Category Archives: Verbatim

Philly Mayor Questions Trump’s Upbringing

“There is no compassion whatsoever in the White House. I’m just beside myself with sadness because our president is a bully, our president is a punk, and he just doesn’t get it. I don’t know where he was raised, but his family didn’t do a good job raising that guy.”

— Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D), quoted by NBC Philadelphia.

Alabama Police Told to Keep Moore Away from Young Women

“We were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and, you know, really got into a place of where they say he was harassing.”

— Former Gadsden police officer Faye Gary, a retired Alabama police officer, said police were told in the 1970s to make sure now-GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore stayed away from high school cheerleaders because the “rumor mill was that he liked young girls,” The Hill reports.

Clinton Questions Trump’s Work Ethic

“Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.”

— Hillary Clinton, quoted by Politico.

Moore-Supporting Alabama Pastor Cites ‘War on Men’

“More women are sexual predators than men. Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC.”

— Franklin Raddish, an Alabama pastor who supports Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) told the Birmingham News that allegations of sexual harassment against Moore are part of a “war on men.”

Kislyak Won’t Name Trumpers He’s Spoken to

“First, I’m never going to do that. And second, the list is so long that I’m not going to be able to go through it in 20 minutes.”

— Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, saying that it would take him more than 20 minutes to name all of the Trump officials he’s met with or spoken to on the phone, CNBC reports.

Sarah Palin Has Never Experienced Workplace Harassment Because …

“People know that I’m probably packing, so I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.”

— Sarah Palin, when asked by NBC News if she had ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Coming Wave

“In 2016 we made the mistake of rationalizing away the prospect of a Trump victory. He was too unorthodox. He couldn’t possibly sustain momentum through the grueling primary campaign. We should not make same mistake in 2018. Sure, a lot can change between now and next November. And, Democrats have a narrow path to 24 seats – even with a big wave or tailwind. But, do not ignore what’s right in front of us. A wave is building. If I were a Republican running for Congress, I’d be taking that more seriously than ever.”

Amy Walter

Roy Moore — Red Lobster Lounge Lizard

“I just kind of said, ‘Do you know how old I am?’” she recalled. “And he said, ‘Yeah. I go out with girls your age all the time.’”

— Kelly Harrison Thorp, telling the Birmingham News that when she was 17 years old and working as a hostess at the Red Lobster restaurant, Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) asked her if she’d go out with him sometime.

Alabama Pol Supports Roy Moore with Assertion That the Virgin Mary Was Underage When She Married Joseph

Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler

Trump Doesn’t Blame China for Taking Advantage of U.S.

“I don’t blame China. After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? I give China great credit.”

— President Trump, quoted by Axios, at an event with Chinese officials.