I’m sure we have all watched the news or read an article, especially in the last couple of years, where we were shocked about what someone has said. The first thing that comes to my mind are the several crazy things said by President Trump. Anyone remember him talking about how sexy his daughter is and that he’d sleep with her if she wasn’t his daughter? I do! There are plenty of other crazy things politicians have said over the years. Let’s check them out!
1.) “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”-Then Senator Joe Biden on then Senator Barak Obama when first running for president
2.) “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.”-former White House Press Secretary Dana Perini
3.) “I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.”-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
4.) “These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much.”-Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, on 9/11 widows who were critical of the Bush administration
5.) “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.”-Richard Nixon, in a 1977 interview with David Frost
6.) “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”-2012 tweet by President Donald Trump
7.) “A lot of people who go into prison straight-and when they come out, they’re gay.”-Ben Carson
8.) “Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”-former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, 1989
9.) “By integrating women into particularly military institutes, it cripples the readiness of our defense.”-Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell, 1995
10.) “I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape.”-Idaho Senator Chuck Winder, 2012
Sometimes it’s funny to hear about the ridiculous things politicians say. However, pay close attention to exactly what they are talking about because they may be more than just stupid words. Words have meaning and the people who say them could have a huge effect on what can happen afterwards. Politician or not, you should always be careful when speaking. You could offend someone, say something you don’t mean, or cause a chain reaction that could lead to some unwanted consequences.