If you’ve never heard of Donald Trump or any of his controversial statements then you must be a new resident on earth. The American real estate developer and business mogul turned politician, who served as the 45th President of the United States, is the most vocal, entertaining, controversial, and certainly the most foul-mouthed person to ever be in the White House.
Trump has a mouth that clearly speaks before his brain can process what he has to say. It is even worse when he tweets as he has put out some of the most disgusting and controversial statements ever made by someone occupying an office of very high esteem. He once tweeted a shocking statement about his opponent Hillary Clinton but quickly deleted the post when the public started bashing him for talking down on the former presidential candidate. Rather than take the blame for his actions, Trump blamed it on his staff who he said tweeted via his account.
If you are inclined to believe his innocence in this case, below are several other ridiculous, nasty comments and offensive remarks the leader of the free world has made.
1. Repeated Attacks on President Barack Obama
President Barrack Obama has received quite a number of disturbing comments from Trump, most notably the issue or non-issue of his birth certificate. If America were some third world country, it would not be news that Obama would have used the strength of his office to put him behind bars.
According to the Independent, Trump openly stated, “he may not have one [a birth certificate] but there is something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim. I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or he may not have one. I will tell you this: if he wasn’t born in this country, it’s one of the great scams of all time.”
In 2012, Trump decided to use Hurricane Sandy to attack the president. According to the Daily Mail, he waited only a few hours to gain attention from the storm which struck the East Coast before he tweeted: “Hurricane [Sandy] is good luck for Obama again – he will buy the election by handing out billions of dollars.”
2. Remarks About Hillary Clinton
In the since-deleted offensive tweet put about Hillary Clinton, he said: “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?”
Trump claims he is not responsible for this offensive tweet, he has nevertheless made more rude remarks concerning the former Secretary of State. According to the Independent, he also stated: “Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the United States. There’s never been a Secretary of State so bad as Hillary. The world blew up around us. We lost everything, including all relationships. There wasn’t one good thing that came out of that administration or her being Secretary of State.”
3. Disparaging Comments About Immigrants
The topic of immigration to a lot of immigrants (who are basically almost all Americans as either them or their ancestors, like that of Trump, came to America) is usually a touchy subject. As such, it is usually discussed carefully and diplomatically. But Donald Trump doesn’t seem to see it that way as he has made many disparaging remarks about immigrants, starting with America’s southern neighbors.
About Mexico, Trump bluntly stated “when Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people who have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems to us – they’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists – and some, I assume are good.”
About immigrants coming from African countries when his administration was contemplating cutting the visa lottery in half, Trump said “Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” He went on to ask why America wants people from Haiti and more Africans in the US instead of getting more people from countries like Norway.
4. Trump Calls Jesus a Socialist Loser
Although Trump is said to have captured the hearts of at least 20% of the nation’s Republicans, he also lost more than that percentage when he called the Savior of the Christian religion, Jesus Christ, a loser.
“Believe me, Trump would never help the poor. I would never give away medicine for free. Jesus was weak. Let me tell you something, Jesus is not god. He’s God because he was crucified. I like gods that weren’t crucified. Perhaps he’s God, but right now, Jesus hasn’t done anything in 2000 years,” Trump added. “Jesus gets up there and starts bleeding out on the cross. Trump wouldn’t do that. He has blood coming out of his sides, his eyes, his feet, blood coming out of his wherever. Just disgusting.”
Trump went on to give reasons why he detested Jesus, saying “I never liked Jesus after that because I don’t like socialist losers. He’s as weak as Bernie Sanders. I just don’t respect Jesus as a savior, I don’t think he’s very good at being a deity. He never owned any casinos, he never married models like I have. I think Jesus is highly overrated.”
