Here's A Few More Totally Presidential Things Donald Trump Said During His Town Hall

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There was a lot going on during Donald Trump's town hall Tuesday.
There was a lot going on during Donald Trump's town hall Tuesday.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised more than a few eyebrows Tuesday when he claimed his proposed ban on Muslim immigration would have prevented the 9/11 attacks.

He also described in detail video of Iranians accepting $400 million in cash from the U.S. ― footage that is not publicly available, meaning Trump is either leaking classified information or simply making it up. 

Both of those statements came during a town hall in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he made several other outlandish remarks during an hour-long speech. Here’s what else the man who could become leader of the free world had to say:

He brought up the time he suggested Megyn Kelly was on her period while moderating a debate.

After Fox News’ Kelly asked Trump a few tough questions during the first GOP primary debate last August, the candidate said she had “blood coming out of her wherever.” He’s since insisted the comments had nothing to do with menstruation, and issued several non-apologies about the blatantly sexist remark.

Trump decided Tuesday was a good day to revisit that nearly year-old spat, criticizing Hillary Clinton’s campaign for referencing the line in an attack ad

“I meant her nose or her ears or her mouth,” Trump said. “But these people are perverted and they think it was another location. Unbelievable. I cut it short ― because I was talking about either taxes or economic development, so I said, ‘or wherever.’ And I wanted to get back on the subject. I should have finished it out, I would have been much better. So they lied.” 

And the time he mocked a reporter with a disability.

He wasn’t happy that Clinton’s campaign has also seized on his apparent mocking of Serge Kovaleski, a reporter whose arm movements are limited by a chronic joint disease, during a campaign event last fall.

“Nobody’s better to people with disabilities than me. I spend millions and millions of dollars on buildings taking care of people with disabilities,” he said, neglecting to mention he’s required by federal law to make buildings wheelchair accessible. 

He then claimed he was simply imitating Kovaleski’s “groveling” last fall, not his arm movements.  

“I won’t make the motions because if I do, they’ll say something, you know,” Trump said Wednesday. He added that he’s a “tremendous fan” of people with disabilities.

He suggested a golf match with President Barack Obama “for the presidency.” 

After chiding Obama for playing “more golf than people on the PGA tour,” Trump bragged about his own golf prowess and suggested settling the 2016 election with a round.

“I should play Obama for the presidency. I’ll do it,” he said. “Then I’d be assured of winning.” 

He argued Bernie Sanders supporters will back him in November, then called Sanders an “angry man.” 

Trump spent a few meandering moments both praising and condemning Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) most passionate supporters. He first assured his supporters that Sanders fans will back Trump in the general election ― a claim entirely unsupported by polls. Then, he said the primary was “rigged” against Sanders, and suggested there was extreme voter fraud at play.

“We have to make sure that you don’t have people voting 10 times,” he said. 

He went on a short tangent about how embarrassing it would be to lose to “crooked Hillary Clinton,” and mulled what a “waste of time” his campaign would have been if he loses. He then turned his attention back to Sanders, arguing he should not have backed Clinton at the Democratic National Convention.

“Bernie Sanders should not have done what he did,” Trump said. “He was angry. He was an angry man. But honestly, had he not made a deal, it would’ve been somewhat legendary what he did.” 

Again, he mocked Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”

Trump said one of his Democratic friends will vote for him because of fears over who Clinton will appoint to the Supreme Court if elected. One of her picks, Trump warned, could be Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), someone Trump frequently mocks for claiming Cherokee ancestry.

“Elizabeth Warren will go, maybe. Pocahontas. They’ll put Pocahontas,” he said.

He then admitted his moniker for the progressive senator is offensive ― to the memory of the Native American folk hero.

“What an insult to Pocahontas, isn’t it?” he said. “I apologize, ladies and gentleman, to Pocahontas.” 

He said he was shocked, just shocked, that Mexico’s former president dropped an f-bomb on TV.  

Trump said he was scandalized by former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s profanity while discussing the GOP nominee’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico foot the bill.

“I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall,” Fox said earlier this year.

Despite his own rich history of public cursing, Trump claimed Tuesday he would have faced harsh criticism if he used similar language.

“I said, boy, is he in trouble, he just used the f-bomb on live television. I said I can’t believe it. But he used it,” Trump said. “Can you imagine if I would have used it? Would’ve been the electric chair.” 

And then there was this:

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims ― 1.6 billion members of an entire religion ― from entering the U.S.



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