Category Archives: Verbatim

Trump Would Take Dirt on Opponents from a Foreign Entity

“I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening. It’s not an interference, they have information. I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong I’d go maybe to the FBI. If I thought there was something wrong.”

— President Trump, telling ABC News that he wouldn’t commit to calling the FBI if a foreign power offered damaging information on a political opponent. When told FBI Director Christopher Wray said campaigns should contact the bureau if contacted by a foreign entity, Trump said: “The FBI director is wrong.”

Biden’s Not the Best Trump Goader

“In a party where every major politician (and presidential candidate) is fiercely anti-Trump, Biden isn’t even the most clever at goading him. Nancy Pelosi is the gold standard, with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren coming up strong.”

Frank Rich

Warren Wants to Rewrite Washington’s Rules

“This business that Democrats play by one set of rules and Republicans play by a different set of rules, those days are over when I’m president.”

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in an interview with Vox.

Biden: Get Rid of Trump and Republicans Will Change

“With Trump gone you’re going to begin to see things change. Because these folks know better. They know this isn’t what they’re supposed to be doing.”

— Joe Biden, quoted by the Daily Beast, on being able to work with Republicans.

Biden Prioritizes Family Over Campaign

“One of my competitors criticized me for not going to Iowa to talk for 5 minutes… My granddaughter was graduating. It was my daughter’s birthday. I would skip inauguration for that.”

— Joe Biden, quoted by Politico.

Trump Notes Difference Between Him and Nixon

“He left. I don’t leave. A big difference.”

— President Trump, quoted by Politico, on the difference between him and Richard Nixon.

Klobuchar Ranks Self in ‘A’ Group

“They’re dividing it into the A group and the B group… I’m proud to be in the A group.”

— Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), quoted by the New York Times, on the two groups of 2020 candidates: those who consistently break 2 percent in polls and those who don’t.

Bennet: Trump Administration a ‘Three-Ring Circus’

“This is a three-ring circus. Trump’s spinning plates, stuff is dropping all around him, and the ringmaster is Mitch McConnell.”

–Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), on the Rachel Maddow Show.

Pelosi Wants to See Trump in Prison, Not Impeached

“I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison.”

— “Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Trump ‘in prison’ as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings,” Politico reports.

Alabama Mayor Calls for Killing Gays

“We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics! … The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”

— Carbon Hill, Alabama, Mayor Mark Chamber (R), is apologizing after he recommended “killing” members of the LGBTQ community in a now-deleted Facebook post. WBRC reports.