The 84 Most Outrageous Donald Trump Quotes

Donald Trump is currently the 45th president of the United States. He has been perhaps the most divisive president in the history of the United States and is the first US President who had no prior experience in elected office prior to serving in the highest office in the country. His Vice President was Mike Pence. (See Mike Pence’s best quotes here).

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After college he worked for his father’s real estate business. After becoming president of the organization in 1971, he renamed it The Trump Organization and expanded its operating to building or renovating skyscrapers, casinos, hotels and golf courses. He started many other side businesses too including owning the Miss Universe Brand of beauty pageants (from 1996-2015), producing The Apprentice (from 2003-2015), and many licensing deals.

Donald has always had a larger than life presence and during his life has made many outrageous and shocking comments.

Without further ado, we present the most controversial and noteworthy quotes from President Trump.

Without further ado, here are some of the most memorable quotes – so far – from Donald Trump.

Donald Trump’s Most Outrageous Quotes

  1. “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” – Twitter, October 5, 2020
  2. “Why is Obama playing basketball today? That is why our country is in trouble!” – Twitter, November 6, 2012
  3. “I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it’s literally going to cease to exist.” Source: Playboy, March 1990
  4. “We’re rounding ’em up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. And they’re going to be happy because they want to be legalized. And, by the way, I know it doesn’t sound nice. But not everything is nice.” Source: 60 Minutes, 2015
  5. On Syrian refugees: “What I won’t do is take in two hundred thousand Syrians who could be ISIS… I have been watching this migration. And I see the people. I mean, they’re men. They’re mostly men, and they’re strong men. These are physically young, strong men. They look like prime-time soldiers. Now it’s probably not true, but where are the women?… So, you ask two things. Number one, why aren’t they fighting for their country? And number two, I don’t want these people coming over here.” Source: Face the Nation, November 10, 2015
  6. Border Wall: “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
  7. Illegal Immigration: “I think I could have stopped it because I have very tough illegal immigration policies, and people aren’t coming into this country unless they’re vetted and vetted properly.” Source: Hannity, October 20, 2015On Women: “I will be phenomenal to the women. I mean, I want to help women.”
  8. On Overseas involvement vs. investing in the United States: “[Overseas] we build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road, they blow them up, we build again. In the meantime we can’t get a f*ing school in Brooklyn.”
  9. On gay marriage: “It’s like in golf… A lot of people – I don’t want this to sound trivial – but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive… it’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.” —New York Times, January 5, 2011
  10. On race: “I have a great relationship with African Americans, as you possibly have heard. I just have great respect for them. And they like me. I like them.” Anderson Cooper 360, July 23, 2015
  11. On health care: “The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA-infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great – but must suffer the consequences!” –Twitter, February 9, 2014
  12. On global warming: “It’s really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!” – Twitter, October 19, 2015
  13. On gun control: “No matter what you do – guns, no guns – it doesn’t matter. You have people that are mentally ill. And they’re gonna come through the cracks. And they’re going to do things that people will not even believe are possible.” — Meet the Press, April 10, 2015
  14. On the greatness of America: “Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories any more. We used to have victories but [now] we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say, China, in a trade deal? They kill us. I beat China all the time. All the time.” –Campaign launch rally, 15/6/15
  15. On Mexico: “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.” –Campaign launch rally, Jun 15, 2015
  16. On fighting terrorism: “When you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn’t sound very severe.” —This Week with George Stephanopoulos, February 8, 2016
  17. On global warming: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” –Twitter, June 10, 2012
  18. On running for President: “Well, if I ever ran for office, I’d do better as a Democrat than as a Republican – and that’s not because I’d be more liberal, because I’m conservative. But the working guy would elect me. He likes me. When I walk down the street, those cabbies start yelling out their windows.” Source: Playboy, March 1990
  19. On Political Correctness:  “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness.” —Fox News Republican debate, June 8, 2015
  20. On why people would vote for him:  “To be blunt, people would vote for me. They just would. Why? Maybe because I’m so good looking.” source: New York Times, September 19, 1999
