For the better part of the year, Donald Trump has been making some of the worst statements in history. His presidential campaign has been a continuous parade of offensive remarks and policy proposals, from sexist allusions to Megyn Kelly's menstrual cycle to his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that during his latest rally, Trump continued to hurl insults at his opponents while boasting about his supposed strengths, all the while sounding more and more dangerous and delusional. There were no shortage of absolutely disturbing lines from Trump's rally in South Carolina.
For his latest campaign stop, which had been presented as a "holiday meet-and-greet" at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, Trump spoke to a sold-out crowd, showering them with self-praise and firing the same old insults at his usual targets, like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and ISIS (which he noted was named the No. 2 news story of the year, after him, in a sort-of humblebrag). The whole speech, as one would expect from Trump by now, was a spectacle of high pats on his own back and low blows at other people.
Here are the 14 most troubling, head-scratching, and outright delusional lines from Trump's rally in Hilton Head.
One of Trump's go-to strategies is to paint America as a decrepit, helpless country that only he can make great.
[America] is like a dumping ground for the world.
On The Refugee Crisis
I want to help the migration. I want to do a safe zone in Syria. I don't want them coming here.
How about Germany taking millions. Can you believe what she's doing to the country? And she was Person of the Year, not me.
On Hillary Clinton
Trump just can't resist making degrading comments about Hillary that often have nothing to do with her political capabilities.
Always so dramatic [pantomimes Hillary Clinton] ... I just have to turn off the television. She just gives me a headache.
Hillary doesn't have a clue ... she has lower energy than Jeb Bush.
[Hillary Clinton] had a tough night looking at the beauty pageant.
On Bernie Sanders
Trump is convinced that Sanders would tax everyone to the point where they can't — gasp! — play golf.
This guy is a total disaster.
No more golf if Bernie Sanders [is elected].
News flash, Donald Trump: ISIS is not a piñata.
I want to knock the hell out of [ISIS].
On His Own Speech Style
[I] speak through the applause ... you know why? Because I'm so excited ... I don't want to wait for your frickin' applause.
On His Own Intelligence
Trump has never sounded so delusional as when he touted himself to be some kind of wordsmith.
I went to an Ivy League school, I'm very well educated. I know words, I have the best words.
People want to be protected, they want to feel safe ... you can be tough, but you gotta be smart.
On His Hairsprayed Hair
It's sealed, it's beautiful.
On His Campaign
A reporter said: "What you've done is incredible, even if you don't win ... you've totally changed the landscape of politics." I said, "You don't understand. If I don't win, I would consider this a total waste of time."