Each week, the Daily Caller picks the dumbest political statements and ranks them (just for Yahoo! readers) on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the worst). Who do you think said the dumbest thing? Vote in our poll below!
Donald Trump does not live in the same world that most of us live our daily lives in.
After a list of confirmed Republican National Convention speakers came out Sunday without his name on it, Trump still believed he was going to be asked to speak.
“I know they want me to,” Trump said during an interview on Fox & Friends on Monday. “I’ll see what happens.”
In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, Trump again seemed to believe that he would be asked to speak.
“They like what I say,” he said of voters. “I’m a very popular guy, as crazy as it might sound. It’s nice to be loved.”
Then Thursday, Trump reportedly turned down an offer to speak at the convention, although it is unclear, and equally as unlikely, that the billionaire was actually offered a speaking slot.
Trump’s team still claims that he will play a “major role” at the Tampa convention.
Cringe Factor: 3/5
Roseanne Barr wants to be the President of the United States. As the presidential nominee for the little-known Peace and Freedom Party, this is why she thinks America should vote for her:
“Vote for me. I’m not a liar. I’m not a thief. I’m not a whore,” Barr told the Daily Beast in an interview published Wednesday. “And I’m not a politician. I think that uniquely qualifies me to become president of the U.S.”
So although the 1990s sitcom star has no political experience, but at least she does not steal other people’s belongings or trade sex for money. And that makes her qualified to be the president – right?
Cringe Factor: 4/5
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made some wildly speculative comments, including the fact that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years.
While this allegation seems to have no basis in reality, Reid is still trying to keep the story alive.
In an interview with the Las Vegas Register-Journal published Monday, the senator said that this whole controversy is really not his fault.
"This whole issue is not about me," Reid said about the issue that he manufactured. “This whole controversy would end very quickly if he would release his income tax returns like everybody else has done that's running for president.”
Cringe Factor: 2/5