October 25th, 2012 by faye
Business magnate Donald Trump has issued a $5 million challenge to U.S President Barack Obama, saying that if Obama agrees to release his college records, Trump will donalte the $5 million to a charity of the president’s choice.
According to reports, 66-year-old “The Apprentice” star Donald Trump made the “announcement” via YouTube video on Wednesday, saying: “If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications … and if he gives his passport applications and records I will give to a charity of his choice — Inner City Children of Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS Research … a check immediately for 5 million dollars.”
Donald Trump went on, saying: “The check will be given within one hour after he releases all of the records … he’ll be doing a great service for the country if he does this.”
“If he releases these records, it will end the question and indeed the anger of many Americans … they’ll know something about their president … their President will become transparent … like other Presidents,” Donald Trump concluded.
Donald Trump had been teasing his “announcement” for days, saying it could bring an impact on the election.
While the business mogul had no problem demanding Barack Obama reveal details about his passport and time at college, the billionaire proved rather less forthcoming when it came to a request for information about himself, the Guardian reports.
The news outlet tried to contact the office of Donald Trump to ask for his college and passport records, but instead, it was reportedly accused of “trying to be funny” and such request was deemed to be “stupid.
“I tell you what, he’ll provide them to you when you provide yours to him,” said Michael Cohen, executive vice president at the Donald Trump Organization and special counsel to the business mogul.
The Guardian’s Adam Gabbatt said that he readily agreed to the deal, and offered to provide his college records and passport-application records to the Trump office for inspection and verification.
“But what’s your point? Mr. Trump’s not the president of the United States and he’s not running for the presidency,” Cohen went on. “And pretty much all you need to do is go to one of the thousand different books that Mr Trump has been featured in or has written and so on, and you could learn more about him than you know about pretty much anybody on the planet.”
Cohen continued to accuse the Guardian of not taking the story seriously.
“I think what you’re doing is you’re, whether you’re trying to be funny, intentionally or not, actually it’s a stupid request on your behalf,” the executive Vice President of the Trump Organization said. “It’s trying to poke fun at the fact that the president of the United States [Barack Obama] is the least transparent president that we’ve ever had. He may be the least transparent politician we’ve ever come across.”
“And I tell you what, why don’t you do this, since you want to be so clever. Why don’t you turn around and say if Mr Trump releases all of his records to you, you will donate $5m to the charity of his choice?,” Cohen concluded.
August 29th, 2012 by faye
Business magnate and TV personality Donald Trump has just just gotten downright personal in his feud with Arianna Huffington, calling the media titan “ugly” and saying that he understands why her husband left her for another.
According to reports, 66-year-old Donald Trump took to Twitter his comments about Huffington, writing on Tuesday, “@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.”
The post was followed by another one, which said, “Remember when @ariannahuff ran for Governor of California. She got 3 votes,” tweeted Donald Trump from his official account.
But then, Arianna Huffington retaliated at Trump’s comment, writing on her Twitter page, “We’ve always wondered what’s under the bottom of the barrel. Please report.”
Arianna Huffington and her then-husband Michael split back in 1997, and just a year later, the former congressman confessed that he is actually bisexual. Michael Huffington is now a gay rights activist.
Donald Trump is said to have been slamming the Huffington Post ever since the website ran a story on August 16, which attempted to uncover why the business mogul has been so “crabby” recently.
After the article was posted, Trump called the Post a “loser” that will “die like AOL is dying.”
April 18th, 2012 by faye
Business magnate Donald Trump has slammed TV host Rosie O’Donnell once again and officially branded her a “bully” on a morning radio show. The two TV personalities have been gritting their teeth at each other for a long time now and have engaged in numerous public word wars.
According to reports Donald Trump said that he knew long before that “The Rosie Show” would fail. ”I predicted correctly that Rosie O’Donnell would never make it,” Donald Trump stated on Toronto’s KiSS morning radio show. “I did say that and she never made it, so that was sort of good and I was very proud of that, frankly.”
“Rosie is a bully,” Donald Trump told the Roz Weston & Mocha. “Bullies are people that you have to meet head on and I met her head on.” The business mogul added, “A lot of people didn’t, but I didn’t let her get away with the act.”
The show of Rosie O’Donnell for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) did not last long, though many are unsure what went wrong. One anonymous source claims, “O’Donnell uncontrollably yelled at a publicist backstage because she didn’t like the parameters agreed upon for an interview.”
Reports say there has been a conflict between Rosie O’Donnell and Oprah’s director Joe Terry. O’Donnell allegedly humiliated him in front of an audience for using the wrong camera angle. The TV host then fired Winfrey’s stage manager for not paying her close enough attention, among other things. Oprah Winfrey never addressed the rumors, but instead thanked Rosie O’Donnell for joining her on the journey.
The long-standing dispute between Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell has been going on for years, as they sparred and traded jabs at each other.
“Well look, I have nothing with Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie’s fun,” Donald Trump told Access Hollywood in March. “Her show failed, but I told people that it was going to fail long before it went on. But Rosie’s fine,” he added. “I wish her well. May she rest in peace.”
April 10th, 2012 by faye
Business magnate Donald Trump has reportedly said that Jenna Talackova’s attorney, Gloria Allred, would be very impressed when she sees his manhood.
