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Donald Trump in Vegas: 'Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people'

Donald Trump in Las Vegas Donald Trump dealt a series of F-bombs during a speech Thursday night in Las Vegas where he condemned the president specifically and policymakers as a whole.

"Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people," the billionaire told an audience of approximately 1,000 people at the Treasure Island hotel and casino on the Las Vegas strip hosted by several Republican women's groups.

The real estate mogul and television producer continued his battle cry of taking oil from countries after we have defeated them in battle.

"In the old days, when you won the war, it was yours," Trump said, earning applause from the crowd. "When we win a war … we leave with nothing."

Regarding Asia, Trump said they should be honoring the United States with tributes as well.

"I'd say to South Korea, 'All those televisions you sell us, all the billions you make — we're going to protect you and make sure you're in good shape, but you're going to pay for it,'" he proclaimed. "You know something, they would do it in two minutes."

And China? Trump says there's no benefit trying to be a good neighbor environmentally if halfway around the world the most-favored nation is mucking up the air.

"In China and other countries, they just burn whatever the hell is available," Trump complained. "Over here, we want clean technology. What the hell good is green here if this guy over here is spewing all sorts of crap into the air?"

Meanwhile he stood firm on his stance about levying a 25% tax on imports from the sleeping dragon while spewing an expletive.

The salty language didn't end there.

Concerning oil prices, the New York businessman complained that there isn't anyone in power willing to say no to OPEC when they raise the price of gasoline. "We have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, you're not going to raise that ****ing price," Trump said.

When a woman in the crowd shouted that he should run for president, Trump, who has said that he will make an announcement regarding that topic on the season finale of his television show on NBC, told the woman that he will soon make her very happy.

Trump then made an uncharacteristic observation, namely that he might lose at something. "There is a really good chance that I won't win because of one of these blood-sucking politicians," Trump conceded.

Regarding the birth certificate, which had been a major talking point of Trump's in recent months, the boisterous billionaire was still taking credit a day after President Obama released his long-form Hawaiian document.

"Hillary Clinton tried to get him to do it, Bill Clinton tried to get him to do it, John McCain, who's a wonderful guy, tried to get him to do it, nobody could get him to do it and he did it because we went after him hard, were tough negotiators like this country needs," Trump said.


-- Tony Pierce

Photo: Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of 1,000 people during a gathering of Republican women's groups Thursday in Las Vegas. Credit: Julie Jacobson / Associated Press

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Donald: please run for president! It will be so much fun to watch.
And, don,t worry: about hurting the Republican Party. Eh: even Glenn Beck could not hurt the GOP.

Mr. Trump if you want to impress us with your suitability to be president how about showing us a jobs plan? Maybe tell us how you'll get us out of four wars (Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan). What would you do to stem the rising cost of healthcare? Are you just a loudmouth tool or do you have a real plan to help the country in a meaningful way? How about it?

Actually, Trump has shown his own stupidity and racism.
He has clearly shown his personality excludes him as a potential candidate for any public office.
He needs his mouth washed out with soap.
And then -- best of all -- to be totally ignored by all.

Actually, Trump has shown his own stupidity and racism.
He has clearly shown his personality excludes him as a potential candidate for any public office.
He needs his mouth washed out with soap.
And then -- best of all -- to be totally ignored by all.

I agree that too many of our leaders are stupid, but I don't agree that our president is one of the stupid ones. However, that would change if Trump becomes president.

We had that already, look where it got us.

guess, they have Democrat monitor, well not to worry, many of us voting TRUMP..

Trump is the one who is stupid. Stupid for believing we will accept his words. Stupid for his baseless personal attacks on government leaders. To quote an old saw, "If he's so smart, why isn't he President?" Now he wants to be but his reactionary views and policies means most people will not vote for him.

Nobody would accuse The Donald of equivocation. However, if he does run for President on this "tell it like he sees it" campaign, then he is going to owe royalties to Warren Beatty (and maybe John Jay Hooker).

