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The Current Republican Hellscape in 5 Succinct Quotes from the Last 24 Hours

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 14, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 14, 2019 |


  • The Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and that America is looking to receive migrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” — Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who said this the day after stating that the Statue of Liberty inscription should read, “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”

  • “If you had to work more than one job to have a roof over your head or food on the table, you probably shouldn’t have taken the job that’s not paying you enough. That’d be a you problem. Also, this notion that there are just tons and tons of people working multiple jobs, it’s just not really true. It’s not actually the reality. ” — Ben Shapiro

  • “The other day I was at a lounge at the Delta…Sky…situation, trying to take off for a flight with my family. And the actor Shia LaBeouf or whatever his name is—I think it was him, it looked exactly like him. I walk by, and he calls me trash, right in front of my kids.” — Jesse Watters, Fox News Host (and the fact that Shia LaBeouf, of all people, can accurately call Jesse Watters “trash,” tells you everything you need to know about where we are.

  • “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” — Iowa Congressional Representative and white supremacist Steve King

  • “Tremendous amounts of money pouring into the United States. People want safety!” — Donald Trump

    Meanwhile, the stock market has dropped 700 points today on fears of a recession, and #Trumprecession is currently trending on Twitter:

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