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Donald Trump: ‘I’m The Least Racist Person There Is’

It seems like someone, at least by now, should have pulled Donald Trump aside and told him, “You know, the more you talk the worse it gets.” But alas, Trump keeps on going. This morning he dug himself even further into a hole when he told Fox & Friends that his decision to ask for Obama’s birth certificate wasn’t racist.

As FishbowlNY pointed out, The New Yorker’s Dave Remnick ranted about this recently, and now a political advocacy group for African-Americans is saying that Trump is racist as well. But everyone is wrong, because according to Trump, he is not racist at all. As Gawker notes, he told Fox & Friends:

When it comes to racism and racists, I am the least racist person there is. And I think most people that know me would tell you that. I am the least racist. I’ve had great relationships.

Trump, never one to know when to shut the hell up, doesn’t stop there.

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Dave Remnick, Stefano Tonchi, and Josh Tyrangiel on the National Magazine Award Nominations

Yesterday the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the nominations for the 2011 National Magazine awards. The New Yorker led the pack with nine nominations, followed by New York magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and the Virginia Quarterly Review (all with six nominations), causing some to speculate as to whether having “New York” in your title guaranteed a certain amount of success.

New Yorker editor Dave Remnick spoke to WWD about whether or not Jane Mayer‘s profile on the Koch brothers could beat Michael Hastings‘ profile of Stanley McChrystal. “Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston, right? Princeton beat UCLA,” he said. “Anything can happen.”

W editor Stefano Tonchi also told WWD that he was particularly gratified that W received three nominations, because — due to his recent relaunch — the magazine “only submitted what [it] had — that was September, October, November.”

“I would never, ever, ever anticipate that your own estimation of your work equals a certain number of nominations,” said Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel, “unless you’re Adam Moss and David Remnick, who are generally always right about that.”