Fire And Fury Like The World Has Never Seen

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NOTE: I take no credit for the words in this poem. Only for the construction. With a few minor exceptions they are, in their entirety, the words, tweets, phrases, insults, self-descriptions and utterances of Donald J. Trump. The 45th president of the USA


Make America great again
Dishonest. Lying. Dummy
A totally overrated clown who speaks without knowing facts
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

Sad. Crazy. Phoney
The mind of a very dumb and backward child
Dumb as a rock. Incredible covfefe. The Chosen One
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

My IQ is one of the highest – and you all know it!
So great looking and smart
In my great and unmatched wisdom
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

Something very big has just happened!
Bigly, bigly. Piggly wiggly. Big league bigly (1)
I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

What’s going on? Something bad is happening
Deep state. DISTORTING DEMOCRACY. Fake news. The Chinese virus
What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

Drain the swamp. Lock her up (2)
Crooked Hillary. Wild Bill. Crazy Joe. Braindead Bernie
Incredible men and women. Very dishonest and weak
Zero natural talent. Zero communication skills
Watch out for them, they are human scum!
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

I’m automatically attracted to beautiful
I call it a dog. A beautiful dog. A talented dog
Whimpering, screaming and crying
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

Nobody respects women more than I do
Grab them by the pussy
‘Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: Bitch be cool’ (3)
She does have a very nice figure
If she weren’t my daughter perhaps I’d be dating her
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

I did try and fuck her. She was married
I moved on her like a bitch
Like a very stable genius
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

In fact, I took her out furniture shopping
The big phony tits and everything
When you’re a star, they let you do it
You can do anything
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed
I have a great relationship with African Americans
The blacks. The gays. The Muslims. The Hispanics
Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?
Bad hombres. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists
We’re rounding them up in a very humane way. In a very nice way
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

THUGS. Looters. Violent mobs
Criminals. Anarchists. Terrorists
Deploy the National Guard
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

Thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers
Vicious dogs. Ominous weapons. LAW & ORDER!
The unlimited power of our military
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

America is founded upon the rule of law
One law and order. One law
You have to dominate. Dominate the streets
Dominate your city and your state. Total domination
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

I am your president of law and order
We have one beautiful law
When the looting starts, the shooting starts
American carnage. This is our mission
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

It was a broken country in so many ways
A shithole country. A hellhole
It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle. It will disappear
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

It’s going to go away
It’s going to leave
It will go away. And it IS going away
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

I take a pill every day
It seems to have an impact
All I can tell you is – so far I seem to be OK
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

It’s going to be just fine. We have it totally under control. I alone can fix it
We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows
I’ll let you know someday
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

I used to be in the real estate business, as you’ve probably heard
My fingers are long and beautiful. Tiny children are not horses. I never understood wind
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States
Despite the things that are said
Fire and fury like the world has never seen

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States

These savage monsters will not escape their fate
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States

We’ve done an incredible job. We’ve had tremendous success. We’re doing great
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States

Originally published: 28 May 2020
Updated: 5 June 2020


NOTE: The following references are very long and at times tedious and mind bending. They are certainly not required reading. In fact, they should probably come with a health warning – digging too deep may undermine your mental stability. They can really only be recommended for those with a masochistic disposition, the insanely curious, or for anyone with more time than sense. They do however place Trump’s words in their proper context and are important for the sake of accuracy. You have been warned. Further reading is at your own risk!


REFERENCES


Make America great again
Dishonest. Lying. Dummy
A totally overrated clown who speaks without knowing facts
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Make America great again
Trump’s 2016 election campaign slogan. In 2015 Trump claimed that he had invented the slogan, but it was first used by Ronald Reagan in 1980 and in 1992 by Bill Clinton. According to Trump: “The line of ‘Make America great again,’ the phrase, that was mine, I came up with it about a year ago, and I kept using it, and everybody’s using it, they are all loving it. I don’t know, I guess I should copyright it, maybe I have copyrighted it.” – MyFox New York, March 2015. For further information about the phrase see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_America_Great_Again

Dishonest. Lying. Dummy
Some of the most frequent Twitter insults used by Trump against his opponents and critics as detailed in this Washington Post article:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/20/expansive-repetitive-universe-trumps-twitter-insults/

A totally overrated clown who speaks without knowing facts
Trump on Charles Krauthammer – conservative columnist and Fox News analyst. Krauthammer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for his weekly column in The Washington Post.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/606670546202411008
5 June 2015

