Trump’s 2016 Republican Campaign

  • 2015 June 16 – Announces his bid for the U.S. presidency
  • 2015 June 16 – In Trump’s announcement that he was standing for the 2016 Presidential Election he says “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.”
  • 2015 June 29 – NBC cuts business ties with Trump following his immigration remarks
  • 2015 July 18 – Says John McCain is “not a war hero – He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured”
  • 2015 July 31 – Says he would “get along very well” with Vladimir Putin
  • 2015 August 7 – Says has “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her whatever” about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly
  • 2015 October 19 – Tweets that we “could use a big fat dose of global warming” because “it’s really cold outside”
  • 2015 November 12 – Says he would “bomb the shit out of ISIS”
  • 2015 November 22 – Says he “watched when the World Trade Centre tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down”
  • 2015 December 7 – Calls for “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”
  • 2015 December 20 – Says Putin “is a strong leader… He’s making mincemeat out of our President”
  • 2015 December 21 – Says “she got scholnged, she lost, I mean she lost”
  • 2016 January 23 – Says he “could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose voters”
  • 2016 February 6 – Says he “would bring back waterboarding. And I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding”
  • 2016 February 8 – Calls Ted Cruz a “pussy”
  • 2016 February 23 – Says “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 on a stretcher, folks”, adding “I’d like to punch him in the face.”
  • 2016 February 28 – Fails to disavow the Klu Klux Khan after the white supremacist group announces its support
  • 2016 March 3 – Defends the size of his penis at the republican presidential debate
  • 2016 march 10 – Insists that “virtually 100%” of mosques are radical
  • 2016 March 16 – Says the main person he consults on foreign policy is himself because he has a “very good brain”
  • 2016 April 18 – Mixes up 9/11 and 7/11
  • 2016 April 26 – Says Hillary has nothing going for her except the “women’s card”
  • 2016 May 1 – Says China is “raping” the USA with its trade policy
  • 2016 May 3 – Suggests that Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of JFK
  • 2016 May 5 – Tweets: “The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill/ I love Hispanics”
  • 2016 May 18 –Resurrects old accusations of rape against Bill Clinton
  • 2016 May 26 – Trump’s Republican delegate count passes 1,237 – the number required to become presumptive Republican nominee for President of the US
  • 2016 June 7 – Trump wins 36 states and breaks the record for the most votes ever cast for a Republican candidate

2016 Republican Campaign – Delegate counts per candidate

2016 Republican Campaign – Delegate Count per candidate over time

2016 Republican Campaign – Delegate votes and candidate distribution by date

2016 Republican Campaign – Cruz delegate votes

2016 Republican Campaign – Trump delegate votes



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