Quotations in the News


“He was a homosexual and he was trying to pick up men. He would walk up to them and then he would maybe put his arm around ’em or something and maybe try to get them to dance a little bit or something.” — Jim Van Horn, 71, who told The Associated Press that he saw Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen repeatedly at the bar Pulse and talked to him once.

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“If someone seriously thinks we don’t know who we’re fighting, if there’s anyone out there who thinks we’re confused about who our enemies are, that would come as a surprise to the thousands of terrorists we’ve taken off the battlefield.” — President Barack Obama, who blasted Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric as dangerous and contrary to American values.

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“That’s the kind of anger he should have for the shooter and these killers that shouldn’t be here.” — Donald Trump to supporters at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, after noting that President Barack Obama appeared to be angrier at him than at Orlando gunman Omar Mateen.