Tucker Carlson

Peurto Ricans are white, so it’s not racist

As a factual matter, Puerto Rico is 75 percent white, according to the U.S. Census. So, I’m not sure how it’s — I’m reading the Census numbers. I’m not sure how that’s racist. I mean, maybe he doesn’t like Puerto Ricans or maybe he did a bad job, that’s all fair, but racist?

– Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, October 29, 2017, appearing to not realize that census racial demographic data is self-reported and that most Americans don’t consider Puerto Ricans white

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Donald J. Trump

Real catastrophy

Every death is a horror, but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering.

– President Donald J. Trump, October 3, 2017, telling Puerto Ricans that their hurricane wasn’t a real catastrophe

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Roy Moore

Pardon? The Dreamer program?

Roy Moore: Pardon? The Dreamer program?

Host: Yes, sir, the DACA/DAPA. You’re not aware of what Dreamers are?

Moore: No.

Host: This is a big issue in the immigration debate…

Moore: Why don’t you tell me what it is Dale and quit beating around and tell me what it is.

Host: I’m in the process of doing that Judge Moore.

Moore: OK.

– Conservative Judge Roy Moore, July 11, 2017

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Donald J. Trump

Clean Coal

We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it’s just been announced that a second, brand-new coal mine, where they’re going to take out clean coal — meaning, they’re taking out coal, they’re going to clean it.

– President Donald J. Trump, August 23, 2017, appearing to believe that clean coal involves giving the coal a bath

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Paul Ryan

All about them tax cuts

I always tell people, don’t turn on the news all that often. It sounds like it’s depressing, distracting. Candidly, I just don’t let it distract me. I know what we need to do. We need to fix this tax code.

– Congressman Paul Ryan, July 6, 2017, discussing his sharp focus on tax cuts for the rich despite the biggest scandal in political history unfolding at his acquiescence

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Ben Carson

Forced Immigration

That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.

– Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, March 6, 2017

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