Conservative Controversies & Scandals

2016 Republican Scandals & Controversies

  • In Waterloo Iowa, an apparent Donald Trump advocate graffiti-ed the word 'TRUMP' in red spray paint, on the side of the Masjid Al Noor mosque's building. The exact motivation and party responsible for the vandalism is yet known. Though many members of the mosque believe that Donald Trump's negative rhetoric towards Muslims prompted the act, with many members saying this crime should be treated as a "hate crime".
  • On a season 13 episode of 'The Apprentice', Donald Trump repeatedly called rapper and contestant Lil Jon the racial slur 'Uncle Tom', even after several producers tried to tell Donald that the term was racially offensive. Lil Jon dressed in an Uncle Sam costume as a stunt on the show, for a segment that had contestants competing to advertise hair products. When Trump heard of Lil Jon's stunt, one producer recalled Trump saying, "Look, he's Uncle Tom!" Even after the context was explained to Trump, producers said he kept saying it, claiming, "No, that's a saying, it's Uncle Tom."
  • In the first episode of the fifth season of 'The Apprentice', Donald Trump fired contestant Summer Zervos for interrupting him as he was about to fire someone else on the show that Trump said was 'a horrible leader'. As Zervos left the room, Trump told the guy he was about to fire that, "She saved your ass, with her own stupidity." Zervos has since come out to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting her at his golf course in California, two years later, while they were meeting to discuss another job opportunity.
  • At a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, a protester was shoved and put in a head lock by a Donald Trump supporter. The protester was reported to be holding a USA flag "upside down". The crowd began by yelling at the protester, and Donald Trump pointed directly at the protester to "get out!". Then one supporter shoved the protester, trying to escorting him out of the rally. When the protester fought back, the supporter put the man in a headlock. Police intervened, and both men were eventually escorted out of the rally. Trump then said to the crowd, "That's what's happening to our country, that's what happening. That is total disrespect for our flag, that's what's happening to our country. We're going to turn it around, folks. We're going to turn it around."
  • At a Donald Trump Rally in North Carolina, Donald Trump appeared to have commented on Hilary Clinton's physical appearance, by saying: “I’m standing at my podium and she walks in front of me, right.. She walks in front of me, you know. And when she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn’t impressed.” Trump was commenting on Hilary Clinton walking to his side of the stage in the 2nd presidential debate. The debate was a town hall forum, where questions came directly from the audience.
  • Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexually advances toward her in 2007, two years after she left the show. Zervos first allegedly met with Donald Trump for an employment opportunity in 2007 at Trump's New York office. Zervos said Trump kissed her unexpectedly multiple times on the lips at the office. Trump then allegedly invited her to met again to further discuss opportunities at a Los Angeles hotel, according to Zervos, where Trump made multiple sexual advances toward her, all unwarranted. Trump denies the interaction at the hotel ever happened. Zervos reportedly decided to go public with this story after multiple reports came out of Trump's behavior toward women in the past.
  • Donald Trump claimed that women with problems are "always the best in bed" during a 2005 discussion with Howard Stern. Trump and Stern were discussing Lindsay Lohan's struggles at the time and their discussion took a dark turn. Trump offered that "[s]he’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”
  • Donald Trump admitted to telling his friends that they should "[b]e rougher [with their wives] and you’ll see a different relationship. Unfortunately, with people in general, you get more with vinegar than honey."
  • A woman has come forward and accused Donald Trump of sliding his hands underneath her mini-skirt and of touching her vagina through her underwear at a Manhattan social club in the early 1990's. The woman said she immediately told friends who corroborated her version of the incident to the Washington Post.
  • A former supermodel has come forward and accused Donald Trump of lewd and derogatory comments directed towards women during a White House dinner in 1993. The woman who has come forward said Trump wouldn't stop talking about the size of women's breasts and said that "fat women aren’t real women.” The host of the party, Editor Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair magazine, corroborated the woman's account and said she asked her to be moved to another table.
  • Three longtime staffers on Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" have accused Donald Trump of calling Marlee Matlin, an Oscar-winning actress who is also deaf, "retarded" on multiple occasions. They accused Trump of saying making crude statements about Ms. Matlin both to her face and behind her back.
  • Lisa Boyne is accusing Donald Trump of looking up multiple female model's skirts at a dinner party in the summer of 1996, and commenting on whether or not they were wearing underwear, as well as what their genitals looked like. Boyne was invited to the dinner party by her friend Sonja Morgan, that was herself invited to the restaurant by Donald Trump and modeling agent John Casablancas. According to Boyne, John brought five or six models, and once at the semi circle table flanked by Donald and John, were only able to leave if they walked on top of the table, allowing Trump to look up each model's skirt.
  • Fox Business Anchor Lou Dobbs quoted a tweet from a Trump supporter on twitter, that contained personal information about a woman that claimed Donald Trump groped her on an airplane decades ago. The tweet's link went to a conservative website, where the 74-year-old woman's home address and phone number were posted. Lou Dobbs has sinced deleted the post, and apologized. But the tweet was retweeted 800 times.
  • PEOPLE Magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff reported that during a December 2005 interview with Donald Trump and his former wife Melania at Trump's house, Trump forced himself on her and told her they were going to have an affair, while Melania left the room for a few minutes. Natasha reported that Trump asked her to come see a 'tremendous' room. Once inside, Donald allegedly pushed her against the wall and forced his tongue down her throat. According to Stoynoff, a minute later, the butler came in and let them know Melania would be back shortly. Trump then said, "You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?".
  • Multiple former 1997 Miss Teen USA contestants have accused Donald Trump of walking in on them when they were undressed in a dressing room during the pageant. They claimed Trump "just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Others girls were naked. Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked changing into our bikinis." The former teenagers also claimed that employees with the pageant encouraged the young girls to "lavish Trump with attention."
  • A woman has come forward and accused Donald Trump of kissing her on the cheeks and mouth without her permission while in an elevator with him at Trump Tower in New York City back in 2005. The alleged victim claimed Trump shook her hand outside of an elevator but then began kissing her cheeks and then her mouth. The victim then immediately called her sister and recounted what had just happened.
  • A woman has come forward and accused Donald Trump of groping her at a party in Florida. The victim immediately went to one of her companions and informed him of the incident and her companion backs up her story.
  • Many wealthy Donald Trump supporters have written to the campaign to ask for their money back. They have expressed dismay at Trump's handling of the campaign and disappointment with the recent revelations that Trump was caught on tape bragging about physically and sexually assaulting women.
  • At a Donald Trump rally in Lakeland, Florida, in the crowd just behind Trump's podium, an older white woman was holding a sign up that read: BLACKS FOR TRUMP. CBS news producers noted: "these rallies can often be confusing, and signs are usually indiscriminately placed in the stands for attendees to use. And there were signs with several different messages in the crowd. She may have picked up the wrong sign."
  • A woman publicly came forward and accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her during a flight in the 1980's. She claimed to have sit next to Trump on a flight to New York and that Trump grabbed her breasts and attempted to put his hands up her skirt. Trump has denied the allegations, but the New York Times has spoken with four separate people who confirmed the woman's story.