The Apprentice creator just wrapped another season of Celebrity Apprentice, which comedian and former chatshow host Arsenio Hall won.
Eurweb reports that when asked about the birth certificate incident at the North Carolina Republican Convention, Trump replied: "Somebody said, oh, because I brought up the birth certificate, I'm a racist. I said, 'How can I be a racist, I just picked Arsenio Hall'."
Trump also added that the reason why he insisted on bringing up the issue of the president's birth is because of public outcry, citing that the loudest applause line of his nearly hour-long speech came when he was questioning the president's birthplace.
Republican pundit George Will recently described Trump as a "bloviating ignoramus".
The 65-year-old business magnate is continuing a cross-country campaign trail urging Republicans to vote for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.