Donald Trump's craziest quotes as US President
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Donald Trump's craziest quotes as US President

DONALD TRUMP'S presidency is over, and whether the day is one of celebration for you or one of grief, we can all agree that we're unlikely to find a US president ever again who'll produce so many gems.

Whether you love him or you hate him, Trump has made more headlines than any other world leader during the four years he's spent in the White House.

He's been spectacularly brash, unprecedentedly cocksure and continuously controversial.

In many ways, he's a journalist's dream, and the landscape of political reporting will, in all likelihood, never be the same again.

To mark the end of his ... memorable run as leader of the free world, we've compiled a list of some of the maddest things Trump has said since he first took office.

It's been one wild ride.


Donald Trump has said some utterly mad things over the past four years.

"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."In a tweet about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"When during the campaign I would say, 'Mexico' is going to pay for the wall, obviously I never said this and I never meant they're going to write out a cheque." - Clarifying his stance on his planned US-Mexico border wall.

"I tested positively toward negative, right? So no. I tested perfectly this morning, meaning I tested negative. But that's a way of saying it. Positively toward the negative." - Confusingly telling the world he had tested negative for Covid-19.

"I'm an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that. I think I know more about the environment than most people." - Despite his public stance against the existence of global warming.

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China. It's going to be just fine." - On coronavirus, January 22, 2020.

"I think Pocahontas, she's finished, she's out. She's gone. No, when it was found that I had more Indian blood in me than she did." - He nicknamed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' after she claimed to have Indian heritage.

"STOP THE COUNT" - When defeat in the presidential election looked imminent, he posted this now infamous tweet.

"Can you believe I'm a politician? I can't even." - No comment.

"Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? It sounds interesting to me, so we'll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That's pretty powerful." - When he suggested injecting bleach as a way of fighting coronavirus.

"I wouldn't say I'm a feminist. I think that would be, maybe, going too far." - Not many people would, Donald.

"Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!" - Not a bad way to kick off the new year.

"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich." - One man's opinion I suppose.

"I have never seen a thin person drinking diet coke." - Ever the politically correct president.

"My fingers are long and beautiful, as are various other parts of my body." - We don't want to know about that, Donald.

"I have a great relationship with the blacks." - Some of them, maybe, but certainly not all.

"Sorry, losers. My IQ is the highest and you all know it." - Stay humble, Donald.

"It's freezing and snowing in New York - we need global warming!" - Errr, that's not it how it w- ... never mind.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe." - Remember when this tweet broke the internet?

"Why can't we use nuclear weapons?" - He reportedly asked this during a foreign policy meeting.

"I had a meeting at the Pentagon with lots of generals ... they were like from a movie, better looking than Tom Cruise and stronger. And I had more generals than I've ever seen." - Trump describing a Cabinet meeting in 2019. Totally normal.

"I haven't actually left the White House in months." - Just two after a televised meeting with border patrol agents in Texas. D'oh!

"There are those that say they have never seen the Queen have a better time, a more animated time." - When he claimed Queen Elizabeth II had enjoyed his company more than anyone else in her life during a state visit to the UK in 2019.

"Nobody's ever been treated badly like me... Although they do say Abraham Lincoln was treated really badly." - I reckon being shot in the head is probably worse than anything Trump has had to endure. Just a guess.

"Look at this man, he's the King of Europe!" - Describing Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

"He's now president for life. President for life. No, he's great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll have to give that a shot some day." - Speaking about China's President Xi Jingping, who repealed the country's term limit laws.

"For the 1/100th time, the reason we show so many cases, compared to other countries that haven't done nearly as well as we have, is that our TESTING is much bigger and better." - When Trump claimed America's high Covid-19 infection rate was due to their state-of-the-sart testing facilities. Not because he'd mishandled the crisis at all. 

"Many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!" - Despite refusing to publicly wear a face mask for the first few months of the Covid-19 crisis.

"Obama's wind turbines kill "13-39 million birds and bats every year!" - Wind turbines hate American!

"Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way." - When he threatened to fight Joe Biden in 2018.