Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" -- President Donald Trump referring to Haiti and countries in Africa during a discussion with members of Congress about a bipartisan immigration deal. (Thursday, The Washington Post)"The president's comments are unkind, divisive, elitist and fly in the face of our nation's values. This behavior is unacceptable from the leader of our nation." -- U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, responding to Trump's immigration remarks. (Thursday, Twitter)"DACA is more than a paper to me." -- Carolina Ramirez, 28, a Houston resident and beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Wednesday, Texas Tribune)"Trump will be visiting San Diego this month to look at prototypes for the border wall. He says he really wants to test how strong the walls are, so he told his staff to invite the Kool-Aid man to come, too." -- Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show (Wednesday, Newsmax)"I found out from the flight surgeon later on that my heartbeat was 144 at liftoff. John's heartbeat was 70." -- Astronaut Charlie Duke, one of John Young's crewmates on the Apollo 16 moon landing mission. Young recently died at the age of 87. (Saturday, CBS News)"We think that we're currently slightly overvaluing how much time people spend on our platform and undervaluing how many meaningful interactions they have with other people." -- Facebook Vice President Adam Mosseri. (Thursday, CNN)"You know, Michael, your credibility is being questioned." -- Meghan McCain, co-host of "The View," challenging author Michael Wolff on claims he made in "Fire and Fury," his book about the Trump White House. (Tuesday, The Daily Beast)"There's all kinds of pollution and all kinds of problems, but plastic bags are so visible and easy to address we thought, 'Why can't we do it?'" -- Tricia Cortez, executive director of Rio Grande International Study Center, on banning plastic bags in Laredo. (Thursday, Texas Tribune)"2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters." -- Adam Smith, an economist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency reported natural disasters caused $306 billion in total damage in 2017. (Monday, The Washington Post)"I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again." -- Actress Greta Gerwig on director Woody Allen and allegations made by Mia Farrow that Allen sexually assaulted their adopted daughter, Dylan, when she was 7 years old. (Thursday, CNN)What's your view?Got an opinion about this issue? Send a letter to the editor, and you just might get published.  Continue reading...

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