Donald Trump is known more for his controversies, controversial statements, and Twitter rants than his presidency.
Even before becoming the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump was a controversial man.
Be it his scandal with the adult film star Stormy Daniels, his shady relationship with his daughter Ivanka Trump, or his clearly failing marriage with wife Melania Trump.
If we’re going to sit here talking about all of his administration controversies, we’d need a whole day. So, let’s not even go there.
Even after being the most powerful person in one of the world’s most powerful country, Donald Trump never fails to show us his controversial side, one tweet at a time.
Donald Trump’s Twitter is an actual representation of how he is as a person. And no matter how much he tries to bend the truth, let’s face it, it’s already out.
In his 73 years of living, 53 as an adult, Donald Trump has said and done some really controversial things. Some of them even before the existence of Twitter, Trumps favorite toy.
So, here are the most controversial things Donald Trump has ever said.
On the “Muslim Ban”.
Trump has, time-and-again made his view on Muslims clear. But, before actually banning people (mostly from Muslim countries) during his presidency, he called out for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States on December 7, 2015.
He had the following things to say.
“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension,” he said. “Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
On his plan to “build a wall” and Mexican Immigrants.
Donald Trump is still very determined when it comes to building a wall at the Mexican border. And maybe he won’t rest until he builds one.
At the third presidential debate during his candidacy, he said,
“We have some bad hombres here and we’re gonna get ’em out.”
Another claim he made about the people of the neighboring country was that “they’re rapists.”
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you,” he repeated, pointing at the audience. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with [them]. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
In another case involving the car company Ford planning to build a factory in Mexico, he said the following thing,
“They’re going to build a plant and illegals are going drive those cars right over the border … And they’ll probably end up stealing the cars,”
Obama is the founder of ISIS.
It’s a known fact that Donald Trump isn’t very fond of the former president Barack Obama and vice versa.
But he took it too far at a rally in Florida during his candidacy calling him the founder of the terrorist group ISIS.
“ISIS is honoring President Obama; He is the founder of ISIS.”
When he mocked a reporter with a disability.
For Donald Trump, equality means you can mock whoever he wants. Be it men, women, LGBT, or differently able people, it doesn’t matter.
So, when a reporter with a disability questioned his comment about people celebrating when the Twin Towers collapsed, he took no time to mock him.
“You oughta see this guy – ‘uh, I don’t know what I said, uh, I don’t remember,'”
The reporter had arthrogryposis, a condition that limits his joint movements. And Trump made the comment flailing his arms in front of him.
On Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton was president Trumps opponent while running for the office. And he never failed to seize the opportunity to humiliate her on national television or anywhere else.
He called her a “nasty woman” during the third presidential debate.
When Hillary was explaining her plans to raise taxes on the wealthy. Trump interjected saying “Such a nasty woman.”
After accusing Obama of being the founder of ISIS he accused Clinton of being the co-founder of the terrorist group.
“And, I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton,”
In Hillary’s opinion about gun control in America, Trump joked about assassinating her.
“Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,”
Trump always had an issue when it comes to Hillary Clinton and her controversial “deleting of emails.”
For this, he made a comment encouraging Russia to hack her email and recover the deleted ones.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,”
In another debate regarding the same email controversy, he said if he became the president, he would seek to prosecute Clinton for using her private email server as secretary of state.
“Because you’d be in jail,” he declared.
For years, Donald Trump has been accused of being a racist, sexist, and also a molester.
He has made so many comments about women, their physical appearances, private parts, and whatnot.
One of the most criticized things he’s ever said was “grab them by the p***y.”
This is was way back in 2005 when he was on his way to film an episode of the show Access Hollywood.
“I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything,”
“Take a look, you take a look. Look at her, look at her words, you tell me what you think. I don’t think so.”
Another one of his famous controversies is the “locker room talk” statement.
Trump dismissed the comments about the release of a recording where he speaks about groping and kissing women without their permission.
On his daughter Ivanka Trump.
Trump loves his daughter Ivanka Trump a lot, to the point where people have questioned their relationship a number of times.
In an interview with the Rolling Stone, he joked about his daughter.
“Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father . . . ”
Again, in 2006, appearing on an episode of The View, he made the following comment on his daughter,
“I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”