Donald Trump

"Poverty. Rejection. Horrible education. No housing, no homes, no ownership. Crime at levels that nobody has seen. You can go to war zones in countries that we are fighting and it's safer than living in some of our inner cities that are run by the Democrats. And I ask you this, I ask you this — crime, all of the problems — to the African Americans, who I employ so many, so many people, to the Hispanics, tremendous people: What the hell do you have to lose?"

Donald Trump

"In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS. I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton."

Donald Trump

"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don't know."

Implying that a citizen could kill Hillary Clinton with a gun as a solution to unfavorable judicial appointments

Donald Trump

"The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!"

Retracting his previous statement

Donald Trump

"It was interesting because a tape was made. Right? You saw that? With the airplane coming in -- nice plane -- and the airplane coming in, and the money coming off, I guess. Right? That was given to us, has to be, by the Iranians."

This tape does not exist

Donald Trump

"He's not going into Ukraine, OK? Just so you understand. He's not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down and you can put it down, you can take it anywhere you want."

Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014

Donald Trump

"Michael Bloomberg couldn't get elected as a dogcatcher in New York."

Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York City from 2002 - 2013

Donald Trump

"I got a letter from the NFL saying this is ridiculous, why are the debates against -- because the NFL doesn't want to go against the debates because the debates are going to be pretty massive, from what I understand."

The NFL immediately stated "While we'd obviously wish the Debate Commission could find another night, we did not send a letter to Mr Trump."

Donald Trump

"His wife, if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably -- maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me, but plenty of people have written that."

Implying that Ghazala Khan was not allowed to speak at the DNC because of her Muslim faith. Ghazala Khan later responded "Donald Trump said I had nothing to say. I do. My son Humayun Khan, an Army captain, died 12 years ago in Iraq. He loved America, where we moved when he was 2 years old."

Donald Trump

GS: "What sacrifice have you made for your country?"

DT: "I think I have made a lot of sacrifices. I've worked very, very hard. I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've done -- I've had tremendous success."

GS: "Those are sacrifices?"

DT: "Oh, sure. I think they're sacrifices."

From an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

Donald Trump

"Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."

Urging a foreign adversary to conduct cyberespionage against a former secretary of state

Donald Trump

"We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities."

Donald Trump

"I have made billions of dollars in business making deals – now I’m going to make our country rich again. I am going to turn our bad trade agreements into great ones."

Donald Trump

"An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson, many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. I am going to work very hard to repeal that language."

Donald Trump

"I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves. Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it."

Donald Trump

"Millions of Democrats will join our movement because we are going to fix the system so it works for all Americans."

Donald Trump

"The irresponsible rhetoric of our President, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment for everyone."

Donald Trump

"Anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never will be."

July 21, 2016: Donald Trump accepts Republican nomination for president

Mike Pence, Indiana Governor, Vice Presidential Candidate

"We have but one choice and that man is ready, this team is ready, our party is ready. And when we elect Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States, together we will make America great again!"

Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin

"Donald Trump is standing with the American people. Donald Trump knows that there’s a better way forward."

Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky

"I've been very clear, I will certainly vote for him, I support him to be President of the United States."

James Lankford, Oklahoma Senator

CT: "Does that bring you to the next level of Trump supporter or Trump endorser?"

JL: "It sure does."

Interview with Chuck Todd about Mike Pence as Trump's running mate

Donald Trump

LS: "You're not known to be a humble man. But I wonder --"

DT: "I think I am actually humble. I think I'm much more humble than you would understand."

From an interview with Leslie Stahl

Donald Trump

"Look, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind. And the something else in mind — you know, people can't believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even mention the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.' There's something going on. It's inconceivable."

Insinuating that the current president has ties with Muslim terrorists

Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina

"I’ve stated that I would support the Republican nominee."

Donald Trump

JD: "If it were a Muslim judge, would you also feel like they wouldn't be able to treat you fairly?"

DT: "It's possible, yes. Yeah. That would be possible, absolutely."

JD: "Isn't there sort of a tradition though in America that we don't judge people by who their parents were and where they came from?"

DT: "I'm not talking about tradition. I'm talking about common sense, okay?"

Interview with John Dickerson on why a Muslim judge could not be impartial in a Trump lawsuit

Rob Portman, Ohio Senator

"What Donald Trump talks about in terms of tax reform, regulatory reform, all those issues are going to give the economy a shot in the arm if we put them into practice."