  21. On Making America Great Again: “The line of ‘Make America great again,’ the phrase, that was mine, I came up with it about a year ago, and I kept using it, and everybody’s using it, they are all loving it. I don’t know, I guess I should copyright it, maybe I have copyrighted it.” MyFox New York, March 2015
  22. On Hillary Clinton: “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?”   Twitter, April 16, 2015
  23. On fighting terrorism: “If you look at Saddam Hussein, he killed terrorists. I’m not saying he was an angel, but this guy killed terrorists.” Source: The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, 2006
  24. On Jeb Bush: “Jeb said, ‘we were safe with my brother. We were safe.’ Well, the World Trade Center just fell down! Now, am I trying to blame him? I’m not blaming anybody. But the World Trade Center came down. So when he said, we were safe, that’s not safe.” Fox News Sunday, October 18, 2015
  25. On Rand Paul: “I never attacked him on his looks, and believe me, there’s plenty of subject matter right there.” Source: CNN Republican debate, September 16, 2015
  26. On why he’s the right candidate: “I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I’m the most successful person ever to run. Ross Perot isn’t successful like me. Romney – I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney.” –Des Moines Register, February 6, 2015
  27. “[John McCain is]… not a war hero. He’s a war hero – he’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I Like people that weren’t captured, OK, I hate to tell you.” –Iowa Family Leadership Summit, 18/7/15
  28. On Arianna Huffington: “…is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.” Twitter, August 28, 2012
  29. On pop culture: “My favourite part [of Pulp Fiction] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. ‘Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.” As quoted in TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald, 2005.
  30. On women in Hollywood: “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” Twitter, October 28, 2012
  31. “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” – July 2015
  32. “Just tried watching Modern Family – written by a moron, really boring. Writer has the mind of a very dumb and backward child. Sorry Danny!” Twitter, 2013
  33. “I look very much forward to showing my financials, because they are huge.” –TIME Magazine, 2011
  34. “The concept of shaking hands is absolutely terrible, and statistically I’ve been proven right.” Playboy, October 2004
  35. “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.” Twitter, 2013
  36. “I think Viagra is wonderful if you need it, if you have medical issues, if you’ve had surgery. I’ve just never needed it. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind if there were an anti-Viagra, something with the opposite effect. I’m not bragging. I’m just lucky. I don’t need it.” – Playboy, October 2004
  37. On winning graciously: “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!” — Twitter, November 18, 2017
  38. “Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it…If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia.” — Trump Tower Press Conference, November 1, 2017
  39. “I would bet if you took a poll in the FBI I would win that poll by more than anybody’s won a poll.” – Fox & Friends,  June 15, 2018
  40. On taking inspiration from other leaders: “[Kim Jong-Un] speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” Fox & Friends, June 15, 2018
  41. On intelligence: “Nobody has better respect for intelligence than Donald Trump.” CNN, August 11, 2017
  42. On “the anti-missile”: “We’re … increasing our budget by many billions of dollars, because of North Korea and other reasons, having to do with the anti-missile.” CNN, August 11, 2017
  43. Healthcare: “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” — Washington Post, February 27, 2017
  44. On egos: “Show me someone with no ego and I’ll show you a big loser.” –Trump: How To Get Rich, 2004
  45. On Obama: “Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another black president for generations!” – Twitter, November 25, 2014
  46. “If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country-I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!” – September 10, 2014
  47. “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.” –May 8, 2013
  48. On Obama’s birth certificate: “An “extremely credible source” has called my office and told me that @BarackObama’s birth certificate is a fraud.” – August 6, 2012
  49. “Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!” – April 27, 2015
  50. “Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a GQ shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!” -Twitter
  51. “All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” – Trump: How To Get Rich, 2004
  52. On romance: “Certain guys tell me they want women of substance, not beautiful models. It just means they can’t get beautiful models.” —New York Times, September 19, 1999
  53. On family: “She does have a very nice figure… If [Ivanka] weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” —The View, 2006
  54. On marriage: “I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?” —Vanity Fair, September 1990
