Donald Trump is a colorful character. And we're not just talking about the shade of his BB cream. The self-proclaimed "really rich" real estate developer and reality TV star stopped head-faking and officially got in the very crowded 2016 presidential race on Tuesday morning (June 16) with one of the most bizarre, no-filter announcements on record.
In fact, according to one CNN commentator, The Donald basically threw out the entire 10-minute prepared speech he had planned to give, and essentially freestyled for more than 30 minutes about how he's going to turn the American ship around and beat the Chinese at their own game. Or something.
He said a lot. Here are the 12 most WTF statements Trump made as he became the 12th official Republican candidate for president.
"There's Been No Crowd Like This"
"I can tell you some of the candidates they went in, they didn't know the air conditioner didn't work, they sweated like dogs. They didn't know the room was too big because they didn't have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
"I Beat China All The Time"
"When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us all the time, at our stupidity... They are not our friend."
"The U.S. Has Become A Dumping Ground For Everybody Else's Problems"
"It's true. And these aren't their best and finest. When Mexico sends it's people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems... They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists."
"When Was The Last Time You Saw A Chevrolet In Tokyo?"
"It doesn't exist, folks."
"We Have A Disaster Called 'The Big Lie'"
"Obamacare... deductibles are through the roof. You have to get hit by a tractor, literally a tractor, to use it because the deductibles are so high it's virtually useless. It's a disaster."
"It's Going To Get Worse"
"Remember: Obamacare really kicks in in 2016. Obama is going to be out playing golf, he might even be on one of my courses, I would invite him... I have the best courses in the world, so I would say... I have one right next to the White House, right on the Potomac. If he'd like to play, that's fine."
"They [Politicians] Will Never Make America Great Again"
"They don't even have a chance."
"We Need Somebody Who Can Take The Brand Of America And Make It Great Again"
"It's not great again."
"I Will Be The Greatest Jobs President That God Ever Created"
"I tell you that... I'll bring back our jobs and I'll bring back our money... How stupid are our politicians?"
"I Will Build A Great, Great Wall On Our Southern Border"
"And I will make Mexico pay for that wall."
"Sadly, The American Dream Is Dead"
"But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger, better and stronger and ever before."
"I'm Really Rich"
"I'm not using donors. I don't care."