Donald Trump

“I don’t think science knows, actually.”
This Trump quote came from a brief in September 2020 regarding the California wildfires. Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency Secretary, urged the president to consider the impact climate change had on the fires. Trump seemed to disagree with not only Crowfoot but ‘science’ as a whole. “It will start getting cooler,” he continued. “Just you watch.”

“I have Black guys counting my money … I hate it … laziness is a trait in Blacks. It really is, I believe that.”
“Trumped!” is a 1991 book by John R. O’Donnell, former president of New Jersey’s Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, where O’Donnell recounted this offensive quote, among many others. Trump’s incidents of racism are numerous, although he seems to believe otherwise. “I am not a racist,” the president responded in a 2016 Washington Post interview. “In fact, I am the least racist person that you’ve ever encountered.”

“I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy.”
This degrading comment by Trump was caught on a 2005 recording obtained by The Washington Post. The conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush took place on the set of the soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” and the recording included several other references to groping women. The president later dismissed the comments as “locker-room talk.” Trump’s attitude toward women has been one of his presidency’s most divisive issues. His often vulgar comments about women combined with at least 25 allegations of sexual assault make the incumbent nothing short of an American woman’s nightmare.

“It’s a disease, without question, [that] has more names than any disease in history. I can name kung flu, I can name 19 different versions of names.”
When referencing COVID-19, Trump has used a variety of these names, including “kung flu” and “the Chinese virus.” The president’s attitude towards the pandemic only amplifies xenophobia toward Asian Americans. In May 2020, the organization Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate reported over 1,500 instances of racism toward Asian people as a result of the virus, and Trump’s comments certainly did not help the matter.