No one thinks more highly of presidential nominee Donald Trump than Trump himself. His ego-driven campaign is full of boasting — according to Trump, he’s the best in the world at, well, pretty much everything.
His bragging doesn’t correspond with reality, and is easily contradicted with other statements the man has made.
If Trump is indeed the “best” at any of these 20 things, then we are in a lot of trouble:
While veterans could clearly use a strong advocate in the government, it’s unlikely that a guy who mocked veterans like John McCain and Gold Star family the Khans is that champion. Remember, this is a man who claimed to host a fundraiser for veterans that raised $6 million for veterans and also claimed he donated $1 million of his own money — neither of which were found to be true.
If Trump knows more about taxes than all of us, it’s a shame that’s he’s declining to share this knowledge with us by not releasing his tax returns. He certainly knows tax loopholes, though — a leaked tax return showed a $916 million loss for Trump in 1995, which would have allowed him to get out of paying taxes for the next 18 years.
“I know words; I have the best words” isn’t exactly a sentence you’d expect to hear from a man with an impressive vocabulary. Analysis from linguists puts Trump’s vocabulary and grammar at below a sixth grade level.
You probably don’t need any refutation on this one given that the debate audience where he said it could not help but laugh, but just in case, here’s a list of sexist attacks from Trump.
For a guy who claims to know more than anyone about solar and wind energy, he sure seems to spew a lot of falsehoods about the costs, efficiency and feasibility for powering our energy future.
Trump claims that he does great things for the Secret Service because he always compliments them publicly. By the next month, however, he suggested the Secret Service was lying when a report went out that that he had been chided by the agency for making veiled threats of gun violence against Hillary Clinton.
If Trump is including outsourcing jobs from the United States, he’s been pretty good with that in his own business ventures. Independent analyses of Trump’s economic plan indicate that it would cost this country millions of jobs.
Actually, other business books have sold better than Trump’s book.
When asked what the best deal that Trump could negotiate, as president would be, Trump went big: world peace. Considering that Trump has encouraged violence at his own rallies and called to “carpet bomb” portions of the Middle East, it’s highly doubtful he’s the guy to get that deal done.
Trump may fancy himself the smartest person in the world, but he’s got to be kidding himself if he thinks he can beat Booker at a game of Cory Booker trivia. Whatever Trump does know about Booker, he probably learned from his daughter, Ivanka, who liked Booker enough to throw a fundraiser for him a few years ago.
On September 11, just hours after the Twin Towers fell, Trump saw fit to go on a radio interview and slip in the fact that his building is now the tallest in the city. It also wasn’t even an accurate boast — the building at 70 Pine Street was taller.
Move over, pastors — your religious devotion is secondary to that of Trump, who most definitely was not trying to pander to Evangelical voters with this proclamation. Except that, when pressed, Trump could not name his favorite Bible verse or state a preference between the Old and New Testament, so he must not be giving the Bible a close read.
In a long series of gaffes, one of Trump’s worst was publicly mocking a physically disabled New York Times reporter. On top of that, Trump has been sued at least eight times because his properties have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Unfortunately, women’s health organizations don’t tend to agree that Trump has women’s health in mind. In addition to wanting to repeal Obamacare which has provided affordable coverage to lots of women (and men), he also wants to defund Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
The least racist person in the world probably wouldn’t sit silently as white supremacists endorse him, suggest that a Mexican American judge couldn’t render a fair verdict against him or have the Department of Justice sue him multiple times for refusing to rent his apartments to black people.
Trump made this comment to demonstrate that he had the private jets and other luxuries necessary to bribe Republican delegates, which is obviously an unethical subject to even broach. As for literal toys, this statement is certainly untrue. Parker Brothers discontinued TRUMP the board game, and on Amazon, the game has many one-star reviews as it does five-star reviews.
When primary opponents called out Trump for lacking foreign policy experience, he responded with his typical, “Nope, I’m the best.” In actuality, in the course of his campaign, Trump has made no shortage of foreign policy mistakes like mixing up details of the Iran Deal, suggesting plans that would break NAFTA agreements and believing he can in any way compel Mexico to pay for a wall the US builds.
Success seems like a relative term when you consider that Trump has filed for bankruptcy more than four times.
That’s Trump’s response when someone on Twitter asked which of the celebrities he’s met is the most humble. That’s humble in a nutshell!