Donald Trump in Vegas: 'Our leaders are stupid'

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Real estate developer and TV showman Donald Trump fueled speculation that he'll enter the 2012 White House race, assuring a crowd of supporters at a Las Vegas casino that he is seriously weighing a presidential run in a speech laced with the F-word.

The setting Thursday night was fitting for the casino mogul whose moniker is draped across the gold-tinged Trump International Hotel & Tower just off the Las Vegas Strip. An open bar greeted more than 1,000 people, waiters passed hors d'oeuvres, and a Trump impersonator entertained the crowd.
At one point, a woman in the lavish reception at the Treasure Island casino yelled out that Trump should run for president. “I think I am going to make you very happy,” the developer said.
During a 30-minute stump speech focused mostly on foreign affairs, Trump sprinkled in a number of swear words and insults directed toward global leaders.
“Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people,” he said. “It's just very, very sad.”
Trump also blasted President Barack Obama's handling of Libya, Iraq, China and Afghanistan, and in one of his many curse-bombs, he lamented the nation's focus on building schools in war-torn Afghanistan while neglecting education in the United States.
He said he wouldn't help struggling nations such as South Korea, Iraq or Libya without payment. “I'm interested in protecting none of them unless they pay,” he said.
A frequent critic of the federal healthcare law passed last year, Trump said the Supreme Court should decide the dozens of lawsuits challenging the legislation and urged district courts not to waste their time on it.
Trump has created waves by questioning whether the president was born in the U.S. Obama produced his detailed Hawaii birth certificate Wednesday, and Trump eagerly took credit for the reveal.