“Throughout our history, we have seen the presidency as the repository of all of our highest hopes and ideals and values. To demand less is to do an injustice to the blood that bought our freedoms.”
— MIKE PENCE in a column he wrote for an Indiana newspaper when Bill Clinton was in office.
“I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute — as you know, this is not America’s finest hour.”
— MADONNA talking to Vogue Italia about why she moved her family to Portugal.
“You see the Nazi platform in the early 1930s and what was actually put out there ... and you look at it compared to like the DNC platform of today, and you’re saying, man, those things are awfully similar, to a point where it’s actually scary.”
— DONALD TRUMP JR. speaking on the pro-Trump One America News Network. Trump said that it’s the left, not the right, that’s starting to resemble Germany’s Nazi Party.
“Why are you saying that the president wasn’t at the meeting? Who asked if he was there? No one asked if he was there.”
— Fox News’ Outnumbered host MELISSA FRANCIS asking Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani why he denied that his boss was at the meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives that took place in Trump Tower in June 2016. The denial came as a shock because no one ever said that he was there. “I could be one of you. … And I’d be happy.”
— DONALD TRUMP addressing steelworkers at U.S. Steel in Granite City, Illinois. The plant was shut down for two years but recently restarted one of its blast furnaces and began hiring again. Trump credited his tariffs for the re-opening.
“The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more.”
— DONALD TRUMP in a tweet dissing the Koch brothers for their opposition to his position on trade protectionism.
“He’s offensive to everyone! He’s offensive to women, he’s offensive to men, he’s offensive to little people, he’s offensive to fat people. He’s offensive to everyone!”
— LEAH VUKMIR trashing then-candidate Donald Trump on WTMJ’s Insight in March 2016. Now, as a GOP U.S. Senate candidate, Vukmir emphasizes her support for Trump and Scott Walker in an attempt to woo their voters.
“I would never sit across from him.”
— LEBRON JAMES speaking to CNN’s Don Lemon about not visiting Donald Trump at the White House.
“Psychologically, we need the wall on the southern border because we are scared that the demographic makeup of the country is changing.”
— Fox News’ GERALDO RIVERA arguing for Donald Trump’s wall on Fox and Friends.