Fire and fury like the world has never seen
Trump’s words of warning to North Korea in response to their ongoing development of nuclear weapons. Quote: “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. ” – Trump made his remarks at a briefing on the US opioid epidemic at his golf club in New Jersey.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p1JIgTuKQk
8 August 2017


Sad. Crazy. Phoney
The mind of a very dumb and backward child
Dumb as a rock. Incredible covfefe. The Chosen One
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Sad. Crazy. Phoney
More Twitter insults used by Trump against his opponents:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/20/expansive-repetitive-universe-trumps-twitter-insults/

The mind of a very dumb and backward child
Trump on Danny Zuker – writer and Emmy Award winning executive producer of the TV show Modern Family.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/344994207292870656
12 June 2013


Dumb as a rock
One of Trump’s favourite insults used to describe many of his political opponents and adversaries including: Joe Biden, Rex Tillerson, Mika Brzezinski and Jeb Bush.
https://www.axios.com/trump-tweets-insults-dumb-as-a-rock-twitter-40efe783-f35e-49e7-bccd-e480cc12abf9.html

Incredible covfefe
Covfefe was an alleged misspelling of the word “coverage” made in a viral tweet by Trump, which subsequently became an Internet meme. Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” The tweet was subsequently deleted. Later that day Trump implied that the tweet’s wording was intentional.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covfefe
31 May 2017

The Chosen One
A supposedly tongue-in-cheek aside made by Trump about himself while discussing his trade war with China – “I am the Chosen One.
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/21/politics/donald-trump-chosen-one/index.html
21 August 2019


My IQ is one of the highest – and you all know it!
When you’re really smart. Really, really smart like I am
So great looking and smart. In my great and unmatched wisdom
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


My IQ is one of the highest – and you all know it!
Trump on his own intelligence. Quote: “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/332308211321425920
9 May 2013 – Twitter

So great looking and smart
A comment made by Trump about himself as part of a lengthy Twitter rant in which he also insulted Elizabeth Warren calling her “a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas” and renewed the description of himself as “a true Stable Genius.”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149345683138367491
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/trump-twitter-rant_uk_5d279125e4b02a5a5d57fe56
11 July 2019

In my great and unmatched wisdom
An offhand Twitter comment made by Trump in a tweet threatening to destroy the Turkish economy. Quote: “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). ”
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1181232249821388801
7 October 2019


Something very big has just happened!
Bigly, bigly. Piggly wiggly. Big league bigly (1)
I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Something very big has just happened!
A tweet made by Trump before the official news announcement about the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US Special Forces.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1188264965930700801
26 October 2019

Bigly, bigly. Piggly wiggly. Big league bigly (1)
The word “Bigly” appears to have been used by Trump on numerous occasions but may have been mixed up with or used instead of “Big League”. See the following article and video on the Slate website: Is Donald Trump’s Favorite Term Bigly or Big League? You Make the Call
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2015/09/bigly-or-big-league-what-exactly-is-donald-trump-saying.html

NOTE: (1) To the best of my knowledge, piggly wiggly is not a term ever used by Trump.

I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it
Trump talking about coronavirus issues during a visit to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-51761880/trump-on-coronavirus-people-are-really-surprised-i-understand-this-stuff
6 March 2020


What’s going on? Something bad is happening
Deep state. DISTORTING DEMOCRACY. Fake news. The Chinese virus
What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


What’s going on?
Typical Trump rhetoric. A phrase used many times as seen in this video compilation by HuffPost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG94GJT8okE

Something bad is happening
Trump talking about mosques at a New Hampshire rally in Waterville Valley at the White Mountain Athletic Club on 1 December 2015. Quote: “We have to be really vigilant. We have to be very smart. I took a lot of heat from the press – a lot of heat when I said we have to be vigilant with the mosques… I mean, something’s wrong. Something bad is happening. Something bad is happening. And we can’t be the stupid ones… We have to be very strong. We have to be very vigilant. Something really dangerous is going on. And we have to be sharp.” The full speech and video can be seen here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVjVj-7py18 (Trump’s comment above starts @ 14:08).

