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US Presidential Elections: Famous 'Trumpisms' - Here are the most talked-about controversies of Republican nominee Donald Trump

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:23

Washington: Business magnate and Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has become one of the biggest love/hate figures America has ever seen.

Undoubtedly, Republican nominee Donald Trump knows how to remain in news, grab headlines and become famous. Ever since Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for US Presidential Elections, a new political term - TRUMPISM - has taken birth due to a number of controversies stirred by Donald Trump.

Now, you must be wondering - What is 'Trumpism' exactly?

Basically, it’s a term used by with political experts and commentators to describe Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s manners, behaviour and way of thinking.

Soon after 'Trumpism' came into existence, it became a Twitter trend as well because every day some or the other controversy cropped up with deep connections with Donald Trump.

Here is the list of most talked-about controversies of Republican nominee Donald Trump:-

Ban on Muslims

Donald Trump had called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States of America in response to a recent shooting spree in San Bernardino by two Muslims.

The remarks by Donald Trump had caused global outrage. Even a petition to ban Trump from Britain was debated in Parliament after it reached more than 100,000 signatures.

Also, following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Republican presidential nominee had called for a total and complete ban on Muslims entering the United States as he considers the Islamic faith to be rooted in hatred and violence.

Sexually assaulting woman

Donald Trump’s troubles began when The Washington Post released a video in which Trump boasts of sexually assaulting women.

“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful, I just start kissing them,” Trump said. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.” He added, “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

Trump called her daughter 'voluptuous'

Reports claim that Trump did not even spare his own daughter, describing her as 'voluptuous'.

After scouring almost two decades of audio interviews between Trump and radio personality Howard Stern, CNN had published excerpts of the candidate repeatedly commenting on Ivanka Trump's body.

Trump, willing to engage in the discussion about his own daughter, told Stern that she did not get implants.

"She's actually always been very voluptuous," Trump responded. "She's tall, she's almost 6 feet tall and she's been, she's an amazing beauty," Trump was quoted as saying.

'Ivanka is a piece is a**'

In another interview, from September 2004, Stern asks Trump if he can call Ivanka "a piece of a**," to which Trump responds in the affirmative.

Trump has a long track record of making misogynistic comments and engaging in lewd conversations.

Mocking a disabled newspaper reporter

Trump came under fire for mocking a disabled newspaper reporter. However, he denied the incident.

Massive wall along the US border with Mexico

The real estate baron had made controversial statements about Mexico, terming migrants from the country as 'rapists and murderers'.

Building a massive wall along the US border with Mexico and forcing the neighbouring country to pay for it has been a frequent promise during Trump's election campaign.

Trump argues that having a secure border is a sovereign right and is mutually beneficial for both countries.

The US and Mexico share a 2,000-mile border and a half a trillion dollars in annual trade.

'Hillary is founder of ISIS'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says her (Hillary Clinton's) victory in the upcoming US presidential elections would result in '4 more years of Obama' and the 'spread of ISIS'.

"Let me tell you, if Hillary Clinton gets elected, we have got four more years of (Barack) Obama. We have a disaster. We have ISIS all over," Trump had said.

Not only this, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has alleged that the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is the 'founder of ISIS'.

US Presidential Elections

The United States presidential election of 2016 are scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. With this, months’ long campaign trail for the United States Presidential elections will come to an end.

The results are usually announced within 24 hours of voting based on the clear predictions.

First Published: Monday, November 7, 2016 - 16:09

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