1. On wind mills.
In a rally, Donald Trump attacked wind power by making the absurd claim that wind turbines cause cancer and decrease the property value of homes near them.
“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer."
2. Describing himself as a "Very Stable Genius."
Following the release of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff which portrayed Donald Trump in an unflattering light, he went on Twitter to show his frustration over the book by describing himself as a "Very Stable Genius."
“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star … to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius … and a very stable genius at that!”
3. When he bragged about his crowd size.
In a rally, Donald Trump bragged about the size of his crowds by comparing it to the size of the crowds at an Elton John concert.
"I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important."
4. When he claimed he invented the word 'fake.'
In interview with Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump claimed he invented the word 'fake,' when he described his feelings about media coverage of him.
"The media is really, the word, one of the greatest of all terms I've come up with, is 'fake'. I guess other people have used it perhaps over the years but I've never noticed it. And it's a shame."
5. His description of an island.
After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, he faced criticism for his slow response and tried to give an explanation for his slow response.
“The response and recovery effort probably has never been seen for something like this. This is an island surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.”
6. His description of paper towels.
In his interview with Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump provided a great description of the paper towels he threw at people in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
"They had these beautiful, soft towels. Very good towels."
7. When he described the size of his hands.
While responding to Marco Rubio's joke about the size of his hands during a 2016 Republican debate, he let the world know there was no problem with his hands along with another part of his anatomy.
"I have to say this, he hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I’ve never heard of this one. Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands if they’re small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee you.”
8. He quote about uranium.
During a press conference in 2017, Donald Trump explained what uranium is.
“You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things. But nobody talks about that.”
9. When he claimed he had the 'best words.'
In a rally in 2015, Donald Trump bragged about his vocabulary.
“I am very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words. I have the best, but there is no better word than stupid.”
10. His rant on toilet flushing.
While talking about water efficiency, Donald Trump gave an estimate on how many times people flush their toilets a day.
"You turn on the faucet and you don't get any water. They take a shower and water comes dripping out. Just dripping out, very quietly dripping out. People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once."
11. When he suggested injecting yourself with a disinfectant.
During one of his press conferences on the coronavirus, Donald Trump suggested that injecting yourself with a disinfectant can cure you of the coronavirus.
“And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds — it sounds interesting to me.”
12. His description of clean coal
During a rally in 2017, Donald Trump explained to his audience how he thinks coal gets cleaned.
“We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it’s just been announced that a second, brand-new coal mine. Where they’re going to take out clean coal — meaning, they’re taking out coal. They’re going to clean it — is opening in the state of Pennsylvania, the second one.”
13. What he thinks stealth jets look like.
During a speech to Veterans of Foreign Wars, he insisted that F-35 stealth jets are literally invisible despite the fact that they are only invisible to radar.
“This is an incredible plane — it’s stealth, you can’t see it. So when I talk to even people from the other side, they’re trying to order our plane. They like the fact that you can’t see it. I said, ‘how would it do in battle with your plane?’ They say, ‘well we have one problem — we can’t see your plane.’ That’s a big problem.”
14. His description of a hurricane.
While thanking first responders for their response to Hurricane Florence, he provided a unique description of the hurricane.
"This is a tough hurricane, one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water. Rarely have we had an experience like it and it certainly is not good.”
15. His description of the letter he received from Kim Jong Un.
In a 2018 rally, Donald Trump described his feelings of receiving a letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
"I was really tough and so was he, and we went back and forth. And then we fell in love, OK? No, really, he wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love.”
16. His advice on preventing forest fires.
During his visit to California in the aftermath of a massive forest fire, he described a unique solution to preventing future forest fires by talking about a phone call that he supposedly had with the president of Finland.
“You’ve got to take care of the floors. You know the floors of the forest, very important. I was with the president of Finland and he said, ‘We have a much different —we’re a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation, and they spent a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. And they don’t have any problem. And when they do, it’s a very small problem.”
17. When he said airports existed during the Revolutionary War.
During a July 4th speech made a historical blunder by stating that the Continental Army took over the airports during the Revolutionary War despite the fact that they didn't exist at the time. He later blamed this gaffe on a teleprompter.
“The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware, and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do. And at Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their Star Spangled Banner waved defiant.”
18. His description of his chest
During a rally in 2019, Donald Trump following a mysterious visit to the hospital reassured the nation that he is healthy enough for duty.
