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Donald Trump's memorable, controversial quotes

Donald Trump has made us laugh, cry and cringe since announcing his presidency in June 2015.

His controversial comments on Muslims, illegal immigration, Hillary Clinton and more were all said since then, but they just may be seared into our brains for life.

Scroll down for some of Trump's most memorable comments since announcing his candidacy.

'We have some bad hombres here'

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"We have no country if we have no border," Trump said during the third presidential debate on Oct. 19, 2016, reiterating his desire to build a wall. "We have some bad hombres here and we're gonna get 'em out."

The remark sparked immediate reaction on Twitter. "This #BadHombres is the first of his family to graduate from college, did Americorps & taught in public schools," one user wrote.

'Such a nasty woman'

During the third presidential debate, Trump interjected as
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During the third presidential debate, Trump interjected as Hillary Clinton explained that she would raise taxes on the wealthy -- including herself and Trump -- to help fund Social Security. "Such a nasty woman," he said.

As with the "bad hombres" remark, people on Twitter did not respond well. "Calling someone a 'nasty woman' on live television is so deeply and unbelievably offensive," one user tweeted.

'Look at her ... I don't think so'

Trump adamantly denied the accusations from women saying
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Trump adamantly denied the accusations from women saying he made inappropriate sexual advances on them, including one from a former People magazine reporter who came forward saying Trump pushed her against a wall and kissed her during an interview in 2005.

At a rally in Florida on Oct. 13, Trump said the claim wasn't true and questioned why the reporter didn't write about it at the time. "Why didn't they make it part of the story? I was one of the biggest stars on television with 'The Apprentice' and it would have been one of the biggest stories of the year," Trump said.

But in an apparent jab at her appearance, he added, "Take a look, you take a look. Look at her, look at her words, you tell me what you think. I don't think so."

'Locker room talk'

Following the release of a recording of Trump
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Following the release of a recording of Trump speaking about groping and kissing women without permission, the Republican presidential nominee dismissed the comments as "locker room talk." Trump said the comments were just words, but several women have come forward, disputing that claim and accusing him of inappropriately touching them in the past.

The release of the tape also led to various Republican leaders, including Arizona Sen. John McCain and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, to announce that they will not vote for Trump in the election.

'Because you’d be in jail'

During the second presidential debate on Oct. 9,
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During the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, 2016, Trump said if he were to become president, he would seek to prosecute Clinton over her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

"It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country," Clinton said in response.

"Because you'd be in jail," Trump declared.

The comment was condemned by many, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, who said the threat meant that Trump was "promising to abuse the power of the office."

Some vets 'can't handle' coming back from war

Trump caused controversy when he suggested that veterans
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Trump caused controversy when he suggested that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are not as strong as other veterans during a Retired American Warriors PAC panel discussion in Virginia on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Asked how he would address PTSD among veterans, Trump replied, "When people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can't handle it," he said.

Disarm Clinton's bodyguards

While criticizing Clinton's position on gun control, Trump
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While criticizing Clinton's position on gun control, Trump called for disarming the bodyguards who protect her at a rally in Miami in September. "I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm," he said. "Take their guns away, she doesn't want guns. Take them, let's see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK. It will be very dangerous."

Obama 'is the founder of ISIS'

Trump called President Barack Obama
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Trump called President Barack Obama "the founder of ISIS" at a rally in Florida in early August. "ISIS is honoring President Obama," he said. "He is the founder of ISIS."

"And, I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton," the Republican nominee added.

'2nd Amendment people, maybe there is' something you can do

Speaking about Hillary Clinton's position on gun control,
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Speaking about Hillary Clinton's position on gun control, Trump made what appeared to be a joke about assassinating her. He told supporters there was nothing they could do to stop her from taking guns away if she gets her pick of Supreme Court judges. "Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know," he said.

Encouraging Russia to hack Hillary Clinton

Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email
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Trump encouraged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's email to recover emails that were deleted at a news conference in July. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," he said. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." The Republican nominee later said he was being sarcastic.

'Maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say'

After Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim
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After Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American soldier who died serving in Iraq, criticized Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention, the Republican nominee fired back. He refuted Khan's claim that Trump made no sacrifices in his life, and he questioned why Khan's wife, who stood next to him on stage, didn't speak. "She was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say, you tell me," he said.