"I'll be supporting Donald Trump as the nominee as I said I would."

Donald Trump

"We’re building a wall. He’s a Mexican! We’re building a wall between here and Mexico."

"This judge is giving us unfair rulings - now I say 'why' - well, I'm building a wall... he is Mexican heritage."

Explaining why U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel should recuse himself from a class-action lawsuit against Trump University

Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Representative and House Speaker

"I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall."

"On the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement."

David Perdue, Georgia Senator

"It is time to let Trump be Trump, and to help him win this election."

John Thune, South Dakota Senator

"I’m going to endorse the nominee and I think at this point, he’s the nominee. If people want change, I think their answer is Trump."

Marco Rubio, Florida Senator

JT: “If Donald Trump asked you to speak on his behalf, you would do so?”

MR: “Yeah.” ... “I don't want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there's something I can do to help that from happening, and it's helpful to the cause, I'd most certainly be honored to be considered for that."

In an inteview with Jake Tapper

May 26, 2016: Donald Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee for president

Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania Senator

"I'm 100 percent. That's endorse."

Bob Corker, Tennessee Senator, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman

"I always said I planned to support the nominee and certainly you know am I doing that in this process."

Rand Paul, Kentucky Senator

"I took a pledge when I ran for president to not run as an independent candidate and to support the Republican nominee. I stand by that pledge."

Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Senator

"Let me tell you precisely what I’ve said. I intend to support the Republican nominee. That’s what I’ve said. I intend to support the Republican nominee."

Jerry Moran, Kansas Senator

"I certainly value the idea of somebody outside of Washington, D.C., bringing new ideas to how we should govern to shake things up in the nation’s capital."

"The alternative to Donald Trump is not something I think our country can tolerate, which would be a President Clinton."

Mike Enzi, Wyoming Senator

"It has become clear that Donald Trump is their choice. I will support the party's candidate."

Orrin Hatch, Utah Senator

"I totally endorse him."

"Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, I will do what I can to help him run a successful campaign."

Mike Crapo, Idaho Senator

"I will support the party’s nominee."

Deb Fischer, Nebraska Senator

"I’ve endorsed the nominee."

Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker

"I endorse Donald Trump. I am going to work very hard for the nominee."

Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Senator

"I’m going to support Donald Trump"

Donald Trump

"If interest rates go up and we can buy bonds back at a discount... we should do that."

"You never have to default because you print the money!"

Explaining how to resolve federal government debt by treating the US Dollar like junk bonds

Tim Scott, South Carolina Senator

"Asked whether he can support Trump, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina answered: 'Oh yeah.'"

John Cornyn, Texas Senator, Senate Majority Whip

"I’m for the nominee of the party; if it’s Donald Trump, I’ll support him wholeheartedly."

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Senator

"I object to much in his manner and his policies. His vulgarity, particularly toward women, is appalling. His lack of appreciation for Constitutional limits on executive powers is deeply concerning. I disagree with his proposals to ban Muslims, to give government more eminent domain powers, to be neutral between Israel and its enemies, and several others. In short, I find his candidacy highly problematic."

"I am inclined to support the nominee of my party."

Thom Tillis, North Carolina Senator

"Anybody who doesn’t support the Republican nominee ... is a RINO."

"We have to recognize that more than anything else, we have to unite. At the end of the day, we’re all Republicans."

Dick Cheney, Former Vice President

"Former Vice President Dick Cheney will support Donald Trump, he told CNN Friday, an important move as the presumptive Republican nominee is encountering intense resistance from senior members of his own party."

"Cheney told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do so this year as well."

Bobby Jindal, Former Governor of Louisiana

"I’m voting Trump, warts and all"

Donald Trump

BB: "You were asked yesterday if you've ever spoken with Vladimir Putin, and you said, 'I don't want to say'."

DT: "Yeah, I have no comment on that. No comment."

BB: "One of the things people like about you is that you answer any question."

DT: "Let's assume I did. Perhaps it was personal. I don't want to hurt his confidence."

Interview with Bret Baier

Donald Trump

"I know Russia well. I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, the Miss Universe contest, which was a big, big, incredible event, an incredible success."

John McCain, Arizona Senator and Former Presidential Candidate

"I’ve always said I would support the nominee of the party."

"It’s the party of Ronald Reagan and Teddy Roosevelt."

Rick Perry, Former Texas Governor

"I will be open to any way I can help.”

"He’s not a perfect man, but what I do believe is that he loves this country and that he will surround himself with capable, experienced people and that he will listen to them."

