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“Build a fallout shelter. You’ll need it. Weakness invites the wolves.” 

“The vice president says he will transform America. He will and the American people will pay a fearsome price.”

“If you want 52 weeks of vacation a year, vote for [Biden] because he’s going to bankrupt your employer. Here is what he says to our young people: finish school, get a job, and work hard so I, Vice President Biden, can give it to someone who didn’t. Finally, I think he will eviscerate our health care delivery system.”

–Donald Trump shill Louisiana Sen. John “Mealy” Kennedy, on Fox News’s Sean Hannity Show, July 7, 2020, in claiming that Joe Biden’s domestic policy calls for Americans to surrender their money and freedom to Washington. [We’ve been wondering where Kennedy was lately because he’s been do uncharacteristically silent as Trump lies, encourages racism, dismantles our intelligence agencies, destroys the environment, pisses off our allies, snuggles up to world tyrants, and enriches his family and friends—all while displaying utter incompetence in addressing the coronavirus pandemic.]

 

“…an addled Russian asset.”

—Description of John Kennedy by conservative commentator Charlie Sykes, following a confusing Kennedy interview over fired Ukraine ambassador Fiona Hill’s House testimony during the impeachment hearings.

 

“I’ve said all I want to say on that, guys, there’s nothing else I can add.”

–John Kennedy, Dec. 2019. [Oh, John, if that were only true…]

 

 

 

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“If they have some sort of influence over how the money gets awarded, or how much money gets awarded, they should not be the recipients of those funds. If they are the recipients of their own cash that they’re handing out, it really raises questions of self-dealing.”

—Craig Holman, an advocate from the watchdog group Public Citizen, on the awarding of $16.6 million in coronavirus relief funds to 22 companies at 40 Wall Street, an office building in Lower Manhattan owned by Donald Trump. [Trump’s attorney during the Mueller investigation was the recipient of some of that money].

 

“The Secretary has no connection to the business and she had no idea a loan was obtained.”

—Statement from the Department of Transportation after it was revealed that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s family’s shipping company, Foremost Maritime, received between $350,000 and $1 million in stimulus money. [Go figure: Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). Is there a single, living, breathing soul reading this who believes Chao “had no idea a loan was obtained”?]

 

 

 

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“Ignorance is inexcusable; it’s the surest way to fail. No acceptable reason for not being well-informed.”

—Donald Trump tweet, April 26, 2013.

 

“…[I]gnorance is not bliss. It’s fatal. It’s costly. And it’s for losers. You either get organized or get crushed.”

—Donald Trump tweet, Jan. 27, 2014.

 

“After I had won, everybody was calling me from all over the world. I never knew we had so many countries.”

—Trump, at a state dinner in Japan, November 2017.

 

“[T]he Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware, and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory.”

—Donald Trump speech confusing the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the 20th century, July 4, 2019.

 

“Nobody briefed or told me.”

—Donald Trump tweet, June 26, 2020. [Some things are just worth reiterating.]

 

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr., Feb. 6, 1968.

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“After seeing three and a half years of chaos and incompetence and division, a lot of people have just been pushed to say, ‘We have got to do something else.’ We may not be fully on board with the Democratic agenda, but this is a one-issue election: ‘Are you for Donald Trump, or are you for America?’”

Kristopher Purcell, a former Bush administration official and co-founder of a Super PAC called 43 Alumni for Biden, comprised of Republicans working to defeat Trump.

 

“I’d be feeling pretty good now, but I wouldn’t be buying property in Northwest Washington quite yet.”

—Ken Khachigian, a former aide to Nixon and chief speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, on polls that show Joe Biden with a double-digit lead over Trump.

 

“I thought it was a mistake to run a low-key race. But given Trump’s erratic behavior and his miscues … for now, Biden is running a perfect race, which means let Trump be Trump, let him self-destruct.”

—Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

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“Please contribute $45, $35 by 11:59 PM TONIGHT to activate your Trump Executive Membership and we’ll send you your PERSONALIZED Certificate.”

—Email solicitation from the “Certified Website Of President Donald J. Trump,” July 4, 2020

“4TH OF JULY SALE!

“For ONE DAY ONLY, President Trump has LOWERED the cost to become a Trump Executive Member.

“You can now activate your Trump Executive Membership and get your Official Member Certificate for only $45, $35.

“Please contribute $45, $35 by 11:59 PM TONIGHT to activate your Trump Executive Membership and we’ll send you your PERSONALIZED Certificate!”

—More from Trump campaign solicitation. [you remember: the campaign that was supposed to be self-financed. For their contributions, donors are offered a cheesy certificate designating them as an “Official 2020 Trump Executive Member” (suitable for framing, of course). Who could possibly want a NOPE tee-shirt or mask after seeing Trump marked down?]

 

 

 

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