A new week means a new round of controversial comments from Donald Trump.
The Republican presidential candidate is still leading in national polls, but there have been some worrisome signs since the last GOP debate, as Trump faces some of the lowest favorability ratings in comparison to the rest of the field.
But that hasn’t stopped never-shy, always controversial real-estate mogul from doing what he does best – issuing so-called Trump-isms at every turn. Here’s a look at what he’s said this week alone:
The Bush-Rubio relationship is ‘political bull—-’:
Trump didn’t mince words at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire, when discussing his GOP competitors. “They ask Rubio, ‘What do you think of Bush,? ‘Oh, he’s my dear friend. Wonderful, just wonderful.’ They hate each other. They hate, trust me I know them, they hate so much. They hate more than anybody in this room hates their neighbor. But it’s political bull—-. Do you understand? It’s true.”
‘Who the hell cares’ how Berghdahl is feeling?:
Trump has always been critical of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl, who was captured by the Taliban and was eventually released in a prisoner swap. But he took his criticism of Berghdahl – charged with desertion after leaving his post in Afghanistan – much further this week.
“The other day I read for the first time, ‘Well he wasn’t feeling well, he may not be psychological.’ Who the hell cares? And they think he might get off with nothing. Six people died, six people, and he was a deserter. Now in the old days when we were strong, what did we do with deserters?” Some Trump supporters then yelled “shoot them,” to which the Republican continued, “That’s right. There was no deserting. You deserted, you have problems.”
Putting Syrian refugees ‘on notice’:
At the New Hampshire rally, Trump said he would send home all the Syrian refugees the United States accepts and suggested some might be terrorists. “I hear we want to take in 200,000 Syrians. And they could be—listen—they could be ISIS … I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration, that if I win, if I win, they’re going back,” he said.
We should let Assad and ISIS fight each other:
Trump’s big plan for going after ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? “So we’re fighting ISIS, but we want to fight Assad. Why don’t you let those two fight for a little and then take over the remnants, right?” he said in New Hampshire.
Rubio’s a ‘lightweight’:
Trump continued taking shots at fellow GOP candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, tweeting “Rubio is totally owned by the lobbyists and special interests. A lightweight senator with the worst voting record in Senate. Lazy!”
Paul will drop out because of me:
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky wasn’t spared either. “Prediction: Rand Paul has been driven out of the race by my statements about him—he will announce soon. 1%!” Trump tweeted, in reference to the lawmaker’s low poll numbers. Trump also said he hopes to get Paul fans to back him instead. “I hope Rand Paul gets out of the race—he is at 1%–his supporters come over to me. I will do a much better job for them.”
The real reason Romney doesn’t like me:
Trump has a theory on why former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been critical of him. “Mitt was mad because I’ve been hard on him,” Trump told reporters “He shouldn’t have lost. He really choked. He should have won that election.”