5. His Comments About a Breastfeeding Woman
Donald Trump, according to the New York Times, called a lawyer “disgusting” for having to pause a testimony in order to breastfeed her baby. The incident occurred in 2011, during a testimony discussing a failed real estate project. Lawyer Elizabeth Beck “requested a medical break” two hours after the session began. After Trump and his legal team objected, Beck pulled out a breastfeeding pump to explain that her three-month-old daughter needed feeding. It was at this point Trump told her “you’re disgusting,” and left the room.
Trump’s lawyer, Alan Garten, came to Trump’s defense by stating that “it was solely the fact that she was appearing to do it in the middle of a deposition” which disgusted his client.
6. Remarks on Sexual Assault in the Military
A study in 2013 revealed that around 26,000 sexual assaults that occurred in the U.S. military went unreported. While many political leaders looked at the root causes for assaults going unreported and what the military justice system has done to make it easier for its personnel to report such cases, Trump had something different to say.
Trump blamed the statistics on human nature, stating that men and women cannot serve together. He tweeted: “26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?”
7. Statement on Firing Rosie O’Donnell
Donald Trump most times acts like a boy in high-school; he lashes out angrily and insults his counterparts instead of addressing issues critically. After being openly criticized by American comedian Rosie O’Donnell, Trump made her an object of ridicule. He announced to the whole world on Entertainment Tonight that “Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? 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.”
He went on to add: “Rosie’s a person who’s very lucky to have her girlfriend. And she better be careful or I’ll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend, why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?
8. Donald Trump’s Sexist Remarks About Megan Kelly
After Trump was extensively grilled on his history of sexism by former Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a primary debate, he denounced the respected journalist by calling her a “lightweight” before adding that she had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her… wherever” during the questioning.
9. Leaked Access Hollywood Tape
In a 2005 conversation Trump had with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, the future U.S. president was caught bragging about sexual assault, saying “When you’re a star, they let you do it.” The comments which his supporters tagged locker room talk, went on as “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***y, you can do anything.”
10. Calling Omarosa Manigault Newman a Dog
When Trump won the White House, he hired former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman as an aide. She served as an assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Omarosa had a lot of praise for her boss until she was fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for “money and integrity issues”, as well as “inappropriate use of company vehicles.” She would later release a book where she said she believed Trump was a “racist, a bigot, and a misogynist”.
Trump responded to Omarosa, who is African-American, by calling her a dog. He tweeted: “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out.” He added, “Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”
11. Comments About John McCain
John McCain refused to support Donald Trump in 2016 when he was the Republican presidential nominee and he remained a vocal critic of the Trump administration. Trump detested him for this, most especially when McCain referred to a room full of his supporters as “crazies”. Trump fired back saying, “he is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
12. Arguments Against Global Warming
As indicated by his tweets, Donald Trump seems either a bit confused about global warming or does not believe in the science that proves its existence. On November 6, 2012, Trump tweeted: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” The next day, the billionaire tweeted again, “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming.”
13. Statement About Arianna Huffington
Huffington Post, like other liberal media outlets in America, were vocal in their criticism of Donald Trump’s vulgarity. In response to what the publication had to say about him, Trump took personal jabs at the outlet’s CEO, tweeting: “[Arianna Huffington] is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.”
14. The O’Reilly Factor
According to Business Insider, Donald Trump recently informed Bill O’Reilly that America should remain in Iraq to “keep the oil” and that Saudi Arabia, as well as the rest of the Arab League, forced America to attack Libya. However, the pièce de résistance came at the conclusion of the evening, as Trump stated, “our weak president, that kisses everybody’s ass, is in more wars than I have ever seen. Now he’s in Libya, he’s in Afghanistan, he’s in Iraq. Nobody respects us.”
15. Calling Confederacy Statues and Neo-Nazi Protesters Beautiful
When cities across the U.S. were debating taking down monuments to the Confederacy from public spaces, Trump took to Twitter and decried “the beauty that’s being taken out of our cities, towns, and parks.” This followed his previous comments on neo-Nazi protesters who he called “very fine people” even though they chanted racist and antisemitic slogans and carried Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols, as well as other symbols of various past and present anti-Muslim and antisemitic groups.