Almost every day, Donald Trump makes stupid and hateful comments, so many, the mind reels. You may find it impossible to keep track of them all.
So it might be helpful to memorialize a few of the most recent ones as they occur.
Trump Said He’d Throw Orlando Shooter’s Dad, A US Citizen, Out Of Country
“What do we do when we find somebody that has extreme views?” Hannity asked in a town hall. “Do we throw them the hell out?
“I’d throw him out,” Trump said of Seddique Mateen, a naturalized citizen, who has criticized the U.S. “If you look at him, I’d throw him out.”
In Trump world, a U.S. citizen who has “extreme views” and who criticizes the U.S. will be deported. Welcome to China. Be careful what you say. Don’t have “extreme views” (like for instance, Trump’s extreme views??)
[This isn’t a stupid Trump quote. It’s a stupid quote from a Trump advisor, and comes soon after Trump implied Clinton should be shot, then denied that was what he meant.)
On Tuesday, Trump adviser Al Baldasaro told MassLive.com that his own comments in July about putting Clinton “in the firing line” and shooting her “for treason” were totally misinterpreted:
“The liberal media took what I said and went against the law and the Constitution and ran with it, and they said that I wanted her assassinated, which I never did. I said I spoke as a veteran, and she should be shot in a firing squad for treason.”
Right. Well, glad that’s cleared up. When asked if Baldasaro has considered the consequences of his statements (you know, like people will actually get violent), he responded that “Americans are better than that.”
We don’t have a problem with gun violence, either!
Donald Trump and Al Baldasaro. One is reminded of the (sort of)old saying, “Stupids of a feather flock together.”
“We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton”
Ah, the old “blame your opponent for your own faults”con. The anti-gay, anti-Latino, anti-Mexican, anti-Muslim bigot rejects bigotry.
“Their (the NY Times’s) stories about me always quote non-existent unnamed sources. Very dishonest!”
Ultimate irony. The above comment was made by the man who quotes unnamed sources so often, the derisive hashtag “#ManyPeopleSay” was created just for him.
“If she gets to pick her judges – nothing you can do, folks. Although, the second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.”
When would “she” (Clinton) get to “pick her judges”? After she’s in office. So, after she’s in office, what could the “Second Amendment people do”? Hmmm . . . let’s see. What could they do? What could they do . . . other than shoot the President of the United States? This must rank as one of Trumps most stupid comments.
As of 8/10/16
“Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails.”
Ah, the old “many people are saying” line. When Trump says “many people are saying” or “thousands of people have told me” or other similar lines, it always means: “I just made something up, and I know you are stupid enough to believe it.” (See: #ManyPeopleAreSaying)
As of 8/5/16
a) Trump claimed he saw a video of the $400 million payment the United States made to Iran as it arrived in Iran. He later admitted he didn’t see the video.
b) Trump continues to claim thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey celebrated 9/11, despite being confronted with lack of evidence he’s correct. “I’ve heard Jersey City. I’ve heard Paterson. It was 14 years ago. But I saw it on television, I saw clips, and so did many other people — and many people saw it in person. I’ve had hundreds of phone calls to the Trump organization saying, ‘We saw it. There was dancing in the streets.’ ”
No such video ever was found.
Apparently, Donald Trump suffers delusions while watching TV.
As of 8/4/16
Trump’s tone-deaf defense of his waving his arms crazily to mock disabled reporter, Serge Kovaleski: “I’ve spent millions on buildings for people with disabilities. I spend millions of dollars on ramps, on all sorts of things in buildings.”
Of course, he would have been sued for even more millions if he had not installed “ramps and all sorts of things.”
As of 8/3/16
After receiving a gift of a purple heart medal from Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman, Trump said, “Man, that’s like big stuff. I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.”
Yes, the purple heart is “like big stuff.” Trump, who avoided service because of a “bone spur” that mysteriously has healed all by itself, loved getting a purple heart the “easy” way. Now he has a medal to prove he has sacrificed for his country, just as he claimed.
And speaking of that spur:
“Sure, I got deferments. But, would you really want a president who was dumb enough to let himself get drafted? I mean, it wasn’t hard to get out of it, believe me. My doctor said I had a bump on my heel or something, I don’t know. I don’t even think he was a doctor, frankly. The government is just very, very stupid, OK? Which is why only I can fix it.”