"They said, he went into the hospital -- and it's true, I didn't wear a tie -- why would I wear a tie if the first thing they do is say take off your shirt, sir, and show us that gorgeous chest?"
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19. His admiration for the poorly educated
Following his win during the 2016 Nevada Caucas, Donald Trump touted his win based on the support of the poorly educated.
“We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.”
20. When he claimed he is treated more unfairly compared to other presidents.
During his speech in 2017 to a graduating Coast Guard class, Donald Trump claimed he is more unfairly treated than other presidents despite the fact that four US presidents were assassinated in office.
“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately. Especially by the media. No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.”
21. When he said that we are now able to say "Merry Christmas."
During a speech at the Value Voters Summit in 2017, Donald Trump claimed that him winning the election allowed people to say "Merry Christmas," again.
“We are stopping all our attacks on Judeo-Christian values. We don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct. You’ll go to department stores and they say ‘Happy New Year’ instead. We’re saying Merry Christmas again! Our values will endure. Our nation will thrive. Our citizens will flourish, and our freedom will triumph.”
22. When he claimed that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the assassination of JFK.
In a 2016 interview with Fox & Friends, Donald Trump made the baseless claim that Ted Cruz's father was involved in the Kennedy assassination which originated in an article in the National Enquirer.
“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don't even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it. I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.”
23. When he claimed that you need a photo ID to buy groceries.
In a rally in 2018, while talking about voter ID he claimed that you need an ID to buy groceries.
“You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture."
24. When he promised that Mexico would pay for a border wall.
In 2015 during his speech announcing his run for president, Donald Trump promised that Mexico would be paying for a border wall.
"I will build a great wall -- and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me --and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
25. When he asked why we waited so many years to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
While signing the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, Donald Trump asked why we waited so many years for women to celebrate the 100th anniversary of gaining the right to vote.
“They’ve been working on this for years and years. And I’m curious, why wasn’t it done a long time ago, and also — well, I guess the answer to that is because now I’m president, and we get things done. We get a lot of things done that nobody else got done.”
26. When he said his test for the coronavirus was positively negative.
While speaking to reporters on the lawn of the White House getting ready to leave for Michigan, Donald Trump said his test for the coronavirus "tested positively toward negative."
"I tested very positively in another sense so— this morning. Yeah. I tested positively toward negative, right. So. I tested perfectly this morning. Meaning I tested negative."
27. Describing missiles that the US military is developing as 'super duper.'
While at an event signing the 2020 Armed Forces Day Proclamation, Donald Trump described the missiles the US military was supposedly developing as 'super duper.'
"We are building, right now, incredible military equipment at a level that nobody has ever seen before. We have no choice. We have to do it -- with the adversaries we have out there. We have a -- I call it the 'super-duper missile.' And I heard the other night, 17 times faster than what they have right now."
28. When he said he was building a border wall in Colorado.
During a speech on American energy, Donald Trump announced his plans to build a border wall in Colorado a state which doesn't share a border with Mexico.
"We're building a wall on the border of New Mexico. And we're building a wall in Colorado."
29. When he said China has a lot of respect for his 'very large brain.'
While talking to reporters about a wide range of issues including trade and North Korea, Donald Trump suggested that China has a lot of respect for his 'very large brain.'
“From what I hear, if you look at Mr. Pillsbury, the leading authority on China ... he was saying that China has total respect for Donald Trump and for Donald Trump’s very, very large brain. He said, Donald Trump, they don’t know what to do."
30. When he suggested that Virginia was passing gun control laws would prevent farmers from protecting their potatoes.
During an event at the White House for farmers, Donald Trump warned farmers that the governor of Virginia was passing gun control legislation that could prevent farmers from protecting their potatoes.
"We're going after Virginia, with your crazy governor, we're going after Virginia. They want to take your Second Amendment. You know that, right? You'll have nobody guarding your potatoes."
31. When said that children would raid mailboxes to steal mail-in ballots.
While criticizing voting by mail, Donald Trump claimed children would raid mailboxes and steal other people's ballots so they can vote.
"Oh really? So when [California Governor Gavin Newsom] sends out 28 million ballots in all the mailboxes, and kids go and they raid the mailboxes, and they hand them to people that are signing the ballots down the end of the street, which is happening. They grab the ballots. You don't think that happens? There's ballot harvesting."
32. When he said some people call the Chinese president the "King of China."
In an interview with Lou Dobbs, Donald Trump congratulated Chinese president Xi Jinping for consolidating his power by saying some people call him the "King of China."
