Friday 16 June 2017
I dearly want you to continue reading The AIMN so this is the final 23 (from “Trump’s Top 73 Craziest Quotes“). I wont impose any more on you. Future political historians will spend many hours trying to fathom how a man like Trump could possibly have become President of the United States, even then they may not find an answer.
Here are the final 23:
23: DONALD TRUMP BRAGS ON 9/11 THAT HIS BUILDING WAS NOW TALLEST
“40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan… And now it’s the tallest.” – Trump bragging about his building following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in an interview with WWOR/UPN 9 News in New York. 70 Pine Street, just a block away, is actually bigger (Sept. 11, 2001).
22: DONALD TRUMP ON “BAD HOMBRES”
“We have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out.” – Trump speaking about illegal immigrants at the final president debate (October 19, 2016).
21: TRUMP ACCUSES HILLARY OF STARTING THE BIRTHER CONTROVERSY
“Hillary Clinton … started the birther controversy. I finished it.” – Trump falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton started the rumors that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States (Sept. 16, 2016).
20: TRUMP … “CANCEL THE ELECTION AND GIVE IT TO ME”
“We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump.” – Trump speaking at a rally in Toledo Ohio, Oct. 27, 2016.
19: TRUMP … “I LOVE THE POORLY EDUCATED”
“We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.” – Trump on his performance with poorly educated voters who helped him win the Nevada Caucus, Feb. 23, 2016.
18: DONALD TRUMP ON SHOOTING SOMEBODY
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.” – Trump speaking at a rally in Sioux Center, Iowa as the audience laughed, January 23, 2016.
17: DONALD TRUMP ON OGLING WOMEN IN DRESSING ROOMS
“I sorta get away with things like that.” — Trump on bursting into Miss Universe pageant dressing rooms.
16: DONALD TRUMP ON WOMEN
“Women: You have to treat them like s–t.” – Donald Trump
15: DONALD TRUMP ON HIS DAUGHTER
“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.” – Trum, when asked how he would react if Ivanka posed for Playboy.
14: DONALD TRUMP BRAGS ABOUT HIS TEMPERAMENT
“I’m also honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has.” — Donald Trump (November 3, 2016).
13: TRUMP MOCKS REPORTER WITH DISABILITY
“Now, the poor guy — you’ve got to see this guy, ‘Ah, I don’t know what I said! I don’t remember!'” – Trump mocking New York Times investigative reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a physical disability called ‘arthrogryposis’ that limits flexibility in his arms, by jerking his arms in front of his body.
12: DRAFT-DODGING TRUMP SAYS POW McCAIN “NOT A WAR HERO”
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” – Trump on John McCain, despite the fact that Trump himself dodged the draft to avoid the Vietnam War.
11: TRUMP WON’T COMMIT TO ACCEPTING ELECTION RESULTS
“I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?” – Trump refusing to say whether he will accept the election outcome during the third presidential debate (Oct. 19, 2016).
10: TRUMP ATTACKS MEXICAN JUDGE IN TRUMP UNIVERSITY FRAUD CASE
“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.” – Trump accusing U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over the fraud case against Trump University, of being biased against him because of his Mexican heritage, despite the fact that he is a U.S. citizen who was born in Indiana (CNN interview, June 5, 2016).
9: TRUMP CALLS ON RUSSIA TO HACK CLINTON AND SABOTAGE ELECTION
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” – Trump, calling on Russian espionage services to intervene in the U.S. election and help sabotage Hillary Clinton. The emails in question were deemed “personal,” but Trump has previously said he thinks they contain sensitive intelligence, meaning that Trump is hoping Vladimir Putin gains access to classified government information (July 27, 2016).
8: TRUMP … DODGING TAXES “MAKES ME SMART”
“That makes me smart.” – Trump responding to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that he pays no federal income tax (Sept. 26, 2016).
7: DONALD TRUMP THREATENS WAR WITH IRAN OVER HAND GESTURES
Report this a“When Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats, and they make gestures at our people that they shouldn’t be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water.” – Trump, threatening to go to war with Iran over rude hand gestures, Pensacola, Florida (Sept. 9, 2016).
6: TRUMP DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT A GOLD STAR FAMILY IS
“‘You do know you just attacked a Gold Star family?’ one adviser warned Trump. Trump didn’t know what a Gold Star family was: ‘What’s that?’ he asked.” – as reported by New York Magazine.
5: DONALD TRUMP SMEARS GOLD STAR MOTHER
“His wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.” — Trump smearing Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen American soldier, by implying that she was not allowed to speak, despite the fact that she has spoken publicly about her son’s death (ABC News interview, July 30, 2016).
4: DONALD TRUMP HINTS AT HILLARY CLINTON ASSASSINATION
“If she gets to pick her judges – nothing you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.” – Trump in what many interpreted to be a suggestion that someone might shoot Hillary Clinton, her Supreme Court picks, or both, Wilmington, North Carolina campaign rally (Aug. 9, 2016).
3: TRUMP REPORTEDLY ASKS WHY WE CAN’T USE NUKES
“Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?” – Trump, reportedly asking a foreign policy adviser three times during a meeting why the U.S. couldn’t use its nuclear weapons stockpile, according to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.
2: TRUMP CALLS CLINTON “SUCH A NASTY WOMAN”
Donald Trump at the third presidential debate: “Nobody respects women more than me.”
Three minutes later: “Such a nasty woman.” (Oct. 19, 2016).
1: DONALD TRUMP BRAGS ABOUT GROPING WOMEN
“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.” – Trump in a 2005 interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush.
My thought for the day.
“If we don’t impose discipline our children when they are young how on earth do we expect them to impose it on themselves as young adults.”