get a pass. None of the examples came from political speeches, most were said in private,
    except the microphones were on, and we all use a word now and then in anger or frustration, but I have never
    heard a speech as vile as this one from such a vile man.

    April 29, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  8. Indy

    His investors and the banks own more of his company then he does, they should fire him for never putting a full days work and running around the country telling everyone America sucks.

    April 29, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  9. S. In California - Obama 2012

    Another orange story? He's completely irrelevant.

    April 29, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  10. Anne

    So he used the F word. I personally do not speak that way. But I do agree with everything he is saying! We do need to concentrate on how we can lower fuel prices, and start taking some of the money and investing in the future of our children. Build the schools here, pay the teachers what they deserve, stop passing out pink slips!

    April 29, 2011 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  11. anonymous

    At least he speaks up!

    April 29, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. David

    Boycot his show and it's sponsors. Boycott NBC, make him go away with his tail between his legs.

    April 29, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  13. Don Nelson

    He's a joke alright and not a good one at that.
    To add to the list of descriptive terms used to describe him try – charlatan, disingenuous and opportunistic.
    He goes about talking like he would ignore China exists and yet his Trump line of Fashion apparel is made in China. What a damnable fool.

    April 29, 2011 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  14. Has Trump outdone even Rush?

    Ego on loan from Narcissus.

    April 29, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  15. mswhyte

    Money cannot purchase class. If there is any doubt about the truth in this statement-just look at The Donald.

    April 29, 2011 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  16. once upon a horse

    yep and the far righties want him as POTUS..go figure. Could you imagine what a roasting Obama would take from the right wing talk shows, FoxNews, and the religious right if he were to talk like this? I guess there is a double standard though.

    April 29, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  17. ABM

    No class at all. He is total scum and should not every be elected to office based on his speech and acidic rhetoric. I will be going to Vegas next week and Treasure Island along with all Trump-related properties will be off my list. Same goes for my trip to Atlantic City.

    April 29, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  18. hank

    Question, the GOP, the party of religion is going to support a man who talks like this. I think he is rude, cude and totally classless. I could not vote for him.

    April 29, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  19. ABM

    Let's see how he handles the heat himself. Jerry Seinfeld distanced himself last week and look how Trump responded. The response to DeNiro is proof-positive that this man does not have the abiltity to be a leader. A President is a LEADER, a person who can COMPROMISE, a person who has COMPASSION. Trump does not have any of it.

    Dump Trump!

    April 29, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  20. DeepBreath

    Is this really a story? Are we to believe that politicians (Trump excluded b/c he's hardly a politician) don't talk like regular folks?

    April 29, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |