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.
May 06, 2020
"This is the greatest nation on earth founded on Judeo-Christian Principles. One of those principles is that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. That image is seen the most by our face. I will not wear a mask...That's the image of God right there and I want to see it in my brothers and sisters."
-- Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale
(I apologize to Gov. Mike DeWine for accidentally crediting this quote to him. -- Duty Officer David Stanford)
May 05, 2020
"She was thrown off The View like a dog, Zero T.V. Personas. Now Wallace is a 3rd rate lapdog for Fake News MSDNC (Concast). Doesn't have what it takes."
-- Trump, tweeting about MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace from Camp David over the weekend
May 04, 2020
"I am greeted with a hostile press the likes of which no president has ever seen. The closest would be that gentleman right up there [pointing at Lincoln Memorial statue]. They always said nobody got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse."
May 03, 2020
"Where did politicians get the authority to do this? Because some elderly power-drunk epidemiologist told them to do it?"
-- Fox News host Tucker Carlson on stay-at-home orders
May 02, 2020
"They're probably more likely to pick up an infecton outside of the workplace, where they spend two-thirds of their time."
-- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on meat plant workers
-- number of workers in a single Nebraska plant who turned out to have coronavirus
May 01, 2020
"Fascist...Give people back their goddamn freedom...Free America Now."
-- Elon Musk on coronavirus lockdown
April 30, 2020
"The greatest mistake in the history of humanity."
-- radio host Dennis Prager, on coronavirus lockdown
"The virus just isn't nearly as deadly as we thought it was."
-- Fox News' Tucker Carlson
April 29, 2020
"We're on the other side of the medical aspect of this. And I think that we've achieved all the different milestones that are needed. So the federal government rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story. And I think that's really what needs to be told."
-- Jared Kushner
April 28, 2020
"Anyone who knows more than he does makes him feel less than he is."
-- Barbara A. Res, former Trump Organization executive, on Trump
"I built the greatest economy in the history of the world."
April 27, 2020
"He was totally misquoted in the media on a statement about the fall season and the virus. Totally misquoted. I spoke to him. He said it was ridiculous."
-- Trump on CDC Director Robert Redfield
"The headline was ridiculous... I was accurately quoted."