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Now we've seen it all.

Donald Trump not only praised President Barack Obama on Twitter, he's called for a moratorium on partisan politics. Meaning he may actually shut up briefly!

“I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job very well done,” the business mogul Tweeted.

In response to the death of Osama bin Laden, he added: “I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the flag in celebration.”

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Donald then called for a verbal cease-fire of sorts, adding:

“We should spend the next few days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those fighting for freedom.”

“God Bless America.”

Indeed. Not only is it a time to stand together, but after Obama blasted Trump at the White House Correspondents dinner, maybe he realized he took some of his earlier criticisms of the President's grades and birth certificate too far.

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President Barack Obama took the stage at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night and took on both Donald Trump and the "birther" nonsense.

Entering to Hulk Hogan's old WWE anthem "Real American" as Obama's birth certificate flashed on screen, he then treated the crowd to his "birth video."

After poking fun at himself and various Republicans, Obama seemed to delight in laying into the Donald (who was there) for what felt like an eternity.

Regardless of your political leanings, you gotta admit he killed it:

Following our 44th President, host Seth Meyers took to the podium and went off on all things cable news, birth certificates, and of course, Donald Trump.

Watch Seth's effort - and read Trump's response to being the butt of so many jokes (spoiler alert: he was not exactly pleased) - after the jump:

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David Letterman was joking around with Dr. Phil last night, only he wasn't really joking when it came to Donald Trump's criticism of President Obama.

He began by asking Phil about Trump, and Phil didn't really bite. What Dave was really doing was giving himself his own segue to lay into the Donald.

Dave said, flat-out, that beyond the birth certificate, Trump's questioning of Obama - how he got into Harvard, how he wrote his memoirs - is racist.

“It smacks of racism,” said Letterman, noting that while it's all a giant media circus to a degree, “Nobody should be amused by that tactic.”

Trying to diffuse things, Dr. Phil said he doesn’t think Trump “has a racist bone in his body," but rather "just doesn’t think things through.”

Dave scoffed and said if Trump returns to The Late Show - “and I’m not sure that we want him back” - he “ought to be prepared to apologize.”

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Bob Schieffer of CBS' Face the Nation and that network's Evening News made headlines last night when he flat-out called Donald Trump a racist.

At issue? Trump's questioning of President Obama's birth certificate and later his academic record, criticisms Schieffer says have racist undertones.

The Donald was far from pleased with Bob's assessment.

Moments ago, he told TMZ: "That is a terrible statement for a newscaster to make. I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."

Bob's scathing statement against Trump came last night in response to Trump's insinuation that Obama may not have had the grades to get into Harvard.

Schieffer said, "That's 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."

Asked if he was implying Obama got into Harvard via affirmative action, Trump said: "Affirmative action is out there. It's a program that is available."

"I have no idea whether it applies in this case. I'm not suggesting anything. Grades are the least important aspect of being president. It's not a big subject."

Trump insists he's not racist and wouldn't say if he supports or opposes affirmative action. But he's clearly trying to douse some of the flames he ignited.

What do you think? Is Trump racist?

 

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CBS' Bob Schieffer has come out and said what many in the news industry are probably thinking but are understandably hesitant to go on record about:

That Donald Trump's incessant criticism of President Obama is racially motivated.

The host of Face the Nation, visibly upset, called Trump a racist last night on the CBS Evening News, and not just for Trump's Obama birth certificate crusade.

Schieffer was also talking about Trump's suggestion that Obama is not Ivy League material and may not have had the grades to get into Harvard Law School.

The context of Trump's comments was Obama not releasing his transcripts.

"That's just code for saying he got into law school because he's black," Schieffer said. "This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing."

Earlier in the week, Trump said, "I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard." 

"We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of unanswered questions."

While it's fine to bash Obama - heck, it's your right! - that doesn't mean Trump's not out of line. What do you think? Are Trump's criticisms racist?

 

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The White House has released Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate.

The document proves that Barack Obama was born in ... East Africa! Barack Sr., that is. Lo and behold, Barack Hussein Obama II, the 44th President of the United States of America, was in fact born in Hawaii, which has been established for years.

Anyway, now you know. Again. Donald Trump says you can thank him, too!

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Obama directed the White House to release the certificate because the Commander In Chief didn't believe the distraction was good for the country.

Of course, the conspiracy theorists will probably still not cease, asking why it took so long, claiming that it's obviously fake for various reasons, etc.

Real estate mogul and possible 2012 challenger Donald Trump, who's stoked the flames of this "birther" controversy for weeks, had this to say:

"I'm very proud of myself," he says, adding, "We have to see if it's real."

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Donald Trump has broadened his criticism of President Barack Obama.

Not only does the real estate mogul question Obama's birth certificate and thus his U.S. citizenship, Trump says the President is an intellectual lightweight.

In an interview Monday, Trump called Obama "a poor student" who did not deserve to be admitted to the prestigious Ivy League universities he attended.

Trump, mulling a bid for the GOP presidential nomination, offered no proof of this but said he would continue pressing it - and the birth certificate talk.

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"I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then Harvard?" Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press.

"I'm thinking about it, I'm looking into it. Let him show his records."

Obama graduated from Columbia University in New York in 1983 with a degree in political science after transferring from Occidental College in California.

Barack went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude 1991 and was also the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.

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Donald Trump actually discussed his potential run for President on Celebrity Apprentice last night. Meat Loaf and others were overwhelmingly supportive.

After he asked contestants if they would vote for him, the singer said "I would vote for you," and not only that, "In fact, I'll help you with your campaign."

Whether Mr. Loaf sought mere brownie points with that remark or actually wants a chief executive who questions Obama's birth certificate is unclear.

Some say Trump's White House talk is just a ratings ploy, but Apprentice has showed little correlation in ratings one way or the other since it began.

Trump then asked them point-blank which hopefuls would not vote for him. "A hot hint," his daughter Ivanka Trump said. "Don't raise your hand."

The Donald responded that anyone who did would obviously be fired on the spot. If only that strategy worked in the New Hampshire primary ...

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Donald Trump is not a big fan of Jerry Seinfeld after the comedian reportedly pulled out from an event appearance for the Donald's son's charity.

Seinfeld was scheduled to attend a September 13 event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Eric Trump Foundation, but he canceled.

According to reports, Jerry bailed based on Trump's remarks about President Obama, which didn't sit well with The Donald for a variety of reasons.

"I just learned you canceled a show for my son's charity," Donald Trump wrote to Seinfeld in an open letter, accusing him of backing out simply:

"Because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader."

Trump, who is considering a 2012 presidential run, didn't stop there.

"We don't care that you broke your commitment," he continued, "Even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager previously and clearly stated you are 'truly a man of his word.'"

Trump then took a shot at Seinfeld's NBC show, The Marriage Ref.

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Melania Trump wants to make a couple of things clear:

She won't say if he's decided to run yet, but that she "will support him no matter what he decides" and says he's not alone in his "birther" suspicion.

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"Well I think it's not only my husband that wants to see the birth certificate. I think it's a lot of people who voted for him and who didn't vote for President Obama."

Melania, a native of Slovenia, says people are just frustrated.

"They ask where it is and why he doesn't show it. Does he have it? Where is it? Why not show it? What's the big deal? I'd show [mine]. What's the problem?"

Hawaii state officials swear that they have inspected Obama's original document and a Certificate of Live Birth was released during the 2008 campaign.

Trump has been called out by George Stephanopoulos, Bill O'Reilly and many others for beating what some think is a dead horse, but he persists.

Just today, he called in to Fox News to say "I think I've made my decision" on running and he vowed to continue to talk about Obama's citizenship.

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