1. Insulting Remarks about Mexicans in his Campaign Announcement Speech
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign got off to an unorthodox start when he announced his bid as he exited an elevator in New York’s Trump Tower. This unusual move set the tone for his equally crazy campaign. Veering off a prepared speech, his announcement was punctuated with inappropriate remarks about his own wealth, and a condemnation of China. He then added insult to injury by taking a jab at America’s neighbours to the South – accusing Mexicans of, amongst other things, bringing drugs and crime across the border. His solution? Build a wall – which they would be required to pay for – to keep them out!
2. Stating that Senator John McCain is not a war hero
Despite a Republican backlash against may of Trump’s outrageous statements, he seems to plough ahead relatively unscathed. A perfect example is the comment he made about Senator John McCain’s war record, when he addressed a conservative Christian following in Iowa last July. He dismissed the senator’s war hero status, stating that POW’s should not be celebrated because “I like people that weren’t captured, okay?”.