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A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “I am pleased to announce that Congressman Mark Meadows will become White House Chief of Staff. I have long known and worked with Mark, and the relationship is a very good one….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 6, 2020 8:08 pm

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MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump said Tuesday [2-18-20] he knows the identity of the author known as ‘Anonymous,’ the senior administration official who wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as inept and dangerous. Trump’s claim comes as speculation has grown inside Washington about the identity of the official who […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Trump made a number of staff moves on Thursday [2-13-20] to ensure he will be surrounded by a cadre of loyalists at the White House even as he raged against an ever-growing cast of perceived enemies that included his former chief of staff, an impeachment witness, a juror […]

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JOHN KELLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “When I terminated John Kelly, which I couldn’t do fast enough, he knew full well that he was way over his head. Being Chief of Staff just wasn’t for him. He came in with a bang, went out with a whimper, but like so many X’s, he misses the […]

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IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump on Friday [2-7-20] said acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney will remain his top aide in the wake of the Senate impeachment trial that ended this week, dismissing news reports that suggested otherwise as ‘false.’ Asked by a reporter on the South Lawn whether Mulvaney […]

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IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOSUE STAFF: “The purge of impeachment witnesses has begun. Within hours of each other, President Donald Trump and the White House removed two of the most crucial witnesses against the president in the investigation that led to his impeachment for abuse of power. Late Friday [2-7-20], news emerged that Trump had ordered […]

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BUDGET/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Two officials at the White House budget office resigned this year partly because of their concerns about President Trump’s decision to hold up congressionally approved security assistance to Ukraine, a third aide at the office told impeachment investigators, revealing dissent within a key agency about Mr. Trump’s refusal to release […]

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IMPEACHMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “It’s been the latest fight within the impeachment fight. When former top Treasury official Tony Sayegh showed up in the West Wing roughly two weeks ago to discuss a role helping out with President Donald Trump’s war against impeachment, his surprise appearance kicked off yet another West Wing turf […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “RT @IngrahamAngle: On Inauguration Day 2017, Team Trump has zero idea how many career staff working inside the Admin—WH, State, IC, other a…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 29, 2019 7:49 am

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MEDIA/NORTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Stephanie Grisham, the new White House press secretary, returned from the Demilitarized Zone with a bruise on her arm after physically pushing North Korean officials to clear a way for American journalists to cover President Trump’s meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. In a video of […]

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MEDIA/MELANIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s communications director, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary, continuing the ascent of a former campaign aide who established herself as a loyal and at times combative defender of the Trump family. Ms. Grisham will also take on the added role of communications director, […]

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “White House officials privately acknowledge that President Donald Trump has handled the questions about foreign interference in American elections poorly in the days since his interview with ABC News aired, multiple sources told CNN on Friday [6-14-19]. A source close to the White House said there was frustration inside […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “If Sean Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary made him a figure of national renown and mockery, priming him for his current incarnation as a special correspondent on the syndicated TV show ‘Extra,’ the legacy of his successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is more straightforward. And, perhaps, more lasting. She made […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary who fiercely defended President Trump through one of the most tumultuous periods in American politics while presiding over the end of the iconic daily news briefing, will step down at the end of the month. Mr. Trump announced her departure on Thursday [6-13-19] […]

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TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas….” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 13, 2019 3:10 pm

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TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “….She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 13, 2019 3:10 pm

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MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Sarah Sanders’ primary legacy as White House press secretary will be the death of the daily press briefing. In her nearly two years as Trump’s top liaison with the press, Sanders shortened the on-camera briefings and then did away with them altogether. Her most recent quarrel with the press in the […]

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MELANIA/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a leading contractor for President Trump’s inaugural committee and a former adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, has publicly disputed accounts of her departure from the White House last year, rejecting claims from officials that she was dismissed. Ms. Winston Wolkoff specifically took issue with suggestions by White […]

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SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “RT @BaylorWBB: Thank you to @realDonaldTrump and the @WhiteHouse staff for a great experience for the Lady Bears! #SicEm https://t.co/SR7no…”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 29, 2019 4:34 pm

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RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “The first years of President Donald Trump’s tenure were marked by chaotic attempts among aides to thwart his efforts to curtail the special counsel’s investigation, according to Robert Mueller’s redacted report, an exercise that relied on subterfuge and deceit that does little to dispel the sense of disarray […]

