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Al Franken
I've known for weeks that Trump is a terrible president. There are a number of Republican senators who have been saying from the beginning that they have a lot of doubts about him but won't go public with that because he still has 80-some percent of his base behind him, and that's their base. So politically, they're unwilling to go public. And there some people who said 'There's nothing good about neo-Nazis, etc.' but wouldn't blame Trump.feedback
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NEW Aug 19 2017
Multiple people spoke about American politics in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Donald J. Trump is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “The reason why Democrats only talk about the totally made up Russian story is because they have no message, no agenda and no vision. It's just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics. That's all it is. What the prosecutors should be looking at is Hillary Clinton's 33,000 deleted emails.”.
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Stephen Colbert

Donald let Donald be Donald, the consequences and our country be damned. It was truly one for the ages: specifically 1939 to 1945. You know it was the right thing to say, because he hated saying it. You showed us who you were. Everywhere in this country, people were horrified – North, South, Republican, Democrat, top, bottom, sweet, sour. They don't need to hold hearings. If they want to talk to white supremacists, they can just call the White House switchboard.feedback

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

I don't know of a historical circumstance in which business leaders more clearly expressed our identity as a nation than an incumbent president. There are CEOs – and other Democratic and Republican leaders – who are sounding more like a traditional U.S. president than the president himself.feedback

Stephen Colbert

There is only one thing I no longer have any doubt about. You showed us who you were. Everywhere in this country, people were horrified. North, South, Republican, Democrat, top, bottom, sweet, sour. They don't need to hold hearings. If they want to talk to white supremacists, they can just call the White House switchboard. Donald Trump drove America's moral leadership right through the guardrails by saying some of the people bearing torches with the Nazis were just good Joes.feedback

Doug Heye

That goes back singularly to Trump's approval rating with Republicans which goes back to just how unpopular Washington is.feedback

Doug Heye

Every member I've talked to has been apoplectic about it. This is just the beginning. The potential for it to be really bad is real.feedback

Scott Greenberg

Full expensing is, in my view, the most important part of tax reform. Every new dollar the government loses is going to new investments.feedback

Doug Holtz Eakin

The House very much reflects the mindset of entrepreneurial firms, a desire to have a code that supports the growth of these sort of young, upstart firms. They're going to be growing rapidly; they're going to be doing capital investing. They want to give them a tax code that supports that. They believe in more rapid economic growth as a first priority.feedback

Doug Holtz Eakin

Older, more established companies are typically the ones that voice some hesitation on whether they'd change their plans much because of expensing.feedback

Matthew Gardner

You can never really know if they're changing people's behavior. If you want to give me inducements for something I am going to do anyway, I will take it. But good businesspeople do not do things for inducements.feedback

Josh Holmes

This has done irreparable damage in some ways. There have been lingering tension between the president and Capitol Hill here for months. This clearly made it significantly worse. I don't know of any Republican who is comfortable with where we're at right now based on the president's comments.feedback

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Given a lot of the data I've seen since the start of the Trump presidency, I wouldn't blame a young person who is just becoming interested in politics who thinks the GOP … is comfortable with white supremacists. Not just because of perceptions of what Trump believes, but because of the accurate perception that a majority of Republican voters stand with him, even on his most controversial views.feedback

Andrew Baumann - Global Strategy Group

The truth is, I bet that Millennials have not paid that much attention to the policy stuff he's done. But I think Charlottesville is a whole different thing. This is a watershed moment.feedback

Andrew Baumann - Global Strategy Group

I think he's really cemented these views of Millennials, and I have a hard time believing there is much he can do to reverse that.feedback

Stephen Colbert

It was truly one for the ages – specifically 1939 to 1945. You know it was the right thing to say because he hated saying it. When he was supposed to be taking about highway infrastructure, Donald Trump drove America's moral leadership right through the guardrails. Everywhere in this country, people were horrified: north, south, Republican, Democrat, top, bottom, sweet, sour – but you know who loved what Donald Trump said? Donald Trump.feedback

Marco Rubio

Mr. President, you can't allow White Supremacists to share only part of the blame. They support idea which cost nation and world so much pain.feedback

Dan Baum

The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or blacks, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.feedback

Richard Nixon

America's public enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.feedback

Ronna Romney McDaniel

When it comes to Charlottesville, the blame lays squarely at the KKK and the white supremacists who organised this rally and put together an entire event around hate and bigotry. I don't think comparing blame works in this situation because we know what initiated the violence and the death of this young woman whose life was taken too soon.feedback

