AboutTrump.org (and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 42,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about the 2020 presidential election candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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On Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump’s presidency ended and Joe Biden became president. As of that date, this site contained over 42,000 sourced comments and quotes, with an estimated 92.4% by or about Trump, compared to 7.6% by or about Biden (see methodology).

This site is no longer being updated daily, but we may occasionally add quotes relating to Trump or Biden that seem relevant to the context of the Trump presidency.

1/22/2019

BORDER/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As of Tuesday [1-22-19], the government shutdown entered its second month. The principals in the dispute, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have dug their heels into their rigid positions to the extent that any compromise on either side will be costly in terms of both ego and political standing. When faced with a seemingly unyielding impasse, good negotiators will deploy various techniques in an attempt to break the impasse. For example, a change of the negotiators at the table can sometimes introduce fresh insights and perspectives. But due to the very partisan nature of this shutdown disputeand the appeal of public recognition,that’s not very likely. Trump’s negotiation style, both in office and before, appears to be highly positional, adversarial and uncompromising, with subtle use of intimidation. This might have worked well for him in business, where he was usually in a position of power, but it is less effective in a position with checks and balances.”

Raphael Lapin, “How to negotiate a compromise on border security,” USA Today, January 22, 2019 2:29 pm