Category Archives: Verbatim

Trump Continues to Show His Ignorance of Federal Reserve

“Give me some of that. Give me some of that money. I want some of that money.”

— President Trump, quoted by CNBC, railing against the Federal Reserve Board.

Blankenship Announces Third-Party Presidential Bid

“President Trump means well, but he simply cannot get it done because he is too busy mending his self-inflicted wounds and tripping over his ego.”

— Former coal executive Don Blankenship announced he will make a 2020 White House bid as a Constitution Party candidate, The Hill reports.

Republicans Creating a Smokescreen on Impeachment

“Republicans started out saying he didn’t do it. Then he said he did it, but there is no quid pro quo. But then they said there might be quid pro quo, but it’s not an impeachable offense They are just trying to provide enough of smokescreen, so when the Senate doesn’t convict they can say he shouldn’t have been impeached in the first place.”

— Political strategist Robert Shrum, quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

Haley Demonstrates Her Lying Bona Fides

“I think it’s never a good practice for us to ask a foreign country to investigate an American. It’s just not a good practice. Having said that, there’s no insistence on that call. There are no demands on that call. It is a conversation between two Presidents that’s casual in nature.”

— Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, in an interview on the Today Show.

Late-Entry Candidates Never Win

“Bloomberg’s surprise late entry into the 2020 race is a familiar story: The candidate who casts himself in the role of The Savior Who Is Waiting in the Wings is a quadrennial feature of presidential campaigns. For decades, Democrats and Republicans alike have persisted in looking beyond the field of those desperate few who have spent months, if not years, racking up frequent flier miles; eating indigestible food; begging for money; and crowding into coffee shops, union halls and living rooms trying to build a constituency. Right around this time of the cycle, these voters and pundits and party operatives reliably hit the panic button, certain that somewhere above the fray stands a candidate free of the now-obvious flaws that burden the rest of the field. … There’s one pesky fact about these late-entry candidacies: They never succeed. Only once have they even materially affected the outcome of a fight for the nomination.”

Jeff Greenfield

If They Had Evidence Trump Was Innocent, They’d Be Demanding to Testify

“If Mr. Mulvaney had information that contradicts the consistent and incriminating testimony of numerous public servants, Mr. Mulvaney would be eager to testify, instead of hiding behind the President’s ongoing efforts to conceal the truth.”

CNN, quoting a statement from an official involved in the impeachment inquiry.

Harris ‘Saddened’ by Level of GOP Desperation to Defend Trump

“It is sad to see the level of desperation that some people are willing to go through to protect someone who has been probably the most corrupt, unethical, most unpatriotic president we’ve ever had.”

— Sen. Kamala Harris, talking about Republican lawmakers on Morning Joe.

Well, If He Had a Good Reason …

“You’d have to know why he shot him.”

— A member of a panel of Pennsylvania voters from swing districts told CNN that they would still vote for President Trump in 2020 if he shot someone.

Scaramucci Predicts Trump Will Be Out by March

“When you talk to elected Republicans privately, they can’t stand the president. They know the president is a lawless person and basically a criminal.”

— Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told Yahoo News that he believes that GOP lawmakers will pressure President Trump to leave office by March.

Walsh Says Fox, Conservative Media Lying to Americans

“This is an absolute shame and I think you’ve got to call it out for what it is. The Americans who listen to Fox News and conservative talk radio are being lied to and manipulated every day when it comes to impeachment.”

— Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who is also running for president, slammed Fox News and conservative talk radio for their coverage of the impeachment probe of President Trump, CNN reports.