About Our Daily Quotes
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.
To learn more about Reverend James B. Simpson and his collection of quotations, please visit his page at American University.
- January 19, 2017
“We must never repeat the horrors of war again.”
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, speaking at a joint ceremony between the U.S. and Japan at Pearl Harbor. CNN, December 27, 2016.
- January 18, 2017
“It would be a problem for the entire world. A Trump tariff will have a wave of impacts that can take us into a global recession.”
Ildefonso Guajardo, economic minister of Mexico, discussing the threats from President-Elect Trump of a tariff. CNN, January 14, 2017.
- January 17, 2017
“We have had six years to complain. And we have complained. I have been one of those complaining about Obamacare. Replacement should be the same day.”
Senator Rand Paul, Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky, speaking about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Politico, January 15, 2017.
- January 16, 2017
“Instead of listening to the siren song of false prophets, we must relearn to work together with respect for opposing points of views in a search for the common ground and a recommitment to shared values that will help us together reaffirm our common humanity.”
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, speaking about the importance of NATO and U.S. leadership in general. Time, January 12, 2017.
- January 13, 2017
“I will not let you, the people of Ghana down.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, new President of Ghana, in a tweet after his inauguration as President of the country. BBC News, January 7, 2017.
- January 12, 2017
“It’s not up to me to make a distinction between black and white, people with or without papers. It’s not my job. Farming is what I do, my job is feeding people and that’s what I do.”
Cedric Herrou, French farmer on trial in the country for harboring illegal migrants, speaking about why he decided to help those migrants. CNN, January 5, 2017.
- January 11, 2017
“We know there is a sequence of terror attacks and it’s quite possible that there is a connection between them, from France, Berlin and now Jerusalem.”
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaking about the recent terror attack in Jerusalem. CNN, January 8, 2017