Courtesy of Daniel Kurtzman at About.com, here are the top 10 crazy, vain, stupid, and just plain wrong things that have come out of the mouth of Donald Trump. The Republican Party can’t distance themselves from him. Trump is the current GOP.
“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” – on John McCain
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems… they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
“I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” – Mr. “you’re fired!” announcing his campaign for president
“I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding… I would like to have him show his birth certificate, and can I be honest with you, I hope he can. Because if he can’t, if he can’t, if he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility… then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics.” – three weeks before Obama released his long-form birth certificate in 2011
“All of the women on ‘The Apprentice’ flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”
“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.” – when asked how he would react if Ivanka posed for Playboy
“I have a great relationship with the blacks.” – lamenting that President Obama appeared to have locked up the black vote
“The Hispanics love me.” – from the man who earned an 81% unfavorable rating among Hispanics in a 2015 poll
“In life you have to rely on the past, and that’s called history.” – on Celebrity Apprentice, from the man who has gone bankrupt multiple times, and used to be a pro-choice, pro-socialized healthcare, pro-gun-control, Obama and Hillary-loving Democrat who wanted to raise taxes on the wealthy (until he changed his mind multiple times)
“The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” – which I guess makes up for a multitude of sins
UPDATE: Politico has an interesting article asking the question “Will the real Donald Trump please stand up?” They have some hilarious quotes about Trump’s shifting, eclectic, improvisational and often contradictory policy views:
His hair has been more permanent than his political positions. It’s a total random assortment of whatever plays publicly.