Quotations in the News

“I’m not going to let a person’s life be destroyed. No jury, in my opinion, would convict a man and destroy a man’s life over what you witnessed.” — Donald Trump after his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with simple battery for his altercation with a reporter earlier this month.


“We’ll continue to frame and push the fact of the matter that this legislation and this case involves bathrooms: Can a male use a female bathroom and female locker room?” — Chris LaCivita, chief campaign strategist for North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, in response to criticism of a bill McCrory signed into law last week. The law in question prevents local governments from protecting people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity when they use public accommodations such as hotels and restaurants.


“There was panic at the beginning, but the crew told us to be quiet. They did a good job to keep us all quiet so the hijacker does not do anything rash.” — EgyptAir passenger Farah el-Dabani to the Al-Arabiyah TV network about the six-hour hijacking ordeal that ended with the hijacker’s surrender and all passengers being released unharmed.