“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
—On Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina
“You know what I wanted to. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard. I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor…I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened…I was going to hit a number of those speakers so hard their heads would spin, they’d never recover. And that’s what I did with a lot—that’s why I still don’t have certain people endorsing me: They still haven’t recovered.”
—Reacting to the Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2016)
“I don’t want to know what the law is. I want to know who the judge is.” –Roy Cohn, mobster lawyer, fixer, and friend of Donald Trump, the NYC developer
“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 pussy. You can do anything.” — Trump on his treatment of women
“You have to understand, we first went through ‘Russia, Russia, Russia…It was all bullshit.” — Donald Trump, White House speech on February 6, 2020
In a keynote address before Trump’s speech at The National Prayer Breakfast, Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor and president of a conservative think tank, had decried a “crisis of contempt and polarization” and urged his listeners to ”love your enemies.” “I don’t know if I agree with you,” said Trump. He then took a swipe at Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had cited his faith in becoming the only Republican to vote for Trump’s removal.
“We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. And that’s what we gotta do.” — David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan
“I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe.” —Seemingly unconcerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin kills journalists who disagree with him, when pressed to condemn such actions in an interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough
“Nobody’s proven that he’s killed anybody, as far as I’m concerned.” –Trump on allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in the killing of journalists, ABC News, Dec. 20, 2015.
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” — Speaking about John McCain, despite the fact that Trump himself dodged the draft to avoid the Vietnam War
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” — Donald Trump
“It must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.” — Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars,” after contestant Brett Michaels described how former Playboy Playmate Brande Roderick had gotten down on her knees and begged not to be fired.
“Before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.” — Trump on the Miss America pageant