It has been said that this US election campaign has been one of the nastiest in history. With both parties trying to discredit the other, it often turned into an exchange of insults rather than talking about actual issues and change. But, one candidate took the cake with some of his comments. With the US presidential election taking place today, I wanted to look back over some of the most outrageous, ridiculous and stupid things Donald Trump said during his campaign. Please remember that this man could become the next leader of the most powerful country in the world.
Trump on racism
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”
“Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”
“I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, OK? I’m building a wall.” – Donald Trump accused US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of being biased against him due to his Mexican heritage. Curiel is a US citizen, born in Indiana, and is presiding over the fraud case against Trump University.
“Look at my African American over here!”
Trump on women
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass.”
“Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”
“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”
“The only card [Hillary Clinton] has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else to offer and frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card, and the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.”
“Number one, I have great respect for women. I was the one that really broke the glass ceiling on behalf of women, more than anybody in the construction industry.”
“Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.” –Donald Trump, mocking the women who alleged he sexually assaulted them, suggesting his accusers weren’t attractive enough to earn his attention.
Trump on politics
“It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”
“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”
“We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump.”
“That makes me smart.” –Donald Trump, responding to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that he pays no federal income tax
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud”
Trump on himself
“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”
“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”
“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”
“My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.”
“My IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure; it’s not your fault.”
“Look at those hands, are they small hands? And, [Republican rival Marco Rubio] referred to my hands: ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.”
“I’m also honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has.
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.”