Trump On Trump


Whether Democrat, Republican, Independent, or none of the above, it's safe to say this moment in history is among the most salient.  Folks can disagree, even vehemently so, on policy or procedure, but the sum of us should always agree to be unwilling participants in a murder of the future.

The following brief history of Donald Trump comes courtesy of Donald Trump.  Will the mass end the madness, before the madness ends the mass?


"I think I am, actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand."

"People love me. Everybody loves me."

“I want five children, like in my own family, because with five, then I will know that one will be guaranteed to turn out like me.”

"People love me. And you know what, I have been very successful. Everybody loves me."

"They all kiss my ass. I'm the king."

"I wouldn't mind a little bow. In Japan they bow. I love it."

"I was a great student. I was good at everything."

"What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain. I mean, you know, I have very good genes."

"I've always won and Im going to continue to win. And that's the way it is."

"I make stars out of everyone."

"I have the world's greatest memory."

"I don't lose often. I almost never lose."

"I've got the hottest brand in the world."

"I build the best product and my name helps a lot."

"I think I own among the greatest properties in the world."

"Owning great landmarks such as the Empire State Building or Trump Tower - there are certain just spectacular landmarks."

"Owning a great golf course gives you great power."

"I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful."

"I always told people, you know I'm a very smart guy." (April 2011)

"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 2013)

"Let me tell you, I'm a really smart guy." (2014)

"I have a very good brain." (March 2016)

"I went to the best schools, I'm, like, a very smart person." (April 2016)

"I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day." (December 2016)

"Trust me, I'm, like, a smart person." (January 2017)

"Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!" (January 2018)

"My Twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth."

"I'm the Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters."

"They [NY Times] don’t write good. They have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don’t — they don’t write good. They don’t know how to write good."

"I’ve said a lot of things... I know what I’m doing and I listen to a lot of people, I talk to a lot of people and at the appropriate time I’ll tell you who the people are. But I speak to a lot of people."

“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things."

"All I know is what's on the internet."


"I'm also honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has."

"As far as temperament, I think I have a great temperament. Believe me, my temperament is very good, very calm."

"I have the right temperament. The right leadership."

“I think my strongest asset — maybe by far — is my temperament. I have a winning temperament."

"I think I have the best temperament or certainly one of the best temperaments of anybody that’s ever run for the office of president. Ever."

"I apologize when I'm wrong."

“I don't want to hit Crazy Bernie Sanders too hard yet because I love watching what he is doing to Crooked Hillary.”

“I hope corrupt Hillary Clinton chooses Goofy Elizabeth Warren as her running mate."

"Pocahontas [Tump's racial slur for Senator Warren] just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.

“You [Native American leaders] were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” [Trump reiterating his racial slur for Senator Warren.]

"Mitt is tough. He is smart. He is sharp. He is not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love."

"Mitt Romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. Dope!"

"Going to Ohio, home of one of the worst presidential candidates in history--Kasich. Can't debate, loves Obamacare--dummy!"

"I have never seen a human being [Kasich] eat in such a disgusting fashion."

"Jeb [Bush] is having some kind of a breakdown. He's an embarrassment to his family. He has to bring his mother out and walk his mother around at 90 years old. I think it's a very sad situation that's taking place."

"Just watched Jeb's ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb --- mom can't help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin."

“Let’s say, this is impossible to imagine, low-energy Jeb Bush becomes president.”

"Governor Perry should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate."

“I have never seen a human being [Marco Rubio] sweat like this man sweats. … It looked like he had just jumped into a swimming pool with his clothes on.”

“I call him little Marco. Little Marco. Hello, Marco.”

“The Rubios of the world could not get into that school [Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, which Trump attended]. Oy. They don’t have the capacity.”

"I've never attacked him [Rand Paul] on his looks, and believe me, there is plenty of subject matter there."

"[Hillary Clinton] is easily the worst Secretary of State in the history of the country."

"I really do, I like Ted Cruz a lot, I would say that we would certainly have things in mind for Ted, to be honest with you. I mean, he's somebody that I could certainly say that [about] because I like him."

Lyin' Ted Cruz and 1 for 38 Kasich are unable to beat me on their own so they have to team up (collusion) in a two on one. Shows weakness!

"His [Ted Cruz's] father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being – you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don't even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it."

"Wow was Ted Cruz disloyal to his very capable director of communication. He used him as a scape goat - fired like a dog!"

"Chuck Todd will be fired like a dog."

"Erick Erickson was fired like a dog."

"Union Leader refuses to comment as to why they were kicked out of the ABC News debate like a dog."

"Glenn Beck got fired like a dog."

"Brent Bozell, one of the National Review lightweights, came to my office begging for money like a dog."

"Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts. "

"Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again – just watch. He can do much better!"

"Can you believe the worst Mayor in the U.S., & probably the worst Mayor in the history of NYC, Bill deBlasio, just called me a blow hard!"

"Governor Pataki was a terrible governor of NY, one of the worst."

"[Former NYC] Mayor Koch has stated that hate and rancor should be removed from our hearts. I do not think so."

"He’s [John McCain] not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured." [Trump dodged the draft twice.]

"Little Jon Stewart Is a pussy, he would be hopeless in a debate with me!"

"Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo Megan Kelly - will consider other programs!"

"Dopey Bill Kristol, who has lost all credibility with so many dumb statements and picks, said last week on Morning Joe that Biden was in."

"The grubby head of failing Vanity Fair Magazine, "Sloppy" Graydon Carter, is going to be fired or replaced very soon?"

"How can a dummy dope like Harry Hurt, who wrote a failed book about me but doesn’t know me or anything about me, be on TV discussing Trump?"

"Really dumb Cheri Jacobus Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility!"

"Now the poor guy [a disabled journalist that Trump proceeds to physically mock] - you ought to see the guy: ‘Uhh I don’t know what I said. I don’t remember!’ He’s going, ‘I don’t remember! Maybe that’s what I said.’"

"Not using profanity is very easy."

“The LGBT community, the gay community, the lesbian community — they are so much in favor of what I’ve been saying over the last three or four days. Ask the gays what they think and what they do, in, not only Saudi Arabia, but many of these countries, and then you tell me — who’s your friend, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?"

"It's like in golf. A lot of people — I don't want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can't sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist."

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired?’”

"I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke."

"My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body."

"I don't like losers."

"I don't like firing people. It's not a pleasant thing and it's sad."

There's a beauty in those two words [You're Fired!]. When you utter those words, there's very little that can be said."

"I love the old days, you know? You know what I hate? There's a guy totally disruptive, throwing punches, we're not allowed to punch back anymore. ... I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell ya."

"If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell -- I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees."

"You know what I wanted to. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard. I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor... I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened... I was going to hit a number of those speakers so hard their heads would spin, they’d never recover."

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's, like, incredible."


"Nobody respects women more than I do."

"I have great respect for women."

"I will take care of women. I respect women."

"Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia - so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!"

"There's nothing I love more than women, but they're really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive."

"You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass."

"You have to treat 'em [women] like s---."

"If you need Viagra, you're with the wrong girl."

"I love beautiful women, and beautiful women love me."

"Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money." (Trump said of himself in the third person.)

"All of the women on "The Apprentice" flirted with me, consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."

"I think women are beautiful - I think certain women are more beautiful than others, to be perfectly honest – and it's fortunate I don't have to run for political office."

“I have days where, if I come home — and I don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist, but when I come home and dinner's not ready, I go through the roof.”

“I like kids. I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds, and she’ll take care of the kids."

"When a man leaves a woman, especially when it was perceived that he has left for a piece of ass—a good one!—there are 50 percent of the population who will love the woman who was left.”

"I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. Unfortunately, after they're a star, the fun is over for me. It's like a creation process. It's almost like creating a building. It's pretty sad.”

"26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?"

"I’m going to get the [Miss Universe] bathing suits to be smaller and the heels to be higher.”

"How do the breasts look?" [When asked if he would stay with Melania if she was disfigured in a car crash.]

"Well, it depends on what your definition of black is." [Response to whether he's had sex with a black woman.]

"Does she [Kardashian] have a good body? No. Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely."

"I sorta get away with things like that." [re. walking into women's dressing rooms during the Miss Universe pageants.]

"She [Miss Universe] was the winner and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was real problem for us."

"If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’"

"How much would it take for you to make out with Rosie O'Donnell?" One trillion, at least!"

"Look at that face [Carly Fiorina]. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next next President? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

"She (Olympic figure skater) could only be described as attractive if you like a woman with a bad complexion who is built like a linebacker."

“I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she's [Angelina Jolie] not - I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she's not."

"Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.”

"A person who is very flat chested is very hard to be a 10."

"I promise not to talk about your [Cher] massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work."

"How come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe [of MSNBC's Morning Joe], came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

"You could see there was blood coming out of her [Megyn Kelly's] eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever."

"Let’s make a deal; if you (journalist Shannon Donnelly] promise not to get 'personal' with me, I will promise not to show you as the crude, fat and obnoxious slob which everyone knows you are."

"Ariana Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision."

"Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a Hillary flunky who lost big."

"Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!"

"Who wouldn’t take [Princess] Kate’s picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!"

