Donald Trump Quotes. Things That Donald Trump Has Ever Said. Quotes About Trump.

Politics has always had its drama, but when Donald Trump is involved, it's a "reality show." And sometimes reality isn't pretty—like when he speaks off-the-cuff or logs onto Twitter, especially during his presidential campaign. 

Donald Trump has made us laugh, cry and cringe since announcing his presidency in June 2015.

His controversial comments on Muslims, illegal immigration, Hillary Clinton and more were all said since then, but they just may be seared into our brains for life.

The 72-year-old President has been in the public eye for more than four decades. Here we have collected the top 25 silliest Donald Trump quotes from various articles, tweets, TV interviews, and press conferences. Some love him, others hate him. But you can’t ignore him.

Donald Trump, a tough and charismatic billionaire, became famous for his extravagant lifestyle and frank communication. Compilation of the best sayings and quotes of the current US President.

Scroll down for some of Trump's most memorable comments since announcing his candidacy.

Donald Trump Quotes. Things That Donald Trump Has Ever Said

On domestic policy

"I think if this country gets any kinder or gentler, it's literally going to cease to exist."

Playboy, March 1990

On immigration

"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."

60 Minutes, 27/0/15

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."

Face the Nation, 11/10/15

On border control

  • "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

    Campaign launch rally, 15/6/15

On September 11th

"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."

Hannity, 20/10/15

On education

"[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 fucking school in Brooklyn."

Speech in Las Vegas, 28/4/11

On helping women

"I will be phenomenal to the women. I mean, I want to help women."

Face the Nation, 9/8/15

On abortion

“Do you believe in punishment for abortion – yes or no – as a principle?” 

“The answer is there has to be some form of punishment.”

“For the woman?”

“Yeah, there has to be some form.”

MSNBC, 30/3/16

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, 1/5/11

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, 23/7/15

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, 2/9/14

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, 19/10/15

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, 4/10/15

 

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

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, 15/6/15

On fighting terrorism

"When you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn't sound very severe."

This Week with George Stephanopoulos, 2/8/16

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, 6/10/12

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."

Playboy, March 1990

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, 6/8/15

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."

New York Times, 19/9/99

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

("Let's Make America Great Again" was one of Ronald Reagan's most well-known campaign slogans)

On Hillary Clinton

"If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?"

Twitter, 16/4/15

  • 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."

    The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, 2006

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, 18/10/15

On Rand Paul

"I never attacked him on his looks, and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there."

CNN Republican debate, 16/9/15

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, 2/6/15

 

  • On John McCain

    "[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

On Arianna Huffington

".@arianahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man - he made a good decision."

Twitter, 28/8/12

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.

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, 28/10/12

On Muslims

"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."

7/12/15

On Television Shows

"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, 13/6/13

On sharing his financial success

"I look very much forward to showing my financials, because they are huge."

TIME, 14/4/11

On shaking hands

"The concept of shaking hands is absolutely terrible, and statistically I've been proven right."

Playboy, October 2004

On 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."

Twitter, 9/5/13

On self-maintenance

"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

On romance

"All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."

Trump: How To Get Rich, 2004

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, 19/9/99

On family

"She does have a very nice figure... If [Ivanka] weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."

The View, 2006

  • On marriage

    "I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?"

    Vanity Fair, September 1990

On beverages

"I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke."

Twitter, 14/10/12

On egos

"Show me someone with no ego and I'll show you a big loser."

Trump: How To Get Rich, 2004

  • 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

  • On his intelligence

    "I'm intelligent. Some people would say I'm very, very, very intelligent."

    Fortune, 3/4/00

  • On making money

    "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, 16/9/15

On his body

“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.” 

New York Post, 2011

On historical events

“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, 19/4/16

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, 26/4/16

On his fans

"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."

23/1/16

  • On Megyn Kelly

    "You could see there was bloody coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever."

    CNN, 8/8/15

On immigration

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries coming here?”

White House meeting, 11/1/18

  • 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, 28/8/17

 

  • On appropriate things to say to hurricane survivors

    “What a crowd, what a turnout.” 

    Texas,  29/8/17

On diversity within his fanbase

“Look at my African-American!”

Redding, California, 3/6/16

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

On Judaism

“I’m a negotiator, like you folks.”

Speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition, 3/12/15

On breastfeeding mothers

“You’re disgusting.”

New York Times, 28/7/15

On History

“In life you have to rely on the past, and that’s called history.” 