For additional information see the following articles from the New York Times – on the way Trump uses the dark power of language to stoke the fears and grievances of the American public, and the Washington Post – for a history of Trump’s anti-Muslim bigotry:
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/us/politics/95000-words-many-of-them-ominous-from-donald-trumps-tongue.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/15/short-history-president-trumps-anti-muslim-bigotry/

Deep state
For background on Trump’s use of this term see the New York Times article: Trump’s War on the ‘Deep State’ Turns Against Him – from which the following quote is taken. “Trump first embraced the phrase “deep state” in June 2017 when he retweeted a post from Sean Hannity of Fox News and then used it himself for the first time on Twitter in November of that year. He began using the term in speeches and media appearances in August 2018 [and] has turned to it increasingly as time has passed.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/23/us/politics/trump-deep-state-impeachment.html

DISTORTING DEMOCRACY
Taken from a comment made by Trump on Twitter about the media: Quote: “With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/886544734788997125
16 July 2017

Fake news
One of Trump’s most highly repeated phrases which he has used to wage war on journalists and the media. See the following article from Pacific Standard Magazine: How Trump Weaponized ‘Fake News’ for His Own Political Ends
https://psmag.com/social-justice/how-trump-weaponized-fake-news-for-his-own-political-ends

The Chinese virus
Trump first referred to Covid-19 as the “Chinese Virus” in a Twitter post on the 16 March 2020: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1239685852093169664

According to the database website Factbase, Trump used the expression “Chinese virus” more than 20 times between March 16 and March 30. For further analysis see the following article on The Conversation website: ‘Chinese virus’: the politics of naming
https://theconversation.com/donald-trumps-chinese-virus-the-politics-of-naming-136796

What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening
Trump attacks the media during a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Kansas City. Some commentators draw parallels with George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.
https://time.com/5347737/trump-quote-george-orwell-vfw-speech/
24 July 2018


Drain the swamp. Lock her up (2)
Crooked Hillary. Wild Bill. Crazy Joe. Braindead Bernie
Incredible men and women. Very dishonest and weak
Zero natural talent. Zero communication skills
Watch out for them, they are human scum!
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Drain the swamp
An election campaign slogan widely used by Trump to describe his plan to fix problems in the federal government. Trump used the term to target what he called the “entire corrupt Washington Establishment” including the influence of lobbyists, rewards for campaign donors and outright corruption.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg9ypxT9V3g
https://time.com/donald-trump-drain-swamp/
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/19/trump-drain-swamp-promises-243924

Lock her up (2)
A phrase referring to Hillary Clinton which became a familiar and chilling mantra at Trump’s 2016 election campaign rallies.

NOTE: (2) Although the slogan was never specifically used by Trump he implicitly encouraged the chanting of his audiences and fostered the sentiment behind it. Accusations of crooked and criminal behaviour against Clinton were a focal point of his campaign. At a rally in San Jose, California on 2 June 2016 Trump told the crowd: “Hillary Clinton has to go to jail. She has to go to jail… She’s guilty as hell.” At another rally in Colorado Springs on 29 July 2016 in response to chants of Lock Her Up from the audience he said: “I’m starting to agree with you.” He also said in the second presidential debate with Clinton on 9 October 2016 that if he became president he would instruct a special prosecutor to look into her situation then told her that she “would be in jail.” See the following clip on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXODJVmSV00

For more information about Trump’s call to imprison Hillary Clinton see this article on the Mother Jones website: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/hillary-for-prison-slogan-origins/ AND this analysis of the Lock Her Up slogan on the WBUR website: https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/07/25/lock-her-up-jeff-sessions-steve-almond

Crooked Hillary. Wild Bill. Crazy Joe. Braindead Bernie
Derogatory nicknames used by Trump for some of his political opponents (Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nicknames_used_by_Donald_Trump

Incredible men and women
A phrase used multiple times by Trump in different speeches. See the following article by CNN which looks at this and some of Trump’s other hallmark phrases:
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/21/politics/donald-trump-president-speeches-favorite-phrases-trnd/index.html

Very dishonest and weak
Trump on the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau following a dispute about trade tariffs at the Quebec G7 Summit in June 2018. Quote: “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1005586562959093760
10 June 2018

Zero natural talent
Trump tweeting about Hillary Clinton. Quote: “Crooked Hillary Clinton has zero natural talent – she should not be president. Her temperament is bad and her decision making ability-zilch!”
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/738385522301624323
2 June 2016

Zero communication skills
Trump tweeting about Jeb Bush. Quote: “Jeb Bush has zero communication skills so he spent a fortune of special interest money on a Super Bowl ad. He is a weak candidate!”
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/696669855416766467
8 February 2016

Watch out for them, they are human scum!
A comment from Trump on Twitter vilifying Republicans who opposed him in the impeachment inquiry.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1187063301731209220
23 October 2019


