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Donald Trump 7 Shocking things President-elect said during campaigns

Donald Trump ran a campaign of loose sound-bites. We recall some of his crazy moments.

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Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America.

Trump who flagged off his campaign in June of 2015, was quite the unpredictable and eccentric character on the trail.

We look back at some of those Trump moments which left us all shaking our heads in disbelief.

1. Trump says he’ll build a wall

Trump promised to build a wall so beautiful and big, Mexico will be so glad to pay for it.

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"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."

Donald Trump play Trump (Reuters)


Dear Mexico President, Enrique Peña Nieto, it’s time to pull out the cheque book and underwrite the building of this wall.

2. Trump mocks John McCain

Trump mocked Republican Senator, John McCain, during the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.

McCain is regarded as a hero in U.S circles.

McCain almost lost his life on the battlefields of Vietnam.

On a bombing mission over Hanoi, McCain’s fighter jet was shot down, leaving the former U.S presidential candidate seriously injured.

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McCain was thereafter captured by the North Vietnamese and was held as a Prisoner of War (PoW) until 1973.

Trump wasn’t impressed with McCain's battleground exploits, unlike the rest of his country. 

“He's not a war hero," Trump said of McCain, leaving the event moderator in shock. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, okay?"

3. Trump describes Carly Fiorina as ugly

Trump insulted Carly Fiorina, one of his opponents during the race for his party’s presidential ticket.

"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!"

At U.S. debate, Republicans leap to attack Trump's comments on Putin play GOP primary presidential candidates (Reuters)


Fiorina never quite recovered from 'The Donald’s' acerbic tongue.

4. Trump lays into Fox TV host

Fox News anchor, Megyn Kelly, gave Trump a tough time during one of the GOP debates.

Megyn Kelly play Megyn Kelly (Twitter)


In an interview with CNN soon after the debate, Trump referenced menstruation as he sought his pound of flesh from Kelly.

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her... wherever."

 5. Trump calls for a Muslim ban

During the campaigns, Trump put forward a plan for a ban on Muslim immigrants, until such a time when the U.S can “figure out what the hell is going on”.  

US president-elect Donald Trump has professed his readiness to work with the Russian leader play Donald Trump (AFP)


“We have to stop, on a temporary basis, at least but we have to stop people from pouring into our country. ……in particular for certain people coming from certain horrible -- where you have tremendous terrorism in the world, you know what those places are. But we have to put a stop to it. We have to put a stop to it, until such a time when we can figure out what the hell is going on! Because right now, we don't have a clue what's going on, folks. We don't have a clue."

6. Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers in Trump world

The Mexicans seem to annoy Trump.

Not only would he build a wall to shut them out, he called them out for being rapists and drug dealers.

Donald Trump greets wife Melania at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 8, 2016 play Trump and wife Melania (AFP)


“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," Trump said.

7. President-elect loves to grab women by the p**ssy

An old tape of Trump making lewd comments about women, surfaced as a most brutal election contest with Democrat Hillary Clinton, tapered off.  

In that tape, Trump armed critics who still regard him as sexist and misogynistic.

Donald Trump (left) at an election night party with his son Barron and wife Melania play Donald Trump and Family (AFP)


“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. I did try and fuck her. She was married. I 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.”


The President-elect of the free world, Ladies and Gentlemen.

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