Donald Trump in quotes: The 2016 US presidency candidate's most controversial opinions and tweets

 
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Donald Trump: "I beat China all the time." (Source: Getty)

Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president of the United States in typical style - in the lobby of skyscraper brandishing his name and with boasts such as "I beat China all the time. All the time."

The eccentric host of the US version of The Apprentice is an outsider to win the 2016 Republican nomination, yet in a crowded field the billionaire is polling in the top 10 meaning he could well feature on televised debates and - if his past history is anything to go by - make headlines.

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So in anticipation of months of Team Trump campaigning, here's Trump's opinions, spats and controversies in his own statesmanlike words...

Trump on climate change

Trump believes climate change is a "hoax", "bullsh*t" and a lie created by China.

On Barack Obama

It's safe to say Trump isn't a fan. Indeed, after Obama's 2012 victory Trump even called for "revolution" on Twitter. The entrepreneur has teamed up with conspiracy theorists to question the validity of the president's birth certificate.

On Obama's mental health

During the ebola crisis Trump expressed concern for his president's well-being:

I am starting to think that there is something seriously wrong with President Obama's mental health. Why won't he stop the flights. Psycho!

On his rivals for the GOP nomination

Rubio and Bush are two of the more fancied Republican candidates:

On Work Relationships

Here's what Trump said about the women who competed on The Apprentice:

All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.

On Russell Brand

If Trump somehow does make it all the way to the Oval Office, he can at least bond with David Cameron over their shared disdain for Russell Brand:

On Losers

It's not just Brand. Trump has a real problem with all "losers":

On Twitter

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