Jesse Ferguson

The irony for Republican leaders is that they thought they could weasel out of Trump being Trump by blaming it on Twitter and saying, I don't like it when he tweets. The problem is, he stood at a mic with cameras running and provided the opportunity for 20 minutes to defend the behavior of Nazis and white supremacists. They've sort of run out of excuses.feedback

Rebecca Berg - Real Clear Politics

Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt will not enter the Republican primary to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, he plans to announce Tuesday – a decision that likely clears a path for state Attorney General Josh Hawley to pursue his party's nomination in the race.feedback

Byron Cook

For me, having the business community weighing in as strongly as they did to say this would have a chilling effect on the business climate and opportunity in this state is a huge factor. I think it's incumbent on officeholders to do what's right, period.feedback

Joe Straus

We considered every idea carefully, listened to constituents and acted on a number of critical issues, such as helping retired teachers. House members voted for new limits on property tax growth and significant school finance reforms, but in the short time available, we did not reach final agreement with the Senate on those issues.feedback

Eddie Rodriguez

Like his tenure in office, Governor Greg Abbott's first special session was bad for Texas. We've gone through this charade at a cost of over $1 million to Texas taxpayers, and we must not make the mistake of coming back for a second.feedback

Dan Patrick

You know why it's going to be back next session? Because the people will demand it. The issue is not going to go away.feedback

Greg Abbott

I'm disappointed that all 20 items that I put on the agenda did not receive the up-or-down vote that I wanted, but more important, that the constituents of these members deserved.feedback

Kevin D. Korenthal

If you're a Democrat and you hear that Paul Chabot wants to move Republicans out of the state, you should be having a party. This means you're going to be challenged even less. But is that really good for the state?feedback

Steven Fielding

Many people in Britain feel the country is on the verge of falling off the cliff and a good deal with the United States is a very important lifeline. So keeping in with the American president, whoever that president may happen to be, is of paramount importance.feedback

Eric Holder

This is a time to choose sides-simple as that. There is a right side and an immoral one.feedback

Will Hurd

If you are showing up to a Klan rally, you are probably a racist or a bigot. Apologize ... Racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism of any form is unacceptable.feedback

Mark Takano

I did not attend the inauguration because I felt President Trump lacked 'moral legitimacy.' This is exactly what I was talking about.feedback

Marco Rubio

These groups today use SAME symbols & same arguments of #Nazi & #KKK, groups responsible for some of worst crimes against humanity ever. Mr. President, you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame. They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain.feedback

Alex Conant

This is a big step backward. It puts Republicans in Congress and potential allies in corporate America in a very difficult situation.feedback

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Blaming 'both sides' for #Charlottesville?! No. Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no. White supremacists, Neo-Nazis and anti-Semites are the antithesis of our American values. There are no other 'sides' to hatred and bigotry.feedback

Mo Brooks

Our Alabama Senate seat cannot be bought by special interests in Washington D.C. Alabama has a chance to send a message, a huge message – not only to Washington D.C. – but the United States of America. We can send a message that we are tired of this do-nothing Senate.feedback

Kevin Brady

To me, it feels so much different than health care. The points we're going to make is that President Reagan wouldn't recognize the tax code we have today. America's really fallen into bad, old habits on tax reform, and the final point we're making is that we are on track to deliver transformational, bold tax reform this year, because President Trump, the House, and Senate are working together to deliver on that timetable.feedback

Mo Brooks

They know I'm not an ally of Nancy Pelosi. I'm not an ally of the Islamic State. In this neck of the woods, Luther Strange is getting the living daylights stomped out of him.feedback

Luther Strange

I strongly condemn the violence there and I'm glad that he did the same thing. I think the president is under the crosshairs of the national media. There's nothing he could say that wouldn't be criticized.feedback

John Wittman - Abbott

Our office believes this special session has produced a far better Texas than before.feedback

Roy S. Moore

We look forward to registering our vote to make this country great again, to make it good again. And we're looking forward to voting and hope we have a good turnout today, because I know there's a lot of motivation out there to change Washington.feedback

Luther Strange

The final pitch is: Listen to President Trump. The key is someone who will support him in Washington. He's endorsed me, and secondly to please get out and vote because turnout will be so critical in this election tomorrow.feedback