Donald Trump means well but he came to the party a little bit late, about 30 or 50 years too late. A lot of dirty water has gone over the dam in those past years. Stopping the dirty water and making it clean will take drastic action; actions that will cause other remaining Republicans to turn on Donald to stop him in his tracks. God only knows how they will do it, but they will.
Many years ago when bad air was blamed on Manufacturing in America, the Republicans said they will send the manufacturing overseas and keep the hi-tech jobs here in America, that is why China and other Nations are manufacturing the products and sending them here to America, not to mention the fact that slave labor conditions exist in most places they do business and it cost business a penny instead of a dollar to get the work done. This is the same reason we are sending our money to China. That is Stupid, BUT, it is a Republican idea and a Republican action, they did it and they can bring those Manufacturing Jobs and Plants back to American anytime their little hard heads convince them too. I hope Donald Trump is elected President; he may be able to talk some sense into the heads of some of the other Republicans who owe their soul to the very much different Billionaires than Donald Trump is.


Funny... it seems to me that you will be the first person complaining about how expensive everything is if a tax levy moves India/China's exports from the U.S. You know, U.S. is not the only importer of Indian/Chinese products. They will survive a tax levy. The question is, will you survive affording things at 10x the cost?

The Donald is a media-hungry hound whose selfishness knows no bounds. This is nothing more than a publicity stunt designed to draw attention to the real problem affecting millions of people today .......


Never mind a mile. If Donald Trump walked even ten paces in our shoes he would come to understand what it's like to live paycheck-to-paycheck in a country where the new House leadership STILL insists that an every-man-for-himself America is the one we want.

Talk about idiots: the growing disparity between rich and poor is no longer just a cold data slug; it's obnoxious, and is no more apparent than in Las Vegas where Mr Trump's shoes and cars are shined.

please mr trump. stop your insanity..i'll watch your tv programs or whatever it is you want by pontificating nonsense..just stop your insanity and disparaging my country

Trump has seriously lost it. I think he may have alzeimers or tourettes or something. (No offense to anyone with those disorders...) At any rate, his credibility is shot, and I never thought I'd see the day when his actions were crazier than his hairpiece!

Vote for this guy and WW3 is right around the corner. Not to mention you'll be walking around with an oxygen bottle to breath.

And if anyone knows "stupid" it is Donald Trump.

I want full disclosure of what is growing on his head. There should be a public comb-out and investigation because I think it's affecting his brain. Now he wants the IQof the President to see if he was smart enough to get into college. I want to know how much is own rich Daddy contributed to get his grades bumped up and pay for his degrees.

Import taxes...those have done wonders in the past! Just look how well Smoot-Hawley did, and how great our economy was doing in the 1930's.

OPEC...yeah, we get to tell other companies how to set their prices. You paying attention Canada and Mexico (you know, where we import most of our oil from)?

War..oh yeah, lets just invade places and take stuff over, that's the American way. Paul Nitze was an idiot, so was George Kennan. What did those guys know about foreign policy?

Oh, and way to go on the BC! That is one heck of an accomplishment. make false, outlandish claims, and when they get proven to be bogus...take credit for making them prove it.

This guys is an idiot! Let's see America, how many times have "The Donald's" companies filed BK? How many times did he shield his personal assets while letting his stockholders and backers hold the bag? How many times have his businesses, marriages, and his toupe failed?

We want this guy to be President? Are you kidding me?

Trump has balls.

I like that.

The GOP and Democrats are all in someobody's pockets these days. Not sure that has ever been any different.

We desperately need some truly great leaders. Obama has turned out to be a wimp.

We need some leaders who can tell it like it is, be honest.

What angers me most about this article is the misspellings and overall bad grammar. Did the writer even spell check? What about having someone edit it? audicence is not a word, and in that same paragraph is a run on sentence. I understand mistakes like this being made on blogs, comments, etc. but not in a creditable news article. Seriously, just because it's the internet doesn't mean you shouldn't take the time to check it over a few time for mistakes.

Donald Trump is doing liberals a big favor, keep it up Donald!

Yes, Trump 2012. Because we aren't quite "totally" run by corporations and elitists yet! Yay fascism!

Looking at the field of weirdos the Republicans are putting forth makes me think we must be living in Munchkinland. Is this the best they can offer?

I can't believe that we're taking this ignoramus seriously. C'mon, people, reading these articles and watching these videos only encourages him! I only clicked on this one because I couldn't believe someone would actually insult the president using language usually heard on the less salubrious street corners...

I will take Trump seriously, though, if he'll make good on his promise to release his tax returns and if he can come up with a credulous argument regarding why he outsources most of his companies jobs to China, a country he's made his name insulting!