Now those were the words of a real patriot.
As of 8/2/16
Trump, during a speech. “Don’t worry about that baby. I love babies. I hear that baby crying. It’s all right. Don’t worry about it. What a beautiful baby.
“Actually, get that baby out of here. I think she really believed me that I like a baby crying while I’m speaking. People don’t understand.”
Most politicians kiss babies to show how compassionate they are. Trump tried compassion, but it was alien to him, so he kicked the baby out. And no, Donald, no one believed you. And yes Donald, we do understand.
As of 8/1/16
Trump suggested that November’s general election may not be on the up-and-up.
“I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” the Republican nominee told a town hall crowd in Columbus.
That’s known as “Preparing your excuses well in advance.”
Prior to 7/30/16
Trump: “It’s too bad some of the people killed over the weekend (at Pulse nightclub) didn’t have guns attached to their hips, where bullets could have thrown in the opposite direction. Had people been able to fire back, it would have been a much different outcome.”
Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action: “No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms. That defies common sense. It also defies the law.”
If even the NRA says someone promoting guns lacks commons sense, that’s extreme.
Trump: “He (Putin) is not going into Ukraine, just so you understand. He’s not going to go to Ukraine.
George Stephanopoulos: “Well, he’s already there, isn’t he?”
Trump: “Well, he’s there in a certain way, but I’m not there.
You have Obama there. And frankly that part of the world is mess, under Obama. With all the strength that you’re talking about, and with all the power of NATO, and all of this, in the mean time, [Putin] takes Crimea. You know the people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were, and you have to look at that also.”
See it’s like this: Putin is not going into Crimea. But he is there “in a certain way,” because he “took Crimea.”
But Trump isn’t there. And Obama is there.
And NATO is powerful but Obama is weak, so he didn’t prevent Putin from going into Crimea even though the Crimeans want Russia in there.
And the world is a mess because of Obama.
Trump complained about a fire marshal’s refusal to let more people into the Colorado Springs auditorium, which had a capacity of 1,500. Trump said into a microphone: “They won’t let them in, and the reason they won’t let them in is because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing, that’s why. Maybe they’re a Hillary person.”
Exactly the temperament and common sense needed for the leader of the free world, who holds the nuclear codes in his hands.
By the way, the fire marshal, Brett Lacey, was named “Civilian of the Year” for his paramedic work after two mass shootings. Compare his 34 years of public service to Trump’s.
Latest Trumpisms from Quartz
**“I don’t like email. You know why? I’m intelligent.”
**“General George Patton, who was rough as hell—he wouldn’t be doing emails when he’s gonna be ready to attack. If he were around, he’d say ‘I don’t like that system at all.’”
**“I think I have the best temperament, or one of the best temperaments, of anyone who has ever run for president.”
**“Some of the richest people in this country are people who can’t even read or write. They’re called friends of mine—contractors.”
No, Trump doesn’t like Emails because he’s intelligent. Instead, he likes tweets, because they take more intelligence.
And there are his rich friends, those contractors who can’t even read or write. (You better stay clear of Trump Tower.) Maybe these rich friends learned contracting at Trump University.
Speaking about the wife of Khizr Khan, father of US Army Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim soldier who was killed in Iraq, Trump said: “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
That is exactly what a potential President should say about the grieving mother of a dead child. So wise. So compassionate. Exactly the man to represent the United States of America.
Mr. Khan repeatedly had blasted Trump’s immigration proposals to bar Muslims, saying Trump has “sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Trump’s response: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures.”
Oh, the sacrifices involved in building (and bankrupting) casinos, and in getting rich — and in all those lawsuits, because he doesn’t pay his contractors. Doesn’t your heart bleed for Trump’s sacrifices?
Trump: “I got a letter from the NFL saying ‘this (the dates set by the Debate Commission) is ridiculous, why are the debates against’ — because the NFL doesn’t want to go against the debates because the debates are going to be pretty massive from what I understand.
The NFL denied any letter was sent. “While we would obviously wish the Debate Commission could find another night, we did not send a letter to Mr. Trump,” The NFL said in a statement Saturday.
The dates were set by the independent Debate Commission, long before Trump and Clinton became candidates. The NFL should have sent Trump a tweet. 140 characters is his reading limit.
More surely to follow. The man is an idiocy machine.