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5 of President Trump’s Worst Gaffes

About 10 seconds of Googling is all the president would have needed to avoid these embarrassing gaffes — including where his father was born.

Fact Checking the Preventable

Stating that his father was born in Germany. Fred Trump was born in the Bronx. In Donald Trump's 1987 book The Art of the Deal, it is further falsely elaborated that Fred was the son of an immigrant from Sweden and born in New Jersey. As president of the United States, Donald Trump has on at least three occasions incorrectly stated that his father was born in Germany.

Naming the wrong Iranian leader when announcing sanctions Iran’s Former Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khamenei died in 1989. President Donald Trump on mistakenly named a supreme leader of Iran who has been dead since 1989 as the target of new US sanctions by mispronouncing one syllable in a press conference in the Oval Office, Trump said he was sanctioning "Ayatollah Khomeini" of Iran. He meant to name Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the current supreme leader, as confirmed by a White House transcript and an announcement by the US Treasury.

Claiming on MSNBC that Andrew Jackson could have prevented the Civil War on account of his “strength”. Jackson died 16 years before the beginning of the Civil War. Trump told historian Jon Meacham he believes he could have used his negotiating skills to avert the Civil War. Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winner, revealed Trump’s boast in that interview on MSNBC.

Implying that Fredrick Douglas is still alive Douglass has been dead since 1895. Not knowing these basic facts was infuriating and humiliating to a man as accomplished as Douglass, who began his life as a slave, emancipated himself, dedicated his life to ending slavery and fighting racism, and became the most celebrated African-American of his time.

Calling into Fox 5 NY to brag about the size of his building on 9/11. News outlets in New York, the United States, and around the world struggled to keep up with unfolding reports of that day’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, newscasters from local television station WWOR spoke live on the air with Donald Trump about the event by telephone. On September 11, 2001, the building at 70 Pine Street in New York City was taller than Trump’s building — by 25 feet.

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07/05/2019 10:21 AM
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  • Jesse B.
    07/05/2019 12:04

    Well, he is a complete idiot, so...

  • Judith O.
    07/05/2019 12:05

    Lies about everything!!!😣

  • Edwin G.
    07/05/2019 12:05

    Scum!!! Sr. Dumb Dumb

  • Michael C.
    07/05/2019 12:06

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  • Michael v.
    07/05/2019 12:21

    Dont they prepare speeches for if to make sure he doesnt make this mistakes? It seems he doesnt know much 😂😂😂

  • Diane F.
    07/05/2019 12:22

    The "handlers" really shouldn't lrt6 that man speak.

  • Dong N.
    07/05/2019 12:30

    He sounds like your average boss that comes in the door and steals all the credit and shows fake appreciation and threatens to fire you a month later

  • Kim R.
    07/05/2019 12:38

    You could do this all day and still not come close to all the mistakes he’s made.

  • Claire B.
    07/05/2019 12:47

    You couldn't possibly make up all of this.What a sad commentary

  • Retha D.
    07/05/2019 13:16

    Kaepernick quoted Fredrick Douglas just yesterday, out if context I might add. Every politician misspeaks and gets things very wrong. Obama and his 57 states is a perfect example, but no one has been scrutinized or belittled like Trump. The real issue is what the they do and no other president has been more faithful to campaign promises than Trump.

  • Alan R.
    07/05/2019 13:21

    Is trumpf still alive?!

  • David A.
    07/05/2019 13:32

    Heal a criminal need to go to jail

  • Angelo G.
    07/05/2019 13:37

    Let's Vote him out of office 🤥 Trump must Go Go

  • Shirley C.
    07/05/2019 13:49

    What? What?

  • Aron S.
    07/05/2019 14:09

    IQ.... no, he's not have any....

  • Vince T.
    07/05/2019 14:18

    Wow what a pathetic little man doesn't even know his own history what a president you have you dumb Americans who have elected him😂😂😂😂😂

  • Carol N.
    07/05/2019 14:33

    He is a sick demented old man with no ability to learn anything , he is a danger and a disgrace. The people who think hes great are as horrible ad he is. , he has done nothing but destroy our democracy and our country

  • Sharon T.
    07/05/2019 14:34

    What a moron...

  • Mel O.
    07/05/2019 14:34

    Donald Trump is a mentally, morally, politically and educationally bankrupt man. He can only file his papers by resigning.

  • Tony S.
    07/05/2019 14:50

    Stop letting this man make you a laughing stock.