Donald J. Trump

Crank Rain

One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through that wall — so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall.

And I’ll give you an example. As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over. As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.

– Republican President Donald H. Trump, July 14, 2017

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Leaks

When WikiLeaks, which I have nothing to do with, comes out and happens to give, they are not giving classified information. They are giving stuff, what was said in an office about Hillary cheating on the debates, which by the way, nobody mentions. Nobody mentions that Hillary received the questions to the debates. Can you imagine, seriously, can you imagine if I received the questions? It would be the electric chair. OK? He should be put in the electric—you would even call for the institution of the death penalty. Maybe not you, John.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 16, 2017

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Andrew Jackson

I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart… He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’

– President Donald J. Trump, April 30, 2017, discussing how Andrew Jackson (who died in 1845) thought about the Civil War (which began in 1860)

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Donald J. Trump

Tough hombres, part deux

You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out.

– President Donald J. Trump, January, 2017, to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

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If I Were Black

Now, he’s African American. If I were African American, I wouldn’t like him very much… I will do more for the African American people in one year than Barack Obama has done in his seven years, soon to be eight years — and then, by the way, he’s out and thank goodness.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 19, 2016

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Or Whatever

But President Xi, from the time I took office, he has not, they have not been currency manipulators. Because there’s a certain respect because he knew I would do something or whatever. But more importantly than him not being a currency manipulator the bigger picture, bigger than even currency manipulation, if he’s helping us with North Korea, with nuclear and all of the things that go along with it, who would call, what am I going to do, say, “By the way, would you help us with North Korea? And also, you’re a currency manipulator.” It doesn’t work that way.

– President Donald J. Trump, April 23, 2017, reneging on campaign promises for… reasons?

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