Skip to Content

What Does Donald Trump Believe? Here Are His Most Memorable Quotes

As polls close on election night, results show Donald Trump with a great advantage over Hillary Clinton.

The Republican candidate has had a year rife with many notable quotes that became emblematic of his campaign. Lines Trump uttered during campaign rallies defined his candidacy, as did quotes from years past that emerged to paint a picture of his character.

Check out some memorable Trump quotes below.

While announcing his candidacy in June 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.”

On the veracity of President Obama’s birth certificate in 2011

“We have a President who may not have been born in this country.” Trump admitted in 2016 that Obama was born in the U.S.

On his view of women as revealed by leaked audio from 2005

“I just start kissing them. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.” He added: “Grab them by the p-ssy. You can do anything.”

On his private parts during Republican debate in March

“Look at those hands, are they small hands? And [Marco Rubio] referred to my hands, ‘if they’re small something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem, I guarantee it.”

On his daughter, Ivanka Trump

“If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

On if Ivanka Trump were sexually harassed at work

“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”

On building U.S.-Mexico relations

“I would 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 have Mexico pay for that wall.”


On Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war

“He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

On ideological screenings for immigrants

“We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people. In the Cold War we had an ideological screening test. The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. I call it extreme vetting. I call it extreme, extreme vetting,”

To Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate

“Such a nasty woman.”