Friday, September 09, 2016

Trump's 9 Controversial Comments In Wednesday Forum

(Photo of Donald Trump at Commander-in-Chief forum is from

Both presidential candidates were given the opportunity to answer questions about foreign policy on Wednesday night, and show American voters that they are qualified to be president. Donald Trump did just the opposite. He made nine controversial statements in the 24 minutes he was on camera that show he is not fit to be the leader of this nation.

From NBC News, here is their list of those nine statements that highlighted Trump's incompetence:

  • He criticized U.S. military generals to explain why he knows more about ISIS than they do
"I think under the leadership Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. They have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country." WATCH
  • Suggested that he'd fire current generals if he becomes president
"Well, they'll probably be different generals" -- in response to a question about how he accepts their advice after saying they've been "reduced to rubble." 
  • Praised Vladimir Putin
"Well, he does have an 82% approval rating, according to the different pollsters, who by the way, some of whom are based right here." (FYI: In the May NBC/WSJ poll, just 8% of American voters said they had a favorable view of Putin, versus 59% with an unfavorable one.) WATCH
  • Said Putin is a stronger leader than President Obama
"I mean, the man has very strong control over a country. And that's a very different system and I don't happen to like the system. But certainly in that system he's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader." 
  • Said that, by reading the body language of the intelligence officials who gave him his intelligence briefing, he could tell these people aren't happy with President Obama
"I'm pretty good with the body language. I could tell they were not happy." WATCH
  • Said his trip to Mexico was a success because official who was responsible for it resigned
"I think if you saw what happened in Mexico the other day, where I went there. I had great relationships, everything else... And if you look at what happened, look at the aftermath today where the people that arranged the trip in Mexico has been forced out of government." 
  • Defended his tweet suggesting that sexual assault in the military is due to men and women serving together in military
"Well, it is-- it is-- it is a correct tweet. There are many people that think that that's absolutely correct. And we need to have a strength." (Trump's tweet from May 2013: "26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?") WATCH
  • Repeated his claim that the United States should have taken Iraq's and Libya's oil: "If we would've taken the oil, you wouldn't have ISIS. Because ISIS formed with the power and the wealth of that oil." WATCH
  • And explained that you take the oil by "leaving a certain group behind"
"We would leave a certain group behind and you would take various sections where they have the oil: "They have-- I-- people don't know this about Iraq. But they have among the largest oil reserves in the world-- in the entire world... You know, it used to be the victor belong the spoils."

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