“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office 'begging' for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump."

"Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman. I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard."

"I know Hillary and I think she'd make a great president."

"She [Clinton] doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina."

"If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America."

"The only card [Hillary Clinton] 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."

“Bill Clinton was the worst in history and I have to listen to her [Hillary] talking about it? Just remember this: She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler."

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

"Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton. I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’”

"You know who's one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody? And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She's 6 feet tall, she's got the best body. She made a lot money as a model—a tremendous amount."

"If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her [Ivanka's] father . . . "

"I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?" [About a 10-year-old girl]

"Wow! Just think — in a couple of years I’ll be dating you."
[To two fourteen-year-old girls at Trump Tower, on camera.]

“I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily... I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there."

"You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything….Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything."

"People want me to [run for president] all the time … I don’t like it. Can you imagine how controversial I’d be? You think about [Bill Clinton] and the women. How about me with the women? Can you imagine?"


"I'm probably the least racist person on earth."

"I had great relationship with the Hispanic - we had a lot of Hispanics in the school actually from different countries."

"I have a great relationship with the Mexican people."

"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. 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 bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people."

"We have some bad hombres here, and we're going to get them out."

"I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."

"I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I'm building a wall, OK? I'm building a wall."

"This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish."

"We're gonna have businesses that used to be in New Hampshire, that are now in Mexico, come back to New Hampshire, and you can tell them to go f**k themselves."

"A woman gets pregnant, she’s nine months ... she walks across the border, she has the baby in the U.S., we take care of the baby for 85 years. I don’t think so. It's not just Mexico; they're coming from Asia to have babies here, and all of a sudden we have to take care of the babies for the life of the baby.”

"Happy Cinco de Mayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!"

"I have a great relationship with the blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the blacks."

"Look at my African American over here!" [Pointing to man at Trump rally.] “Look at him. Are you the greatest?”

"A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market. I think sometimes a black may think they don't have an advantage or this and that... I've said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I believe they do have an actual advantage."

"Dwyane Wade's (sic) cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!"

"Of course I hate these people and let's all hate these people because maybe hate is what we need if we're gonna get something done." (Talking about five young black men who were falsely accused of murder.)

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

"I know the Chinese. I've made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind."

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

“Many Muslim friends of mine are in agreement with me. They say, ‘Donald, you brought something up to the fore that is so brilliant and so fantastic.’”

“I think there is blame on both sides (for Charlottesville Neo-Nazi rally violence]. You had a group on one side that was bad [Neo-Nazis]. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent [protesters]. Nobody wants to say that. I’ll say it right now."


"It’s very exciting we have a new president [Obama]. It’s certainly very exciting. His speech was great last night. I thought it was inspiring in every way. And, hopefully he’s going to do a great job."

"I didn't know if I'd like Obama. I probably thought that maybe I wouldn't, but I did."

"The fact is, if you're not born in the United States, you cannot be president. He is having a hard time — he spent millions of dollars trying to get away from this issue, millions of dollars in legal fees trying to get away from this issue. And I'll tell you what, I brought it up just routinely and all of a sudden, a lot of facts are emerging, and I'm starting to wonder myself whether or not he was born in this country.

"He may not be born in this country. And I'll tell you what, three weeks ago I thought he was born in this country. Right now, I have some real doubts. I have people that actually have been studying it and they cannot believe what they're finding."

"I want him to show his birth certificate."

"Today I'm very proud of myself, because I've accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish. I was just informed, while on the helicopter, that our president has finally released a birth certificate. I want to look at it, but I hope it's true, so that we can get on to much more important matters, so the press can stop asking me questions. He should have done it a long time ago."

"Hillary Clinton … started the birther controversy. I finished it."

"I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I'm thinking about it, I'm certainly looking into it. Let him show his records." [Obama was a B student in high school. He transferred to Columbia University in 1981 from Occidental College, and graduated two years later. He graduated Harvard Law magna cum laude in 1991, after serving as editor of the prestigious Law Review.]

"I think he's a threat to our country."

"Obama had no solutions."

"I think he's the worst president maybe in the history of our country."

"Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore."

"Isis is honoring President Obama. He's the founder of Isis.
Obama has my wires tapped in Trump Tower. Bad (or sick) guy."

"If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses."


"I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people."

"I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich."

"The point is that you can't be too greedy."

"Deals are my art form. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks."

"I'm not a schmuck. Even if the world goes to hell in a handbasket, I won't lose a penny."

"These are stupid people that say, 'Oh didn't Trump declare bankruptcy? Didn't he go bankrupt?' I didn't go bankrupt." [Trump has filed for bankruptcy six times.]

