Videos Emerge of Trump Calling Various People ‘Retarded’


President Donald Trump defended himself against reporting in Bob Woodward‘s upcoming book that he called Attorney General Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” — by claiming he has “never” used that term.

“The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions ‘mentally retarded’ and ‘a dumb southerner.’ I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!” Trump wrote in a tweet.

As we previously wrote here, that claim is false. And now, video has surfaced of Trump calling various people “mentally retarded” or just “retarded”.

In the above clip, from Howard Stern‘s radio show in 2004, Trump calls an unnamed golfer “mentally retarded” (around the 19:30 mark).

In another episode of Stern’s show from 2004, Trump called a reporter who questioned his business skills “retarded”.

It wouldn’t be the last time Trump used to word. Three staffers from The Apprentice told the Daily Beast in 2016 that Trump called deaf actress Marlee Matlin “retarded” while filming.

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