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May 22nd, 2012
06:32 PM ET

Donald Trump on the Jeremiah Wright audio tapes: "I see nothing wrong with the Republicans using that"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan welcomes his one-time "boss," as Donald Trump joins the first-ever winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" for an exclusive primetime interview.

A Mitt Romney surrogate and keen follower of politics, Trump suggests the Republican party pull no punches in an effort to unseat Barack Obama:

"I think it's going to be a nasty campaign," says the business magnate. "But if it's going to be nasty, it's got to be nasty on both sides, not just one side."

Presumably, Trump is referring to Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago-based pastor long-tied to the president. As audio of Wright speaking out against Obama surfaces, the guest suggests it's fair game:

"These tapes are devastating for the president. I mean, Reverend Wright is an angry man. He's extremely angry at the president. He thinks he was dumped," explains the television personality. "I see nothing wrong with using it."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interviews, then tune in this evening as the man known as "The Donald" shares his insight on Bain Capital, and the recent comments of New Jersey mayor Cory Booker.
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  1. shirley

    2 mins. devoted to Robin Gibb. Shame on you!!!! Larry would have an hour long show.

    May 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Shirley

    2 minsl devoted to Robin Gibb. Shame on You!!! Larry would have had an hour long show.

    May 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. 1zb1

    if you have this obese buffoon on one more time I will never watch your show again.

    May 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jim B

    A new low for CNN. Donald "The Opinionated Buffoon" Trump on to spew his negative President Obama theories and basic crap. Shame, shame, shame, on you CNN for even giving this blowhard a forum. You should be embarrassed regarding this interview. Who really gives a #!%#! about what this egocentric blow hard thinks about anything. This is the same person that was behind the "Is President Obama really a US citizen" BS. One more fluff interview like this and I am totally done with Piers Morgan. Larry King would have NEVER given such an idiot a platform to spew his crazy ideas. Again, if you do this kind of BS "journalism" again, I am totally done with the Piers Morgan Tonight show. Poor judgement CNN.

    May 23, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • jADY

      you and the idiot Trump are a perfect pair. How many shows does he have to appear on before you pay him back for picking you for that other LOSER SHOW!!! Go to FOX NEWS where you belong!!!!!

      May 23, 2012 at 3:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
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      June 30, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. S0ul

    Hey Donald your an idiot. If you or any right-wing nutcase use Rev Wright ad then the flood gates will open on Mormonism. I don't think Mitt Romney does not want talk about how his religion.

    May 23, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Fed up with the media bias

    Romney is lambasted for an incident in private school that may or may not have happened 50 years ago, Is that the best you idiots can do? Meanwhile EVERYTHING about Obama is off limits. Why? You elitist, delusional stooges in the media will find out the hard way that you are completely out of touch with the American public. What about Obama's religion? Does anyone really know about that? I didn't think so....fools!

    May 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      What about Obama's religion you asked? Haven't you ever hear of seperation of church and state? And by the way, didn't candidate Obama answer enough of the religious questions tossed at him for months during the 2008 presidential election? Furthermore, Mitt Romney's religions comes up for two simple reasons! Like candidate Obama who was forced to answer questions about his faith in 2008, it is only fair that the same is demanded of candidate Romney! Secondly, religion has been a big part of the republican primaries simply because all seven of the republican candidates injected their religious beliefs into the campaign and they all said God told them to run for office! But even a fool could tell you that God knows fully well that we can only have one President at a time, not seven! Rightwing idiots!

      May 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jADY

      another right wing idiot!!!!!!

      May 24, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    First, there was pastor Terry Jones in Florida a year ago burning the Kuran, disrespecting the Muslim faith and subsequently inciting violence in Afghanistan that led to the deaths of mseveral westerners and just a few days ago, there was pastor Charles Worley calling for congress to put American gays and lesbians in electrified concentration camps but racists like Donald Trump wants to chastise Jeremiah Wright?

    Let's face it, I've reviewed the excerpts from that so-called controversial sermon by Reverand Wright and nothing he said in that sermon called for the extermination of human beings or for the burning of literature or the denouncing of another's faith! Furthermore, this sermon was basically a revision of America's political and social history and a revision of our foreign policies abroad! Never once did Reverant Wright pointed to any particular individual or incite violence like the Tea Party or called for the undermining of our government or society like the Tea Party and the GOP have done for three and a half years. Just like a historian would do, Reverand Wright spoke out the plight of the Native-Americans, slavery in America and the Civil Rights struggles of African-Americans for racial justice and equality. He also spoke about our foreign policies involving the Vietnam war, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Heroshima and Nagasaki and forth! And the point that Reverand Wright was making was that our oppressive past and our foreign risky and recklee foreign policies are solely to blame for us being targets of terrorism and being perceived as an evil aggressor by foreign enemies abroad! That is basically what that sermon was about, a revision of American domestic and foreign history. And if you were to revisit the History Channel, you would discover that the very same issues Reverand Wright addressed in this sermon are frequently addressed addressed on the History Channel and in history classes in colleges and universities across the nation! So Donald Trump, if you wish to continue spreading your bigotry and racism and dividing America with your hate, why don't you go back to Nazi Germany, the birthplace of your father, you Hitler youth?

    May 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Mark

    Why are you asking Donald Trump? Who cares what he thinks?

    May 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Sayed

    Thanks, really ur sugitsegon very usefull, now I will not shy to speak and write English. before I always afraid from my mistakes

    June 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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