Donald J. Trump

Press driven diplomacy

Peña Nieto: My position has been and will continue to be very firm saying that Mexico cannot pay for that wall.

Trump: But you cannot say that to the press. The press is going to go with that and I cannot live with that. You cannot say that to the press because I cannot negotiate under those circumstances.

From an economic issue, it is the least important thing we were talking about, but psychologically, it means something so let us just say “we will work it out.”

– President Donald J. Trump, January, 2017, admitting that his promise of a wall that Mexico will pay for was just a press-driven political stunt

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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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Trump Wall

If I call it ‘Trump,’ then I’m going to have to do it really nice wall. Right? I’m not going to call it Trump — I’m not going to call it Trump! But I have to make it nice because someday somebody will say: ‘We’re going to call it the Trump Wall, because boy does it work good and doesn’t it look beautiful.’ So we’re going to build a beautiful wall.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 19, 2016

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Totally Not Racist

I think the judge [Gonzalo P. Curiel] has been extremely hostile to me. I think it has to do with perhaps the fact that I’m very, very strong on the border. Very, very strong on the border. And he has been extremely hostile to me. This is a case that in our opinion should have been won a long time ago. It’s a case that we should have won on summary judgment… we have a very hostile judge. Now, he is Hispanic, I believe. He is a very hostile judge to me. I said it loud and clear.

– President Donald J. Trump, February 28, 2016

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Beautiful Walls

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.

– President Donald J. Trump, June, 2015

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