Donald Trump Slammed by Stuttering Foundation After Seth Meyers Attack
Add the Stuttering Foundation to the list of those upset with Donald Trump.
The organization on Monday issued a statement slamming Trump's use of the word "stutterer" as an insult aimed at Seth Meyers, host of Saturday's White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
"Shame on you, Mr. Trump!" said Jane Fraser, president of the Memphis, Tenn.-based group. "We at the Stuttering Foundation find it discouraging that in 2011, Donald Trump has chosen to use the word 'stutterer' in a derogatory fashion, something to be made fun of, to describe Seth Meyers' speech at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner."
Meyers on Saturday took several digs at Trump, who is considering running for president.
Among his quips: "Donald Trump said that he was running for president as a Republican. That's funny, because I thought he was running as a joke."
After the event, Trump fired back at Meyers: "I thought Seth Meyers -- his delivery frankly was not good. He's a stutterer."
Added Fraser: "In light of The King's Speech and the new awareness it has brought to stuttering, we had hoped that this kind of unfortunate comment was a thing of the past. When in doubt about the eloquence of those who stutter, Trump should take a look at Winston Churchill, King George VI and James Earl Jones."
Trump has angered many in Hollywood -- including Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro and Whoopi Goldberg -- with his recent attacks on President Obama in which he's questioned the president's birth certificate and grades.