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Donald Trump on women, Obama and celebrity dating (yes, really)

Republicans says the darndest things.

LOVE HIM OR loathe him, there’s one thing Donald Trump does well: get attention.

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The potential US presidential candidate got into hot water recently after he was accused of insinuating TV presenter Megyn Kelly was on her period when asking him tough questions during a Republican presidential candidate debate.

In a later interview with CNN Trump said he didn’t respect Kelly as a journalist before claiming she had “blood coming out her eyes” and “blood coming out of her … wherever“.

He later denied he was suggesting Kelly was menstruating – saying he was actually talking about blood coming out of her nose.

Trump said the backlash, including within the Republican party, was led by “politically-correct fools”.

Trump’s not fazed by any of this (of course) and is still outpolling his political rivals.

His comments about Kelly are the latest in a long line of Trumpisms.

Some people find a lot of his comments offensive, others think they’re funny (or correct) and more are left scratching their heads.

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Here’s a round-up of the more, um, interesting things he’s said over the years.


This category can be summed up in ‘those he fancies and those he doesn’t’.

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In 2006, Trump told ABC’s The View his daughter Ivanka has “a very nice figure”.

I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.

Trump’s representative, Jim Dowd, told the Associated Press his client “was absolutely joking.”

“He was making fun of himself for his tendency to date younger women. It’s a sense of humour that people don’t see [from him] all the time.”

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Trump married his third wife, former model Melania Knauss, in 2005 – at 45 she’s 24 years his junior.

Not a fan

The businessman has a history of going tit for tat with American comedian and TV host Rosie O’Donnell, famously calling her “a slob“.

O’Donnell is in good company, with Trump also making sure the world knows his thoughts on Bette Midler and Ariana Huffingtonm, among others.


Trump started his presidential bid as he meant to go on – appealing to one group of people while insulting another. In this case, Mexicans.

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“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us.”

They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek had a simple response, telling the LA Times:

What’s sad is how easily people are manipulated. I’m not insulted because I cannot be insulted by stupidity.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka reportedly drafted two statements for him to release distancing himself from the remarks. He rejected both.

The mogul’s relationship with black people has also been questioned in the past.

Barack Obama

One thing that is clear is Trump’s dislike of Barack Obama. He has repeatedly questioned whether or not the US President was born in Hawaii.

He raised the issue on the Laura Ingraham show in 2011, claiming Obama might be hiding the fact he’s a Muslim.

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Obama got his own back at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Trump didn’t look too pleased.

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He’s still unconvinced of the authenticity of Obama’s birth cert, telling CNN in January he doesn’t know where Obama was born.

Climate change

Trump often uses this Twitter account to share his opinions with the world. Last year he posted this insightful message about climate change:

Relationship advice

Skilled in many fields, Trump has also turned his hand to relationship advice for celebrities:

He could always become an agony uncle if the whole presidential bid thing doesn’t work out.

Read: Trump: Only a ‘deviant’ would think I was talking about menstruation

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