“Unfortunately, some Democrats chose to play politics rather than move forward with a qualified nominee for a critically important post [US Ambassador to Singapore].” – Donald Trump, International Business Times, 3 February 2018.
“The strategy develops capabilities aimed at making use of nuclear weapons less likely… It enhances deterrence of strategic attacks against our Nation, and our allies and partners, that may not come in the form of nuclear weapons… And, importantly, it reaffirms our commitment to arms control and nuclear non-proliferation, maintains the moratorium on nuclear testing, and commits to improving efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to nuclear terrorism.” – Donald Trump, Manila Times, 3 February 2018.
“Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. [Fox News] beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!” – Donald Trump, Time, 1 February 2018.
“Together, we dismantled Kazakhstan’s nuclear weapons infrastructure and ensured a safer and healthier future for the children of Kazakhstan and for the world at large. We’ve pursued opportunities to increase investment in Kazakhstan and the energy sector in particular. And today, our strategic partnership with Kazakhstan has advanced my South Asia strategy, which is working, and working far more rapidly than anybody would understand, and providing crucial support for our forces in Afghanistan and denying safe haven for terrorists.” – Donald Trump, White House, 16 January 2018.
“Kazakhstan is a valued partner in our efforts to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Together, we are determined to prevent the North Korean regime from threatening the world with nuclear devastation.” – Donald Trump, White House, 16 January 2018.
“Women represent half of the population, but they care about 100 percent of the issues that face the nation, that’s for sure. We’re making incredible progress. The women’s unemployment rate hit the lowest level that it’s been in 17 years… And women in the workforce reached a record high. More women in the workforce today than ever before. That’s really terrific, and especially since it’s on my watch. I feel very proud of that.” – Donald Trump, White House, 16 January 2018.
“I have to tell you a statistic that just came out recently, as you saw, that the black unemployment rate — the African American unemployment rate is the lowest it’s ever been in the history of the report.” – Donald Trump, White House, 16 January 2018.
“And one of the important things we’re doing, as you know, doubling the child tax credit, and that’s something so important to all of us. So women-owned small businesses in America will now be able to deduct 20 percent of their business income, which is something that people didn’t expect that they would be seeing.” – Donald Trump, White House, 16 January 2018.
“My presidential budget was the first in history to include a nationwide program for paid family leave. And we’re partnering with communities to end the scourge of drug addiction that has plagued our country.” – Donald Trump, White House, 16 January 2018.
“Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting. Deals can’t get made when there is no trust! Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military.” – Donald Trump, CNN, 15 January 2018.
“No, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you… The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.” – Donald Trump, Deutsche Welle, 15 January 2018.
“Honestly, I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal… I think they talk about DACA, but they don’t want to help the DACA people.” – Donald Trump, USA Today, 15 January 2018.
“You got people pouring in. They don’t want to stop drugs, and they want to take money away from our military, which we cannot do [referring to the Democrats seeking a deal on DACA].” – Donald Trump, Deutsche Welle, 15 January 2018.
“The Iranian regime is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. It enables Hezbollah, Hamas, and many other terrorists to sow chaos and kill innocent people. It has funded, armed, and trained more than 100,000 militants to spread destruction across the Middle East. It props up the murderous regime of Bashar al Assad, and has helped him slaughter his own people. The regime’s destructive missiles threaten neighboring countries and international shipping. Within Iran, the Supreme Leader and his Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps use mass arrests and torture to oppress and silence Iran’s people. Iran’s ruling elite has let their citizens go hungry while enriching themselves by stealing Iran’s national wealth.” – Donald Trump, White House, 12 January 2018.
“We are cutting off the regime’s [referring to Iran] money flows to terrorists. We have sanctioned nearly 100 individuals and entities involved with the Iranian regime’s ballistic missile program and its other illicit activities. Today, I am adding 14 more to the sanctions list. We are also supporting the brave Iranian citizens who are demanding change from a corrupt regime that wastes the Iranian people’s money on weapons systems at home and terrorism abroad. And crucially, we are calling on all nations to lend similar support to the Iranian people, who are suffering under a regime that is stifling basic freedoms and denying its citizens the opportunity to build better lives for their families—an opportunity that is every human being’s God-given right.” –
“All this stands in stark contrast to the policy and actions of the previous administration. President Obama failed to act as the Iranian people took to the streets in 2009. He turned a blind eye as Iran built and tested dangerous missiles and exported terror. He curried favor with the Iranian regime in order to push through the disastrously flawed Iran nuclear deal.” – Donald Trump, White House, 12 January 2018.