According to reports, the “Celebrity Apprentice” host Donald Trump called TMZ Live, claiming, “I think Gloria Allred would be very impressed with my p***s.”
It all started when transgender candidate Jenna Talackova criticized the decision of Donald Trump and the rest of the Miss Universe organization for disqualifying her from the pageant. Talackova’s attorney, Gloria Allred, released a statement to the press, saying, “Jenna entered this competition and gave the pageant her time, her best efforts and her money.”
Allred continued, “She did not think for one moment that what she might have looked like at birth would be relevant. She did not ask Mr. Trump to prove that he is a naturally-born man, or to see the photos of his birth, to view his anatomy, to prove that he was male. It made no difference to her. Why should it have made a difference to him?”
The 23-year-old Jenna Talackova did not confirm during the press conference whether she will be competing, but she urged Donald Trump to use this situation to send a message against discrimination.
After initially being removed from the pageant, Jenna Talackova tweeted that she was “disqualified for being born.’’
“We are asking Mr. Donald Trump to step up and be a leader in the fight against discrimination, or would he prefer to hide behind other organizations and say that if they discriminate so can he?’’ Gloria Allred said.
Jenna Talackova’s attorney hinted a possible lawsuit against the event organizers and said that legal teams have been formed for the transgender candidate in Canada, New York and California.
“Mr. Trump’s statement fails to state that the rule that only naturally-born women will be allowed to compete will be eliminated,” Allred said. “Otherwise, we are considering all of Jenna’s legal options.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump said he would not apologize for disqualifying Jenna Talackova last week from the Miss Universe Canada on the basis of her birth gender – even though he later reversed his position – and added that he “couldn’t care less” if Talackova even competes.
March 21st, 2012 by faye
Business magnate and TV personality Donald Trump slammed Rosie O’Donnell after her show got axed from OWN, telling everyone that O’Donnell is a “complete failure.”
Donald Trump took to Twitter his criticisms over O’Donnell and wrote, “Rosie O’Donnell has failed again. Her ratings were abysmal and Oprah cancelled her on Friday night. When will media executives learn that Rosie just hasn’t got it?”
“Frankly, that was just going to happen,” Donald Trump said Monday morning, this time via phone on “Fox & Friends.” “I knew it immediately when they announced it. Rosie O’Donnell fails at everything. She had a variety show, it failed. I mean, she — I don’t understand now, somebody else, some moron will come and hire her again to do something else and that will fail.”
Donald Trump also added, “At some point, let her rest. Let her go away. She’ll never make it and I’ve said it for years. She’ll never make it! She must have a very good agent.”
Rosie O’Donnell and Donald Trump have been at it back and forth for years. Back in 2006, O’Donnell bashed Trump for not firing then-Miss USA Tara Connor. Donald Trump said he’d started it by bagging on her over her “failed magazine,” which she shuttered in 2002, and told Anderson Cooper at the time that she was “not a smart person,” “a stone cold loser,” “a bully” and a “very unattractive woman both inside and out.”
“The Rosie Show” has been canceled by OWN, with the final show to tape on March 20 and air on March 30 at 7 p.m.
Oprah Winfrey called Rosie O’Donnell “an incredible partner,” continuing, “As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.”
Rosie O’Donnell, who taped the show in Chicago, added, ” It was a great year for me — I wish the show was able to attract more viewers — but it did not. So I am headed back to my home in New York – with gratitude. On we go!”
February 29th, 2012 by faye
Influential business magnate Donald Trump does not seem too pleased with the act that English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pulled at the Oscars when he dressed in character as “The Dictator.” Trump, best known for the reality show “The Apprentice” bashed Cohen and called him a ‘third-rate character.’
Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his disapproval with Baron Cohen’s red carpet practical joke at the Oscars, where the comedian threw fake ashes on red carpet commentator Ryan Seacrest while dressed as his new character, General Aladeen, to promote his upcoming film “The Dictator.” Trump said:
@SachaBaronCohen is a moron who should have been pummeled by the weak and pathetic security person who stood watching as he poured ashes over @RyanSeacrest, a wonderful guy, at the Academy Award’s red carpet. The security person totally froze–he should be fired.
But the business magnate’s outrage clearly did not end there, as Donald Trump also released a Youtube video where he said, “This third-rate character named Sacha Baron Cohen thought he was being cute and funny when he threw ashes at Ryan Seacrest,” Trump ranted in his latest “From the Desk of Donald Trump” video. “Now I know Ryan Seacrest — he’s a great guy — and you could see he was visibly upset. It was disgraceful.”
The security guards did not escape the scrutinizing eyes of Trump.
“And the security guard that was standing to the right, he ought to be fired immediately! He had nothing, that guy was not capable. He allowed this guy to get away with so much. Believe me, if that ever happened to somebody with real security, Sacha Baron Cohen would not be in great shape right now, he’d be in a hospital. He would’ve been punched in the face so many times, he wouldn’t have known what happened to him,” Donald Trump went on.
“I only wish that Ryan took a swing at him, I only wish that the security guard that allowed it all to happen, number one, gets fired and number two: Go to school, learn about being security. You don’t know, man,” said the “Apprentice” celebrity towards Sacha Baron Cohen.
Watch the video here of Donald Trump slamming Sacha Baron Cohen, among other things.