“He represents China, I represent the USA, so, you know, there’s going to always be conflict. But we have a very good relationship. People say we have the best relationship of any president-president, because he’s called president also. Now some people might call him the king of China. But he’s called president. But we have a very good relationship and that’s a positive thing.”
33. When he claimed he was own foreign policy advisor.
In a 2016 interview with Joe Scarborough, Donald Trump was asked who his foreign policy advisor was and claimed he was his own advisor.
"I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain, and I've said a lot of things."
34. When he said the hacker that broke into the DNC could be a guy sitting on their bed weighing 400 pounds.
During a 2016 presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump was asked who he thinks could be behind the hacking of the DNC server and said it could be a guy sitting on his bed that weighs 400 pounds despite the fact that all evidence points to Russia.
“I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK? You don’t know who broke in to DNC.”
35. When he explained why he skipped intelligence briefings.
Following his win in 2016, in an interview with Chris Wallace he explained why he didn't participate in intelligence briefings.
"I get it when I need it. I'm, like, a smart person. I don't have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years. I don't need that. But I do say, 'If something should change, let us know."
36. When he claimed his net worth changes based on his feelings.
In a 2007 deposition following a lawsuit against author Timothy O'Brien who wrote a book claiming that Donald Trump net worth was lower than he claimed it was, he said he based his net worth on his feelings.
"My net worth fluctuates, and it goes up and down with markets and with attitudes and with feelings—even my own feelings—but I try."
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37. When he claimed he knows more about ISIS than the generals.
In a 2015 rally, Donald Trump claimed that he knew more about ISIS than the generals.
“I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me.”
38. When he said he would date his daughter.
During a 2006 interview on "The View," with his daughter Ivanka, Donald Trump said that if she wasn't his daughter then he would date her.
"She does have a very nice figure. I've said that if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
39. On apologizing.
During his appearance on the Tonight Show in 2015, Jimmy Fallon asked Donald Trump if he ever makes apologies.
"I think apologizing's a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I'm ever wrong."
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40. Saying he went to the bunker in the White House to inspect it not because of the protests.
While people were protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody outside of the White House, Donald Trump told radio host Brian Kilmeade that he went down to the bunker not because of the protests but to inspect it.
"I went down during the day, and I was there for a tiny little short period of time. It was much more for an inspection. There was no problem during the day."
41. When he said he 'never understood wind.'
In a speech to the conservative student group Turning Point USA, Donald Trump explained why he didn't understand what made wind power plants so appealing.
“I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right?”
42. His description of unmanned drones.
During a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following Iran shooting down a US drone, Donald Trump explained that unmanned drones don't have people in them.
“I think probably Iran made a mistake. I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. Fortunately, that drone was unarmed. There was no man in it and there was no — it was just — it was over international waters, clearly over international waters, but we didn’t have a man or woman in the drone. We had nobody in the drone. It would have made a big difference, let me tell you. It would have made a big, big difference. But I have a feeling, and it maybe wrong and I may be right, I’m right a lot. I have a feeling that it was a mistake made by somebody that shouldn’t have been doing what they did. I think they made a mistake. I’m not just talking the country made a mistake. I think somebody under the command of that country made a big mistake.”
43. When he said his wife had a son.
While praising his wife Melania for bringing the attention to him of the dangers of vaping, he mentioned that she had a son forgetting that he is the father of her son.
“We can't allow people to get sick and we can't have our youth be so affected. And that’s how the first lady got involved. She’s got a son... Together. That is a beautiful, young man, and she feels very, very strongly about it."
44. His rant on light bulbs.
During a speech at a policy retreat in Baltimore, Donald Trump blamed energy-efficient light bulbs for giving him an orange glow.
“The light bulb. People said, ‘What’s with the light bulb?’ I said, ‘Here’s the story.’ And I looked at it, the bulb that we’re being forced to use, number one to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange. And so do you. The light is the worst."
45. His description of the Great Lakes.
In a rally in Michigan, Donald Trump talked about funding for the cleanup for the Great Lakes and described them as having 'Record Deepness."
"I support the Great Lakes. Always have. They are beautiful. They are big, very deep, record deepness, right? And I'm going to get, in honor of my friends, full funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative."
