In an 1989 Time interview, Trump made an extremely offensive remark about Japanese people. When asked about his total wealth, he stated: “Who the f knows? I mean, really, who knows how much the Japs will pay for Manhattan property these days?”
12. You’re Not Holden Caulfield, Mr. President
Trump has a tendency to attack the integrity of those who disagree with him, implying they are insincere. Notably, he tweeted: “My plan will lower taxes for our country, not raise them. Phony @club4growth
says I will raise taxes—just another lie.”
11. You Really Have NO Self Awareness, Do You?
Despite his various insults, casual use of slurs and stereotypes, Trump insists that he is the “least racist person there is”. The evidence seems to disagree.
10. What Does Drinking Have to Do With Anything?!
Trump attacked 2016 presidential candidate and Republican senator Rand Paul, tweeting:”Lightweight Senator @RandPaul
should focus on trying to get elected in Kentucky— a great state which is embarrassed by him.”
9. Again, What Has that Got to Do With ANYTHING?!
Trump also referred to journalist Megyn Kelly as a “lightweight”. Given the usual use of the term (a lightweight is a person who cannot handle their liquor), it seems Trump equates being a lightweight with failure. This is despite the fact he himself has claimed he does not drink.
8. That Was REALLY Unnecessary
Trump was fond of attacking his Republican competitors. He even went as far to attack their spouses. He sent out a rude tweet comparing Heidi Cruz, wife of Sen. Ted Cruz, to his own wife Melania, implying that Heidi is ugly.
Sen. Cruz shot back: “Donald, real men don’t attack women. Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life.” This seemed to inspire a rare moment of introspection in the Donald, and he admitted he could’ve done without the attack.
7. Again With This
Yet perhaps this is because Mrs. Cruz is white. A comment he DIDN’T apologize or express regret about was one he made about Jeb Bush and his wife. He said that Bush “had to like the Mexican illegals, because of his wife”, who is of Mexican heritage.
6. “Blood Coming out of Her Wherever”
In addition to calling her a lightweight, Trump made misogynistic comments about Megyn Kelly, seemingly referencing her menstrual cycle and implying it made her crazy and/or weak.
5. “Crazy Mika”
Trump has a trend for dismissing women who disagree with him as crazy or nasty. He referred to MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” for having the nerve to criticize him.
4. What is WITH Him Talking About Women Bleeding?
Trump also attacked Brzezinski for her perceived plastic surgery, claiming she was “bleeding very badly from a facelift” while she stayed at a Trump resort.
3. Absolutely No Empathy
Trump criticized Ghazala Khan, mother of a Muslim fallen soldier. He said: “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.
Khan shot back: “Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself. What mother could?” she wrote in a Washington Post Op-Ed. “Donald Trump has children whom he loves. Does he really need to wonder why I did not speak?”
2. “He’s a Mexican”
During the campaign trail, Trump implied that the judge presiding a lawsuit against Trump University was biased against him because he is of Mexican heritage.
“We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe,” Trump stated.
The judge in question, Gonzalo Curiel, was born in Indiana.
1. “Some, I assume, Are Good People”
Perhaps most controversially, Trump said of Mexico: “They are not our friend, believe me.” A claim he’s made despite Mexico and the US’s close economic relationship. He went on, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”