A lot of people are opposed to Donald Trump and disagree with his views vehemently. Will it surprise you to learn that nobody contradicts Trump more than he contradicts himself? Here’s a piece from Politico which tells all:

Abortion:

“Look, I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject, but you still—I just believe in choice. … I am strongly for choice, and yet I hate the concept of abortion. … I am pro-choice in every respect … but I just hate it.” (NBC News, October 24, 1999)

“I am very, very proud to say that I’m pro-life.” (Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015)

His attention span:

“My attention span is short.” (Trump: Surviving at the Top, 1990)

“I have an attention span that’s as long as it has to be.” (Time, August 18, 2015)

Help from experts in a given field:

“I do listen to people. I hire experts. I hire top, top people. And I do listen.” (Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016)

“I’m speaking with myself, No. 1, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things. … My primary consultant is myself.” (MSNBC, March 16, 2016)

“Don’t think you’re so smart that you can go it alone.” (Trump: Surviving at the Top, 1990)

“You must plan and execute your plan alone.” (Trump: Think Like a Billionaire, 2004)

Trust:

“People are too trusting. I’m a very untrusting guy.” (Playboy, March 1990)

“Expect the best from people.” (Trump: Think Big, 2007)

“The world is a vicious and brutal place. We think we’re civilized. In truth, it’s a cruel world and people are ruthless. They act nice to your face, but underneath they’re out to kill you. … Even your friends are out to get you: they want your job, they want your house, they want your money, they want your wife, and they even want your dog. Those are your friends; your enemies are even worse!” (Trump: Think Big, 2007)

“If you have smart people working for you, they’ll try to screw you if they think they can do better without you.” (Daily Mail, October 30, 2010)

Confrontation:

“You’ve gotta be nice.” (The New Yorker, May 19, 1997)

“I do believe in hate when it’s appropriate.” (Trump: Surviving at the Top, 1990)

“If you can avoid an altercation, do so.” (Trump: Think Like a Billionaire, 2004)

“If someone attacks you, do not hesitate. Go for the jugular.” (Trump: Think Big, 2007)

“I don’t want to be provocative, and in many cases I try not to be provocative.” (Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again, 2011)

“I do love provoking people. There is truth to that.” (BuzzFeed, February 13, 2014)

Fatherhood and Marriage:

“I’ve never been the kind of guy who takes his son out to Central Park to play catch, but I think I’m a good father.” (Playboy, October 2004)

“I like kids. I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of ‘em. I’ll supply funds, and she’ll take care of the kids.” (The Howard Stern Show, April 2005)

“I think I’ve been a very good husband.” (CNN, February 9, 2011)

“What the hell do I know, I’ve been divorced twice?” (Trump: Think Big, 2007)

Fame:

“I have learned that entertainment is a very simple business. You can be a horrible human being, you can be a truly terrible person, but if you get ratings, you are a king.” (Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again, 2011)

“It’s fame itself that bends people out of shape. In fact, the more celebrities I meet, the more I realize that fame is a kind of drug, one that is way too powerful for most people to handle.” (Trump: Surviving at the Top, 1990)

As you’ve no doubt gathered, this is an incredibly long article that goes on and on. Pour yourself a tall one, or light one up, depending, and enjoy a cruise through the psyche of Donald Trump.