Celebrity Apprentice

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, 11/11/17

  • 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, 18/11/17

On Russia

“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, 11/1/17

  • On popularity within the FBI

    “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, 15/6/18

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, 15/6/18

On intelligence

“Nobody has better respect for intelligence than Donald Trump.”

CNN, 11/8/17

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, 11/8/17

On health care

“Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”

Washington Post, 27/2/17

On the absolutely one-sided violence in Charlottesville

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”

Washington Post, 12/8/17

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, 24/7/17

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.”

16/10/17

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, 2/1/18

On racism

“I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed.”
14/1/18

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, 28/11/17

On the Mueller Investigation

“So they’re investigating something that never happened.”

Press conference, 10/8/17

On covfefe

“Despite the constant negative press covfefe”

Twitter, 31/5/17

On reality

“What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” 
24/7/18

"I have a great relationship with the blacks." 

"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." 

"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich." 

"It's freezing and snowing in New York--we need global warming!" 

"Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have any victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don't have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let's say China, in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time." 

"I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” — Trump on women 

"You know, it really doesn't matter what the media write, as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass." 

"I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." 

"We have a 5 billion dollar website. I have so many websites. I have them all over the place... I hire people... it costs me three dollars." 

"All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me--consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." 

"My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth." 

"Before a show, I'll go backstage and everyone's getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it...You know, they're standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that." — Trump on the Miss America pageant 

"They had a person who was extremely proud that a number of the women had become doctors. And I wasn't interested." — Trump on the Miss America pageant 

"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created." 

"I'm their worst nightmare." 

"Ariana Huffington is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man--he made a good decision." 

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best. They're not sending you, they're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they're telling us what we're getting." 

"My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body." 

"I take advantage of the laws of the nation. Because I'm running a company." 

“I did try and fuck her... I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” — Trump on a woman he tried to seduce 

"I Have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke." 

"Our great African-American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!" 

"I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful." 

"I'm proud of my net worth; I've done an amazing job...The total is $8,737,540,000 USD. I'm not doing that to brag, because you know what, I don't have to brag." 

"I'm not a schmuck. Even if the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, I won't lose a penny." 

"What is it at 35? It's called check-out time." — Trump on relationships with women 

Howard Stern: "By the way, your daughter."

Trump: "She's beautiful."

Stern: "Can I say this? A piece of ass."

Trump: "Yeah." 

"No, I have no age — I mean, I have age limit. I don't want to be like Congressman Foley, with, you know, 12-year-olds." — Trump on whether or not he has an age limit for women he sleeps with 

"That may be the best idea of all. I would say I'm the all-time judge, don't forget, I own the Miss Universe pageant." — Trump on doing a show where he simply rates women 

"Haven't we all...are we babies?" — Trump on whether or not he's had threesomes 

"I know nothing about the inter workings of Russia." 

"That makes me smart." — Trump on perhaps not paying federal income taxes 

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

  • 'I had some beautiful pictures taken in which I had a big smile on my face. I looked happy, I looked content, I looked like a very nice person, which in theory I am.'
  • 'I think I am actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.'

Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault. 

My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars 

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. I’ve always said, "If you need Viagra, you’re probably with the wrong girl. 

People love me. And you know what? I've been very successful. Everybody loves me. 

I think the only difference between me and other candidates is that I'm more honest and my women are more beautiful. 

All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected. 

You know, it really doesn't matter what the media write as long as you've got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass 

Number one, I have great respect for women. I was the one that really broke the glass ceiling on behalf of women, more than anybody in the construction industry. My relationship, I think, is going to end up being very good with women. 

Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!' (the day after the Brexit vote) 

It's freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming! 

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive. 

By the way, I have great respect for China. I have many Chinese friends. They live in my buildings all over the place. 

I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK? It's, like, incredible. 

I do know what to do and I would know how to bring Isil to the table or, beyond that, defeat Isil very quickly. And I'm not gonna tell you what it is. 

An "extremely credible source" has called my office and told me that Barack Obama's birth certificate is a fraud. 

And did you notice that baby was crying through half of the speech and I didn't get angry? Not once. Did you notice that? That baby was driving me crazy. I didn't get angry once because I didn't want to insult the parents for not taking the kid out of the room! 

Something very important, and indeed society-changing, may come out of the Ebola epidemic that will be a very good thing: NO SHAKING HANDS! 

The worst thing a man can do is go bald. Never let yourself go bald.