Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential Campaign: Facts And Photos

Former reality TV star and real estate business man Donald J. Trump is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

Republicans Supporting Trump

Establishment Republicans Hosted Trump For D.C. Get-Together. “As they left the meeting, Trump’s supporters said the meeting was the first of many to come in which the Republican presidential front-runner tries to unify the party from what has been a bitterly divisive primary campaign.” [Washington Post, 3/21/16]

Trump Attacks On Women

Documenting sexist attacks by Donald Trump on women.

Trump Threatened Ted Cruz’s Wife. “Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!” [Time, 3/23/16]

Trump Called Senator Elizabeth Warren A “Fraud.” “Her whole life was based on a fraud. She got into Harvard and all that because she said she was a minority.” [Think Progress, 3/21/16]

Washington Post Staffer Claimed Trump Hit On Her. “A female Washington Post staffer said that Donald Trump hit on her after the Republican presidential candidate sat for a meeting with the paper’s editorial board on Monday.” [Mashable, 3/21/16]

Trump Bragged His Wife “Does Exactly As I Tell Her To Do.” Appearing on Oprah with his then-wife Ivana Trump in 1988, Trump said, “There’s not a lot of disagreement because, ultimately, Ivana does exactly as I tell her to do.” [Huffington Post, 3/22/16]

Trump On Foreign Policy

Trump Supports Waterboarding Torture. “The waterboarding would be fine. You could expand the laws more than waterboarding to get the information from these people.“ [MSNBC, 3/22/16]

Security Experts Slam Trump Response To Belgium Attacks As “Preposterous.” “Appearing on Fox News to discuss the attacks in Belgium, Michael Chertoff, who was the secretary of homeland security in the George W. Bush administration, labeled the candidate’s ideas “preposterous.”” [Washington Post, 3/22/16]

Trump Called For An End To U.S. Involvement In NATO. “Trump declared U.S. involvement in NATO may need to be significantly diminished in the coming years, breaking with nearly seven decades of consensus in Washington.” [Washington Post, 3/21/16]

Trump Flip-Flopped On Border Closings In The Same Day. “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump endorsed completely closing the borders after the Brussels terrorist attacks Tuesday. He also endorsed not closing the borders after the Brussels terrorist attacks Tuesday.” [Mediaite, 3/23/16]

Trump Foreign Policy Advisers Are Cranks, Kooks. “A Christian academic accused of inciting violence against Muslims. A former Pentagon official who blocked investigations into Bush administration bigwigs. And an assortment of self-professed experts probably few in established foreign policy circles have ever heard of.” [Daily Beast, 3/21/16]

Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Cited Model UN As A Credential. George Papadopouloslists among his awards and honors that he was U.S. Representative at the 2012 Geneva International Model United Nations. “ [Washington Post, 3/21/16]

Trump Adviser Blocked Gov’t Investigations Of Bush Officials. Joseph E. Schmitz “slowed or blocked investigations of senior Bush administration officials, spent taxpayer money on pet projects and accepted gifts that may have violated ethics guidelines, according to interviews with current and former senior officials in the inspector general’s office, congressional investigators and a review of internal e-mail and other documents.” [LA Times, 9/25/05]

Trump And Campaign Violence

Trump Excused Supporter Who Punched Protester. “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday that the man who allegedly punched a protester at an Arizona campaign rally for the real estate mogul over the weekend was ‘talked to horribly.’” [Talking Points Memo, 3/21/16]

Trump Refused To Take Responsibility For Urging His Supporters To Be Violent. “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday refused to take the blame for repeated incidents of violence at his campaign rallies, saying his supporters are justifiably angry and he can’t stop them from assaulting each other.” [Huffington Post, 3/21/16]

Media Bias For Trump

Media Let Trump Use Them As Backdrop For Hotel PR Move. “Trump led a horde of national media on a literal runaround of the hotel he’s building in the Old Post Office, just blocks from the White House he hopes to soon call home. ” [Mashable, 3/21/16]

Trump On Free Speech

Trump Wants To Weaken Laws That Protect First Amendment Rights. “He doubled down on the notion that he would “loosen” U.S. libel laws so that it would be easier to go after journalists and other writers. For example, he would weaken the requirement that aggrieved public figures must show “malice” when suing a journalist who “writes incorrectly.”” [Washington Post, 3/21/16]

Donald Trump’s Hands

Trump Whined To The Washington Post That His Hands Are “Normal.” “My hands are normal hands” [Washington Post, 3/21/16]

Lies & Hypocrisy

Trump Attacked Rivals For Using Teleprompter, Then Used Teleprompter For Speech. “Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump appeared to use a teleprompter during a foreign policy speech Monday night before a pro-Israel audience.” [The Hill, 3/22/16]

Trump’s Weak Campaign

Arizona Could Be A Swing State With Trump. “Though the Sun Belt state has gone for Republican presidential candidates by wide margins since 2000, advisers from both parties see putting the real estate mogul at the top of the ticket as throwing that into limbo, thanks to a growing Hispanic population and a large bloc of moderate women.” [Time, 3/21/16]

After Meeting Him, Washington Post Said Trump Would Be “Dangerous” President. “After spending more than a hour Monday talking policy with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, the Washington Post editorial board concluded that his election would be “dangerous” for the United States.” [TPM, 3/22/16]