- Views & Opinions
“For the good of the state, it’s time for Christie to do his long-neglected constituents a favor and resign as governor. If he refuses, citizens should initiate a recall effort.”
— From an editorial that appeared in six New Jersey newspapers belonging to GANNETT’S USA TODAY NETWORK. The editorial followed Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president.
“(That) part I don’t understand. I said to (Caitlyn Jenner) when this first happened, ‘You are so excited, you have to wait for the rest of us to catch up, like we haven’t had as many drinks as you, like when you are at a party and every else is smashed and you are like just getting started.’”
— KRIS JENNER telling Ellen DeGeneres about her personal struggle accepting Caitlyn Jenner’s decision to date men.
“I’m so glad I live here (in New York City), because halfway through (the Oscars), I was like, ‘This is some real Hollywood bullshit.’ Everyone’s telling me what to do. People are yelling at me about rape and corporate greed, but really, it’s climate change. I was like, ‘Guys, pick a lane. Like we’re going to fix everything tonight.’ And also, like, ‘You’re all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?’”
— TINA FEY speaking with Howard Stern the day after attending this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
“Mexico will under no circumstance pay for the wall that Mr. Trump is proposing.”
— Mexican Treasury Secretary LUIS VIDEGARAY delivering the final word on Donald Trump’s proposed wall between the United States and Mexico.
“This has been an incredible city and countywide effort. You made Milwaukee a model for the nation. … What’s remarkable is you did it by working together.”
— PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA congratulating the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County for being among the 20 winners of his administration’s Healthy Communities Challenge. The winners are recognized for their number of new enrollees in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange.
“I feel like I’m a time traveler to the Salem Witch Trials. Unfortunately, this time, those being burned at the stake are our scientists, who hold future medical breakthroughs in their hands. They are joined by brave women’s health care workers who are simply trying to care for their patients.”
— U.S. REP. JACKIE SPEIER, D-Calif., decrying the remarks of evangelical Republican legislators during the first hearing on Planned Parenthood’s alleged involvement in the “sale” of fetal tissue. The hearing was dubbed the “Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.”
“The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird.”
— Ohio State cornerback ELI APPLE expressing his amazement at being asked by a coach about his sexuality at last month’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Apple recounted the encounter in an interview with Comcast SportsNet’s Breakfast on Broad.