Roy Blunt, Missouri Senator

"I’m for him."

"Donald talked, as you might imagine, but he also listened and we had a chance to talk as well and I think there’s some real potential to get things done."

Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska

"The governor has always said he will support the GOP nominee to retake the White House. The governor is supporting Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee."

John Barrasso, Wyoming Senator

"I’m going to support the ticket, I’m going to continue supporting the ticket."

"Everybody wants to make America great again."

Thad Cochran, Mississippi Senator

"I will support our presidential nominee."

Dan Sullivan, Alaska Senator

"I plan on supporting the Republican nominee at this time."

Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Senator

"I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters"

"As the presumptive nominee, he now has the opportunity and the obligation to unite our party around our goals"

Richard Burr, North Carolina Senator

"I look forward to working with Mr. Trump at the top of the ticket and to maintaining a GOP Senate."

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Senator

"I have lots have differences with Donald Trump and lots of problems with him but I am absolutely in the ‘never Hillary Clinton’ camp."

Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina

"I have great respect for the will of the people, and as I have always said, I will support the Republican nominee for president."

Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada

"I plan to vote for the presumptive nominee."

Steve Daines, Montana Senator

"Donald Trump is not my first choice, or even my second for president, but we must defeat Hillary in November."

Dave Vitter, Louisiana Senator

"The Republican Party of Louisiana congratulates Donald Trump on becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. We urge all Republicans to now unite in order to defeat Hillary Clinton in November."

Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Senator

"The choice is now Trump or Clinton and I am in the anyone but Clinton camp."

Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma

"I know that our nation wants a change. Donald Trump has led a movement across our nation that will cause that change to happen, so I'm 100 percent behind him."

Joni Ernst, Iowa Senator

"Whoever our nominee is coming out of the convention is who I'm going to support."

Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Senator

"As she’s said from the beginning, Kelly plans to support the nominee."

Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Senator

"I have always supported the Republican nominee for president."

Mike Rounds, South Dakota Senator

"Senator Rounds fully intends to support the Republican Candidate for President of the United States."

Pat Roberts, Kentucky Senator

"I intend to support the GOP nominee."

Roger Wicker, Mississippi Senator

"Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, and I intend to support him."

May 3, 2016: Ted Cruz and John Kasich drop out of the presidential race, leaving Donald Trump as the only Republican candidate

Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Senator

"I’m a Republican, and I want a Republican to win."

"If you have a penis, you go into a man’s room."

Donald Trump

"I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at the World Trade Center right after it came down."

Mistaking 9/11, the date of the World Trade Center attacks, with 7/11, the popular chain of convenience stores

John Boozman, Arkansas Senator

"I'll support the candidate, regardless of who we pick."

Donald Trump

"There has to be some form of punishment... for the woman"

Explaining that women who seek abortion should be punished by law

Donald Trump

"We don't really need NATO in its current form. NATO is obsolete."

Donald Trump

DT: "I didn't start it... I didn't start it!"

AC: "Sir, with all due respect, that's the argument of a five year-old."

DT: "You would say that. But he started it!"

Interview with Anderson Cooper on insulting Ted Cruz's wife

John Hoeven, North Dakota Senator

"Senator Hoeven is not endorsing in the presidential race. He will support the nominee of the party."

Johnny Isakson, Georgia Senator

"I support the ticket and I'm not endorsing anybody, and I'm not going to talk about it any further than that."

Donald Trump

"I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things."

On selecting foreign policy consultants

Jim Risch, Idaho Senator

"I have always voted for the Republican candidate and I intend to do so this time."

Richard Shelby, Alabama Senator

"Senator Shelby does not plan to endorse in the primary, but will support whoever wins the Republican nomination."

Donald Trump

"Get him out. Try not to hurt him. If you do I’ll defend you in court, don't worry about it."

Instructions to the crowd to remove protestors

Donald Trump

"Look at those hands. Are they small hands? He said if they're small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there's no problem."

Insinuating that the size of his penis is adequate during a Republican primary debate

Donald Trump

JT: "Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don't want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?"

DT: "I don't know anything about David Duke, okay? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists."

DT: "You wouldn't want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them."

JT: "The Ku Klux Klan?"

DT: "...I will let you know."

Refusing to disavow the endorsement of KKK Grand Wizard David Duke after several promptings in an interview with Jake Tapper

Jeff Sessions, Alabama Senator

"I am pleased to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States."

Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey

"I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States."

"I’m happy to be on the Trump team, and I look forward to working with him."

Paul LePage, Governor of Maine

"I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular. So I think I should support him because we’re one of the same cloth."

"I think he could be one of the greatest presidents if he sits down and puts together a good team."

Paul LePage recently stated: "The traffickers ... these are guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. These type of guys that come from Connecticut, New York. They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is the real sad thing because then we have another issue we gotta deal with down the road."

David Duke, former KKK Grand Wizard

"Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point, is really treason to your heritage."

"I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do."

Donald Trump

"I'd like to punch him in the face."

"I love the old days, you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They'd be carried out in a stretcher, folks."

Thoughts on a protestor being removed from his rally

Donald Trump

"Don't tell me it doesn't work; torture works. Okay, folks? You know, half these guys say, 'Torture doesn't work.' Believe me, it works. Okay?"

Donald Trump

"I would bring back waterboarding, and I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding."

February 1, 2016: Primaries begin with the Iowa caucus

Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona

"Everything I believe in he’s doing and he’s going to do it when he becomes president."

Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator

"I want Mr. Trump to know that I appreciate his support for me."

"We have an opportunity once again to make America great again."

Sarah Palin, Former Vice Presidential Candidate

"Only one candidate’s record of success proves he is the master of the art of the deal. He is beholden to no one but we the people, how refreshing. He is perfectly positioned to let you make America great again."

Donald Trump

"Our military is a disaster."

Donald Trump

"I know words, I have the best words."

Describing the depth of his vocabulary

Donald Trump

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Donald Trump

Mocking Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis

Donald Trump

"I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down."

"It did happen, I saw it. It was on television. I saw it."

Donald Trump

GS: "Are you unequivocally now ruling out a database on all Muslims?"

DT: "No, not at all."

Interview with George Stephanopoulos

Donald Trump

"I know more about ISIS than the generals do. Believe me."

"I would bomb the shit out of them. I would just bomb those suckers. And I'd blow up the pipe, I'd blow up the refinery. I'd blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left. And do you know what? You will get Exxon to come in there in two months. They will rebuild that sucker brand new, it will be beautiful."

Donald Trump

"When I’m in that position, when we have horrible hurricanes, all kinds of horrible things happen, you’ve got to have empathy."

Explaining his capacity for empathy

Donald Trump

DT: "People are so shocked when they find this out, I'm Protestant, I'm Presbyterian, and I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church."

FL: "But have you ever asked God for forgiveness?"

DT: "I am not sure I have, I just go and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so."

Contradicting a cornerstone of Presbyterian faith in an interview with Frank Luntz

Donald Trump

"He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured."

Statement on John McCain, who was captured and tortured in Vietnam.

Donald Trump

"They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.

Thoughts on Mexican immigrants and immigration policy

June 16, 2015: Donald Trump announces his candidacy for president

Donald Trump

GVS: "What would you do?"

DT: "I do know what to do, and I would know how to bring ISIS to the table or beyond that, defeat ISIS very quickly. And I'm not going to tell what you it is tonight."

GVS: "Donald? Why won't you tell us? We need all the help we can get. We need a dialogue on this."

DT: "I'll explain. If I run and if I win, I don't want the enemy to know what I'm doing. I don't want the enemy to know what I'm doing. Unfortunately I will probably have to tell at some point, but there is a method of defeating them quickly and effectively and having total victory."

DT: "All I can tell you is it is a foolproof way of winning and it will be absolutely 100%. They'll at a minimum come to the table and actually they'll be defeated very quickly."

Interview with Greta Van Susteren about ISIS strategy

Donald Trump

"Our great African American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!"

Donald Trump

"No more massive injections. Tiny children are not horses — one vaccine at a time, over time."

Thoughts on vaccination policy

Donald Trump

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

Donald Trump

"Arianna Huffington is unattractive, both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision."

Donald Trump

"An extremely credible source has called my office and told me that Barack Obama's birth certificate is a fraud."

Donald Trump

"Three weeks ago when I started, I thought he was probably born in this country. Right now, I have some real doubts. I have people that actually have been studying it and they cannot believe what they’re finding."

Donald Trump

"He may have one, but there is something on that birth certificate. Maybe religion. Maybe it says he's a Muslim. I don't know. Maybe he doesn't want that. Or he may not have one. I will tell you this: if he wasn't born in this country, it's one of the great scams of all time."