As President Obama told White House reporters on Friday, Trump "has a long record that needs to be examined and I think it's important for us to take seriously the statements he’s made in the past."
Since announcing his presidential bid almost one year ago, Trump has insulted "presidential candidates, journalists, news organizations, nations, a Neil Young song and even a lectern in the Oval Office," The New York Times notes.
According to the paper's list, Trump appears to have reserved the most social media venom for his GOP rivals Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly also getting heavy doses of the Donald's trademark insults.
From his first birther tweet about President Barack Obama in 2011 to his instantly infamous taco bowl tweet on Thursday, here's a look back at Trump's most controversial tweets in chronological order – and let's not forget the retweets. (Warning: low blows ahead.)
I feel sorry for Rosie 's new partner in love whose parents are devastated at the thought of their daughter being with @Rosie--a true loser.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2011
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2012
.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2012
.@lancearmstrong teammate is angry and jealous--he is no Lance.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2012
I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2012
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again--just watch. He can do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2013
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
So, lets get this right. Steve Jobs dies and leaves his wife everything-billions of dollars. Now his wife has a boyfriend (lover). Oh Steve!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2013
“@realDonaldTrump: I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2013
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2014
The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2014
....likewise, billions of dollars gets brought into Mexico through the border. We get the killers, drugs & crime, they get the money!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2015
I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
If crazy @megynkelly didn't cover me so much on her terrible show, her ratings would totally tank. She is so average in so many ways!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2016
Although it may seem like the majority of Trump's tweets are aimed at his enemies, a graphic analysis of Trump's Twitter history by Politico shows that at least half of the real estate mogul's top 10 most-used words are references to himself (I, Trump, @realDonaldTrump, My, #Trump2016).
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013
On his Twitter feed at least, Trump will always have the last word.