Donald Trump’s comments about President Obama reveal "an ugly strain of racism,’ according to Bob Schieffer, host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
The Hollywood Reporter says Schieffer appeared Wednesday on “CBS Evening News” and criticized Trump, a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination, for his recent comments about Obama.
Trump demanded for weeks that Obama reveal his birth certificate, and after Obama did so on Wednesday, Trump shifted his focus to whether Obama’s grades were high enough for him to earn acceptance into Columbia University and Harvard Law School, the piece says.
"I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything, and they can’t get into Harvard," Trump said this week.
Schieffer said Trump’s comments are "code for saying he got into law school because he’s black," the story notes.