I’m automatically attracted to beautiful
I call it a dog. A beautiful dog. A talented dog
Whimpering, screaming and crying
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


I’m automatically attracted to beautiful
Extract from a recording of Donald Trump and Billy Bush. The recording, sometimes referred to as the “Pussygate” tape was made on an Access Hollywood bus in 2005 and subsequently obtained by the Washington Post.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsSzIS84ks

I call it a dog. A beautiful dog. A talented dog
Extract from Trump’s announcement on the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi referring to a military dog which was injured in the operation.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/27/us/politics/trump-dog-al-baghdadi-raid.html
27 October 2019

Whimpering, screaming and crying
Extract from Trump’s announcement on the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Quote: “He died like a dog, he died like a coward. He was whimpering, screaming, and crying.”
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2455031857898155
27 October 2019


Nobody respects women more than I do
Grab them by the pussy
‘Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: Bitch be cool’ (3)
She does have a very nice figure
If she weren’t my daughter perhaps I’d be dating her
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Nobody respects women more than I do
An often repeated claim by Trump in response to criticism of the many dismissive, insulting and derogatory statements he has made about women. See the following video compilations from CNN and The Washington Post:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tDsNUC8T-Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-55hPvPnTOU

Grab them by the pussy
Trump’s infamous remark from the “Pussygate” conversation with Billy Bush in 2005.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsSzIS84ks

‘Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: Bitch be cool’ (3)
NOTE: (3) Trump talking about his favourite part in the film Pulp Fiction. As quoted in TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald, 2005. Quote: “My favourite part [of Pulp Fiction] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. ‘Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.”
https://www.shortlist.com/news/most-ridiculous-trump-quotes-ever

She does have a very nice figure. If Ivanka weren’t my daughter perhaps I’d be dating her
A comment made by Trump about his daughter Ivanka in a March 2006 episode of The View, an American talk show on the ABC network.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP7yf8-Lk80


I did try and fuck her. She was married
I moved on her like a bitch
Like a very stable genius
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her like a bitch
Selected remarks from the “Pussygate” conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush in 2005. Trump later tried to defend his comments as “locker room talk”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsSzIS84ks

Like a very stable genius
Trump famously described himself as a very stable genius on Twitter in January 2018. Quote: “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!”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/949619270631256064
6 January 2018


In fact, I took her out furniture shopping
The big phony tits and everything
When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


More extracts from the “Pussygate” conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush in 2005.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsSzIS84ks

For further information about the Donald Trump Access Hollywood (Pussygate) tape see the following article on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_Access_Hollywood_tape


I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed
I have a great relationship with African Americans
The blacks. The gays. The Muslims. The Hispanics
Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed
Trump’s response to reporters following his comments about “shithole countries” – Quote: “No, I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you have ever interviewed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR5EuwvxsMc
14 January 2018

I have a great relationship with African Americans
Extract from an interview on the CNN television news show Anderson Cooper 360° discussing the case of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black American woman, who was arrested and detained following a pretextual traffic stop. Three days after being arrested she was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, on 13 July 2015. Quote: “I have a great relationship with African Americans, as you possibly have heard. I just have great respect for them. And they like me. I like them.”
https://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/07/23/donald-trump-interview-sandra-bland-arrest-sot-ac.cnn
23 July 2015

The blacks. The gays. The Muslims. The Hispanics
Trump has been criticised for talking on many occasions about minority groups using the definite article – “the” – using phrases such as: “the blacks”, “the gays”, “the Muslims”, and “the Hispanics”. The following articles examine Trump’s use of language when talking about minorities and the way in which it serves to dehumanise and divide people creating a sense of “us” and “them”.
https://www.alternet.org/2016/10/blacks-and-latinos-trumps-blatant-racism-visible-all-see/
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/the-way-donald-trump-speaks-toand-aboutminorities/481155/

Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came?
Extract from a tweet attacking four Democratic congresswomen of colour. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. Quote: “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world … now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1150381394234941448
14 July 2019

See the following New York Times article for further discussion of Trump’s comments: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/14/us/politics/trump-twitter-squad-congress.html

Two more articles about Trump’s racism:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-racist-examples_n_56d47177e4b03260bf777e83
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_views_of_Donald_Trump


Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?
Bad hombres. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists
We’re rounding them up in a very humane way. In a very nice way
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?
A comment reportedly made by Trump about Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations during a White House meeting with lawmakers discussing immigration policy proposals. Trump demanded to know why the US would accept immigrants from these countries rather than places like Norway. The Washington Post reported the remarks citing aides briefed on the meeting.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/11/trump-pans-immigration-proposal-as-bringing-people-from-shithole-countries
11 January 2018

