Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials

Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials and Associates

THEN
NOW


2013 - 2018
2017 - 2019

Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials Then
Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials Now


#DonaldTrump 12/11/16: "Rex Tillerson…is a world class player and dealmaker." » #Trump 12/7/18: "Rex Tillerson didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock." Click To Tweet

Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials and Associates

THEN

2013 - 2018

Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials Then
“I am very proud of my friend Omarosa.”

“I like [John] Bolton. I think he’s, you know, a tough cookie, knows what he’s talking about… I think he’s terrific.”
- Aug 16, 2015

NBC News, Aug 16, 2015
Meet the Press Transcript - August 16, 2015

(retrieved 9/15/19)
“Some of [my foreign policy team]… George Papadopoulos, he’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy.”
- March 21, 2016

Interview with Washington Post editorial board

Washington Post, March 21, 2016
A Transcript of Donald Trump's meeting with the Washington Post editorial board

(retrieved 8/2/18)
“We’re really now in the final stretch… And Paul Manafort has done an amazing job… And all of Paul’s people Paul brought on the staff.”
- July 22, 2016

Republican Party nomination acceptance speech

CNN, July 22, 2016
1st Donald Trump Speech after Winning GOP Nomination

(retrieved 6/15/18)
starts at beginning

“I have known Steve [Bannon]…for many years… Extremely capable, highly qualified… I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics.”
- Aug 17, 2016
“I respect [James Comey] a lot. I respect the FBI a lot.”
- Nov 11, 2016

CBS News, Nov 13, 2016
President-elect Trump speaks to a divided country

(retrieved 2/1/19)
Jeff [Sessions] has been a highly respected member of the U.S. Senate for 20 years. He is a world class legal mind… Jeff is greatly admired by legal scholars and virtually everyone who knows him.”
- Nov 18, 2016

CNN, Nov 18, 2016
Trump picks Sessions for attorney general

(retrieved 12/5/19)
“General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis… was very impressive yesterday. A true General’s General!”

Rex Tillerson, the Chairman & CEO of ExxonMobil, is a world class player and dealmaker.”

Michael [Cohen] is a great lawyer… Michael is a really good lawyer, loyal, wonderful person, talented.”
- June 29, 2017


The Intercept (via Daily Beast), Feb 25, 2018
Trump’s Longtime Lawyer, Michael Cohen, Knows Way Too Much. So Why is He Still in Exile?

(retrieved 1/25/19)
Anthony [Scaramucci] is a person I have great respect for, and he will be an important addition to this Administration.”
- July 21, 2017
Gary Cohn…he’s been terrific. He may be globalist, but I still like him… In his own way, he’s a nationalist, because he loves our country.”
- March 8, 2018

Real Clear Politics, March 8, 2018
Trump Thanks 'Globalist Gary' Cohn For White House Service

(retrieved 2/1/19)
quote starts at beginning


#DonaldTrump 11/18/16: "Jeff Sessions…is a world class legal mind." » #Trump 8/23/18: "Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department…What kind of a man is this?" Click To Tweet

NOW

2017 - 2019

Donald Trump on Former Trump Officials Now
“Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George [Papadopoulos], who has already proven to be a liar.”

“Sloppy Steve Bannon…cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”

[Paul] Manafort has nothing to do with our campaign… He worked for me for…a very short period of time.”
June 15, 2018 -

Washington Post, June 15, 2018
‘Very unfair!’: Trump complains about Manafort’s jailing on witness tampering allegations

(retrieved 6/15/18)
starts at 0:19

“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife [Omarosa Newman] a break, and give a her job at the White House… that dog!”

Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department. It’s sort of an incredible thing… I said to myself, ‘What kind of a man is this?'”
Aug 23, 2018 -

Fox News (via CNN), Aug 23, 2018
Trump says Jeff Sessions 'never took control of the Justice Department'

(retrieved 2/6/19)
starts at beginning

Gary Cohn, I could tell stories about him like you wouldn’t believe.”
Oct 11, 2018 -

Fox News (via Factbase), Oct 11, 2018
Interview: Donald Trump Calls In to Fox and Friends for An Interview - October 11, 2018

(retrieved 2/1/19)
quote starts at 1:00

Rex Tillerson didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell.”

“I fired Lyin’ James Comey, a total sleaze!”

General Mattis, I wasn’t happy with his service. I told him give me a letter… He resigned because I was very nice to him.”
Feb 3, 2019 -
“As far as [Michael] Cohen is concerned, he’s convicted, he’s a liar, he’s defrauded at a high level. He’s got a lot of problems… He lied so much.”
Feb 28, 2019 -
Anthony Scaramucci is a highly unstable ‘nut job’…I barely knew him until his 11 days of gross incompetence-made a fool of himself, bad on TV. Abused staff, got fired.…He was a mental wreck.”

John [Bolton]…made some very big mistakes…He’s so tough, he got us into Iraq.…As soon as he mentioned that, the ‘Libyan model,’ what a disaster…not smart…I thought he was way out of line.”
Sept 11, 2019 -

The White House, Sept 11, 2019
Remarks by President Trump in Meeting on E-Cigarettes

(retrieved 9/15/19)
quote starts at beginning


#DonaldTrump 7/21/17: "Anthony ❲Scaramucci❳ is a person I have great respect for." » #Trump 8/19/19: "Anthony Scaramucci is a highly unstable ‘nut job’." Click To Tweet

“I only hire the best people.”

– Donald Trump