Trump Rips Jon Stewart's 'Racist Rant' on Cain

'He should apologize for horrible attack on African-American community'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2011 3:55 AM CDT

A furious Donald Trump blasted comedian Jon Stewart's "racist rant" concerning sex harassment accusations by two former National Restaurant Association workers against Herman Cain. "It's not what he said, but the way he said it," fumed Trump on a video chat. "The tone of his voice, the inflection. Unbelievable. Other people get taken off the air, and when he says it, people smile and sort of say, 'Wow, I can't believe he gets away with that.' When Jon Stewart does a horrible, horrible thing to the African-American community, they leave him alone."

Trump is particularly incensed (in fact, it's the only specific incident he describes) by Stewart's mention of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby as he pokes fun at Cain's verbal contortions. When asked on Fox News if he has ever settled a sex harassment claim, Cain responded: "Outside of the Restaurant Association, absolutely not." Stewart quipped that it was like responding to the question, "Have you ever kidnapped a baby?" with the response, "Well, other than the Lindbergh boy, no, absolutely not." (More Donald Trump stories.)

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