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Trump Sounds Off On Seinfeld Over Cancellation

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"Celebrity Apprentice" star and possible Presidential candidate Donald Trump is sounding off on Jerry Seinfeld after the comedian pulled out of a charity benefit hosted by Donald Trump's son, Eric.

"I just learned that you canceled a show for my son's charity," Trump wrote in a letter -- obtained by Access Hollywood -- to Seinfeld on Wednesday, "because of the fact that you think I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader."

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"We don't care that you broke your commitment," Trump continued, "even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are 'truly a man of his word.' Bret Michaels, disgusted by what happened, is taking over."

Trump also took the opportunity to take aim at the comedian's latest TV venture.

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"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 and was embarrassed after having watched the first couple of episodes," Trump wrote in the heated letter. "Despite its poor ratings, I didn't cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did. You should be ashamed of yourself!"

According to The New York Post, the comedian agreed to perform at the event in January, prior to Trump toying with a bid for The White House.

A rep for Seinfeld told the Post, "Jerry has grown increasingly uncomfortable" with Trump's questioning Obama's citizenship. 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 He has respectfully withdrawn from the event, and is making a contribution both to the Eric Trump Foundation and to [St. Jude]."

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