Healthcare Complicated
“Now, I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” (2/28/17, National Governors Association Meeting) link

Media is the Enemy of the People
“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” (2/17/17, Twitter @RealDonaldTrump) link

National Enquirer “Very Respected”
“[The National Enquirer] was a magazine that frankly in many respects, should be very respected.” (7/22/16, Cleveland, OH) link

Realizes Diplomacy Is Not So Easy
“After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy. I felt pretty strongly that [China] had a tremendous power over North Korea. But it’s not what you would think.” (4/12/17, Wall Street Journal interview) link

Shoot Somebody and Not Lose Voters
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” (1/23/16, Sioux Center, IA) link

Thought Being President Would Be Easier
“I loved my previous life, I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. I actually, this is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier…I do miss my old life. This — I like to work. But this is actually more work.” (4/28/17, interview with Reuters) link

Too Much Information
“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.” (3/3/16, Republican debate) link


Dumb and “Dummer”
“I hear that dopey political pundit Lawrence O’Donnell, one of the dummer people on television is about to lose his show- no ratings? Too bad.” (6/25/15, Twitter) link

“They Don’t Write Good,” but They Do Write Well
“They don’t write good. They have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don’t — they don’t write good. They don’t know how to write good.” (8/1/16, Fox News interview with Sean Hannity) link

“China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented act.” (12/17/16, Twitter, @RealDon) link