46. When he said he had a 'natural instinct for science.'
In an interview with the Associated Press, Donald Trump expressed doubts about the concerns scientists have for climate change by stating that he has a 'natural instinct for science.'
"My uncle was a great professor at MIT for many years. Dr. John Trump. And I didn’t talk to him about this particular subject, but I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture."
47. When he compared Mexican immigrants to mountain climbers.
While talking about construction for a border wall, Donald Trump said that tall walls are needed to keep out "incredible climbers," comparing them to professional mountain climbers.
“Getting over the top is easy. These are like professional mountain climbers, these are incredible climbers. They can't climb some of these walls, some of them they can.”
President Trump will use his visit to California to inspect prototypes of the border wall and deliver remarks to troops.
48. What he has in common with his daughter.
During a 2013 appearance on the Wendy Williams Show with his daughter Ivanka, Donald Trump was asked what he had in common with common with his daughter and he replied by saying that one of the things that he has in common with her is "sex," after Ivanka said "golf and real estate."
"Well, I was going to say sex, but I can’t relate that to her."
49. When he asked why movies didn't have a rating system.
While attempting to respond to the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Donald Trump blamed violent movies and video games for the shooting and suggested that there should be a rating system for them despite the fact that there is already a movie rating system in place.
"We have to look at the internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed, and we have to do something about maybe what they are seeing and how they are seeing it. And also video games. I am hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts. And you go one further step and that's the movies... Maybe they have to put a rating system for that."
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50. When he falsely claimed that Sweden had an immigration based security incident.
During a rally in Florida in 2017, Donald Trump falsely claimed that Sweden had a security incident related to immigration which was based on a misleading segment that he watched on Fox News.
“You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
51. His question to a 7-year old about Santa Claus.
On Christmas eve in 2018, Donald Trump during a phone call with a 7-year old asked if she still believes in Santa Claus.
"Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at 7, it's marginal, right?"
52. When he said he spoke to the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
While speaking at a Value Voters Summit following the aftermath of natural disasters that hit the United States and it territories, Donald Trump talked about having a conversation with the President of the Virgin Islands despite the fact that the President of the United States is the president of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"We also stand with the millions of people who have suffered from the massive fires which are right now raging in California, and the catastrophic hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and I will tell you, I left Texas, and I left Florida, and I left Louisiana, and I went to Puerto Rico and I met with the President of the Virgin Islands. These are people that are incredible people. They suffered gravely, and we’ll be there, we’re going to be there."
53. His strange observation about Frederick Douglass.
In 2017, Donald Trump while marking Black History Month stated that Frederick Douglass was an individual who keeps getting recognized which made it sound like he thought Frederick Douglass was still alive.
"Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice."
54. When he called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails.
During a press conference in 2016 following the hacking of the DNC servers by Russia, Donald Trump asked Russia to release Hillary Clinton's missing emails.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.”
55. His rant on dishwashers.
While talking about getting rid of environmental regulations, Donald Trump went on a bizarre rant about dishwashers.
"We made it so dishwashers now have a lot more water, and in many places, in most places of the country, water is not a problem ... it's called rain."
56. His rant on showerheads.
While talking about getting rid of environmental regulations, Donald Trump went on a bizarre rant about showerheads.
"Showerheads, you take a shower, the water doesn't come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn't come out. What do you do? Do you stand there longer or take a shower longer?"
57. When he said he could shoot someone and not lose any supporters.
In a rally during the 2016 election, Donald Trump bragged that he could shoot someone and not lose any voters.
“They say I have the most loyal people — did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
58. When he didn't seem to know where the kidney was located in the body..
While announcing an executive order that aims to help people with kidney disease, Donald Trump made a comment that made it appear that he thought the kidney was part of the heart.
“The kidney has a very special place in the heart. It’s an incredible thing.”
59. When he referred to the 9/11 terror attacks as 7/11.
During a campaign rally in 2015, Donald Trump mistakenly called the 9/11 terror attacks as 7/11.
“Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down on 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down. And I saw the greatest people I’ve ever seen in action.”
60. When he talked the advantages he had for running for president.
In a 2011 interview with Good Morning America, Donald Trump was asked how much he thinks it would cost to run for president and he responded by saying his wealth gives him an advantage.
“I mean part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich."
61. When he said the 1917 flu pandemic ended World War II.
During his daily coronavirus press conference, Donald Trump said the 1917 flu pandemic ended World War II despite the fact that flu pandemic began in 1918 and World War II ended in 1945.
