Whether Republican or a Democrat, we have got to all be wondering the same thing: what is Donald Trump doing and how can he possibly “Make America Great Again?” It seems as though every time Mr. Trump appears in public for a speech or debate he comes up with another extreme and questionable statement that shocks, offends, or enrages a large portion of the population. His behavior has turned what should be a professional, political campaign season into one of the biggest media frenzies of 2016. So just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here 10 ridiculous quotes from Donald Trump that I believe best reveal the arrogance and poor judgment that make him unfit to be the next President of the United States.
#10: “I’m really rich.” Yes, Mr. Trump, we are all well aware of your billion dollar finances that appear to be one of the only reasons you are eligible to run for president.
#9: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I still wouldn’t lose voters.” Narcissistic and just outwardly insane! How can we vote for someone who clearly believes they are above the law, and could commit a crime and still be elected president?
#8: “I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.” What exactly are your previous wall building skills, Mr. Trump?
#7: “We don’t have our best and our brightest negotiating for us. We have a bunch of losers. We have a president who is incompetent, doesn’t know what he’s doing.” Calling our current leaders and politicians “losers” doesn’t prove how bright you are. Tearing others down proves weakness, not strength.
#6: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. She was off base.” Simply inappropriate. Referring to a woman’s menstrual cycle when attacking her publicly really shows a great sense of character.
#5: “I like China. I just sold an apartment to someone from China for 15 million dollars.” Yet again, finding a way to incorporate his exceptional wealth into a statement that has no relevance to the topic of discussion.
#4: “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?” Absolutely no filter. I’m not sure how Mr. Trump can compare being cheated on to running a country, but of course he seems to think this is a valid argument.
#3: “Women who seek abortions should be subject to some form of punishment.” As a woman I feel disrespected and outraged. This is not helping Mr. Trump in gaining the female vote.
#2: “When Mexico sends their people they’re not sending their best, sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Stereotypical, racist and just an overall ignorant accusation. Mexicans contribute positively to society and the economy in the U.S; drugs, rape and other crimes are problems that all U.S. citizens are guilty of committing.
#1: “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” No comment.
So, here you have it, a list of the 10 most ridiculous quotes by none other than the Donald Trump. Almost everyone agrees just how arrogant and self-righteous Trump is but somehow he is still leading the polls. Is this really who Americans want to represent our country, or is this all a conspiracy to test how ignorant we can be as a society? I guess only November will tell who will “Make America Great Again.”
Written By: Christy Ray, Event Management Team