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“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.

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