Scariest Election Year Moments (So Far)

By Billy J. Clanton| October 13, 2016

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Scariest Election Year Moments

With Halloween approaching and clowns appearing out of nowhere, it’s a scary time. But nothing is more frightening than some of the quotes and events of this election year! These are just a few of the scariest election year moments (at least so far!) to get you in the mood for trick or treating.

#1 When Trump compared his dating life to Vietnam

OK – this goes back to 1997, but after he made a remark in the current election that John McCain wasn’t a war hero because he was captured, “I don’t like people who were captured,” he said, we had to point out what he said on the Howard Stern show in ’97. When discussing his dating life, Trump told Stern: “It’s a dangerous world out there—it’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier.”

#2 When Trump’s campaign manager went all Fight Club

In a March rally, Trump’s then campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reportedly grabbed reporter Michelle Fields’ arm, leaving a bruise. But what’s even scarier is both he and Trump denied it, calling Fields “delusional.” After a release of the video that proved she was telling the truth, Lewandowski was charged with battery.

#3 Trump’s Demeaning Comments About Women

No intro needed. Some proof:

“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?” (on Carly Fiorina)

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.” (on Megyn Kelly)

“I think the only card she has is the women’s card. She has got nothing else going. Frankly, if [she] were a man, I don’t think she would get 5 percent of the vote. And the beautiful thing is, women don’t like her.” (on Hillary Clinton)

“if she wasn’t my daughter, I’d probably be dating her.”

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”

And last but not least…

“Grab her by the pussy” (in the notorious video from 2005).

#4 When Hillary got Pneumonia

When Hillary got diagnosed with pneumonia, she ignored her doctor’s orders to rest and continued to campaign. At a 9/11 Memorial ceremony, she left early and collapsed.

“Looking back I know I should have obeyed my doctor’s orders to rest, but my instinct was to push through it,” she said. “That is what women do every day.”

#5 When Bernie Sanders danced on Ellen

OK – it may be more endearing than scary, but it’s definitely awkward. As he enters, Bernie is seen dancing into the main stage to (even scarier, to Disco Inferno!), his face growing a shade of tomato red. Snaps for the effort!

#6 When Trump pretended to be his own publicist

Going back in time to the early ‘90s, audio resurfaced of Trump pretending to be his own publicist, a fictional character named John Miller. When asked where he worked before working for Trump, he was vague. “I basically worked for different firms. I worked for a couple of different firms, and I’m somebody that he knows, and I think somebody that he trusts and likes.”

#7 Ted Cruz – Ted Bundy?

A “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” meme launched three years ago, and although a laughable joke then, it may not be so laughable now. In April, his wife Heidi addressed the rumor, saying “Well, I’ve been married to him for 15 years, and I know pretty well who he is, so it doesn’t bother me at all.” So you’re not denying it, eh Heidi? Of course, there’s always the

#8 Trump’s Love for Hispanics

Plain idiocy or naivety, Trump decided to show his support for Cinco de Mayo by tweeting a picture of him eating a taco bowl with the caption: “I love Hispanics”, from his Trump tour food court.

#9 When Carly Sang and Fell

When Ted Cruz announced that Carly Fiorina would be his vice president running mate, she decided to take a theatrical approach. She sang and then accidentally fell off stage. She disappears for like 5 minutes and no one even looks for her!

#10 Trump’s Wall

His claim “I love Hispanics!” might not be so true. Trump declared to build a wall between the US and Mexico border to halt illegal immigration.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said. “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.”

“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

And that’s all folks. Hope your actual Halloween isn’t quite so terrifying.

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