30 of Trump’s most famous quotes since becoming president

President Donald Trump.

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President Donald Trump.
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  • As a businessman, President Donald Trump was never afraid to offer a piece of his mind in private, in press conferences, and on Twitter.
  • Since running for and being elected president of the United States, Trump’s reputation for sharing his thoughts hasn’t changed at all.
  • Trump’s quotes are funny, historic, controversial – and all of them are memorable.
  • To commemorate Trump’s second anniversary since he took office on January 20, here are 30 of his most famous quotes since being elected president.

Jenny Cheng and Pat Ralph contributed to an earlier version this post.


Trump brought the country together in trying to decode what he meant in a late night tweet with the word “covfefe”.

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Twitter; Agence France-Presse/Mandel Ngan; Business Insider

Source: Twitter


After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump once again reiterated his belief that his campaign did not coordinate with Russia during the 2016 election.

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CNN; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: CNN


In a press conference at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump doubled down on his support for the US intelligence community.

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CNN; Carlos Barria/Reuters; Business Insider

Source: CNN


In an interview with former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Trump articulated his view on the media coverage of his presidency.

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Youtube; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: YouTube


In a press conference before his inauguration, Trump said he believes Russia was behind the hack into the Democratic National Committee.

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CNN; Jorge Silva/Reuters; Business Insider

Source: CNN


Before Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were sitting down for their historic diplomatic summit, the two were trading insults and strong rhetoric.

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Twitter; Jonathan Ernst/Reuters; Business Insider

Source: Twitter


Even after defeating Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Trump did not stop in taking shots at the Democratic presidential nominee.

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Twitter; Scott Olson/Getty; Business Insider

Source: Twitter


Trump made a controversial statement in August 2017 when he said counter-protesters shared blame for the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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NPR; Lucas Jackson/Reuters; Business Insider

Source: Business Insider


Trump has been critical of NFL players kneeling for the national anthem and team owners for not being more strict about making players stand.

Source: Twitter


Trump had a positive analysis when asked to evaluate his first 100 days in office.

Source: The Washington Examiner


Trump said in an interview that the number of Democratic voters in California and New York would prevent former President Abraham Lincoln from being elected today.

Source: AP


While he has been criticized for his treatment and language toward women, Trump has felt otherwise.

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Marie Claire; Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Marie Claire


When Trump decided to remove the US from the Paris Climate Accords, he believed that it was in the best interest of America.

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Washington Post; Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: The Washington Post


According to former FBI director James Comey, Trump pushed him for one thing above all.

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New York Post; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: New York Post


Trump started his public feud with the NFL in a speech at a rally in Alabama last September.

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The Guardian; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Business Insider

Source: The Guardian


Back in January 2018, Trump doubled-down on his harsh rhetoric toward Kim Jong Un, warning the North Korean leader not to attack the United States.

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Twitter; Kevin Lim/The Straits; Business Insider

Source: Twitter


In a closed-door meeting on immigration with lawmakers, Trump had this to say about accepting immigrants from certain nations.

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Pool/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Business Insider


In an interview with Reuters, Trump lamented about the difficulty of the presidency compared to his life as a businessman.

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The Mirror; Slaven Vlasic/GettyImages; Business Insider

Source: Reuters


Trump gave an evaluation of Kim Jong Un’s personality after meeting with him in Singapore.

Source: The Cut


Having hosted a television show of his own, Trump has always valued the importance of ratings as a sign of one’s popularity.

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Twitter; Ethan Miller/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Twitter


As the country worried about the shutdown, Trump didn’t precisely make it any clear if he was going to declare a national emergency or not.

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: NBC.


Trump seems to think he’s the most popular person over at the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

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Fox & Friends; Win McNamee/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Business Insider.


Following his sh–hole countries comment, Trump told this to reporters in Florida.

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: POLITICO.


When reviewing his presidency so far on “Fox and Friends.”

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Win McNamee/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Washington Post.


An eternal campaigner, Trump dropped this line to hundreds of his supporters at a Minnesota rally in June 2018.

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Julia Dermansky/Corbis via Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: CNN.


Another line dropped at a rally, this time in North Dakota.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: CNN.


After Michael Cohen pled guilty on eight counts, Trump left this glaring review of his services on Twitter.

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Win McNamee/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Twitter.


As the 2018 midterms approached, Trump gave his followers a reason to vote Democrat.

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Twitter.


Trump misspelled “smoking” not once, but twice.

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Tom Pennington/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Twitter.


On the day of Michael Cohen’s sentencing, Trump didn’t hold back.

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Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images; Business Insider

Source: Twitter.