March 23, 2017

“This night is a night for the Netherlands — after Brexit, after the American elections — where we said stop it, stop it to the wrong kind of populism.”

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, in an election night speech after his party was the clear winner of the Dutch elections. CNN, March 16, 2017

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March 22, 2017

“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”

Richard Burr & Mark Warner, U.S. Senators, in a statement from the Senate Intelligence Committee about Trump’s wiretapping claims. Politico, March 16, 2017

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March 21, 2017

“As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps.”

Donald Trump, 45th U.S. President, answering a question about his wiretapping claims during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. LA Times, March 17, 2017

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March 20, 2017

“They never invited us for dinner, then at the last minute they realized that optically it wasn’t playing very well in public for them, so they put out a statement that we didn’t have dinner because I was tired.”

Rex Tillerson, 69th U.S. Secretary of State, responding to reports that he did not meet with South Korean officials because he was tired. Politico, March 18, 2017

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