“I am open to working with Congress on bipartisan legislation regarding Iran. But any bill I sign must include four critical components. First, it must demand that Iran allow immediate inspections at all sites requested by international inspectors. Second, it must ensure that Iran never even comes close to possessing a nuclear weapon. Third, unlike the nuclear deal, these provisions must have no expiration date. My policy is to deny Iran all paths to a nuclear weapon—not just for ten years, but forever. If Iran does not comply with any of these provisions, American nuclear sanctions would automatically resume. Fourth, the legislation must explicitly state in United States law—for the first time—that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable, and that Iran’s development and testing of missiles should be subject to severe sanctions.” – Donald Trump, White House, 12 January 2018.
“Today, we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God… while Dr. King is no longer with us, his words and his vision only grow stronger through time. Today, we mourn his loss, we celebrate his legacy, and we pledge to fight for his dream of equality, freedom, justice, and peace.” – Donald Trump, White House, 12 January 2018.
“We are going to have peace through strength… I think we’re going to have a long period of peace. I hope we do. We have certainly problems with North Korea but a lot of good talks are going on right now – a lot of good energy. I like it very much.” – Donald Trump, The Guardian, 10 January 2018.
“He’s very thankful for what we’ve done [about Moon Jae-in]. It was so reported today that … without our attitude, that would have never happened… Who knows where it leads. Hopefully, it will lead to success for the world – not just for our country, but for the world. And we’ll be seeing over the next number of weeks and months what happens.” – Donald Trump, The Guardian, 10 January 2018.
“I think a clean DACA bill, to me, is a DACA bill, but we take care of the 800,000 people… But I think, to me, a clean bill is a bill of DACA – we take care of them, and we also take care of security.” – Donald Trump, The Sidney Morning Herald, 10 January 2018.
“We have a lot of good people in this room. A lot of people that have a great spirit for taking care of the people we represent — we all represent. For that reason, any legislation on DACA, we feel — at least a strong part of this group feels — has to accomplish three vital goals.” – Donald Trump, White House, 9 January 2018.
“But I feel having the Democrats in with us is absolutely vital because it should be a bipartisan bill. It should be a bill of love. Truly, it should be a bill of love, and we can do that. But it also has to be a bill where we’re able to secure our border. Drugs are pouring into our country at a record pace and a lot of people are coming in that we can’t have. We’ve greatly stiffened, as you know, and fewer people are trying to come in.” – Donald Trump, White House, 9 January 2018.
“But we have tremendous numbers of people and drugs pouring into our country. So, in order to secure it, we need a wall. We need closing enforcement — we have to close enforcement loopholes. Give immigration officers — and these are tremendous people, the border security agents, the ICE agents — we have to give them the equipment they need, we have to close loopholes, and this really does include a very strong amount of different things for border security.” – Donald Trump, White House, 9 January 2018.
“It has to be a bill to end chain migration. Chain migration is bringing in many, many people with one, and often it doesn’t work out very well. Those many people are not doing us right… And we have a recent case along the West Side Highway, having to do with chain migration, where a man ran over — killed eight people and many people injured badly. Loss of arms, loss of legs. Horrible thing happened, and then you look at the chain and all of the people that came in because of him. Terrible situation.” – Donald Trump, White House, 9 January 2018.
“Cancel the lottery program. They call it “visa lottery,” I just call it “lottery.” But countries come in and they put names in a hopper. They’re not giving you their best names… They’re giving you people that they don’t want.” – Donald Trump, White House, 9 January 2018.
“So I’m appealing to everyone in the room to put the country before party, and to sit down and negotiate and to compromise, and let’s see if we can get something done. I really think that we have a chance to do it. I think it’s very important. You’re talking about 800,000 people — and we’re talking about lots of other people are also affected, including people that live in our country. That’s from the security standpoint.” – Donald Trump, White House, 9 January 2018.
“Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun. I know her very well. You know, I did one of her last shows. She had Donald Trump, this was before politics, her last week, and she had Donald Trump and my family. It was very nice. No, I like Oprah. I don’t think she’s going to run. I don’t think she’s going to run. I know her very well.” – Donald Trump, Breitbart, 9 January 2018.
“I’ve had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President. Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!” – Donald Trump, MSN News, 8 January 2018.
“Everything I have done is 100 per cent proper. That is what I do, is I do things proper.” – Donald Trump, Financial Express, 7 January 2018.
“I would love to see them [North and South Korea] take it beyond the Olympics… And at the appropriate time, we’ll get involved.” – Donald Trump, Yahoo News, 6 January 2018.
“I guess the collusion now is dead. There’s been no collusion between us and the Russians. Now, there has been collusion between Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee DNC and the Russians. Unfortunately, you people don’t cover that very much. But the only collusion is between Hillary and the Russians and the DNC… Just so you understand, there’s been no collusion. There’s been no crime. And in theory, everybody tells me I’m not under investigation. Maybe Hillary is, I don’t know, but I’m not.” – Donald Trump, The US Political News, 6 January 2018.
“Sure, I always believe in talking… Absolutely I would do that [meanning, he is open to talks over the phone with Kim Jong Un], I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all.” – Donald Trump, Japan Times, 7 January 2018.
“Right now they’re talking Olympics [referring to South and North Korea]. It’s a start, it’s a big start… If something can happen and something can come out of those talks, that would be a great thing for all of humanity. That would be a great thing for the world.” – Donald Trump, Japan Times, 7 January 2018.
“We want the wall… The wall is going to happen, or we’re not going to have DACA [referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Democrats are fighting to restore]… We all want DACA to happen, but we also want great security for our country… in some form, Mexico will pay for the wall.” – Donald Trump, Bloomberg, 6 January 2018.
“[Kim Jong-un] knows I’m not messing around. I’m not messing around, not even a little bit, not even 1 percent. He understands that… You have to have a certain attitude and you have to be prepared to do certain things and I’m totally prepared to do that.” – Donald Trump, CNBC, 6 January 2018.
“Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!” – Donald Trump, CNN, 7 January 2018.
“Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence.” – Donald Trump, CNN, 6 January 2018.
“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. 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!” – Donald Trump, CNN, 6 January 2018.
“Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!” – Donald Trump, CNN, 6 January 2018.
“The historic tax cut I signed into law just two weeks ago, before Christmas, is already delivering major economic gains. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are seeing larger paychecks, bigger bonuses, and higher pension contribution, and it’s all because of the tax cuts and the tax reform.” – Donald Trump, White House, 4 January 2018.
“And I want to thank all of the companies that worked so hard to do it. Workers at AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and many other companies are receiving bonuses of $1,000 or more. Aflac and others are investing more in employees’ 401(k)s. CVS announced it will hire 3,000 new workers. Boeing, another great company, is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in employee training and infrastructure. ” – Donald Trump, White House, 4 January 2018.
“More than 60 companies have announced they are raising wages, including many that have voluntarily raised their minimum wage to $15.00 per hour — and I mean they did that voluntarily, which many politicians said could only be achieved by government mandate.” – Donald Trump, White House, 4 January 2018.
“Investing in the American worker is the most important investment a business will ever make.” – Donald Trump, White House, 4 January 2018.
“When the dreams of the American people are unleashed, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — we can’t achieve. We are going to make America great again, and it’s happening a lot faster than anyone thought possible.” – Donald Trump, White House, 4 January 2018.
“Despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with basic information relevant to its inquiry. … Rather than engage in endless legal battles at taxpayer expense, today I signed an executive order to dissolve the commission, and have asked the Department of Homeland Security to review these issues and determine next courses of action.” – Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, 4 January 2018.
“Does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total ‘might’ against the North.” – Donald Trump, CNN, 4 January 2018.
“I don’t know, he [Steve Bannon] called me a great man last night, so he obviously changed his tune pretty quick.” – Donald Trump, CNN, 4 January 2018.
“I don’t talk to him. I don’t talk to him. I don’t talk to him, that’s just a misnomer” – Donald Trump, CNN, 4 January 2018.