Bad hombres
A phrase used by Trump when talking about immigration policy and reform during the final presidential debate in 2016. Quote: “We’ll get them out, secure the border, and once the border is secured, at a later date we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out.”
https://time.com/4537847/donald-trump-bad-hombres/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/heres-why-trumps-bad-hombres-comment-was-so-offensive_n_5808e121e4b0180a36e9b995
19 October 2016

They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists
An extract from Trump’s presidential announcement speech in June 2015: Quote: “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.”
https://time.com/3923128/donald-trump-announcement-speech/
16 June 2015

We’re rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way
Trump on illegal immigration during an interview with Scott Pelly on the CBS news show 60 Minutes. Quote: “We’re rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. And they’re going to be happy because they want to be legalized. And, by the way, I know it doesn’t sound nice. But not everything is nice.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-60-minutes-scott-pelley/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnOlz3F9BdY
27 September 2015


THUGS. Looters. Violent mobs
Criminals. Anarchists. Terrorists
Deploy the national guard
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Some of the most inflammatory words and remarks used by Trump following the police killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests which have taken place across America. – This verse and the three which follow all relate to these events which are currently ongoing.

George Floyd, a 46 year old African American man, was killed by police in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. A video of the incident showed white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while he was handcuffed and lying face down on the street. In the recording Floyd can be heard saying repeatedly “I can’t breathe” and later “Don’t kill me”.

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing protests have taken place in hundreds of American towns and cities. While the vast majority of protests have been peaceful, confrontation and clashes between police and protestors have resulted in scenes of violence, destruction and further loss of life. Some cities also experienced looting and rioting. Many instances of police brutality have been witnessed and recorded and peaceful protestors and press observers have come under unprovoked attack from law enforcement. Trump has been accused of escalating tensions, fuelling the flames of anger and division, and undermining the Constitutional rights of American citizens. Mass arrests have taken place and Trump has called for long jail sentences, a draconian clampdown, and the use of military force against the civilian population.

In the days following the American protests demonstrations have taken place in other countries around the world in solidarity with US protesters and in support of the Black Lives Matters movement and justice for George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter and 3 other officers present at the scene have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

Further information about the George Floyd protests can be found here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Floyd_protests

Rev Al Sharpton delivers a moving eulogy at George Floyd’s memorial service held at the North Central University Minneapolis on 4 June 2020:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/04/george-floyd-memorial-minneapolis

THUGS. Looters. Violent mobs. Criminals. Anarchists. Terrorists
Some of the loaded terms which Trump has used against protestors in the days since demonstrations first began on 26 May 2020

THUGS
Trump calls protestors THUGS on Twitter.
Quote: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd… ”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266231100780744704
29 May 2020

Looters. Violent mobs. Criminals. Anarchists.
Comments from Trump’s Rose Garden speech at the White House.
Quote: “… in recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa and others.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

Terrorists
Trump has sought to label the protestors as terrorists. See comments below.

Remarks made by Trump during a teleconference call with state Governors in which he urges military intervention to end the protests and calls for long prison sentences for the demonstrators whom he calls terrorists. Quote: ” You got to arrest these people. You got to arrest these people and you got to judge them and you can’t do the deal where they get one week in jail. These are terrorists. These are terrorists. They’re looking to do bad things to our country.” Full transcript and audio below:
https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-phone-call-transcript-with-governors-george-floyd-protests
1 June 2020

Trump’s threat against ANTIFA – a predominantly left-wing, anti-fascist movement that comprises autonomous activist groups that aim to achieve their political objectives through the use of direct action. Quote: “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1267129644228247552
31 May 2020

Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech in which he equates the acts of protestors with domestic terror. Quote: “These are not acts of peaceful protest. These are acts of domestic terror. Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

Deploy the National Guard
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech in which he threatens to send in the National Guard and dominate American streets.
Quote: “Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020


Thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers
Vicious dogs. Ominous weapons. LAW & ORDER!
The unlimited power of our military
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


Thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech in which he declares that he is sending in the military to quell protests.
Quote: “As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

Vicious dogs. Ominous weapons
Phrases taken from a series of Tweets in which Trump taunts and threatens protestors from the previous evening outside the White House while praising the Secret Service.
Quote: “Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe. They let the “protesters” scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard – didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1266711223657205763
30 May 2020

