The 25 Worst Quotes from Donald Trump

by John Hawkins | January 19, 2016 3:52 am

My latest Townhall column is called, The 25 Worst Quotes from Donald Trump[1]. Here’s an excerpt from the column.

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I’ve already written the 25 Best Donald Trump Quotes[3] and it seems like the right time to do the 25 worst quotes as well so primary voters can read both lists before they choose a candidate.

1) “(John McCain is) not a war hero…. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.[4]”

2) “I get called by a guy that can’t buy a pair of pants[5], I get called names?” – Trump’s comment about paralyzed commentator Charles Krauthammer

3) “How stupid are the people of Iowa?[6]” after talking about a poll showing Ben Carson was beating him in Iowa

4) “I’m not sure I have ever asked God’s forgiveness[7]. I don’t bring God into that picture….When I go to church and when I drink my little wine and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of forgiveness. I do that as often as I can because I feel cleansed.”

5) “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down[8]. Thousands of people were cheering.” – Trump overestimates the number of people cheering after 911 by thousands and stuck with it even though he knew what he said wasn’t true

6) “(Obama) doesn’t have a birth certificate. He may have one, but there’s something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim[9]. I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that.”

7) “An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @BarackObama’s birth certificate is a fraud[10].”

8) “I am embracing the issue, and I’m proud of the issue. I think somebody has to embrace it because, frankly, the people that are – and I don’t like the name ‘birther[11],’ because I think it’s very unfair and I think it’s very derogatory to a lot of very good people that happen to think that there’s a possibility that this man was not born in this country, and by the way, if that were true, you know it’s very interesting, if that were true, it’d be the greatest scam in the history of this country.”

9)) “You know, when (Ben Carson) says he went after his mother and wanted to hit her in the head with a hammer. That bothers me. I mean, that’s pretty bad. I’m not saying anything other than pathological is a very serious disease. And he said he’s pathological, somebody said he has pathological disease. It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper. That’s a big problem because you don’t cure that. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester[12]. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.”

10) “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?[13] Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, (Carly Fiorina’s) a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

11) “You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.[14]”

12) “You could see there was blood coming out of (Megyn Kelly’s) eyes, blood coming out of her whatever[15].”

13) “Beautiful, famous, successfulmarried – I’ve had them all, secretly, the world’s biggest names, but unlike Geraldo I don’t talk about it.” – From Trump’s “Think Big and Kick Ass”

14) “I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for Playboy], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her[16].”

15) “The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families[17], when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.”

16) “We’re losing a lot of people because of the Internet. We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people who really understand what’s happening and maybe, in some ways, closing that Internet up in some ways.[18]”

17) “The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than America. … We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan[19], as many individual states are doing.” (2000)

18) “There’s many different ways (to fix health care), by the way. Everybody’s got to be covered. This is an un-Republican thing for me to say because a lot of times they say, ‘No, no, the lower 25 percent that can’t afford private.’ But…I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now….the government’s gonna pay for it.[20]” – Trump still supporting single payer, government-run healthcare in 2015

19) “I identify more as a Democrat[21].” – (2004)

20) “I think Bush is probably the worst President in the history of the United States[22].” (2007)

21) “Bush was a disaster for the country as well as for the Republican Party. Then he asked me about Barack Obama. I told him that Barack will need to be a great president because we’re in serious trouble as a country. It hasn’t been this way since 1929. So he doesn’t have much choice—he will simply have to be great, which he has a very good chance of being. What he has done is amazing. The fact that he accomplished what he has—in one year and against great odds—is truly phenomenal.” (2009)

22) “(Michael Bloomberg is) a friend of mine. He’s been an excellent mayor of New York City[23]. He’s a great guy and he means very well.” (2013)

23) “I think pretty strongly that (Bill de Blasio will) end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor[24] and I don’t think he’s going to want to kill the golden goose. …I think he’s a smart guy that knows what’s going on really big league and I think he is not going to want to destroy New York. I think he is going to want to make New York great.” (2013)

24) “(Hillary Clinton is) very talented, very smart. She’s a friend of mine[25], so I’m a little prejudiced.” (2007)

25) “I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president or vice-president.” – 2008

Endnotes:
  1. The 25 Worst Quotes from Donald Trump: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/19/the-25-worst-quotes-from-donald-trump-n2106456/page/full
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/trump-booed-tea-party.jpg
  3. 25 Best Donald Trump Quotes: http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2015/10/24/the-25-best-quotes-from-donald-trump-n2070450/page/full
  4. I like people that weren’t captured.: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/07/19/what-donald-trump-said-about-mccain-obama-immigrants-his-hair/
  5. can’t buy a pair of pants: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/donald-trump/12019097/Donald-Trump-accused-of-mocking-disabled-reporter.html
  6. How stupid are the people of Iowa?: http://fortune.com/2015/12/27/donald-trump-quotes-of-2015/
  7. I’m not sure I have ever asked God’s forgiveness: http://www.christianpost.com/news/donald-trump-im-not-sure-if-i-ever-asked-gods-forgiveness-141706/
  8. thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12010928/Donald-Trump-repeats-discredited-claims-that-US-Muslims-celebrated-911-attacks.html
  9. maybe it says he is a Muslim: https://www.cnn.com/2015/09/18/politics/trump-obama-muslim-birther/
  10. birth certificate is a fraud: https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/232572505238433794
  11. birther: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/07/19/what-donald-trump-said-about-mccain-obama-immigrants-his-hair/
  12. You don’t cure a child molester: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-ben-carson-pathological-child-molester
  13. Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?: http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/13517-here-are-the-most-outrageous-things-donald-trump-said-this-year
  14. young and beautiful piece of ass.: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-books_55d4a1a7e4b07addcb44e2e3
  15. blood coming out of her whatever: http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/13517-here-are-the-most-outrageous-things-donald-trump-said-this-year
  16. perhaps I’d be dating her: http://www.bustle.com/articles/94152-10-donald-trump-quotes-about-women-that-help-explain-why-nbc-gave-him-the-boot
  17. you have to take out their families: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/428719/kill-terrorists-families-gangsta-trump
  18. closing that Internet up in some ways.: http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/13517-here-are-the-most-outrageous-things-donald-trump-said-this-year
  19. the single-payer plan: https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/aug/02/rick-perry/donald-trump-still-single-payer-health-care/
  20. the government’s gonna pay for it.: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/28/trump-pushes-single-payer-healthcare-tax-increase-on-wealthy/
  21. more as a Democrat: https://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2015/08/rand-paul-releases-attack-ad-against
  22. worst President in the history of the United States: http://www.weeklystandard.com/trump-praised-hillary-on-iran-in-2007-blasts-iran-deal-today/article/990016
  23. excellent mayor of New York City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWiynOYQEEU
  24. (Bill de Blasio will) end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/donald-trump-bill-de-blasio-new-york-city-099177
  25. She’s a friend of mine: http://www.weeklystandard.com/trump-praised-hillary-on-iran-in-2007-blasts-iran-deal-today/article/990016

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