Say What? Archive
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October 01, 2017
"We are dying here, and I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. Mayday! We are in trouble."
-- San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz
"Fake news... Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico... They want everything done for them when it should be a community effort."
"She has been working 24/7... You're going straight to hell."
-- Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in response
September 30, 2017
"The protesters were insulting us, and they were screaming and shouting. The police failed to intervene properly."
Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, on why his bodyguards attacked and beat demonstrators in Washington, D.C. in May
September 29, 2017
"We have the votes for health care. We have one senator who's in the hospital. He can't vote because he's in the hospital...We have one senator who's a 'yes' vote -- a great person -- but he's in the hospital... You can't do it when somebody is in the hospital."
-- Trump explaining why Obamacare repeal failed
"I'm not hospitalized, but am recuperating at home."
-- Sen. Cochran
"[The president is] just, you know, doing his thing."
-- Trump aide explaining the false claim, which Trump repeated publicly seven times
September 28, 2017
"Amazing... Tremendous... Incredible... Really good... We have been really treated very, very nicely by the governor... The governor has been so incredible in his statements about the job we're doing."
Trump, on his administration's efforts to help Puerto Rico
September 27, 2017
"The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can't kneel during our National Anthem!"
"I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world."
-- Jackie Robinson, 1972
"[Trump is] a very angry man...His anger is getting the best of him...He's brought the NFL to its knees, effectively, in reverence toward the ideals he's betrayed."
-- Bill Moyers
September 26, 2017
"They can do free speech on their own time. They have the right to have their First Amendment off the field."
-- Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on NFL players
"Another ungrateful black multi-millionaire."
-- former congressman Joe Walsh on Stevie Wonder taking a knee
"They're not only free to earn millions of dollars every year, but they're also free from the worry of being shot in the head for taking a knee, like they would be if they were in North Korea."
-- pastor Robert Jeffress, Trump evangelical advisor
September 25, 2017
"Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American Flag -- we must honor and respect it!...[Football] players should not be allowed to disrespect our great American Flag (or country)...Kneeling is not acceptable."
"He's not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
-- Trump on Sen. John McCain
September 24, 2017
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
"U bum...Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"
-- LeBron James
September 23, 2017
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He's FIRED!'"
"Trump is a lot tougher on Colin Kaepernick than on Vladimir Putin. Protesting American anthem: bad. Subverting American democracy: no big deal."
-- Max Boot
September 22, 2017
"Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime."
-- Trump on Kim Jong Un
"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire."
-- Kim in response