LAW & ORDER!
Trump comment on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1267227396341669889
31 May 2020

The unlimited power of our military
Trump threatens the use of military force and mass arrests on Twitter.
Quote: “Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests. Thank you!”
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1266796670609588225
30 May 2020


America is founded upon the rule of law
One law and order. One law
You have to dominate. Dominate the streets
Dominate your city and your state. Total domination
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


America is founded upon the rule of law
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech.
Quote: “America is founded upon the rule of law. It is the foundation of our prosperity, our freedom, and our very way of life…”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

One law and order. One law
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech. Trump must surely understand the terrible irony of his words. Minorities in America face persistent discrimination and injustice under the law as well as violence and death at the hands of law enforcement. Justice, equality and protection under the law is simply not available for all. Trump’s “one law” does not protect black people in America. Too often it is used instead as a tool of repression and persecution.
Quote: “One law and order, and that is what it is, one law.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

You have to dominate. Dominate your city and your state. Total domination
A series of remarks during a teleconference call with state Governors in which Trump calls for strong arm tactics, including the domination of protestors, the use of military force and harsh jail sentences.
Quote: “You have to dominate… If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time – they’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks… If you don’t dominate your city and your state, they’re going to walk away with you… You’ve got to have total domination… and then you have to put them in jail.
Full transcript and audio below:
https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-phone-call-transcript-with-governors-george-floyd-protests
1 June 2020

Dominate the streets
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech.
Quote: “Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020


I am your president of law and order
We have one beautiful law
When the looting starts, the shooting starts
American carnage. This is our mission
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


I am your president of law and order
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech.
Quote: “I will fight to protect you. I am your President of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

Immediately following this speech in which he claims to be an ally of all peaceful protesters, “an entirely peaceful protest was driven out of Lafayette Square in front of the White House with teargas, baton charges and mounted police, so Trump could pose in front of St. John’s Church with a Bible.” See the following article in the Guardian: ‘How did we get here?’: Trump has normalised mayhem and the US is paying the price: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/02/donald-trump-coronavirus-george-floyd-normalized

We have one beautiful law
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech.
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020

When the looting starts, the shooting starts
A remark made by Trump on Twitter. The company subsequently attached a content warning to the Tweet for violating their rules about glorifying violence. Trump has been heavily criticised for the comment because of its racist origins and undertones as well as its overt threat of violence.
Quote: “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266231100780744704
29 May 2020

See the following HuffPost article on the racist origins of Trump’s phrase:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-looting-starts-shooting-starts_n_5ed0fce6c5b6a2136472be03

American carnage
A phrase used by Trump at his inauguration speech on 20 January 2017.
Quote: “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

This article from NBC News reports on the reality of American carnage in the light of current events and Trump’s role in escalating tensions and fuelling the flames of anger and division. The article accuses Trump of “[throwing] rhetorical Molotov cocktails over the front lines of the national uprising from the safety of his White House bunker.”
Trump envisioned “American carnage”. Now, he’s got it
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-envisioned-american-carnage-now-he-s-got-it-n1220361

This article from Slate magazine examines Trump’s use of the term “as part and parcel of the white racial nationalism that fueled his election campaign, informed his administration, and shapes his rhetoric as president.”
The Meaning of “American Carnage”
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/01/what-trump-means-when-he-talks-about-american-carnage.html

This article from the Guardian examines the rapidly unfolding mayhem in Trump’s America.
‘How did we get here?’: Trump has normalised mayhem and the US is paying the price
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/02/donald-trump-coronavirus-george-floyd-normalized

This is our mission
Extract from Trump’s Rose Garden speech.
Quote: “Healing the hatred, justice, not chaos. This is our mission, and we will succeed 100%. We will succeed. Our country always wins.”
Full transcript and video below:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?472684-1/president-deploy-military-states-halt-violent-protests&live=
1 June 2020


It was a broken country in so many ways
A shithole country. A hellhole
It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle. It will disappear
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


It was a broken country in so many ways
A comment made by Trump to Jonathan Karl from ABC News in response to a question about the availability of ventilators for coronavirus patients. Quote: “Look, look, don’t be a cutie pie, okay? Nobody has ever done what we have done, nobody has done anything like we have been able to do and everything I took over was a mess. It was a broken country in so many ways, in so many ways other than this. We had a bad testing system. We had a bad stockpile system, we had nothing in the stockpile system so I wouldn’t tell me what you are telling – you know like being a wise guy.”
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/03/27/trump_calls_abcs_jonathan_karl_cutie_pie_after_question_about_ventilators.html
27 March 2020

