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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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Don't people understand that biz leaders like Trump are the primary reason why American jobs are moving overseas? Wake up! It's these middle men who are making all the $$$, not some poor Chinese laborers making 10 cents an hour. Trump would have everyone believe it's the Yellow horde stealing jobs from Americans but just look at the labels on his Trump Signature clothing line, MADE IN CHINA. Shame on your blatant hypocrisy and ridiculous protectionist/xenophobic platform!

What I would like to hear from a presidential candidate:
"If I'm elected president I will cut my salary along with Senate and House salaries"
"If I'm elected president I will have all Gov't employees contribute to their Healthcare coverage"
"If I'm elected President I will have all Gov't employees save for their own retirement"
"If I'm elected President I will end Gov't Subsidies to bloated big business and give it to Crop and Dairy farmers a healthy America is a strong America"
"If I'm elected President Social Security will be a choice, allowing Americans to opt out and invest in themselves"
Of course there is are lot of other important issues which need to be addressed, I just think that's a nice start....

I am sorry Donald, this is not a reality show! And a reality show is not reality! You need to go wash your mouth out with soap and water like your mama used to tell you. And while you are at it, clean out some of those prejudices against the blacks, the Chinese and, well, pretty much anything that does not look like you.

The man SPEAKS like an illiterate himself: short, simple, repetitive sentences--very shallow vocabulary...and did I already mention he REPEATS himself, often three time or more? Not only is that sign of someone not very learned (or intelligent--take your pick), it's also a sign of someone with a serious inferiority complex. If you are confident, you say it and know people not only heard you, but agree. It's when you aren't confident that you feel you have to keep repeating your points.

This guys is bonkers - anyone who believes a word he says should also believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus - as they're just as make believe as reality is to Trump. This guy is arrogant, rude, idiotic and plain mean. He is Presidential material how? GOP: Please do better and bring us a real candidate you want the party to back, if it's Trump I will not waste one bit of effort in considering the GOP candidates and I will vote for Obama in 2012. Feels like Groundhog day; every month a GOP nutter falls off the radar and another replaces them with just as idiotic speeches and political views of the world. GOP LEADERS - WAKE UP AND TAKE YOUR PARTY BACK

I do hope Donald runs. I can't think of anything that would discredit the Republican party more than having him up on the podium at a debate being given credence as a credible candidate. In fact, the longer he hangs around speaking in behalf of the GOP, the more harm he is going to do to their credibility, if they have any left at all with their slate of comical candidates.

Best way I know to ensure a landslide in the next election - for Obama.

...and I thought Sarah Palin was a moron. Maybe they'll be running mates. The Republican party must be proud...and desperate!

Dig up Obama's college transcripts for proof.

Donald Duck over here,Daffy Duck over there! What could possibly go WRONG???

Trump is right. No one really wants the truth so stupid people tell idiots what they want to get elected. Here in Herndon we have a vice mayor who tells us she raised our home prices by 4.5% while in office. This cow continues to lie and no reputable newspaper will take her to task for being a liar.

Trump is right. No one really wants the truth so stupid people tell idiots what they want to get elected. Here in Herndon we have a vice mayor who tells us she raised our home prices by 4.5% while in office. This cow continues to lie and no reputable newspaper will take her to task for being a liar.

when liberals are unable to debate the facts, they begin personal attacks - just read some these comments.

Yeah, The political Leaders in the USA are the most unbelievably stupid people on earth, which is fitting because there is a huge portion of American people that are just as stupid. There are two things i know in business, don't trust the rich, and don't trust any cult follower's, like republican, or democrats, the two groups are like a congregation of the mentally retarded.. In this day and age, to be so close minded in your belief of what is right and just as to have to focus it on a group, is idiotic. But then i am not surprised due to the increasing lack of common sense, among the morons that surround me daily.

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