Donald Trump Responds to Claims of Racism

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Donald Trump is responding to claims that he's a racist, reports TMZ.

Bob Schieffer delivered a vicious review of Trump's recent statements about whether or not President Barack Obama had the grades to get into Harvard on the "CBS Evening News" Wednesday night, saying, "That's just code for saying he got into law school because he's black. This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing."   On Schieffer, Trump said, "That's a terrible statement for a newscaster to make. I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."   TMZ then asked Trump if he was suggesting President Obama got into Harvard Law School through affirmative action. He responded, "Affirmative action is out there. It's a program that is available. But I have no idea whether it applies in this case. I'm not suggesting anything."   On "the View" on Wednesay, Joy Behar had voiced the same sentiment, noting that Obama "wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth" like Trump. "He [Trump] can't fathom that a black man could be that smart. That's what's behind this."   Trump, for his, has quickly backpedaled from the issue of President Obama's possible Harvard grades, telling TMZ that "Grades are the least important aspect of somebody being president. It's not a big subject for me."

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