A shithole country
Trump’s reference to “shithole countries” was made about Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations during a White House meeting with lawmakers discussing immigration policy proposals.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/11/trump-pans-immigration-proposal-as-bringing-people-from-shithole-countries
11 January 2018

A hellhole
In a TV interview with FOX Business Network Trump claimed that living in Brussels is “like living in a hellhole” because of the lack of “assimilation” of the Muslim population. Quote: “Go to Brussels, go to Paris, go to different places. There’s something going on and it’s not good. Where they want Sharia law… There has to be some assimilation. There is no assimilation… You go to Brussels – I was in Brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago, so beautiful, everything is so beautiful – it’s like living in a hellhole right now. You go to these different places. There’s something going on.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIxf5IouUVo
26 January 2016

It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle. It will disappear
Trump commenting on the coronavirus at an African American History Month reception in the White House Cabinet Room at the end of February 2020.
https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1233361454948143104
28 February 2020


It’s going to go away
It’s going to leave
It will go away. And it IS going away
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


It’s going to go away. It’s going to leave. It will go away. And it is going away
Trump has insisted multiple times that the coronavirus will simply go away as highlighted in the following video and article by the Washington Post:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8yOv4PwttM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/28/yet-again-trump-pledges-that-coronavirus-will-simply-go-away/


I take a pill every day
It seems to have an impact
All I can tell you is – so far I seem to be OK
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


At a question and answer session with journalists on 18 May 2020, Trump told reporters he was taking hydroxychloroquine (a drug normally used for malaria), as a preventative treatment for the Covid-19 virus. Trump decided to take the drug despite there being no scientific evidence of it’s effectiveness against the virus and warnings by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it should not be used for that purpose because it could cause irregular heartbeats and other cardiac trauma. The quotes in this verse and the verse which follows are all drawn from this Q&A session.

I take a pill every day
Quote: “I have been taking it for about a week and a half. At some point every day. I take a pill every day. At some point, I’ll stop.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEYfSuH7Iwk
18 May 2020

It seems to have an impact
Quote: “I’ve had so many letters from people … I’ve received a lot of positive letters. And, it seems to have an impact. And maybe it does maybe it doesn’t.”
https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1262484956896518147
18 May 2020

All I can tell you is – so far I seem to be OK
Quote: “I’m taking the two. The zinc and the hydro oxy. And, all I can tell you is – so far I seem to be OK
https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1262484956896518147
18 May 2020

For more discussion about Trump’s admissions on hydroxychloraquine see the following articles:
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-taking-hydroxychloraquine-drug-touted-Covid-19/story?id=70751728
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/18/trump-taking-hydroxychloroquine-Covid-19-fda-warnings


It’s going to be just fine. We have it totally under control. I alone can fix it
We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows
I’ll let you know someday
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


It’s going to be just fine. We have it totally under control
Trump commenting on the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen from the World Economic Forum in Davos in late January 2020. Quote: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. And, we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” Trump has said numerous times that the coronavirus is under control as outlined in the following article by Dan Goldberg writing for Politico:
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/17/how-trump-shifted-his-tone-on-coronavirus-134246
22 January 2020

I alone can fix it
A comment made by Trump in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in July 2016. “Nobody knows the system better than me. Which is why I alone can fix it.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUwnus4DulA
21 July 2016

We’ll see what happens
An investigation into Donald Trump’s favorite phrase – by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/13/politics/donald-trump-iran-mueller-taxes/index.html

We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows
Trump commenting on the coronavirus pandemic at an African American History Month reception in the White House Cabinet Room. Quote: “It could get worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows. The fact is, the greatest experts – I’ve spoken to them all. Nobody really knows.”
https://twitter.com/TPMLiveWire/status/1233185665124315139
27 February 2020

I’ll let you know someday
A remark made by Trump during a coronavirus task force briefing in which he blamed some state governors for not doing their jobs properly. Quote: “And honestly, many of them didn’t do their jobs. I’ll let you know someday – let’s see what happens – but I may let you know who’s not doing their job.”
13 April 2020

The following New York Times article provides further detailed analysis of Trumps coronavirus briefings. Three NYT journalists reviewed more than 260,000 words spoken by the President during the pandemic. In summary the article notes: “By far the most recurring utterances from Mr. Trump in the briefings are self-congratulations, roughly 600 of them, which are often predicated on exaggerations and falsehoods. He does credit others (more than 360 times) for their work, but he also blames others (more than 110 times) for inadequacies in the state and federal response.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/26/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-briefings-analyzed.html


