June 9, 2016Updated: June 9, 2016 3:06 p.m.
A fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is being held at the home of attorney Tony Buzbee in Houston, Friday, June 17, 2016.
2 of18 Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is hoping for similar good feelings when he visits Houston next week for a fundraiser, his first trip back to the Bayou City since the Feb 25 GOP primary debate at the University of Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Pat Sullivan/STF
3 of18 Lawyer Tony Buzbee, right, succeeded in getting abuse of office charges against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, tossed. (Texas Tribune) Bob Daemmrich/Photographer
4 of18 Lawyer Tony Buzbee will host a fundraiser for Donald Trump next week. Ralph Barrera/MBO
Take a look back at Donald Trump’s most controversial campaign moments. Getty Images
Donald Trump loves Hispanics, and eats the taco bowls to prove it
A photo of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump accompanied a controversial Tweet stating “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
Discussing his penis during a debate (March 2016)
During a debate in Detroit, Trump defended the size of his penis by saying he had “no problem” with the size of his hands or any other body part. The not-very-presidential remark came after Rubio mocked Trump’s hands at a rally and implied the presidential front-runner had other issues often associated with small hands.
Questions about Trump University (March 2016)
In March, the Donald’s own university came under the spotlight after a lawsuit about the failed business venture came up in a debate. Further reports showed examples of shady behavior
involving the school. Bebeto Matthews
Not disavowing KKK grand wizard (February 2016)
David Duke, the former Louisiana KKK grand wizard, called Trump “by far the best candidate.” Instead of disavowing the white nationalist, Trump claimed to not know anything about Duke. However, Trump had condemned Duke in 2000 after the ex-Klansman joined the Reform Party that also briefly included Trump.
10 of18 Insulting the pope
Pope Francis suggested that Donald Trump is “not a Christian.” Trump then called the leader of the Catholic Church “disgraceful.”
Quoting Benito Mussolini (February 2016)
Gawker tricked the Donald into retweeting the fascist dictator. Trump defended the retweet as “a very good quote.”
Retweeting white supremacists / proposing Muslim ban (January 2016)
Donald Trump has wielded the Twitter retweet button recklessly. He’s retweeted neo-Nazi rhetoric and fake facts about racial violence. Trump also has proposed an assuredly unconstitutional ban on Muslims entering the country. However, that last proposal likely wouldn’t hurt his campaign with other GOP candidates propping up similar ideas.
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13 of18 A call to bring back waterboarding … and worse
Despite no evidence that torture works, Trump insists that “torture works.” He would back extreme interrogation techniques, including waterboarding and other methods that he didn’t name.
14 of18 Clinton ‘got schlonged’
Donald Trump used a vulgar word to describe Hillary Clinton’s loss to Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primaries.
Mocking Carly Fiorina’s looks (September 2015)
Fiorina and Trump sparred last fall, and at one point Trump went after Fiorina’s appearance. Said Trump: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that the face of our next president.”
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16 of18 Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whatever”
The Fox News host pressed Trump about past misogynistic remarks, referring to some women as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” In response to her questions, Trump seemed to make a reference to menstruation to CNN’s Don Lemon the next day: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Insulting prisoner of war John McCain (July 2015)
After war hero and Arizona Sen. John McCain criticized Trump’s campaign, Trump responded: “He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” McCain spent five years as a POW in North Vietnam. He called on Trump to apologize to military veterans, especially POWs.
18 of18 Racism toward Mexicans
When launching his presidential campaign, Trump accused Mexico of sending criminals, including rapists, over the border. He’s repeatedly used racist rhetoric when discussing immigration.
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Want to get your photo taken with Donald Trump in Houston next week? That could cost you a quarter million.
Donald Trump’s closed-door Bayou City fundraiser on June 17, part of a three-city Texas tour, costs between $5,400 and $250,000 per couple to attend, according to an invitation obtained by the Houston Chronicle.