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Can you match the Donald Trump insult to the country he insulted?

President Trump giving some side-eye to nations around the world
President Trump giving some side-eye to nations around the world. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Donald Trump’s international diplomacy efforts have hit the headlines again, after he reportedly described several African and Central American nations as “shithole countries”.

Here are 12 other ways in which he has insulted a nation since he began campaigning for the US presidency.

Match the Trump insult to the country he insulted

  1. US president Donald Trump

    When campaigning to be US president, of which country did Trump say: “Without us, gone!”

    1. Saudi Arabia

    2. Iraq

    3. Turkey

    4. Russia

  2. According to Trump, where gives "no appreciation or respect" to the US, despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars a year in aid?

    1. Iraq

    2. Turkey

    3. Palestinian territories

    4. Russia

  3. Which state did Trump describe as a “corrupt and poorly run country”?

    1. Turkey

    2. Iran

    3. Syria

    4. Russia

  4. US President Donald Trump

    Which country's infrastructure did Trump describe as a "disaster"?

    1. Cuba

    2. Mexico

    3. Puerto Rico

    4. Russia

  5. Which country did Trump say sends rapists to the US?

    1. Mexico

    2. Cuba

    3. Syria

    4. Russia

  6. Which country did Trump describe as "a dumping ground for the world"?

    1. Germany

    2. Mexico

    3. US

    4. Russia

  7. US President Donald Trump

    Which European country is apparently "a total mess", according to Trump?

    1. Sweden

    2. Germany

    3. France

    4. Russia

  8. To which country did Trump appoint an ambassador who had previously described that nation as having "no-go areas" and "politicians that are being burnt" due to Islam?

    1. Sweden

    2. Netherlands

    3. Norway

    4. Russia

  9. US President Donald Trump

    Of which country did Trump say “we pay billions of dollars to for nothing”?

    1. Iraq

    2. Pakistan

    3. India

    4. Russia

  10. Which country did Trump say looks "more and more like a paper tiger"?

    1. US

    2. North Korea

    3. Iran

    4. Russia

  11. Which nation did Trump say the US could not continue to allow to “rape our country, and that's what they're doing”?

    1. Mexico

    2. Australia

    3. China

    4. Russia

  12. US President Donald Trump

    Which nation did Trump describe as "depleted and food starved"?

    1. North Korea

    2. Iraq

    3. Iran

    4. Russia


1:A - In June 2015 Trump tweeted: "Saudi Arabia should be paying the United States many billions of dollars for our defense of them. Without us, gone!", 2:C - On 2 January Trump embarked on a series of tweets complaining about the Palestinian territories: "We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect.", 3:B - Trump made the criticism in a tweet discussing recent protests in the country., 4:C - Yes, you're right. It's not a country, but a US territory. So Trump effectively scored an own goal when, in defending his administration's handling of rescue efforts after hurricanes Irma and Maria, he used Twitter to declare that Puerto Rican infrastructure had been a disaster before the hurricanes., 5:A - During his election campaign, Trump said of the people coming from Mexico to the US: "They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.", 6:C - TRICK QUESTION! In July 2015, in a tweet addressed to the rightwing US political commentator Ann Coulter, he praised her appearance on Fox TV and said: "Our country has become a dumping ground for the world"., 7:B - Trump described Germany as "a total mess" in a tweet about a man being shot inside a Paris police station, which begs a whole host of other questions. He also said Angela Merkel was "ruining Germany" when she was picked as Time magazine person of the year in 2015., 8:B - Pete Hoekstra previously claimed there is "chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burnt, there are politicians that are being burnt ... and yes there are no-go zones in the Netherlands"., 9:B - While ranting about the Palestinian territories, Trump also cited Pakistan as a country where the US pays billions of dollars for no return., 10:A - TRICK QUESTION! It was the US. Trump tweeted this in January 2016 when campaigning to be president., 11:C - In May 2016, Trump described trade relations with China as raping the US., 12:A - Trump made the reference when boasting about the size of his nuclear button on Twitter: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.' Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"


  1. 6 and above.

    Congratulations! A career in the US diplomatic service awaits you

  2. 10 and above.

    Congratulations! A career in the US diplomatic service awaits you

  3. 0 and above.

    Congratulations! A career in the US diplomatic service awaits you

  • In compiling this quiz we were unable to find any examples of insults directed at Russia. We also are aware that Puerto Rico in question 4 is a US territory, not a country, but it would make the answer a lot easier to guess if we mentioned that up-front in the question.
This article titled "Can you match the Donald Trump insult to the country he insulted?" was written by Martin Belam, for on Friday 12 January 2018 12.16pm

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