Donald Trump, Star Jones Engage in Twitter War

The conservative mogul takes offense at Jones' support of Obama.

Posted: 11/01/2012 09:00 AM EDT
Star Jones, Donald Trump

Donald Trump doesn't often think about other people's feelings when spouting off race-baiting remarks on national television. But for someone who can so readily dish it, he sure can't take it. 

The real estate mogul lashed out at Star Jones on Twitter today after Jones, who was a contestant on Trump's show Celebrity Apprentice, defended President Barack Obama against Trump's attacks. The Donald famously offered to donate five million to charity if the President agreed to release his college transcripts. 

After Obama laughed off Trump's offer and made a few other jabs during an appearance on The Tonight Show, Jones tweeted a message of support: "Admit it…Pure Class. Don’t Hate…APPRECIATE!>Barack #Obama Laughs Off Feud With Donald Trump On The Tonight Show."

Trump later retaliated by claiming Jones "begged me to put her on The Apprentice she was 'professionally dead.' I saved her tiny career — now she knocks my offer!"

"I defended @StarJonesEsq when she lied about her stomach operation to lose weight," Trump went on. "I defended @StarJonesEsq against @NeNeLeakes on The Apprentice when @NeNeLeakes was making a fool out of her — but my loyalty was not rewarded. I should have let @NeNeLeakes finish the job."

Ouch! 

Solange Knowles also got in on the action, admonishing Trump to "have one. A seat. Any seat." But perhaps The Donald thought better than to start a war with the sister-in-law of the true King of New York?


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(Photos from left: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire, Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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