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Many Think Donald Trump’s Swipe at Jon Stewart Reflects a Larger Pattern of Bigotry

Donald Trump raised a few eyebrows Wednesday morning with a swipe at comedian Jon Stewart.

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From his personal Twitter account, Trump made sure to refer to Stewart by his real name, Jonathan Leibowitz, which in turn caused many to wonder if Trump felt Stewart’s Jewish heritage was an issue.

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According to Wonkette’s Rebecca Schoenkopf, Trump’s tweet shows a history of anti-Semitic comments and harassment of women and gay employees, pointing out that according to the real estate mogul’s former wife Ivana, Trump “from time to time reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, ‘My New Order,’ which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed.”

Trump has also made questionable comments about African Americans, which bolsters the suspicions of many critics who see a pattern.

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  1. Ruth Anne

    April 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Oh, Donald. Your racist slip is showing.

  2. Richard Perez

    April 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    LOL….Jon’s going to make fun of you on his show….can’t wait for the laffs!

  3. Arnie Kappeler

    April 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Still can’t get past the first part, where he claims to be smarter than Stewart.

  4. Elly

    April 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I suppose Jewish people could just stop shopping at Macys and supporting this fool.

  5. toby

    April 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    How many times has Trump filed for bankruptcy?

  6. Jim Watson

    April 24, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Swine ..

  7. Beverly Brown

    April 24, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Oh, Donald. You don’t have the ammunition needed to start a battle of wits with Jon Stewart. He’ll wipe the floor with you.

  8. monicalups

    April 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

    He’s a total jackass… in every way. Racist, sexist and all the rest. Why is this a surprise?

  9. Donald Parker

    April 25, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Donnie, Donnie what a moron you are!! Smarter than?? a rock! Maybe!

  10. Don Jacobson

    April 25, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Still a dick

  11. Lance Webster

    April 25, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Folks, don’t waste your time on this Trump trash. Move on. No more comments. It only feeds his massive and ugly ego.

  12. Jamie Carter

    April 25, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Why are people surprised about this between him and Nugent this is like (YAWN) so not surprising..

  13. Samuel John Klein

    April 25, 2013 at 2:42 am

    It’s official: Donnie has had his head up his ass for so long he’s evolved into anaerobic life.

  14. Lisa

    April 25, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Donald is a dipshit who cares what he thinks

  15. edward schulz

    April 25, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Trump in Swedish means: Loser!

  16. tygil green

    April 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Donald needs attention. Everytime he takes his head out of his butt, it’s attention time. He and Ann “The he man”, knows what to say to get their needed attention.

  17. Fred

    April 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Donald is just not woth covering in the news any more. Why don’t we all just ignore him?

  18. Sharon Kettelhut

    April 27, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Anyone who doesn’t know Jon Stewart is a stage name, and that Jon Stewart is Jewish, and damn proud to be Jewish, has never watched The Daily Show. Anyone who doesn’t know Donald Trump is a bigot has been living under a rock somewhere.

  19. Dave

    May 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Right – neither can I. Notice how Donald is perpetually referring to himself as “smarter than” (and “richer than”) his detractors. As the case always is, he is neither as smart or as rich as he so artlessly implies. Sure signs of an inflated ego in search of a true sense of self worth.

  20. Fred

    May 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    uhh who cares?

  21. Steve Jacoby

    May 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Trump doesn’t have the ammo to win a battle of wits with Donald Duck!

  22. Steve Jacoby

    May 18, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Nope. Granite wins – hands down.

  23. Steve Jacoby

    May 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Once again, Trump proves that money can’t buy class. Or intelligence.

  24. locusthillva

    May 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Donald Duck!!!

  25. Ann James

    May 20, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Why is Trump always fighting with everyone. Who the hell appointed him world hall monitor. Eff him and the horse he rode in on.,

  26. Cavadias D Bryant

    May 22, 2013 at 11:34 am

    What a pathetic small little man with bad hair & a history of filling bankruptcy, John Stewart is a true gem with such horrible media coverage these days & Donald Chump is a racist doucebag with a FAUX on his head.

  27. ninjarider1

    May 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    BWAAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Trump is lucky to tie his shoes, and if he didn’t have money, he’d be disavowed by the right so fast it would set a record!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Sean Gale

    June 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Word.

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  30. Rosamond Bovey

    June 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I have already, and I am not Jewish. His birther related antics infuriate it as it is.

  31. Gene

    June 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    The Don is an egotistical fool. He has even more fools fooled…no foolin’.

  32. Michael Cashaw

    June 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    You own me a new monitor because your comment cause me to expel coffee, through my nose no less, onto said screen.

  33. Sara Wilson

    June 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Nothing new from Donald the douchebag. He has been telling this tired “joke” for months, much like a 5 year old. He thrives on hate mongering and you wonder why he is so desperate to slag and insult almost everyone. Not a happy guy.

  34. Patricia Burns (@grandma420)

    June 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I think we should all stop shopping at Macy’s #DumpTrump Let’s go get him!

  35. Chuck

    June 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Questionable comments about African Americans?!?! You mean like demanding Obama’s birth certificate, college records, passport information, etc? No, he’s not racist at all.

  36. userxyyyz

    July 16, 2013 at 2:41 am

    the “Don-eroo-ster” loves seeing his name in print. Since media have ignored this rich entitled trust fund kid who has declared bankruptcy to the tune of a few “BILLION $$” and left people with his worthless paper he’s only been good at saying “You’re Fired!”

    What a weeney.
    BTW Dandy Don… lose that comb over you look goofy

  37. Stephen

    August 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    The funniest part is that he thinks he’s said something clever or mean. I don’t recall Stewart ever really hiding his Jewish heritage.

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