“The closest thing is in 1917, they say, the great pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing where they lost anywhere from 50 to 100 million people. Probably ended the Second World War, all the soldiers were sick.”
62. When he said if Joe Biden was elected that US citizens would have learn to speak Chinese.
In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, Donald Trump warned that the US will 'have to learn' Chinese if he loses the election to Joe Biden.
"Look, China will own the United States if this election is lost by Donald Trump. If I don't win the election, China will own the United States. You're going to have to learn to speak Chinese, [if] you want to know the truth. And you'll have to learn it fast. They will own the United States."
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63. When he said the census counts the number of toilets people have in their households.
While arguing for a citizenship question on the census, Donald Trump absurdly claimed that the census counts how many toilets people have in their homes.
“They go through houses, they go up, they ring doorbells, they talk to people. How many toilets do they have? How many desks do they have? How many beds? What’s their roof made of? The only thing we can’t ask is ‘Are you a citizen of the United States?'”
64. When he claimed that Democrats want to rip down the Empire State Building.
In an interview with the Fox Business Channel, Donald Trump claimed that Democrats were plan with the Green New Deal would "rip down the Empire State Building and replace it with -- no windows."
“You have to rebuild cities because too much light gets through the window, so let’s make the windows nice and small. Let’s rip down the Empire State Building and replace it with no windows."
65. When he claimed that 'dogs are getting' mail in ballots.
While defending his actions on the postal service that is slowing down the mail, Donald Trump defended his actions by claiming that dogs are being sent mail in ballots.
“I go by the election. Now with that being said, I have to tell you that if you go with this universal mail-in where you send millions of votes — in California, tens of millions of ballots being sent to everybody and their dogs. Dogs are getting them, OK? People that have been dead for 25 years are getting them.”
66. When he claimed that Joe Biden 'wasn't born' in his birthplace because he moved away from there as a child.
In a rally in 2020, Donald Trump claimed that Joe Biden wasn't born in Scranton, Pennsylvania because he moved away from his birthplace as a child.
"He wasn't born — I view it differently. He'd say he was born here. But he left when he was like 8, 9 or 10. So he left 68 years ago, he left. Long time ago. So I view it differently. He wasn't born here. He abandoned Scranton!"
67. When he encouraged his supporters to vote twice.
During a stop in North Carolina, Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to vote first by mail then in person.
“They will vote and then they are going to have to check their vote by going to the poll and voting that way because if it tabulates then they won’t be able to do that. So, let them send it in, and let them go vote."
68. When he said protesters were throwing 'big bags of soup.'
In a meeting with National Association of Police Organizations, Donald Trump claimed protesters who were protesting police brutality threw 'bags of soups.'
“And then when they get caught, they say, ‘No, this is soup for my family.’ They’re so innocent. ... It’s incredible. And you have people coming over with bags of soup — big bags of soup. And they lay it on the ground, and the anarchists take it and they start throwing it at our cops, at our police. And if it hits you, that’s worse than a brick because it’s got force. It’s the perfect size. It’s, like, made perfect.”
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69. When he claimed the 'exploding trees,' caused forest fires in California.
In an interview with Mark Levin, Donald Trump absurdly claimed that 'exploding trees,' were the cause of forest fires not as a result of climate change.
“I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, ‘Sir, we are a forest nation.’ But they say, ‘we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don’t understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest.”
70. When he told his Chief of Staff to leave a room because he coughed.
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump asked his Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to leave the room because he coughed.
"If you're going to cough, please leave the room. You just can't, you just can't cough."
71. When he said he 'will kiss everyone' in the crowd at one of his rallies following his diagnosis of the Coronavirus.
Following his diagnosis of the Coronavirus, Donald Trump said in a rally in Florida that he would kiss everyone in attendance.
"I'll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the-- everybody. I'll just give you a big, fat kiss. No, but there is something nice. I don't have to be locked up in my basement, and I wouldn't allow that to happen anyway."
72. On his experience with contracting the coronavirus.
In a rally in Wisconsin following his recovery from the coronavirus, Donald Trump talked about how he was treated by doctors treating him for the virus.
"I have doctors, they want to touch every single part of my body."
73. When he mocked Chris Christie's weight.
While campaigning in New Jersey with Chris Christie in 2016, Donald Trump talked about Nabisco who makes Oreos moving its factory from Chicago to Mexico by making fun of Chris Christie's weight.
