Diary

Trump Says All the Wisest Things

Before I get started, let’s see a few quotes from the Bible on the subject of wisdom:

  • Fools give vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 29:11
  • Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise. Proverbs 15:1
  • To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.  Ecclesiastes 2:26

Now, let’s review the wise words of Donald Trump, strewn like seeds on fertile ground, that won him the Republican nomination and the eternal worship of devoted supporters throughout the country:

  • “Why do I have to repent or ask for forgiveness, if I am not making mistakes?” – Trump on religion
  • “I don’t think I’ve ever asked God for forgiveness.” – Trump the infallible
  • “When we go into church — and when I drink my little wine, which is about the only wine I drink, and have my little cracker — I guess that is a form of asking for forgiveness. I do that as often as possible because I feel cleansed, OK?” – More profound Trump thoughts on religion
  • “40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually, before the World Trade Center, was the tallest, and then, when they built the World Trade Center, it became known as the second-tallest. And now it’s the tallest.” – Donald Trump on 9/11/2001
  • “Look, [Jeb Bush’s] brother gets hit on, he’s a loyal person, he’s loyal to his brother. But his brother made some mistakes. His brother could have made some mistakes with respect to the actual hit because they did know it was coming. George Tenet, the head of the CIA, told them it was coming. So they did have advanced notice.” – Trump the 9/11 Truther
  • “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” – Donald Trump on John McCain
  • “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.” – Trump on how he has sacrificed more for his country than Gold Star father Khizr Khan
  • “I know more about ISIS than the generals do.” – Trump on ISIS
  • “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.” – Trump on who he talks to about foreign policy
  • Chuck Todd: “Who do you talk to for military advice right now?” Donald Trump: “Well, I watch the shows. I mean, I really see a lot of great– you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows and you have the generals and…”
  • “Look at Putin — what he’s doing with Russia — I mean, you know, what’s going on over there. I mean this guy has done — whether you like him or don’t like him — he’s doing a great job in rebuilding the image of Russia and also rebuilding Russia period.” – Trump on Putin
  • “Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?” Trump on Putin
  • “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond. I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect.” – More Trump on Putin
  • “Why do I have to get tough on Putin? I don’t know anything other than that he doesn’t respect our country.” – Even More Trump on Putin
  • “I have no relationship with [Putin] other than he called me a genius. He said Donald trump is a genius and he is going to be the leader of the party and he’s going to be the leader of the world or something. These characters that I’m running against said, ‘We want you to disavow that statement.’ I said what, he called me a genius, I’m going to disavow it? Are you crazy? Can you believe it? How stupid are they?” – Really?
  • Trump mocks a handicapped reporter
  • “I get called by a guy that can’t buy a pair of pants, I get called names?” – Trump on commentator Charles Krauthammer
  • “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?” – Trump on Carly Fiorina
  • “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her whatever.” – Trump on Megyn Kelly
  • “You know who’s one of the great beauties of the world—according to everybody—and I helped create her? Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She’s 6 feet tall, she’s got the best body.” – Trump on his daughter
  • “I’ve said that if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” – Another Creep Trump on his daughter
  • “I kiss my daughter Ivanka every chance I get.” –  I bet you do
  • “Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but is in actuality very beautiful is Paris Hilton. I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’ At 12, I wasn’t interested… but she was beautiful.” – Trump on Paris Hilton
  • “I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president or vice-president.” – Trump on Hillary Clinton
  • “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.” – Trump on Mexicans
  • “We’re in front of a very hostile judge. The judge was appointed by Barack Obama, federal judge. Frankly, he should recuse himself because he’s given us ruling after ruling after ruling, negative, negative, negative…I think Judge Curiel should be ashamed of himself,” Mr. Trump said. “I’m telling you, this court system, judges in this court system, federal court, they ought to look into Judge Curiel. Because what Judge Curiel is doing is a total disgrace, OK? But we’ll come back in November. Wouldn’t that be wild if I’m president and I come back to do a civil case? Where everybody likes it. OK. This is called life, folks…What happens is the judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine.” – Trump on Indiana-born federal judge Gonzalo Curiel
  • “The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!” – Trump Cinco de Mayo tweet
  • “I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.” – Trump the draft-dodger on avoiding STDs
  • More disgusting quotes about women

The list is endless, but I’m not writing a book here.

In contrast, check out the quotes attributed to previous US presidents:

Now, ask yourself: is Donald Trump a man who should be anywhere near the Oval Office?