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Donald Trump Says It's 'Great' U.S. Caught Osama: I Hope He 'Suffered A Lot'

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Donald Trump and his wife stopped to give WNYC a soundbite about Osama bin Laden. Donald Trump and his wife stopped to give WNYC a soundbite about Osama bin Laden. (Abbie Fentress Swanson/WNYC)

Most of the partygoers at the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute's gala on Monday night were all about Alexander McQueen. But several of them had other things on their minds, including potential presidential candidate Donald Trump. He paused on the red carpet to give his thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden.

"I think it's so great that he was caught and I hope he really suffered a lot to be honest with you," said Trump. "I suspect he did. He's a bad guy and that's what happens."

Trump said the American people could not be happier with Bin Laden's death.

"They're very happy, they're very proud of our servicemen," he said. "I mean, these were great people who were able to do this so well and so surgically."

Trump said that he thought U.S. representatives would soon be examining issues of whether or not Pakistan had harbored Bin Laden.

His wife, Melania Knauss, a Slovenian model, accompanied Trump at the Met's gala.

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Comments [5]

Yvonne from NYC

I don't mind when DT is featured because I appreciate any forum in which he exposes and confirms his image as an egostistical, juvenile, uninformed, two-dimensional "candidate." I'm only surprised he didn't bring up Obama's report cards again.

May. 05 2011 03:20 PM
Joel from Washington Heights-Inwood

Just like Marinetti commanded the Futurists to honor a temporary moratorium on the painting on nude portraits, would WNYC consider a temporary moratorium on any more mention of Donald Trump?

May. 03 2011 04:52 PM
Liz from New Jersey

Enough, WNYC. Why do you give this guy's opinion any weight at all? He's a joke.

I'm sure that any random person you stopped on the street has more knowledge of politics and American civics than "The Donald".

He's a celebrity. You might as well ask The Situation what he thinks. Either way, get it off your front webpage. He's irrelevant.

May. 03 2011 03:42 PM
Bruce from Teaneck, NJ

I don't understand why so much of the media gives Trump so much coverage. He is such a bore.

May. 03 2011 02:19 PM
Julie from NJ

Oh shaddup Donald. Go live under a rock.

May. 03 2011 01:58 PM

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