A List of Every Insane Thing Donald Trump Did or Said That Would Have Instantly Ended Any Other Presidential Campaign
We’re three weeks from Election Day, and it’s rare for an hour to pass without new information coming to light that reinforces what we’ve known about Donald Trump for years: He’s one of humanity’s worst specimens, a man unfit for reproduction let alone the White House. A moronic 50s-era bully hasn’t covered himself in this much shit since Biff Tannen drove his Ford Super De Luxe into the back of a manure truck.
While these unceasing revelations have finally managed to puncture Trump’s teflon exterior, the sheer volume of information released in the last three weeks alone makes it difficult for anyone to comprehend just how vile a creature could theoretically occupy the White House in a few months. So we figured, why not compile all of Trump’s disgusting, embarrassing, infuriating, unpresidential nonsense into simple-to-share-with-your-Trump-loving-cousins post?
For the most part, the list below contains statements and actions limited to the current campaign cycle. The internet lacks the bandwidth necessary to host a truly comprehensive list of every disreputable thing this sludge monster has said or done. Furthermore, with a few exceptions, the list is light on policy. This is partly because Trump has as much interest in policy as a hippopotamus has about trigonometry, and partly because policy can be subjective. Pushing a massive tax cut for the wealthiest individuals is garden-variety Republican orthodoxy. If giving handouts to plutocrats while making it harder for needy Americans to eat is disqualifying, well, now we’re a one party system.
• Was caught on tape bragging to an infotainment personality about how easy it is to sexually assault women — just “grab them by the pussy” — when you’re rich and famous.
• Sexually assaulted more than a dozen women in the exact same way he said he did on the tape (smallest possible font size: “allegedly”)
• Told a national audience of 67 million people that when he becomes president, he will use the full power of the federal government to jail his political opponent
• Mocked a disabled reporter during a rally in South Carolina
• Said Mexico is using the United States as a “dumping ground” for rapists and murderers
• Made banning the members of a specific religion from entering the United States a cornerstone of his foreign policy
• Made building a massive wall along the US-Mexico border - a wall Mexico has no intention of paying for - the other cornerstone of his foreign policy
• Created a scam university designed solely to steal money from hard-working Americans striving for a better economic future
• Insisted that the Mexican-American judge presiding over the lawsuit brought by the swindled victims of his aforementioned scam university is biased because of his race.
• Accused FBI director James Comey, a Republican who served as the Deputy Attorney General under George W. Bush, of lying. Trump believes Comey chose not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server because the agency was corrupted by her and her husband
• Hired a campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who once lobbied for pro-Russian Ukrainian dictator Viktor Yanukovych. Manafort resigned in August after the New York Times uncovered a secret ledger detailing $12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Manafort from Yanukovych’s pro-Russian government.
• Refused, in 1970s, to rent apartments to black people. He was sued by the Department of Justice in one of the biggest racial housing discrimination lawsuits in United States history.
• Retweeted white supremacists on Twitter
• Openly courted and/or refused to disavow white supremacist supporters
• Suggested that the reason Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly repeatedly pushed him to explain his well-documented history of sexism toward women during a Republican primary debate was because Kelly was on her period.
• Responded to the tragic death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, who was shot and killed in Chicago this August, by tweeting, “Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”
• Arguably committed treason by asking Russian and Chinese hackers to find Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails during a nationally televised press conference
• Stiffed or underpaid thousands of workers over a period of decades. Trump has been sued over 3,500 times in 30 years by people alleging that he didn’t pay them for services rendered. The scope and breadth of his deadbeat behavior is staggering. This USA Today investigation provides an excellent comprehensive breakdown.
• Called Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe from Venezuela, “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” after Machado put on weight. In 1996 Trump forced Machado, then 19, to conduct a workout in front of media members while he stood in the room and told reporters, “This is somebody who likes to eat.” After Hillary Clinton told Machado’s story during the first debate, Trump — the Republican nominee for President — took to Twitter at 3:30 in the morning to call Machado “disgusting” and urge Americans to “check out [her] sex tape.”
• Attacked Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of Humayun Khan, a Muslim-American Army captain who was killed in Iraq. Khizr Khan criticized Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention. In response, Trump suggested that his distraught wife, Ghazala, wasn’t allowed to speak due to her subservience as a Muslim woman. Trump later said that Humayan would be alive today if he were president.
• Said that John McCain, a Vietnam War POW and sitting United States senator, wasn’t a war hero because “He got captured.” McCain, a former Navy pilot, spent over five years in the Hanoi Hilton (two in solitary confinement) where he was repeatedly tortured. Trump received four student deferments from military service and avoided going to Vietnam after college due to a bone spur in his foot.
• Repeatedly called Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” due to Warren’s questionable Native American ancestry.
• Fucked a chair while onstage with a woman during a nationally televised debate
• Supports an environment where supporters can physically assault protesters at rallies, or wear shirts that say “I Wish Hillary Married OJ,” “Trump That Bitch,” “Hillary Sucks But Not Like Monica,” and “Hillary Is A Cunt.”
• Bragged about not paying federal income taxes for two decades.
• Created a charity in his name that is fully funded by other people’s money. He hasn’t made a contribution from his own pocket since 2008.
• Claimed to donate millions to a veterans groups but didn’t actually send the money until reporters began investigating. The funds were eventually sent using other people’s money.
• Created and perpetuated a racist conspiracy theory that the first black president in our nation’s history was not born in the United States. Trump pursued this for years, up to and including September 2016. Last month, after repeatedly being asked whether he still supports birtherism, Trump used a press conference ostensibly designed to address his stance to promote his new D.C. hotel. The sum total of Trump’s comments on birtherism during the event amounted to him taking credit for Obama presenting his birth certificate and blaming Hillary Clinton for starting the racist movement. Trump has still not answered questions about why his position suddenly changed or shared any new information he’s received that contradicts his previous assertions that Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery.
• Used his charity as a personal piggy bank to buy items such as a signed Tim Tebow helmet and to commission massive paintings of himself.
• Avoided paying taxes on millions in income by directing the income to his tax-exempt foundation (which, again, is fully funded by other people’s money).
• Hired a state veteran’s affairs director named Al Baldasaro who believes Hillary Clinton “should be put on the firing line and shot for treason.” Baldasaro later tweeted a conspiracy theory that Khizr Khan is a Muslim Brotherhood agent trying to advance Sharia Law in the United States.
• Hinted that Hillary Clinton should be assassinated. Twice. During a meeting at the National Rifle Association in August, he told the crowd there was “nothing you can do” to prevent Clinton from appointing Supreme Court justices if she was elected president, then added, “Although, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.” In September he advocated for Clinton’s bodyguards to disarm to “see what happens to her.”
• Told Iowa voters that they’re stupid. At a rally in Iowa.
• Donated $25,000 from his charitable foundation to the re-election campaign of the Florida Attorney General right around the same time she was deciding whether to sue Trump over his fraudulent university (she decided against it)
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