Radical American Gibberish

Published: June 22, 2016

By Jim Lichtman
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“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”  – Plato


“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don’t want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart!…” — Donald J. Trump on his prediction of another terrorist attack, June 12, 2016

“…we have to have our Republicans either stick together or let me just do it by myself.” June 15, 2016

“Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him. Are you the greatest?” June 6, 2016

“I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country.” June 19, 2016

“There has to be some form of punishment.” — on women who have abortions, March 30, 2016

“I wonder if President Obama would have attended the funeral of Justice Scalia if it were held in a Mosque? February 20, 2016

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” January 23, 2016

“It depends if the mosque is, you know, loaded for bear.” — on closing mosques, October 21, 2015

“They’re going to build a plant and illegals are going to drive those cars right over the border… And they’ll probably end up stealing the cars.” — on Ford announcement that they’re building a plant in Mexico, October 21, 2015

“This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country — young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS.  Now, probably that won’t happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS.” October 3, 2015

“Well, that is a ‘gotcha’ question, though. I mean, you know when you’re asking me about who’s running this, this, this… I will be so good at the military, your head will spin.” — Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asking Trump if he knew the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas, the Islamic militant groups based in Lebanon and Palestine, September 3, 2015

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. 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.” June 16, 2015

“I can never apologize for the truth. I don’t mind apologizing for things. But I can’t apologize for the truth. I said tremendous crime is coming across. Everybody knows that’s true. And it’s happening all the time. So, why, when I mention, all of a sudden I’m a racist. I’m not a racist. I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” — in response to his earlier comments about Mexicans, July 5, 2015

“What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.” — doubling-down on his earlier comments about Mexicans, July 6, 2015

“The wall will go up and Mexico will start behaving.” — doubling-down on his comments about building a wall at the border between the U.S. and Mexico, on the O’Reilly Factor, June 16, 2015

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK, I hate to tell you.” — on Senator John McCain, July 18, 2015

“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud.” October 21, 2015

 “The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families, when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.” December 2, 2015

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” December 7, 2015

“I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president or vice-president.”  — Trump wrote in a blog post during the 2008 presidential campaign.

“How stupid are the people of Iowa?” November 12, 2015

 “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!” November 7, 2012

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. In my opinion, she was off base.” — regarding FOX News host Megyn Kelly at the Republican presidential debate, August 7, 2015

“While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” October 28, 2012

“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct.” August 6, 2015

“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.” May 8, 2013

“26,000 unreported sexual assaults [sic] in the military — only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?” May, 2013

“We’re losing a lot of people because of the Internet. We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people who really understand what’s happening and maybe, in some ways, closing that Internet up in some ways.” December, 2015

“I get called by a guy that can’t buy a pair of pants, I get called names?” — Trump’s comment about paralyzed commentator Charles Krauthammer, July 15, 2015

“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.” — Trump overestimates the number of people cheering after 9/11 by thousands and stuck with it even though he knew what he said wasn’t true, November 21, 2015

“I have said things that I could’ve held back. But not that often, surprisingly not that often, but certainly there have been occasions.” July 19, 2015

“I’m not sure I have ever asked God’s forgiveness. I don’t bring God into that picture….When I go to church and when I drink my little wine and have my little cracker, I guess that is a form of forgiveness.” July 18, 2015


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