When it comes to unfortunate quotes by current President Donald Trump, to some none will ever be as unforgivable as “ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States.” To others however, it’s not even that the businessman decided to run for office that’s the hard part, it’s navigating the…well, other things he’s said.
Whether you’re a die-hard supporter of Trump looking to find out what everyone is so upset about or count yourself forever as one of said “upset,” here you’ll find a collection of some of the most outrageous, questionable, and all around most awkward quotes from Donald J. Trump. The question of whether or not they make him unfit to call himself the leader of the free world is of course up to you.
While some feel that these not-so-thought-through quotes by Trump should have been enough to bar him from consideration forever, there are those among us who are willing to look beyond the man behind the tweets and give him a go as a politician. Which side of the line do you fall on? Feast your eyes on some of the most regrettable quotes by the President so far and let us know your opinion in the comments section below!
“Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.” — Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997
"You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p**sy. You can do anything." –Donald Trump in a 2005 interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush
"My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body."
"Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault"
"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."
"When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. [...] They are sending people that have lots of problems. They are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime and their rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
"I would build a great wall... very inexpensive... on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall."
"What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?" –Donald Trump, making a pitch to win over African American voters, adding, "At the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get 95 percent of the African-American vote." (Aug. 19, 2016)
"Congratulations to @FoxNews for being number one in inauguration ratings. They were many times higher than FAKE NEWS @CNN - public is smart!"
"I get up this morning and I turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field," President Trump said in reference to media coverage of his inauguration during a speech given at CIA Headquarters Jan. 21. "I said wait a minute, I made a speech, I looked out, the field was— it looked like a million, a million and a half people. … [I]t went all the way back to the Washington Monument."
"Somebody with aptitude and conviction should buy the FAKE NEWS and failing @nytimes and either run it correctly or let it fold with dignity!"
"No, no, you have to understand, I had a tremendous victory, one of the great victories ever. In terms of counties I think the most ever, or just about the most ever." - Trump, Jan. 25, on his Presidential victory despite losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million.
"California in many ways is out of control, as you know. Obviously the voters agree, otherwise they wouldn’t have voted for me." - Trump to Bill O'Reilly during a Feb. 5 interview
"Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger did a really bad job as Governor of California and even worse on the Apprentice...but at least he tried hard!"
"As you know, I approved two pipelines that were stuck in limbo forever. I don't even think it was controversial. Years of getting approvals, nobody showed up to fight [the Dakota Access Pipeline]. This company spends tremendous — hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, and then all of a sudden, people show up to fight it. It's not fair to our companies."
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” - To the founder of the Huffington Post
"If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'”
"I don't think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her.”
“It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”
“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”
“Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another black president for generations!”
“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s good to be expected.”
"Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on."
“While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.”
After reading the above quotes, among the best advice we can give to readers is perhaps to take a moment and breathe. Then of course, we come to the interesting question of what having a president who has gone on record as making such remarks means for us as a country. This is where we’d love to hear from you and invite you to share your comments below.
Are you a Trump supporter who feels that the statements of the current President override the things he’s promised to do for the country? If so, feel free to share your thoughts below and tell us how you think he’s doing so far?
Or perhaps you still maintain the horror that you felt on election night after seeing such a person elected to the highest office in the nation? We’d like to hear from you as well and are curious about your current thoughts on the administration and whether there’s anything Trump could do to redeem himself in your eyes?
While we ask everyone to try their best to keep things respectful, perhaps the one thing we can all agree on is that the inauguration of President Trump definitely makes for an interesting conversation. Though he appears to be a textbook narcissist in his own right and has a history of being disrespectful to women and pretty much ever minority ever for that matter, somehow Trump still managed to get enough people behind him to score a spot in the oval office.
Share your thoughts on how you feel this happened, whether it was justified, and whether there’s any hope of mounting a national campaign to get him to knock it off on the tweets, at least while he’s in office.
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