Kisha Emmanuel

Especially in a red state, it can make things uncomfortable at work, school, places like that, where people are more Republican.feedback

Ron Christie

His response was not quick enough, was not swift enough, was not strong enough, was not heartfelt. I think there are a lot of people who are losing heart by the actions and deeds this president has been undertaking in the last couple weeks.feedback

Joe Watkins

The statement that President Trump made today should have come last Saturday and it should have come with heart, in the same strong terms that he talks about North Korea or the strong terms that he's used against Sen. Mitch McConnell and other people with whom he's angry.feedback

Sara Fagen

Some of those independents in suburban America have started to write the president off in part because of the way he handled this latest situation in Charlottesville and health care and everything else.feedback

Dan Proft

What's been exposed is . . . there is this contingent within the GOP of big-government Republicans. They're afraid to reduce, reshape, rescind benefits that have been conferred even if we can't afford them.feedback

Dan Proft

I like Reggie personally, he's a good guy and a decent legislator, but I think he should retire.feedback

Jerri Boughan

I understand why Reggie went across party lines and tried to agree with someone to do something, because we were at a stalemate for three years. Someone had to give.feedback

Kai Hung

I appreciate their vote. But I am not going to forget that for two years before that, they voted knowing . . . the kind of damage they are doing to their communities.feedback

Bruce Bartlett

There are massive and growing pressures to spend money on things that people want government to spend money on, and there just isn't any way of doing that without raising revenue. If you view tax cuts and spending increases as opposites, the trend has moved in the direction of spending, and that has changed the political calculation that raising taxes is a viable option.feedback

Reggie Phillips

If I decide to press my button to override the governor, it doesn't make me any less a conservative Republican than the rest of the people that stand in here.feedback

John Oliver

Wait, on many sides'? This was a white nationalist rally. You have to call that out by name. There aren't many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis,' but this is emphatically one of them.feedback

John Oliver

It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches - tiki torches by the way - because nothing says 'white nationalist' like faux Polynesian kitsch. Wait... on many sides?! This was a white nationalist rally - you have to call that out by name. There aren't many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think: 'That guy really should have mentioned the Nazis' but this is empathetically one of them. It's like a reverse Godwin's Law: if you fail to mention Nazism, you lose the argument.feedback

Ben Dworkin

Unions may be weaker than they once were, given the dynamics of the American political landscape. But New Jersey remains a place where unions are very politically active and are relied upon by politicians to help deliver in politics.feedback

James H. Paylor Jr. - International Longshoremen's Association

This is a forum that was desperately needed for a long time. There's a saying that it's never too late as long as you start today.feedback

Donald Norcross

Those trade agreements, we're still paying a price on NAFTA.feedback

James H. Paylor Jr. - International Longshoremen's Association

Most working class people don't even understand that that's going on in Washington, so they're willing to vote against their own personal interest in many cases.feedback

Donald Norcross

It's not yes to everything environmental, no to everything with jobs. It's a matter of working those together to try to move them forward.feedback

Donald Norcross

There's one electrician, one painter, and one iron worker and one carpenter. We need some more help folks. We need some more.feedback

Martin Schulz - European Parliament

What worries me is that an American president ... is sinking to the level of a North Korean dictator. I have nothing against a grand coalition under my leadership.feedback

Corey Stewart

All the weak Republicans, they couldn't apologize fast enough. They played right into the hands of the left wing. Those [Nazi] people have nothing to do with the Republican Party. There was no reason to apologize.feedback

Mike Signer

As painful as it is for people to read these tweets, I see them as the last gasps of a failing, retrograde, toxic element in American politics that knows that it's failing. And that's why they're so angry. Jewish enough, apparently.feedback

Matt Gaetz

The EPA has been doing some drastic things. They have exceeded their original mission substantially under both Republican and Democratic presidents and violated the sovereignty of the states. I think we need to start fresh.feedback

Sharon Denham

I don't know if there is such a thing as party unity within the Republican Party. That's part of what makes us Republicans: that desire to think for ourselves and not be told what to do or how to think by somebody else.feedback

Elizabeth Warren

We're not going back to the days when a Democrat who wanted to run for a seat in Washington first had to grovel on Wall Street.feedback

Jimmy Kimmel

If your baby is going to die, and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. I think that's something that, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? This isn't football. There are no teams. We are the team, it's the United States. Don't let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants.feedback