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Ridiculous Quotes from the Campaign Trail – Prepare to Laugh and Cringe
June 1, 2016
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They said what? Ladies and gentlemen, some downright outrageous (and some hilariously) ridiculous quotes from the candidates who are hoping to run our country. Not all the outrageousness is from Trump. There are many lulus that are seriously quotable. Yikes.

Quotes on climate change:

“It’s Really Cold Outside … We Could Use A Big Fat Dose Of Global Warming!” Donald Trump

Candidates who defer questions about climate change saying “I’m not a scientist” should “start Listening to those who are.” Hillary Clinton

The Pope’s statements on climate change will make a profound difference, and the Republican’s denial of it is embarrassing.  — Bernie Sanders

“There could be some man-made something. But you know, if you look at China, they’re doing nothing about it.” – Donald Trump

I think there’s a change in weather. I am not a great believer in man-made climate change. Donald Trump

Quotes about each other, and themselves:

“She’s gotten very loud and obnoxious.” – Donald Trump on Hillary Clinton

“There is too much shouting. There is too much making fun of each other.” – Bernie Sanders

““If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I will get the job done and I will get you home.”– Ted Cruz

“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” – Trump on Carly Fiorina

While I refuse to brag, and as you know very well, this tremendous increase in view interest and advertising is due 100% to ‘Donald J. Trump.” – Trump, in response to CNN’s huge debate ratings.

“… do you think I’m a pathological liar like CNN does? Or do you think I’m an honest person?” – Ben Carson

“I never hit my mother with a hammer, and I never stabbed anybody.” – Mike Huckabee

Naming the enemies she is most proud to have made over the course of their political lives, Hillary said…“Well, in addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians,” Clinton remarked, to laughter in the audience, adding, “Probably the Republicans.”

“My mom is here so we shouldn’t be pushing any grannies off cliffs.” – Ted Cruz

“Hell yeah, I would! You gotta step up, man.”– Jeb Bush (in response to travel back in time to kill baby Hitler)

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. – Trump on Megyn Kelly, Fox News moderator

“He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” – Trump on Sen. McCain

“I’ll buy you a tequila. Or even some famous Colorado brownies.” — Ted Cruz

Quotes on foreign policy:

“There’s no such thing as other people’s children.” – Hillary Clinton

“I would bomb the s*** out of them.” – Trump on ISIS

“We’re going to have to do some things that are pretty hard. Pretty, pretty hard, to quote Larry David.” – Bernie Sanders

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

“I love Hispanics.” – Trump (captioned while eating Americanized Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo)

“We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion. I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out!” —Ted Cruz

On people in general:

“I hate to crash the party…” – John Kasich when he couldn’t get a word in during a debate

“I’ll give you a ribbon for participation. And a juice box.” – Bobby Jindal (questioning Chris Christie)

“It doesn’t work for crazies.” – Ben Carson (reference to mental illness)

“If I become president we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again.” – Donald Trump

Strom Thurmond had four kids after age 67. If you’re not willing to do that, we need to come up with a new immigration system.” – Lindsey Graham

“Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours.” – Jeb Bush

Quotes about gun policy

“Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.” – Ben Carson

“I think the likelihood of Hitler being able to carry out his goals would have been greatly diminished if people had been armed.” – Ben Carson

“Keep enemies of the state away from guns.”– Donald Trump

It definitely has been a most quotable election year!