Donald Trump, the narcissistic and controversial businessman has secured the Republican Nomination for American Presidency at the Republican Party Convention on 19th July. Trump has been a polarising figure not just to the outside world but also within the Republican party itself.
Donald Trump has garnered limelight in US by making controversial statements and riding on the Islamophobic wave within US.
On Mexicans entering US:
“When Mexico sends its 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, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
On Muslims and Islam:
“Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”
“I think Islam hates us. There’s a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us”
“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people [Muslims] were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering”