Trump’s stupid comments of the day

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.”

8/17/16
“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.

8/14/16
“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.

8/10/16
“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.

Got it?

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 minecontractors.”

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.

14 thoughts on “Trump’s stupid comments of the day

    1. ejhr2015:

      Trump said it best: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters,”

      That says all anyone needs to know about Trump’s followers.

      Fascinating that you plan to vote for Trump because Clinton isn’t liberal enough. Yikes!

      By the way, voting for any 3rd party candidate IS a vote for Trump. If neither candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes (270 votes, currently), the Republican-dominated House of Representatives picks the President from the top 3 vote-getters, and the Republican-dominated Senate picks the Vice-President from the top 2 vote-getters.

      Guess who they will pick. A liberal?

      Be careful what you wish for.

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      1. Well, Maybe, but you are on record as saying you hope Trump got the nomination. You were wiser then?

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45220.htm

        Not being liberal enough is not the issue. It’s the danger of a hawkish HRC to send the USA into 4 more years of seemingly unending wars. Wars that the us is good at starting but hopelessly incompetent at finishing. If you are not frightened of that then you are a dreamer. Uncharacteristic of you I would have thought!
        We need a new direction and HRC is definitely NOT going there. This is Trumps opening, if he can get his head in order.

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  1. Ah, ejhr2015, gotta love the right-wingers who read only headlines.

    Yes, I wrote a post titled Why I hope Trump wins the Republican nomination

    Here is the latter half of that post. Try reading it:

    Mr. Tough Guy.

    In short, he tells us to be bullies just like him. He wants us to be a xenophobic, cowardly, aggressive, hateful America. That is his slogan, his how he plans to “make America great, again.”

    And that is why I hope he becomes the Republican candidate.

    For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

    The Republicans have sown the wind of hatred, and they have reaped Donald Trump. While the Republican party may have become stupid and mean-spirited enough to nominate him, I doubt very much that the American public is Trump-stupid and Trump-mean enough to elect him.

    The world is filled with little, rotten, imperious governments, run by little, rotten, imperious martinets. This is not America.

    With Trump as a candidate, Americans will have a wonderful opportunity this November to tell the world: “We are not a nation of haters and bigots. We are not a fearful, exclusionary, white-only, Christian-only, male-only nation groveling before the rich and powerful.

    We are a giving, charitable, loving nation, comfortable enough in our great strength to welcome the tired, the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the ‘huddled masses yearning to breathe free.'”

    Rather than following the false words, “Make America great, again” (We already are great), we can make America the ideal again, the country the rest of the world wishes to emulate, not just for our money and our military, but for our morals.

    Millions of people, all colors and all beliefs, have poured across our borders for more than 200 years. The blending of genes strengthened America’s genes.

    Those who already had arrived showed the courage to welcome the strange ideas and the unfamiliar customs of our new arrivals, not with a wall, but with open hearts. We were the golden land, embracing strangers and helping them achieve the American dream.

    And that is how we created the greatest, most powerful nation the world ever has known.

    But sometimes, even here in America, we need a reminder about who we are, and how being inclusive and welcoming and compassionate have made us admired.

    So go ahead, Republicans. Bring it on. Nominate Trump and give us Americans the podium from which we will reject Trumpism and show the world why we still are America the beautiful.

    Get it?

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    1. Sure I get it. It’s not going to work like you hope. I too was hoping for a republican rebirth as an outcome of this wild choice. It would have to be like in Eisenhower’s time to work.
      You put too much store in what he says. As someone said in that link I posted [try reading it?] he is elliptical. I wouldn’t believe a word he says, but what he says is precisely aimed at the lunatic side of the party. He couldn’t possibly take that into a presidency. He wouldn’t get anything done. The President is mostly a yes-man figurehead even if he does have his finger on the nuclear button. And I would prefer it was his finger over that of the hawkish incompetent HRC’s. Get it?

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  2. So you ignore what he says, because he’s “elliptical” — sort of like a god sitting cross-legged at the top of a mountain dispensing obscure, cryptic wisdom — like Obama isn’t an American and Trump University is a university.

    That sort of “elliptical”?

    Apparently, you have inside information about Trump that tells you what he REALLY will do as opposed to what he says he will do. So tell us, what will Trump REALLY do?

    Nevermind. As you claim, the commander in chief of the United States military is just a “figurehead.”

    That is why the right wing despises all that Obama (the “figurehead”) has done and is desperate to keep the next “figurehead” from nominating Supreme Court justices, and allowing immigrants to enter, and starting wars, and destroying Social Security and Medicare, and everything else “figureheads” don’t do.

    The earlier “figurehead” started the Iraq war, and that ended well, or rather, will end well if it ever ends. But it isn’t a real war, because figureheads can’t do anything. Right?

    I remember when Lyndon (“figurehead”) Johnson gave us civil rights legislation and Vietnam, and Harry (“figurehead) Truman dropped the bomb — twice.

    Oh, those figureheads!

    And your inside information tells you that this inexperienced, dictator-loving, raving lunatic bigot, who said,“I will absolutely use a nuclear weapon against ISIS,” will be a better, safer “figurehead” than Clinton (because after all, Benghazi and Emails and her husband cheated).

    Yes, Trump is the ideal “figurehead,” with one tiny problem. As you mentioned, his head isn’t “in order.” Aside from his head, he’s perfect.

    Hey, who needs an ordered head when you’re just the President of the United States?

    How quaint your view of unreality.

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    1. Hey. I’m no fan of Donald Trump. You Americans have a terrible dilemma in the choice for president! It’s just that I see him as less evil than HRC. and to think I used to think HRC was OK, but if you bother to do any research, the facts are dreadful.
      But you are satisfied with the superficial picture?
      Your view of reality is not quaint?
      It is if you take HRC at face value or even with the warnings about her character and refuse to connect the dots!

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      1. Mr Mitchell wont debate you on anything he will just attack trump all day to keep from having to defend Hilary. Mr. Mitchell appears to be a democrat first and foremost. I am a fan of his writing when it comes to MS but he goes off the rails and shows his party first mentality with his patented liberal attacks on anyone who dares threaten the status quo of the powers that be. Trump is the closest thing we have to getting rid of the current status quo of corruption and cronyism. No one can attempt to explain one good reason for Hilary to be president. They can only point the finger at Trump and attack.

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        1. Monetary Sovereignty “threatens the status quo” of the powers that be.”

          Just a reminder: The Republicans control Congress, and until recently, the Republicans controlled the Supreme Court — two of our primary “powers that be.” The also control most state governorships.

          I’m not sure why Donald Trump, a:
          1.Wealthy
          2. Republican
          3. Founder of Trump University
          4. Who plans to put his children into his administration

          would be expected to “get rid of the current status quo of corruption and cronyism.”

          I formerly was a Republican, but I now oppose the anti-science, anti-poor, anti-minority, pro-rich, Republican party of today.

          Anyone who is not among the upper 0.1% income/wealth/power group is voting against his own interests if he votes Republican.

          Or, maybe you think global warming is a myth and poverty is the fault of the poor.

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          1. Trouble is that whoever wins will be “good news” for Republicans, IMO. I see, I’m not alone here, that HRC is a Republican who joined the Democrats after meeting Bill. A lot of Republicans now say they can accept Hillary as president even among the 0.1%. There is no Democrat in the race this time.

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  3. Well, it looks like Trump is self destructing. He has no control over his narcissistic side it seems so his blundering is seriously getting his own party off side. If this ends up leaving HRC as all there is then the US will have as big a problem as if Trump, everybody’s nightmare it appears, was still in the running.

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