Social Butterfly

Our President the Statesman


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 **bleep** to be cool. Say: **bleep** 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 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 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 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."





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 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





Honored Social Butterfly

..... Trump' s own admission and exhibition that he is a serial liar, treasonous, misogynist, totally incompetent and a fervent desire to be a ruthless dictator!



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