“I’m not eating Oreos anymore, you know that — but neither is Chris. You’re not eating Oreos anymore. No more Oreos. For either of us, Chris. Don’t feel bad.”
74. When he confused a type of missile with a toothbrush brand.
At one of his rallies while running for reelection, Donald Trump touted the hydrosonic missile which he confused with a toothbrush brand.
"We have a missile. It's hydrosonic."
75. When he said he needed to 'Win both Nebraskas,' to win the election.
While at a rally in Nebraska, Donald Trump said in order for him to win a second term that he would need to win 'both Nebraskas,' despite the fact that Nebraska is one state.
"You know, we have to win both Nebraskas. You know that, right?"
76. His other name for a K9.
While announcing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Donald Trump brought up the dog that participated in the raid that killed al-Baghdadi by seeming to not know that a K9 is another word for a dog.
"Our K9, as they call -- I call it a dog, a beautiful dog, a talented dog -- was injured and brought back, but we had no soldier injured."
77. When he told Chris Christie 'to get back on the plane.'
In a rally in 2016 in Arkansas, Donald Trump told New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who was campaigning with him to 'get back on the plane.'
“Get on the plane and go home."
78. When he told a woman to get a crying baby out of his rally.
At one of his campaign rallies in 2016, Donald Trump told a woman to take a crying baby out of the rally after he told her that he didn't mind crying babies at his rally.
"Don't worry about that baby. I love babies. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby. What a beautiful baby. Don't worry about it, you know? It's young and beautiful and healthy, and that's what we want. Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here."
- Donald Trump Asked That A Mother Take Her Crying Baby Out Of His Rally : NPR
The GOP nominee first seemed to shrug off a crying baby at a rally, but then said: "I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. People don't understand."
79. When he claimed that he was winning the election when he was losing the electoral college.
On election day for the 2020 election, Donald Trump claimed that he was winning the election despite the fact that he was losing the electoral college.
“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We we’re getting ready to win this election, and frankly we did win this election.”
- 'This is a fraud on the American public': Trump claims he won the election and is
While the U.S. election is a tight race in many key states in the country, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed he has won the election and declared that he will go to the Supreme Court to stop the vote counting.
80. On his intelligence.
In a tweet back in 2013. Donald Trump bragged about his intelligence.
"Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest - and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure, it's not your fault."
- Trump fixates on IQ as a measure of self-worth - POLITICO
People who know Trump suspect his IQ obsession stems in part from a desire to project an image of success, despite scattered business failings and allegations of incompetence.
81. When he said that Joe Biden wanted to 'take out the cows.'
During the 2020 election during the first debate, Donald Trump absurdly claimed that Joe Biden wanted 'to take out the cows,' because of the Green New Deal.
"He's talking about the 'Green New Deal. They want to take out cows, too."
82. When he responded to North Korea's insult about him.
Following Donald Trump threatening North Korea at the United Nations, the country responded by calling him a "dotard," which lead to Donald Trump responding to them on Twitter.
"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"
- Trump called North Korea’s Kim Jong Un “short and fat” in a tweet - Vox
He also defended better ties with Russia.
83. When he called Belgium "A beautiful city."
During a rally in 2016, Donald Trump described Belgium "As a beautiful city," despite the fact Belgium is a country not a city.
“Belgium is a beautiful city.”
84. His excuse for retweeting a misleading video.
After an incident at a rally in 2016 where a man rush the stage he was on, Donald Trump retweeted a video falsely claiming that the man was a member of ISIS. When confronted by Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press," over the misleading video, he came up with a ridiculous excuse for sharing the video.
"What do I know about it? All I know is what's on the internet."
85. His excuse for having vacant State Department posts.
In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News back in 2017, Donald Trump downplayed the importance of having high level positions filled up.
"Let me tell you, the one that matters is me. I'm the only one that matters, because when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be. You've seen that, you've seen it strongly."
86. When he claimed that he and his supporters were 'victims' for losing the election.
During a rally for the Georgia Senate Runoff following his loss of his 2020, Donald Trump claimed that he and supporters were victims because he lost to Joe Biden.
"We're all victims. Everybody here, all these thousands of people here tonight, they're all victims. Every one of you."
87. On his relationship with African-Americans.
In a a radio interview back in 2011, Donald Trump suggested African-Americans only voted for Obama because he was black and tried to portray himself as someone who had a good relationship with African-Americans.