  55. On beverages: “I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.” – Twitter, October 14, 2012
  56.  On borrowing: “As a kid, I was making a building with blocks in our playroom. I didn’t have enough. So I asked my younger brother Robert if I could borrow some of his. He said, ‘Okay, but you have to give them back when you’re done.’ I used all of my blocks, then all of his blocks, and when I was done I had a great building, which I then glued together. Robert never did get those blocks back.” —Esquire, January 2004
  57. “I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very intelligent.” —Fortune, March 4, 2000
  58. “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.” —New York Post, 2011
  59. Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway! –Twitter, November 24, 2017
  60. “I was down there, and I watched our police and our firemen, down on 7-Eleven, down at the World Trade Center, right after it came down” – Event in Buffalo, April 19, 2019
  61. “I say, not in a braggadocios way, I’ve made billions and billions of dollars dealing with people all around the world.” —CNN Republican debate, September 16, 2015
  62. On Hillary Clinton: “The only card she has is the woman’s card. She’s got nothing else to offer and frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card, and the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.” – Vox, April 26, 2016
  63. On his fans: “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” – January 23, 2016
  64. On Megyn Kelly: “You could see there was bloody coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” –CNN, August 8, 2015
  65. On immigration: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?” –White House meeting, January 11, 2018
  66. On Kate Middleton: “Who wouldn’t take Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!” – Twitter, September 17, 2012
  67. “Jeb Bush just got contact lenses and got rid of the glasses. He wants to look cool, but it’s far too late. 1% in Nevada!” –Twitter, February 17, 2016
  68. On the Presidency: “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” –Reuters, August 28, 2017
  69. On marriage and parenthood: “I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.” –Howard Stern interview, 2005
  70. On Judaism:  “I’m a negotiator, like you folks.” –Speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, March 12, 2015
  71. On History: “In life you have to rely on the past, and that’s called history.” –Celebrity Apprentice
  72. On Kim Jong-Un:  “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!” — Twitter, November 11, 2017
  73. On the swamp: “You know, I go to Washington and I see all these politicians, and I see the swamp. And it’s not a good place. In fact today I said we ought to change it from the word swamp to the word cesspool or, perhaps, to the word sewer.” –National Scout Jamboree, July 24, 2017
  74. On the telephone: “If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate.” –October 16, 2017
  75. On diplomacy: “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!” – Twitter, February 1, 2018
  76. On racism: “I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed.” –January 14, 2018
  77. “China’s Communist Party has now publicly praised Obama’s reelection. They have never had it so good. Will own America soon.” –Twitter, November r8, 2012
  78. On American football players kneeling during the National Anthem: “At least 24 players kneeling this weekend at NFL stadiums that are now having a very hard time filling up. The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem. Weak and out of control!”  –Twitter, November 28, 2017
  79. On the Mueller Investigation: “So they’re investigating something that never happened.” –Press conference, August 10, 2017
  80. On covfefe: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” –Twitter, May 1, 2017
  81. On reality: “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” — July 24, 2018
  82. “Remember, new “environment friendly” lightbulbs can cause cancer. Be careful – the idiots who came up with this stuff don’t care.” –Twitter
  83. “Thanks – many are saying I’m the best 140 character writer in the world. it’s easy when it’s fun.” –Twitter November 10, 2012
  84. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Trump remarked at a campaign stop at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. “It’s, like, incredible.”
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Donald Trump Video: Bobby Lashley vs. Umaga – Battle of the Billionaires Match: WrestleMania 23

This video is rather humorous and captures Donald Trump’s appearance on Wrestle Mania. In this scene, he and Vince McMahon (the boss of WrestleMania) had a wrestler fighting for them. And the winner – either Trump or McMahon – got to shave the head of the loser.

It’s hilarious to watch. And some might even say it was a template for how Trump would later approach politics.


These are the best Donald J. Trump Quotes we could round up. Since writing the original post, Mr. Trump lost the 2020 presidential election and is no longer in office. Also he has been banned on Twitter for the last 2 plus years, so we hear less frequently about his quotes these days.

Image Credit: Shealah Craighead / Public domain


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