• “Boris Johnson’s friendship with Trump and their joint admiration society is a liability for him with the Europeans. The closer he allies himself with Trump, the more difficulty he’ll have going forward with the Europeans, from trade to security.”—Julianne Smith, former U.S. deputy national security adviser.
  • “We’re in favor of trade peace.”—British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  • “Greenland is not for sale. Thankfully, the time where you buy and sell other countries and populations is over. Let’s leave it there.”–Greenland Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
  • “Mr. Trump wants power over the world, not presence in it.”—Daniel Immerwahr, historian and author of “How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.”
  • “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”—President Donald Trump.
  • “If Israel equals Trump, then there is a concern that opposition to Trump will transition, God forbid, into opposition to Israel. It is very dangerous.”—Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, who leads Ohev Sholom, an orthodox congregation in Washington.
  • “It’s imperative that we loudly speak for ourselves because if we don’t, the loudest voices that claim to speak on behalf of Jews will be right-wing evangelical Christians.”—Sophie Ellman-Golan, former director of communications and digital outreach at the Women’s March organization.
  • “On one level, I agree with President Trump that it would be nice to get to a new U.S.-Russia relationship. But he never seems to suggest that Russia has to make some changes to its policies to get to that point.”—Steven Pifer, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
  • “No, I don’t see a recession. … Let’s not be afraid of optimism.”—Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser.
  • “The Democrats are trying to ‘will’ the economy to be bad for purposes of the 2020 election.”—Donald Trump.
  • “They know they aren’t the majority. They rely on establishing minority rule for power.”—New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on why the Republican Party is averse to abolishing the electoral college.
  • “Presidents are almost always ill-served by true believers who do not know when to stop channeling the worst impulses of their bosses and when to start reassuring the American people that they have not elected an autocrat.”—John Nichols, author of “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse.”
  • “Despite what his enablers claim, Mr. Trump isn’t a conservative. He’s reckless on fiscal issues; he’s incompetent on the border; he’s clueless on trade; he misunderstands executive power; and he subverts the rule of law. It’s his poor record that makes him most worthy of a primary challenge.”—Joe Walsh, former Illinois Republican congressman and now an announced Trump re-election challenger.
  • “I challenge my fellow Republicans to summon the nerve to speak out on the record against Trump. Defy the culture of fear he has created and go public with the concerns you readily express in private.”—Anthony Scaramucci, former Trump Administration communications director.
  • “It has become increasingly clear that Trump’s belligerence about foreign trade isn’t a pose; it reflects real conviction. Protectionism seems to be up there with racism as part of the essential Trump. And the realization that he really is a Tariff Man is having a serious dampening effect on business spending, partly because nobody knows just how far he’ll go.”—Paul Krugman, New York Times.
  • “No other political process in the modern world has so abandoned this critical vetting function of the political party in the nominating process.”—Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institute and the author of “Primary politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates.”
  • “President Trump is a strong 2A President and supports our Right to Keep and Bear Arms?”—NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre.
  • “Nothing short of disarming America satisfies @democrats. Give them NOTHING.”—Willes K. Lee, second vice president of the NRA board.
  • “(Slavery) is an evil part of America’s past—as well as that of nearly every nation on earth. The fact that slavery has a universal heritage does not absolve American slave owners, but it does provide a necessary, historical context.”—Joshua Lawson, the Federalist.
  • “The worst thing we could do is go all white male. There needs to be a woman on the ticket. This election is going to go through women, and it’s going to be decided by women.”—Ione Townsend, chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Hillsborough County.

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