“Many mostly Democrat States refused to hand over data from the 2016 Election to the Commission On Voter Fraud. They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods because they know that many people are voting illegally. System is rigged, must go to Voter I.D.,” – Donald Trump, CNN, 4 January 2018.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” – Donald Trump, IOL, 4 January 2018.
“Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans.” – Donald Trump, Reuters, 3 January 2018.
“Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.” – Donald Trump, Reuters, 3 January 2018.
“Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.” – Donald Trump, Reuters, 3 January 2018.
“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.” – Donald Trump, Reuters, 3 January 2018.
“We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.” – Donald Trump, Reuters, 3 January 2018.
“We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?” – Donald Trump, Business Insider, 3 January 2018.
“Will someone from his [Kim Jong-un] 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!” – Donald Trump, The Guardian, 3 January 2017.
“Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see!” – Donald Trump, The Guardian, 3 January 2017.
“The people ofIran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime… The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The US is watching!” – Donald Trump, Cyprus Mail, 2 January 2017.
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” – Donald Trump, CNN, 2 January 2018.
“During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we recommit ourselves to eradicating the evil of enslavement. Human trafficking is a modern form of the oldest and most barbaric type of exploitation. It has no place in our world. This month we do not simply reflect on this appalling reality. We also pledge to do all in our power to end the horrific practice of human trafficking that plagues innocent victims around the world.” – Donald Trump, The Daily Coin, 1 January 2o18.
“Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!” – Donald Trump, Click 2 Houston, 1 January 2018.
“It will be a fantastic 2018.” – Donald Trump, IOL, 1 January 2018.
“Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election. … People are much better off now not to mention ISIS, VA, Judges, Strong Border, 2nd A, Tax Cuts & more?” – Donald Trump, Washington Examiner, 31 December 2017.
“Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice.” – Donald Trump, The Telegraph, 31 December 2017.
“Virtually every Democrat has said there is no collusion. There is no collusion. And even these committees that have been set up. If you look at what’s going on — and in fact, what it’s done is, it’s really angered the base and made the base stronger. My base is stronger than it’s ever been. Great congressmen, in particular, some of the congressmen have been unbelievable in pointing out what a witch hunt the whole thing is. So, I think it’s been proven that there is no collusion.” – Donald Trump, Business Insider, 29 December 2017.
“Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times, … So they basically have to let me win. … And eventually, probably six months before the election, they’ll be loving me because they’re saying, ‘Please, please, don’t lose Donald Trump.” – Donald Trump, Business Insider, 29 December 2017.
“We’re going to win another four years for a lot of reasons, most importantly because our country is starting to do well again and we’re being respected again, … But another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes.” – Donald Trump, Business Insider, 29 December 2017.
“Human trafficking is a sickening crime at odds with our very humanity. An estimated 25 million people are currently victims of human trafficking for both sex and labor. Human traffickers prey on their victims by promising a life of hope and greater opportunity, while delivering only enslavement. Instead of delivering people to better lives, traffickers unjustifiably profit from the labor and toil of their victims, who they force — through violence and intimidation — to work in brothels and factories, on farms and fishing vessels, in private homes, and in countless industries.” – Donald Trump, White House, 29 December 2018.
“Americans must learn how to identify and combat the evil of enslavement. This is especially important for those who are most likely to encounter the perpetrators of slavery and their victims, including healthcare providers, educators, law enforcement officials, and social services professionals.” – Donald Trump, White House, 29 December 2018.
“Our Nation is and will forever be a place that values and protects human life and dignity. This month, let us redouble our efforts to ensure that modern day slavery comes to its long overdue end.” – Donald Trump, White House, 29 December 2018.
“I, … do hereby proclaim January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1, 2018. I call upon industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending all forms of modern slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities aimed at ending and preventing all forms of human trafficking.” – Donald Trump, White House, 29 December 2018.
“I would not be throwing (Xi) a dinner, … I would get him a McDonald’s hamburger and say we’ve got to get down to work.” – Donald Trump, Associated Press, 26 December 2017.
“In this season of joy, we spend time with our families, we renew our bonds of love and goodwill between our citizens and, most importantly, we celebrate the miracle of Christmas.” – Donald Trump, Associated Press, 25 December 2017.
“Is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!! [about Andrew McCabe]” – Donald Trump, Financial Express, 24 December 2017.