Say What? Archive
TWO DECADES OF WTF
Welcome to the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of insane, tragic, misguided, dishonest, inexplicable, and darkly hilarious comments by public figures. This is where reality comes when it wants its mind blown.
June 06, 2020
"They didn't use tear gas."
-- Trump, on clearing of peaceful protesters with tear gas on Monday to prepare for Bible photo op
June 05, 2020
"The first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people."
-- former Secretary of Defense Gen. Jim Mattis
"I agree with him."
-- former Trump WH chief of staff John Kelly
"I've fought in overseas wars. I never believed the constitution to be under threat until recently....June 1, 2020. Remember that date. It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment."
-- retired Gen. John Allen
June 04, 2020
"You just don't do that, Mr. President. It isn't cool! "
-- televangelist Pat Robertson on Trump threat to deploy military in U.S. cities, and calling governors "jerks"
June 03, 2020
"I remain confident in the professionalism of our men and women in uniform. They will serve with skill and with compassion. They will obey lawful orders. But I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief, and I am not convinced that the conditions on our streets, as bad as they are, have risen to the level that justifies a heavy reliance on military troops....This is not the time for stunts. This is the time for leadership."
-- from statement by Mike Mullen, 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
June 02, 2020
"One law and order. And that is what it is. One law. We have one beautiful law."
-- Trump, addressing the nation last night
June 01, 2020
"Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and the most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. That's when people would have been really badly hurt, at least. Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action. 'We put the young ones on the front line, sir, they love it, and good practice.'"
May 31, 2020
"MAGA is 'Make America Great Again.' By the way, they love African-American people, they love black people. MAGA loves the black people."
May 30, 2020
"Our human capital stock is ready to get back to work."
-- White House adviser Kevin Hassett
May 29, 2020
"Just spoke to [Minnesota] Gov. Tim Walz, and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"
May 28, 2020
"Mail-in balloting as the main way to vote would be very concerning, because you see the polls, you see the economic indicators; people want this country to open up...People are very proud to show up and go to the polls. They really are. I mean, they wait in line for a Georgetown Cupcake for an hour, to get a cupcake."
-- Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway