“I want to wish you good luck and congratulations on the eighth wonder of the world. Can we say it’s the eighth wonder of the world? I think we can say that it’s the eighth wonder of the world.”
—The closing words of a rambling speech that DONALD TRUMP delivered at the groundbreaking of Foxconn’s proposed manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant. Trump also advertised his Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City as the “eighth wonder of the world” when it opened in 1990. The resort suffered enormous losses and went bankrupt.
“It’s not just that you don’t want people taking a knee. It’s that they’re ‘sons of bitches’ if they do. It’s not just denying women who accuse you of sexual assault. It’s saying, ‘They’re too ugly anyway.’ You can’t just be against the media. They’re ‘enemies of the people.’ It’s not even partisan. Anyone in the Republican Party dare speak against you, they also must be humiliated, even if they have a terminal disease.”
— JON STEWART directly addressing Donald Trump from behind Stephen Colbert’s desk on the The Late Show.
“Happy 4th of July to everyone, including the haters and losers!”
— An Independence Day tweet from the U.S. PRESIDENT to the nation’s citizens. “It’s the 4th of July and I’m feeling patriotic. I don’t want to represent you any more. I mean I could go on a rant but you know what I’d say.”
— A tweet from Hollywood agent KEN KAPLAN to right-wing actor/ activist and Trump supporter James Woods.
“Like the rest of us in the civil and human rights community, and everyone who loves justice, I am deeply troubled by the very likely prospect of our Supreme Court becoming yet another instrument of the forces in our country that suppress minority voters, excuse anti-LGBTQ bigotry, usurp women’s reproductive freedom, abolish worker protections and the organizations who achieved them, and otherwise seek to enshrine profit over people.”
— JUDY SHEPARD, mother of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard, in an open statement to U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch O’Connell. Shepard became a civil rights activist after her son was tortured and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. His slaying prompted a national debate over hate-crime laws.