The memorable - and controversial - moments from Donald Trump's campaign

During the US presidential campaign, Republican candidate Donald Trump has been no stranger to controversy after making a number of provocative comments and policy announcements.

  • The ban on Muslims

Trump called for a "total and complete shutdown" on Muslims entering the US.

He said a ban on Muslims entering America was necessary until US officials were able to understand where their "hatred" for Americans comes from.

Trump added that the hatred was "beyond comprehension" and that a ban should continue until authorities figure out "what is going on".

  • Mexico and the wall

Donald Trump's insistence he would build a "great wall" on America's southern border with Mexico that he vowed "I will make Mexico pay for" drew both support and derision.

The 'wall' and other inflammatory remarks mad suggesting Mexican immigrants were 'criminals' and 'rapists' led to him losing business deals.

  • Trump's 'blood' comments about TV reporter

Following a debate on US channel Fox News, Trump said Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators, had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever".

Defending his comments, Trump refused to apologise and insisted he felt Kelly was unfair in asking him about previous offensive comments made about women.

  • Trump appears to mocks reporter's disability

During a campaign speech, Trump caused outrage by apparently mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski's disability.

Doing an impression that saw him flail his arms and put on a voice, Trump said: "You gotta see this guy: 'Uh, I don’t know what I said. I don’t remember.'"

Donald Trump appearing to mock a reporter who has a congenital joint condition
  • Trump to black voters: "What do you have to lose?"

When Mr Trump made a direct appeal to African-American voters to abandon the Democratic Party and vote for him instead, his chosen approach in making the hard sell may have isolated prospective voters further.

"What do you have to lose? You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth are unemployed - what the hell do you have to lose?"

  • "You can get the baby out of here"

When the sound of a crying baby interrupted a rally in Virginia, Donald Trump initially said: "Don’t worry about that baby...I love babies."

However, when the crying continued, he then said: "Actually I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here."

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