"I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks. But unfortunately, it seems that, you know, the numbers you cite are very, very frightening numbers."
88. When he bragged about how great an athlete he was.
In a taped interview with Michael D'Antonio in 2015, Donald Trump bragged that he was the best baseball player in New York.
"I was always the best athlete. Something that nobody knew about me. … I was the best baseball player in New York when I was young. … But I also knew that it was very limited, because in those days you couldn't even make a lot of money playing baseball. … Everybody wanted me to be a baseball player. But I was good in other sports too. I was good in wrestling, I was very good at football. I was always the best at sports."
- If the NBA champs don't go to the White House, where should they go?
Here’s one prediction I’m willing to make about this year’s NBA Finals: No matter who wins, the 2017 NBA champion will not go to the White House to...
89. When he said the moon was a part of Mars.
In a tweet, Donald Trump wanted to let people know that NASA's moon plans are still intact and bizarrely claimed that the moon is a part of Mars.
"For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!"
- Trump attacks Nasa and claims the moon is 'a part' of Mars | The moon | The Guardian
President tweeted Nasa should focus on ‘Mars (of which the Moon is a part)’ over going to the moon, a reversal of previous remarks
90. What he called the CEO of Apple.
During an event at the White House, Donald Trump mistakenly called Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple."
“We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”
91. His statement about space exploration.
At a ceremony at the White House back in 2017 with astronaut Buzz Aldrin about space exploration, Donald Trump made a strange statement about space.
“At some point in the future, we’re going to look back and say how did we do it without space?”
- ‘It has to be something, but it could be infinity’: Trump ponders space in strange ceremony - The Wa
Before reviving the National Space Council, Trump made baffling remarks about the cosmos and failed to mention the only female astronaut in attendance.
92. His comments about his hand size.
Responding to a satirical ad in Spy Magazine that called him a "Short-Fingered Vulgarian," Donald Trump in a New York Post interview bragged about how beautiful his body is.
“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.”
- "Tiny hands," the insult that’s been driving Donald Trump bonkers since 1988, expl
A spot-on political ad parody is the latest to use it: "If the White House phone rings at 3 am, will his little hands even pick up the receiver?"
93. His warning to Mexico's Former President for saying that Mexico won't pay for the border wall.
While defending his proposal for Mexico paying for a border wall, Donald Trump attacked Former Mexican President Vicente Fox saying that Mexico wouldn't "Pay for the wall."
"The wall just got 10 feet taller, believe me. It just got 10 feet taller."
94. His comments about thin people
In a tweet, Donald Trump claimed that he has never seen a thin person drink "Diet Coke."
"I Have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke."
- A History of Donald Trump's Confused Understanding of Diet Coke, His 'Garbage' Beverage of Choice
The president has long wrestled with the idea of diet soda as an agent for weight loss.
95. On the size of his button.
In a tweet, Donald Trump taunted North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's nuclear arsenal by bragging about the size of the button on his desk.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
- Donald Trump boasts that his nuclear button is bigger than Kim Jong-un's | Donald Trump | The Guardi
President intervenes with provocative tweet after North Korea leader said his own launch button was always ‘on my desk’
96. His comments about how ladders wouldn't be able to be used on his proposed border wall.
While talking about his proposed border wall during his campaign in 2015, Donald Trump talked about how a ladder wouldn't be able to be used to get over his wall but that a rope could be used to scale the wall.
"There's no ladder going over that. If they ever go up there, they're in trouble, because there's no way to get down. Maybe a rope."
97. What he said about negative polls about him.
Following his Muslim ban, Donald Trump went on Twitter and claimed that any polls that are negative against him are 'fake.'
"Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting."
- No, President Trump, negative polls are not 'fake news'
President Trump is encouraging his Twitter followers to ignore accurate polls and inviting them to dismiss unpleasant data.
98. What he said about an African-American man who attended or of his rallies.
During a campaign rally in 2016, Donald Trump touted his support from the African-American community by pointing out an African-American attendee at the rally.
“Look at my African-American over here!”
99. His reaction to Alec Baldwin impersonating him on Saturday Night Live.
After Alec Baldwin said impersonating Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live is "Like agony," Donald Trump went on Twitter to express his displeasure of Alec Baldwin's portrayal of him.
"Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent! "
100. His rant about the Oscars.
Following the 93rd Academy Awards, Donald Trump released a letter complaining about the low ratings of the award ceremony by bizarrely claiming that the Oscars used to be called the Academy Awards despite the fact the Oscars have been used as a nickname for the Academy Awards since 1939.
