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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.

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  • June 4, 2017

    “I think there is movement among Hill Republicans, for now mostly in private and behind the scenes. And then, I think (and history suggests), the dam will break suddenly.”

    Bill Kristol quoted in the Washington Post 5/12/17

  • June 3, 2017

    “We’re going to prime the pump with the taxes because we’re going to take in perhaps a little bit less, but we’re going to have a lot more business, we’re going to have companies coming back into the country. I know a lot of companies that want to come back in but they’re not going to come back in because of taxes.”

    Donald Trump, interview with the Economist, 5/11/17

  • June 2, 2017

    “It really has to do with self-respect as a nation. It has to do with trade deals that have to be fair, and somewhat reciprocal, if not fully reciprocal.”

    Trump on what “Trumponomics” means to him, interview with the Economist, 5/11/17

  • June 1, 2017

    “Trump had become increasingly agitated with the Russia-election investigation and Comey’s very public part in it. If Trump thought this would kill the inquiry and the story, or perhaps even just derail it somewhat, he’s made the blunder of the decade.”

    Charles Krauthammer, National Review, 5/11/17

  • May 31, 2017

    We have a failing health care—I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman, my friend from Australia ‘cause you have better health care than we do.”

    Donald Trump speaking with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, 5/4/17

  • May 30, 2017

    “Why do I do this? We assume technology automatically improves. It does not. It only improves if a lot of people work hard to make it better… Ancient Egypt created the pyramids, then, generations later, they forgot how. Romans had the aqueduct system, then forgot how. By itself, technology actually degrades.”

    Elon Musk, Q&A with TED head Chris Anderson. 4/28/17

  • May 29, 2017

    “I have no investments in Russia, none whatsoever. I don’t have property in Russia. A lot of people thought I owned office buildings in Moscow. I don’t have property in Russia, and I am in total compliance in every way.”

    Donald Trump, interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, 5/11/17

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