Despite claiming victory on Wednesday after the president released his long-form birth certificate, Donald Trump is still in the news regarding the birther issue. This time, though, it's not about the actual document. Rather, it seems Trump is in a war of words with CBS veteran newscaster Bob Schieffer.
As the news media was in a frenzy yesterday after the president's move, CBS's Katie Couric interviewed Schieffer on his thoughts regarding the issue and Trump. That's when Schieffer suggested Trump is a racist:
“I want to go on to what Donald Trump said after he said ‘this is out’ and everything. He said, ‘we need to look at his grades and see if he was a good enough student to get into Harvard Law School.’ 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. We can hope that that kinda comes to an end too.”
That outraged Trump today, who in an interview with TMZ shot back:
Trump tells TMZ ... "That is a terrible statement for a newscaster to make. I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."
We asked Trump if he was suggesting Obama got into Harvard Law School through affirmative action. He said, "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."
Trump would not say if he supports or opposes affirmative action. But he's clearly trying to douse the flames he ignited, by saying, "Grades are the least important aspect of somebody being president. It's not a big subject for me."