Joy Behar: Donald Trump 'Racist' For Questioning How President Obama Got Into Harvard!

Wed, April 27, 2011 4:14pm EDT by 47 Comments

Whoopi Goldberg agrees with her View talk mate, accusing Donald of showing ‘insane disrespect’ with his birther rants — and for slamming the president’s qualifications!

Joy Behar says Donald Trump has gone too far in knocking President Obama and questioning how he got his degrees from Harvard and Columbia.

“It’s very racist,” Joy says, adding that she knows why Donald is so riled up.

“Obama came from humble beginnings,” Joy says on the ABC show. [Donald] says he can’t believe he got into Harvard …in other words he is saying he didn’t get into Harvard on his own, he didn’t write his own book. Obama came from humble beginnings and wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Au contraire — Donald was! He can’t understand. How come I can’t get into Harvard and this guy can?” Donald “can’t fathom that a black man can be that smart!”

The View‘s host Whoopi Goldberg agrees: “It’s very difficult on a daily basis to see this stuff. Being black, you say ‘Oh, this is racist!’ nine thousand people say, ‘Oh no, you’re playing the race card. Well, I’m playing the damn card now.”

She also says that Donald’s questions about whether the president was born in the United States and how he got into elite colleges makes America a laughingstock around the world., “You know how Donald is always saying they are laughing at us? Here’s one of the reasons people are laughing at us — well, when you show such insane disrespect to the president of our country, people in others countries think we are idiots. You’re helping to perpetuate the idea that this country is a little idiotic.”

The White House released the president’s original Hawaii birth certificate this morning, and Donald immediately took credit for forcing the move.

“I am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully, hopefully, getting rid of this issue,” he told reporters after landing in the early primary state of New Hampshire, according to ABC News.

Whoopi grudgingly gave Donald credit as well.

“If he had not sort of shown his ass and made this a ridiculous focus, this probably would not have happened. Donald can take some credit for making this happen, making the president say. ‘Here it is, back off.’ He can take that credit.”

What do we think HollywoodLifers? Is Donald Trump a racist?