“What used to be called The Academy Awards, and now is called the ‘Oscars’ —a far less important and elegant name—had the lowest Television Ratings in recorded history, even much lower than last year, which set another record low,”
101. His admiration of Kim Kong Un.
In an interview with Fox News following his meeting with Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump expressed his admiration for the dictator by questioning why people in the United States don't show him the respect that the people of North Korea show Kim Jong Un despite the fact that they are forced to show respect to him.
"He’s the head of a country. And I mean, he is the strong head. Don’t let anyone think anything different. He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same."
- Trump: Kim's people sit up when he speaks, 'I want my people to do the same' | TheHill
President Trump said on Friday that he want
102. When claimed that climate change was a "hoax," created by the "Chinese."
In a tweet in 2012, Donald Trump made the absurd claim that climate change was a scam created by China.
"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
- Every Insane Thing Donald Trump Has Said About Global Warming – Mother Jones
Well, most of them, anyway!
103. When he claimed he got his military advice from a five-year old child.
At a rally in Alabama, Donald Trump absurdly claimed that he got military advice from a five-year old child.
"I asked a child, 'So what would you do?' after describing––'Would you leave the military after everything's out, including the civilians and all that incredible military equipment or would you have the military go out first?''
- Trump claims five-year-old advised him on Afghanistan military strategy | News | Independent TV
Donald Trump claims he asked a “five-year-old child” how to deal with the conflict in Afghanistan.Speaking at a rally in Alabama on Saturday, Trump said he was advised by the child after asking them “what would you do” in relation to the US military’
104. When he openly admitted to lying about poll numbers that he doesn't like.
While at CPAC, Donald Trump talked about the CPAC straw poll numbers by telling his supporters that he lies about his poll numbers whenever they are bad by calling them "fake."
"By the way, you have a poll coming up. Unfortunately I want to know what it is. You know, they do that straw poll, right? Now, if it's bad ideas, I say it's fake. If it's good, I say that's the most accurate poll perhaps ever. And I know they have it. I guess it gets announced after — I want to find out. Are you gonna — aww he won't? I know Matt. He won't tell me. I know Matt, he won't tell me well, whenever the hell they get it released, I'll tell you."
- Trump Says He Will Call CPAC Poll Fake If He Doesn't Win
"Now, if it's bad, I just say it's fake," Trump said of the poll. "If it's good, I say that's the most accurate poll, perhaps ever."
105. What he said about flying fruit.
In a deposition in a lawsuit against him filed by protesters who claimed were attacked by his security at 2015, Donald Trump went on a bizarre rant about flying fruit at his rallies while answering questions by attorney Benjamin Dictor who represented the plaintiffs.
Dictor: Okay. And you said that, ‘If you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, just knock the crap out of them would you.’ That was your statement?
Trump: Oh, yeah. It was very dangerous.
Dictor: What was very dangerous?
Trump: We were threatened.
Dictor: With what?
Trump: They were going to throw fruit. We were threatened. We had a threat.
Dictor: How did you become aware that there was a threat that people were going to throw fruit?
Trump: We were told. I thought Secret Service was involved in that, actually. And you get hit with fruit, it’s – no – it’s very violent stuff. We were on alert for that.
Trump attorney Jeffrey Goldman: A tomato is a fruit after all, I guess. … It has seeds.
Trump: It’s worse than a tomato, it’s other things also. But tomato, when they start doing that stuff, it’s very dangerous. There was an alert out that day.
Dictor: Who were you speaking to when you said …
Trump: The audience.
Dictor: So you were speaking to the audience when you said if they saw someone getting ready to throw a tomato, just knock the crap out of them, would you?
Trump: That was to the audience. It was said sort of in jest. Buy maybe, you know, a little truth to it. It’s very dangerous stuff. You can get killed with those things. … I wanted to have people be ready because we were put on alert that they were going to do fruit. And some fruit is a lot worse than – tomatoes are bad by the way. But it’s very dangerous … they were going to hit – they were going to hit very hard.
- Donald Trump worried 'dangerous' fruits could be thrown at him by protesters, a new deposition revea
106. When he said he can declassify documents by "thinking about it."
After the FBI recovered classified documents during a search at Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump claimed in an interview with Sean Hannity that he had the power to declassify documents just by "thinking about it."
“There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it. You’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking about it."
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