Going below the belt

At a Republican debate, Trump took the opportunity
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At a Republican debate, Trump took the opportunity to address a comment Marco Rubio had made in February about the front-runner having "small hands."

"Look at these hands," Trump said, displaying his, well, hands. Then, to imply that he has no size issues, he said, "I guarantee you there is no problem."

Mitt Romney 'would have dropped to his knees'

At a rally in Portland, Maine, on March
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At a rally in Portland, Maine, on March 3, 2016, Trump said former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney begged him for an endorsement in 2012.

"I backed him," Trump said. "You can see how loyal he is. He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said, 'Mitt, drop to your knees.' He would have dropped to his knees."

Calling for a ban on Muslims in the U.S.

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"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," Trump said in a news release posted to his website on Dec. 7, 2015.

"Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension," he said. "Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."

'Thousands of people' in New Jersey were cheering on 9/11

Donald Trump insisted that
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Donald Trump insisted that "thousands of people were cheering" in New Jersey after terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on Sept. 11.

"I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," he said on Nov. 21, 2015. "And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering."

'You oughta see this guy'

Trump appeared to mock a reporter with a
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Trump appeared to mock a reporter with a disability at a rally in South Carolina in November. Trump criticized New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a chronic condition that limits joint movement, for doubting his claim that thousands of people were celebrating when the Twin Towers collapsed on Sept. 11.

"You oughta see this guy - 'uh, I don't know what I said, uh, I don't remember,'" Trump said while flailing his arms in front of him.

'Maybe he should have been roughed up'

When a protester began shouting,
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When a protester began shouting, "Black lives matter" at Trump's rally in Birmingham, Alabama, in November, a fight broke out, and Trump told the crowd to "get him the hell out of here."

During the fight, the protester, Mercutio Southall Jr., was reportedly kicked and punched and at one point, a man put his hands on Southall's neck. Afterward, Trump suggested that Southall deserved that treatment.

"Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing," Trump said on the Fox News Channel. "And this was a very obnoxious guy who was a troublemaker who was looking to make trouble."

Mexicans will steal Ford cars, drive them over the border

Trump had some strong opinions on Ford's plans
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Trump had some strong opinions on Ford's plans to build a factory in Mexico.

"They're going to build a plant and illegals are going drive those cars right over the border ... And they'll probably end up stealing the cars," Trump said in October.

'Sorry, there is no STAR on the stage tonight'

Trump live-tweeted the Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate,
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Trump live-tweeted the Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate, lamenting the lack of star power during the event.

"Sorry, there is no STAR on the stage tonight!" Trump tweeted.

'If I weren't her father...'

In a Rolling Stone article published in September,
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In a Rolling Stone article published in September, Trump is quoted making a joke about his daughter Ivanka Trump.

"Yeah, she's really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren't happily married and, ya know, her father . . . "

And that's not the first time he has made that type of comment. In 2006, he said, "I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her" on an episode of "The View."

'Look at that face!'

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"Look at that face!" Trump said about Carly Fiorina in a September Rolling Stone profile. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!"

'Blood coming out of her... wherever'

Trump was none too pleased with Megyn Kelly
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Trump was none too pleased with Megyn Kelly after she grilled the GOP presidential contender at the Aug. 6 Fox News debate.

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her... wherever," he told CNN.

He later said that he meant that there was blood coming out of Kelly's nose.

Rand Paul doesn't have a 'properly functioning brain'

Trump is clearly not a fan of Sen.
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Trump is clearly not a fan of Sen. Rand Paul, a former presidential contender.

"Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE!" Trump tweeted on Aug. 10, a few days after a GOP debate.

John McCain is 'not a war hero'

Trump said on July 18 that Sen. John
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Trump said on July 18 that Sen. John McCain is "not a war hero."

"He is a war hero because he was captured," Trump continued. "I like people who weren't captured."

Mexican immigrants are 'bringing crime. They're rapists'

Trump sparked a wave of controversy during his
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Trump sparked a wave of controversy during his presidential announcement speech when he said that undocumented immigrants from Mexico are rapists who are bringing drugs and crime into the United States.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," he said. "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."

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