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CNN's Carol Costello Tears Into Donald Trump: 'A Joke,' 'Ridiculous'

Carol Costello

First Posted: 03/30/11 12:17 PM ET Updated: 03/30/11 02:53 PM ET

CNN anchor Carol Costello laid into Donald Trump for his birther comments and nascent presidential run.

Speaking on Wednesday's "CNN Newsroom," Costello said Trump is "shaping up to be a joke." She then recounted his controversial comments on "The View," and his attempt to release his own birth certificate. "Except it wasn't," she noted acidly. "It was a hospital birthing record. Oops."

She said Trump was "not likely to be president...unless Americans like the fact he's distracting from an important debate that should be taking place in this country." Suzanne Malveaux, who was hosting at the time, said that Trump was also wrong when he said on "The View" that "nobody" remembered Obama from his youth.

"I did a documentary," she said. "I went to Hawaii, I talked to people who knew him as a kid."

"You talked to his secret sister that no one's ever heard of, didn't you?" Costello asked sarcastically. "It's all part of the conspiracy, right?" Malveaux said.

"I know, it's ridiculous," Costello replied.

Watch (via Mediaite)

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CNN anchor Carol Costello laid into Donald Trump for his birther comments and nascent presidential run. Speaking on Wednesday's "CNN Newsroom," Costello said Trump is "shaping up to be a joke." She...
CNN anchor Carol Costello laid into Donald Trump for his birther comments and nascent presidential run. Speaking on Wednesday's "CNN Newsroom," Costello said Trump is "shaping up to be a joke." She...
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repugnicansfearme   9 minutes ago (5:48 PM)
Since Keith is gone from MSNBC, and when I am immobilize­d by soft drinks, I find myself watching CNN once in a while. I like their take on Trump.
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myshadow   11 minutes ago (5:46 PM)
you really had to post the freakiest frame in the clip?
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Brant Kelsey   16 minutes ago (5:42 PM)
Trump is just part of the Wonderful world we have allowed to Hold sway. It ain't pretty is it Folks. To have one's present and future in the hands of so many compromise­d old men: Each have made their bones. Each works for the Great Plutocrati­c Party, That remains invisible to many for the most part. In the instance at hand; little more than form following fashion: This icture is Trump Trumping Trump
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jonme   16 minutes ago (5:41 PM)
Everyone except Republican­s knows it is ridiculous­. They can not accept that we have a Black man as our President. I am so proud of him.
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AlphaDoc   17 minutes ago (5:41 PM)
Surprised Donald didn't mention the President'­s secret half-broth­er:

http://wee­klyworldne­ws.com/pol­itics/elec­tion-08/32­79/obatma/
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Mary Sue Mc Cormick   20 minutes ago (5:38 PM)
YOU ROCK, CAROL!!!!!­! I would also love to see the special that Suzanne filmed! Where or when can we see it??? I also think that we should have every member of Congress watch it too, just to see how they will try to squirm out of admitting that "Wow, there are people who remember him! But, they ALL must be in on supressing the real truth!"
MinderA   21 minutes ago (5:36 PM)
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GodGunsLiberty   25 minutes ago (5:32 PM)
who is she?
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PurpleTomato   8 minutes ago (5:49 PM)
She is Carol Costello.W­ho are you?
masha2009   26 minutes ago (5:32 PM)
finally, common sense from the media.
Guest211   27 minutes ago (5:31 PM)
While everyone is certainly entitled to their own opinion, I'm not sure why a CNN "Anchors" opionion should count for more than any others.
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Hobbes Brundige   27 minutes ago (5:30 PM)
I've always thought Trump was a sociopath and his personalit­y and actions are great evidence.
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arthurb3   28 minutes ago (5:30 PM)
He's got the wig. All he needs is the big red nose. Wait, he already does!
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Rosie2   30 minutes ago (5:28 PM)
Trump is not going to run for the Presidency­, he's smart enough to see where it got Sarah Palin and is jumping in for the easy money too.
Soon Change   23 minutes ago (5:35 PM)
He'll run. He's never been as serious about it as this time.
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Cory111   12 minutes ago (5:45 PM)
Your comment "is jumping in" hum!!! A cold cup of coffee and a dozen deep finger bents and it's, "Please call 911."
Mikeystyle   31 minutes ago (5:27 PM)

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