There are a number of comments here I would like to support. Trump for President! Get on the bandwagon. Oh wait... there might be a conspiracy here by the Democrats. Wasn't he going to run for President in 1988 as a Democrat? Didn't he support abortion? Will the moral majority support someone who has been married more than once? Will business leaders support someone who has been bankrupt more than once? What the heck... Trump for President! I am not stupid.

I agree with RG..Trump and Palin are racists, losers and pretty much dumb as hell

Yes Donald PLEASE run for president. You have lots of money, you can fund your whole campaign yourself! Don't take special interest money. Please run, and we will be sure to have a qualified competent person in the White House! (just that it won't be you DT).

Even a broke clock is right twice a day. OUR LEADERS ARE STUPID!

Im in the military. And I would vote for this guy over any other other of those fake humans running for the job.

Trump would have more credibility if he'd release his college grades. It's understandable why he refuses, though. His rich daddy probably bought them (the grades) for him.

Trump will, undoubtedly, appeal to the racists and hillbillies of America. One thing is quite certain, he is far, far, far dumber than folks like Obama and Nancy. Most TeaPublicans are.

Trump would be perfect for our nation. He has lots of experience presiding over failing economies.

Trump is an idiot ... and so is anyone who would vote for him. Bush happened so ... anything is possible.

Hey blow-hard, you have children who will be picking up your pieces well after your celebrated death. You were so concerned about the children when Seinfeld cancelled your benefit, how about thinking about how your stupid choice of words affect your own children and how your stupid words will affect our children if you get into an office with real power.

Donald Trump needs to be careful. If he is letting off steam and doesn't have the facts, he will look like a blow-hard and no one will take him serious. Then the fruits of his labor will go down the toilet. People Governing and people profiteering is like water and oil. You know how that goes. Either the Profiteers (Republicans) are going to govern or the Peace-makers (Democrats) ae going to govern.
If the Democrats succeed in govening, there will be hell, if the Profiteers succeed in governing it could be another Watts Riot all over again.

Who care's if he is an offensive loud mouth? The status quo clearly is not working. If you need an attack dog you don't get a short haired chihuahua, you get a pitbull.

Pitbull 2012.

Um, Stupid is as stupid does?! Trump has zero credibility!

I continue to be amazed that you (the press) are still listening to Donald Trump, the same man who has run his companies into bankruptcy, not once, but several times. And with that track record, he's got the the gall to say that he can run the country better than our current president. I that's a chance I'm not willing to take.

I am going to photo-edit something other then a microphone into this articles photo and make it your campaign poster for 21012 - Maybe it to will make it into the Smithsonian like Obama's HOPE poster

All I can say is "Trump the Chump". And he gets worse with every passing day.

This guy will use economic warfare as the next frontier.

Trump may be a good businessman, but would be a truely stupid president that world ever seen.

Francisco D' Anconia put this best when he discussed, "the farce."

That's all Trump is pointing out - the massive farce we've all been schooled (by union teachers) to accept.

If he runs, he's going to get my vote, just to pi$$ off the rest of you - literally - for no other reason than that! In fact, the more of you that say he's no good, the more people I will convince - or bribe - or sleep with - to vote for him! Heck, I might even sleep with a few...liberals..., just to get him in office!

Yeah, I'm THAT good, baby.

God, this is a good time to be alive!

like him or not, he is 100% right. some people just wont admit it.

I tell you, man, something's about to melt on Trump.

I say he needs to keep going. Bring it. You haven't convinced enough Americans how unbelievably unfit you are to hold an elected office at any level. You're getting there, though.

Would I feel better if he left that thing on his head at home? Nope. Shiny head or not, he's still got a short circuit in there somewhere.

With my eyes closed (and my wallet opened if necessary), I will vote for and support whoever promises to reduce India's role in the american software and IT industry.

It's hard to believe anyone could take this tiresome ass seriously. Surely people have better things to do than to waste time with this fool.

hey RG, waaaa racist, waaaa, they disagree so they are racist, waaaaaaaaaaa shut up!

Man I would love to see Trump debate Obama. Trump would bury him!!

Keep running your mouth, Trump - you make Ron Paul look better and better every time you throw a tantrum...

Trump, what a VULGAR man---ugly inside and out! Indeed a carnival barker at a side show. Never in a million years should he represent American as the President of the United States. Is he on drugs?

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