We’ve all heard of President Trump. Whether you’re a Trumper or not, it’s common knowledge that his statements are usually quite controversial. Here are some of the best examples of “What Trump Said About Your Country” part 1!
1) United Kingdom
In July 2018 Trump criticised the U.K.’s brexit move, saying;
“I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me. She wanted to go a different route. [And that is fine].”
– Donald Trump in an interview with The Sun newspaper, 13 Jul 2018
When Barack Obama was considering taking military action against Syria, Trump told him;
“Don’t attack Syria – an attack that will bring nothing but trouble for the U.S. Focus on making our country strong and great again!”
– @realDonaldTrump, 9 Sep 2013
But just two months into his presidency, Trump took military action against Syria…
Trump had nothing but praise for Argentina in 2018, saying;
“Great talk with my friend President Mauricio Macri of Argentina this week. He is doing such a good job for Argentina. I support his vision for transforming his country’s economy.”
– @realDonaldTrump, 17 May 2018
Donald Trump famously initiated a Travel Ban, barring people of certain nationalities from entering the U.S. The Sudan was originally included until he had more time to “establish that the government of Sudan has demonstrated sufficient positive action” on counter-terrorism efforts, providing humanitarian relief and securing a ceasefire in conflict areas. Looks like Sudan did something right as they are no-longer on the list.
5) South Africa
In 2013 Trump said;
“I really like Nelson Mandela but South Africa is a crime ridden mess that is just waiting to explode-not a good situation for the people!”
– @realDonaldTrump, 13 Dec 2013
However after being elected as President he said he hopes to “expand cooperation and trade” and that “Africa has tremendous business potential. I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich.” So a bit of a mixed message there.
“Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”
@realDonaldTrump, 16 Jul 2018
Later, he defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 US election. In fact, in March, he tweeted: Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing…”. He even said that Russia should be readmitted into the G7 group of industrialised nations.
“America loves Poland, and America loves the Polish people”
Donald Trump, in a speech in Warsaw, 6 Jul 2017
He also thanked the country for buying Patriot missile defence systems from the U.S. in a multi-billion dollar contract as well as its investments in the Nato alliance. So, not surprising why “America Loves Poland”…
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”
– @realDonaldTrump, 1 Jan 2018
In January of 2018 whilst in an Oval Office meeting about imigration with various U.S. Senators, Trump said;
“Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?”
“My visit to Japan and friendship with PM Abe will yield many benefits, for our great Country. Massive military & energy orders happening+++!”
– @realDonaldTrump, 6 Nov 2017
So remember if you want to make this U.S. President happy, buy American weapons! (hooray!)
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