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Seinfeld vs. Trump; Trump vs. Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld attends the Broadway opening of

Jerry Seinfeld attends the Broadway opening of "Colin Quinn Long Story Short" at theThe Royalton Hotel in Manhattan. (Nov. 9, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Oh goody! Another Trump celebrity feud. But this one is actually interesting: Jerry Seinfeld has dropped out of a Trump charity event because of Trump's recent Obama birther conversion. Page 6 -- which reported it first Thursday morning -- has a comment from  Seinfeld: 

"Jerry . . . feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse . . . He has respectfully withdrawn from the event, and is making a contribution both to the Eric Trump Foundation and to [St. Jude]."

Trump, I am guessing,  got a call from Page 6 about the cancellation of the Sept. 13 event for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and then -- as he can often be -- delivered an unfiltered, un-flacked reaction: 

"I just learned you canceled a show for my son's charity," Trump fired off in a scorching letter to Seinfeld yesterday, "because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader."

He goes on, per Page 6, to say that he could care less whether Seinfeld appears or not, but added for good measure this zinger:


"What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, 'The Marriage Ref,' even though I thought it was absolutely terrible . . . Despite its poor ratings, I didn't cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did."

(One can assume then that Seinfeld will not be doing "Celebrity Apprentice" at a future date?)


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