12 times Trump really did say that awful, racist thing you thought had to be fake news

. “I want to hate these muggers and murderers.” Trump’s full-page ad “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!” references the Central Park Five, Black and Latino men wrongly convicted as children of assaulting a white woman in 1989, and it ran in the New York Times and three other city papers. Trump said in the ad: “I want to hate these muggers and murderers. They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes. They must serve as examples for their crimes. They must serve as examples so that others will think long and hard before committing a crime or an act of violence.”

3. “They’re rapists.” 

Trump’s full quote as part of a speech announcing his presidential campaign June 16, 2015: “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.”

“I can name kung flu.”

Trump’s full statement joking for the second time about names for the coronavirus at a youth rally June 23 in Phoenix: “By the way, it’s a disease, without question, has more names then any disease in history. I can name kung flu. I can name 19 different versions of names.”

Daily Kos 12 times Trump really did say that awful, racist thing you thought had to be fake news