Donald Trump, the American business magnate is well known for his chronic ailment of foot-in-the-mouthitis. Over the years he has made some of the most breathtakingly outrageous, controversial and inconceivably strange statements about everything from dating to global warming. It is a scary idea that significant numbers of Americans are even considering this man as a possible candidate to become their next President. As for the most outrageous Donald Trump sound bytes, here is a small sample:
On being rich
No kidding! Apparently he has a strong urge to make obvious-as-the-nose-on-your-face type of comment….
On dating a daughter (of his own)
“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.” This was a joke, according to a clarification issued later. We’ll leave the interpretations up to you.
On Bette Midler
“While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” And the winner of Mr. Subtle and Sensitive is…..(drumroll)!
On John McCain
“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” But of course that makes perfect sense Mr. Trump, because spending five years as a Prisoner of War during the Vietnam war is a mere bagatelle.
On the media
Say what? Was anyone in or out of the media able to make any kind of sense out of this one?
On climate change
Legend has it that he said the above; also that he said the following: “NBC News just called it ‘The Great Freeze’ — coldest weather in years. Is our country still spending money on the GLOBAL WARMING HOAX?”
On building a $100 million ballroom at the white house
“I will build you … one of the great ballrooms of the world.” … because what election promise is more important that building a very expensive room to dance in… climate change action? International peace? Feeding the hungry? Nah! Ballrooms!
And most recently …
He called for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”. Not sure if he is openly into bigotry and racial discrimination or whether he is questioning the competency of their very own Homeland Security team.
And while Mr. Trump tries to figure out what is going on, you may want to try out the Time magazine Donald Trump Insult Generator. Free personalized insults for all! Just enter your name and hit INSULT to get your very own instant insult! Want more? Click AGAIN!
Author: Reena Daruwalla