I used to be in the real estate business, as you’ve probably heard
My fingers are long and beautiful. Tiny children are not horses. I never understood wind
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States
Despite the things that are said
Fire and fury like the world has never seen


I used to be in the real estate business, as you’ve probably heard
A remark made by Trump before a bilateral meeting with the Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in response to a question about the postponement or cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics. Quote: “It’s a shame because, really, I’m – you know, I used to be in the real estate business as you probably heard. They built some – and I built beautiful buildings, and they built some really beautiful buildings.”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-prime-minister-varadkar-ireland-bilateral-meeting-3/
12 March 2020

My fingers are long and beautiful
A comment made to Page Six in 2011 reported by the New York Post. Quote: “My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body.” The comment was apparently made in response to a decades-long feud between Trump and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, who took to calling Trump a “short-fingered vulgarian” in the pages of Spy magazine in the 1980’s. According to Carter he still receives the occasional envelope from Trump containing photos of his hands. Carter says, “On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers.”
https://nypost.com/2011/04/03/trump-card/
https://people.com/celebrity/donald-trump-sends-vanity-fair-editor-photos-of-his-hands/
https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/10/graydon-carter-donald-trump

Tiny children are not horses
Trump tweeting about childhood vaccinations.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/507158396051927041
3 September 2014

I never understood wind
Quote: “I never understood wind. I know windmills very much”
Bizarre comments made by Trump on wind power at a Turning Point USA conference for college-aged conservatives in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2012.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9P3C1OXqE
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/23/trump-bizarre-tirade-windmills
21 December 2019

To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States. Despite the things that are said
Extract from comments during a White House briefing about the coronavirus pandemic. Quote: “I have been brutalized for the last four years. I used to do well, before I decided to run for politics. But I guess I’m doing OK, because, to the best of my knowledge, I’m the President of the United States, despite the things that are said.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMW74xSHBaw
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/14/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-governors-economy/index.html
14 April 2020


One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States


One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace
Quote from a written Q&A interview with the Advocate as part of Trump’s presidential campaign in 2000 for the nomination of the Reform Party. Quote: “One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government. I’d want to change that.” The interview, republished on the Advocate website in September 2015 highlights among other things the change in Trump’s attitudes towards minorities.
https://www.advocate.com/election/2015/9/28/read-donald-trumps-advocate-interview-where-he-defends-gays-mexicans


These savage monsters will not escape their fate
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States


These savage monsters will not escape their fate
A comment made by Trump about America’s commitment to the pursuit and defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations during his press conference on the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Quote: “These savage monsters will not escape their fate – and they will not escape the final judgement of God.”
https://nworeport.me/2019/10/29/trump-on-isis-leaders-death-these-savage-monsters-will-not-escape-their-fate-and-they-will-not-escape-the-final-judgment-of-god/
27 October 2019


We’ve done an incredible job. We’ve had tremendous success. We’re doing great
To the best of my knowledge, I’m the president of the United States


Some of the many phrases used by the President to trumpet his own success and the achievements of his administration.

We’ve done an incredible job
Trump commenting on the coronavirus at an African American History Month reception in the White House Cabinet Room on 27 February 2020. Quote: “We have done an incredible job. We’re going to continue. It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle it will disappear.”
https://twitter.com/TPMLiveWire/status/1233185665124315139

Trump also claimed during a Fox News Virtual Town Hall interview on 3 May 2020 that “South Korea thinks we’ve done an incredible job” – in relation to ventilators and coronavirus testing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlQ_GkT-4E8
3 May 2020

We’ve had tremendous success
Tremendous success is another key Trump phrase sometimes used to congratulate other people but many times to congratulate himself and his own administration as seen in these Twitter posts:
https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=from:%40realdonaldtrump%20%22tremendous%20success%22

In a press conference about coronavirus on 27 February 2020 before the true scale of the emergency had become clear Trump said: “… we really think we’ve done a great job in keeping it down to a minimum. And again, we’ve had tremendous success, tremendous success beyond what people would have thought.”
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-vice-president-pence-members-coronavirus-task-force-press-conference/

We are doing great
A phrase Trump has used on many occasions including these examples on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=from:%40realdonaldtrump%20%22we%20are%20doing%20great%22

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