"We want to be looked at in five years, in 10 years from now as, this is the way to do it. We want to do it better than ever before." — August 29, 2017 discussing his goal for the best relief effort ever in the wake of hurricane Harvey.
"Under my administration, many billions of dollars more is being spent on our military, and this includes vast amounts being spent on our nuclear arsenal and missile defense." — August 21, 2017.
"What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt? … What about the fact that they came charging with clubs? I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there is blame object on both sides. I have no doubt about it. You don't have doubt about it either. If you reported it accurately, you would say that." — August 14, 2017.
"I think Senator Blumenthal should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam, where he lied about his service, so he can at least say he was there" — Tweeted August 7, 2017. Remind us all what your service record is again?
"So I deal with foreign countries, and despite what you may read, I have unbelievable relationships with all of the foreign leaders. They like me. I like them. You know, it's amazing." — July 25, 2017 as part of a Wall Street Journal interview. Yes, I'm sure that at least Russians love you.
"If we don't get it [the proposed Republican health care bill] done, we are going to watch Obamacare go down the tubes, and we'll blame the Democrats." — July 19, 2017 as part of a New York Times interview.
"We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans. Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard. We will return! " — Tweeted July 18, 2017. The Republican party members are not meant to be your "yes"-men.
"Remember, when you hear the words 'sources say' from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist. " — Tweeted July 12, 2017. Please provide sources for this statement.
"At a very young age, he [Kim Jong Un] was able to assume power. A lot of people, I'm sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie, " — April 30, 2017.
"We’re going to have insurance for everybody. There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us. " — January 11, 2017. Is that why your master plan has a wide open back door that allows insurers to discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions?
"Knowing something about hacking, if you don't catch a hacker, okay, in the act, it's very hard to say who did the hacking. With that being said, I'll go along with Russia. Could've been China, could've been a lot of different groups." — April 30, 2017.
"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice" — Tweeted June 15, 2017. Yep, because you got in the way of a Federal Investigation, doesn't matter if the investigation found anything or not.
"I know that he will again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity once the Senate confirms him to lead the F.B.I." — Statement made June 7, 2017 after announcing Christopher A. Wray (who previously defended NJ Gov. Chris Christie for his role in the Bridgegate scandal) would be his nomination for head of the FBI via Twitter.
"I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" — Tweeted May 31, 2017.
"Give me clean, beautiful and healthy air – not the same old climate change (global warming) bullshit! I am tired of hearing this nonsense." — Tweeted January 29, 2014.
"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive." — Tweeted November 6, 2012.
"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful... [The Mexican politicians] are using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so." — February 17, 2016 in response to Pope Francis's comment about Trump's plans to build The Wall.
"I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community." — Tweeted May 16, 2017. The equivalent of yelling "Tattle-tale!" to try to get the other kid in trouble too.
"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, ... It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission." — May 9, 2017, in a letter informing James Comey that he was being fired as Director of the FBI.
"First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings." — Tweeted April 26, 2017. It's almost as if the courts are trying to tell you that America is a nation of acceptance and immigration.
"So, what I do is I authorize our military. We have given them total authorization and that's what they're doing." — April 13, 2017. Trump's answer to the question of whether or not he approved of the MOAB strike in Afghanistan.
"I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!" "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A." — Tweeted April 11, 2017. Nothing quite like strong-arming World leaders.
"Now remember this. When I said wiretapping, it was in quotes."..."What I’m talking about is surveillance." — March 24, 2017. It sounds like you're talking about lying.
"Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject," "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated." — February 27, 2017... Everyone knew that, but you.
“The real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!” — Tweeted on March 20, 2017
“Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!” — Tweeted on March 15, 2017
“For eight years Russia "ran over" President Obama, got stronger and stronger, picked-off Crimea and added missiles. Weak!” — Tweeted on March 7, 2017
“It is not compassionate, but reckless, to allow uncontrolled entry from places where proper vetting cannot occur.” — February 28, 2017 in speech to Congress
“Don't believe the main stream (fake news) media. The White House is running VERY WELL. I inherited a MESS and am in the process of fixing it.” — Tweeted February 18, 2017
“This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign.” — Tweeted February 15, 2017
“We have the highest murder rate in this country in 45 years. You don't hear that from these people. They don't want to talk about it. The highest murder rate in the United States in 45 years.” — Said at rally in Iowa October 28, 2016 despite statistics showing otherwise.
“Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!” — Tweeted February 1st 2017
“The regulatory processes in this country have become a tangled-up mess, and very unfair. I believe that construction and operation of lawfully permitted pipeline infrastructure serve the national interest.” — Jan. 24, 2017. Said while signing order to re-authorize and rapidly complete the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL pipelines.
"The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before." — Tweeted on Jan. 17, 2017.
"If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what folks - that's called an asset, not a liability." — Press Conference on Jan. 11, 2017.
"The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!" — Donald Trump tweeted on Dec. 26 2016.
"The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes." — Donald Trump tweeted on Dec. 22 2016.
"We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!" — Donald Trump tweeted on Dec. 17 2016 in response to China's offer to return a U.S. naval drone.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters." — Donald Trump, speech at campaign rally, Sioux Center, Iowa, Jan. 23. 2016
"Life is the most fundamental right. The federal government should not diminish this right by denying its’ protection. I am opposed to abortion except for rape, incest and life of the mother. I oppose the use of government funds to pay for abortions." Sep 16, 2016
“Look, Planned Parenthood has to stop with the abortions,” he told host Chuck Todd on NBC's “Meet the Press.
Trump said this during an appearance in Bluffton, S.C. on Feb. 17: “Don't tell me it doesn't work -- torture works... Waterboarding is fine, but it's not nearly tough enough, ok?”
“I’m against gay marriage.” (Fox News, April 14, 2011)
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you … they’re 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. And some, I assume, are good people.” — at his presidential announcement speech in June 2015
"[John McCain’s] not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” — at a Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, in July 2015