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OTRC: Donald Trump calls nation's leaders 'stupid people' and 'blood-sucking politicians'

Donald Trump in a still from 'The Apprentice.' (NBC Universal/Ali Goldstein)

Donald Trump delivered a scathing profanity-laden speech on Thursday in Las Vegas, calling the nation's leaders "stupid people," CBS News reports.

"Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people," Trump said in his 30-minute speech. "It's just very, very sad... They want to raise the price of oil because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and says, 'You're not going to raise that (expletive) price."

The talk was given to over 1,000 people at Trump International Hotel & Tower near the Las Vegas strip. When a guest at the reception told the mogul that he should run for president, he said, "I think I am going to make you very happy." Trump later added, "There is a really good chance that I won't win because of one of these blood-sucking politicians."

Trump talked about politics and criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the situations in Libya, Iraq, China and Afghanistan.

If Trump decides to run for president, he admits that he will have to end his run as the host of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" and several other endeavors.

"I would have to give a lot of stuff up," he told the crowd. "But you know what? It is peanuts compared to the importance of this country."

On Thursday, David Letterman asked his "Late Show" guest Dr. Phil if he considers his friend Trump a racist.

"It's all fun, it's all a circus, it's all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism. And then it's no longer fun," Letterman told Dr. Phil. "How can you say things like that if you're not a racist? ...If he comes back on this show, and I'm not sure we want him back under those circumstances, but he ought to be prepared to apologize just for that kind of behavior."

Dr. Phil admits that Trump doesn't always "think everything through, but felt that he didn't have a "racist bone in this body."

Earlier in the month, Trump stirred controversy when he offered his birthing record rather than his birth certificate and criticized president Obama for taking so long to produce his birth certificate.

Trump told news outlets, including OnTheRedCarpet.com that he would announce before June, after the end of the current fourth season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," whether or not he will run for president. Meanwhile, Trump was named as the headline speaker for the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner on June 10.

Trump has said last year that he was thinking about running for president in 2012 and laughed off suggestions that he might run with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who lost a Republican vice presidential bid in the 2008 election.

Trump had suggested running as a Republican in 1988 and eyed a presidential bid with the Reform Party in 1999. In 2007, he floated the idea of making talk show host Oprah Winfrey, now the world's most powerful celebrity, his running mate.

Since 2008, Trump has contributed more than $25,000 to campaigns of Democratic politicians and more than $2,000 to former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, public records show. In 2004, he donated funds to campaigns of both Bush and Kerry.

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