"My entire life, I've watched politicians bragging about how poor they are, how they came from nothing, how poor their parents and grandparents were. And I said to myself, if they can stay so poor for so many generations, maybe this isn't the kind of person we want to be electing to higher office. How smart can they be? They're morons."


"This is going to be an election that’s based on competence."

"I think that I would be a great uniter. I think that I would have great diplomatic skills. I think that I would be able to get along with people very well. I've had a great success in my life. I think the world would unite if I were the leader of the United States."

"We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump."

“I've had a beautiful, I've had a flawless campaign. You'll be writing books about this campaign.”

"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Clinton] emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."

"[Vladimir Putin] is not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He’s not gonna go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down. You can put it down." {Russia already annexed Crimea 2 years earlier.]

"It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it."

"If you can't get rich dealing with politicians, there's something wrong with you."

"We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated."

"I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower. I love China."

"We have China, ripping this country off like nobody's ever seen before, and we have the president of China come, a few months ago, to Washington, and we give him a state dinner. Now when people are screwing you, you don't give 'em state dinners."


"I don't disappoint people, I produce. Together, we're going to Make America Great Again."

"Who knows?" [when asked if he would start a war with China as president.]

"But I'm good at war. I've had a lot of wars of my own. I'm really good at war. I love war in a certain way. But only when we win."

"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."

"If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS' ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened."

"I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me... I would bomb the shit out of them."

"Putin has eaten Obama's lunch, therefore our lunch, for a long period of time. And I just hope that Obama, who's not looking too good, doesn't do something very foolish and very stupid to show his manhood. I just hope that doesn't happen."

"Can you imagine what Putin and all of our friends and enemies throughout the world are saying about the U.S. as they watch the Ferguson riot."

"[Putin] would never keep somebody like Snowden in Russia. He hates Obama. He doesn't respect Obama. Obama doesn't like him either. But he has no respect for Obama. Has a hatred for Obama. And Snowden is living the life. Look if that -- if I'm president, Putin says, hey, boom, you're gone. I guarantee you this.”

"Putin knows that Obama is a danger to the world. Putin will respect President Trump" True!"

“Well, he’s [Putin] done an amazing job of taking the mantle. And so smart. When you see the riots in a country because they’re hurting the Russians, OK, ‘We’ll go and take it over.’ And he really goes step by step by step, and you have to give him a lot of credit.”

"I was over in Moscow two years ago and I will tell you – you can get along with those people and get along with them well. You can make deals with those people."

“Russia is like, I mean they’re really hot stuff.”


"I think the biggest thing we [He, Trump and Putin] have is that we were on '60 Minutes' together and we had fantastic ratings. One of your best-rated shows in a long time. So that was good, right? So we were stablemates."

"I did 60 Minutes last week — that was an honor. My stablemate was Vladimir Putin and we did very well.”

"I got to know (Putin) very well because we were both on ‘60 Minutes,’ we were stablemates, and we did very well that night."

"Putin has shown the world what happens when America has weak leaders. Peace Through Strength!"

“He’s running his country and at least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country.”

"But, in all fairness to Putin, you're saying he killed people. I haven't' seen that. I don't know that he has."

“I’ve always had a good instinct about Putin. I just feel that that’s a guy—and I can analyze people and you’re not always right, and it could be that I won’t like him. But I’ve always had a good feeling about him from the standpoint.”

"Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?"

"[Putin] has done a really great job outsmarting our country.”

“Putin is a nicer person than I am.”

“Putin said good things about me. He said, ‘he’s a leader and there’s no question about it, he’s a genius.’"

“Then Putin said, ’Donald Trump is a genius, he’s going to be the next great leader of the United States.’ No, no, think of it. They wanted me to disavow what he said. How dare you call me a genius. How dare you call me a genius, Vladimir. Wouldn’t it be nice if we actually got along with Russia? Wouldn’t that be good?"

“Putin says very nice things about me. I think that's very nice and it has no effect on me other than I think it's very nice.”

"The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me."

"I have no relationship with him other than he called me a genius.”

“I never met Putin. I don’t know who Putin is. He said one nice thing about me. He said I'm a genius. I said thank you very much to the newspaper and that was the end of it. I never met Putin.”

“If he says great things about me, I'm going to say great things about him."

"Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: "In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity." So true!"

"If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia." [Trump speaking in the third person.]

“And I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia. I have no loans in Russia. I don't have any deals in Russia. President Putin called me up very nicely to congratulate me on the win of the election.”

"It would take an hour-and-a-half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. I think I know most of it anyway. You're talking about just getting updated on a situation."

“I don’t think I’ve made mistakes."

"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.' Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

"They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."

"Why can't we use nuclear weapons?"