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ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “A day after claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report had vindicated him, President Donald Trump was in a foul mood about Mueller’s detailed findings, lashing out at the Russia investigator and fuming about aides who cooperated with him. Close White House advisers said they expect Trump’s hottest […]

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FBI/ROBERT MUELLER/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOSUE STAFF: “When ousted FBI Director James Comey delivered damaging testimony to Congress in 2017, attracting nationwide attention, White House aides insisted that President Donald Trump’s mood was ‘light.’ Shortly after news broke that Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Russian nationals promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, Trump reported […]

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NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “A White House staff member has told House investigators that senior officials have overruled concerns raised about 25 individuals whose security clearances were initially denied over a range of disqualifying issues — such as fears about foreign influence and potential conflicts-of-interests — warning of the grave implications to […]

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CONGRESS/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “A whistle-blower working inside the White House has told a House committee that senior Trump administration officials granted security clearances to at least 25 individuals whose applications had been denied by career employees for ‘disqualifying issues’ that could put national security at risk, the committee’s Democratic staff said Monday […]

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ETHICS/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Seven former senior Trump aides, including the White House’s top ethics official, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose their future employment on financial reports, according to records obtained by POLITICO. One of those aides, John McEntee, President Donald Trump’s former personal aide who left in March 2018, reportedly […]

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DEMS/FBI/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director and long-time confidante of President Donald Trump, plans to turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into potential obstruction of justice. Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, sent Hicks a detailed […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Bill Shine is the fifth person to learn that it’s not easy to serve as communications director to a president who doesn’t think he needs one. Trump on Friday [3-8-19] accepted the resignation of Shine, a former Fox News executive who had spent just nine months on the job, severing his […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “A former White House aide is suing President Donald Trump and arguing the government is trying to illegally penalize him after he wrote a book that portrayed an unflattering picture of life in the West Wing. Cliff Sims filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Washington. Trump’s campaign accused […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “The White House is aggressively investigating several leaks of President Donald Trump’s private schedules, a source of repeated embarrassment to the White House and the president himself. West Wing officials managing the hunt have enlisted the help of the White House IT office, and believe they are making progress in […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump did a little book promoting Tuesday [1-29-19], attacking a former aide for writing the latest tell-all tome about the fractious Trump administration…Published Tuesday, Sims – a communications aide with both the Trump campaign and the White House – writes about the back-stabbing among the president and his […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “White House press briefings during the Trump administration have gone from must-see TV to practically cancelled after just two seasons. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, has not taken questions from the podium since Dec. 18, and she appeared just once in September, November and December. On Tuesday […]

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CHRIS CHRISTIE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sees the Trump White House as a rogues’ gallery of flawed people sidetracking the work of the U.S. president, according to excerpts of his forthcoming memoir posted on the news site Axios on Wednesday [1-16-19]. President Donald Trump employs a ‘revolving door […]

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DONALD JR/GOVERNMENT/TRUMP FAMILY/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “RT @DonaldJTrumpJr: Worth the read. I’m A Senior Trump Official, And I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance https://t.co/6ahfOl…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 15, 2019 8:02 am

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GOVERNMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump said Saturday [1-12-19] he was alone in the White House with a plan at the ready to reopen the federal government, but close White House advisers and staff said they remained in the dark about how he would end the three-week partial shutdown. Trump was slated to […]

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GOVERNMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump said Saturday [1-12-19] that media reports of dysfunction within his administration amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history were inaccurate because ‘there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me’…The shutdown entered its fourth week on Saturday, with congressional lawmakers leaving town Friday as 800,000 federal workers […]

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JOHN KELLY/MICK MULVANEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly tried and failed to bring a military discipline to the West Wing. Mick Mulvaney doesn’t plan to try. Mulvaney will approach the job far differently than Kelly, according to six sources close to the Trump aide and Republicans close to […]

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MICK MULVANEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Incoming White House acting-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney once said Donald Trump’s past words and actions would disqualify him from becoming president in an ‘ordinary universe.’ Mulvaney made the comments in a previously unreported October 2016 radio interview in which he also said Trump is not a role model […]

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MICK MULVANEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Mick Mulvaney will become the acting White House chief of staff at the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Friday [12-14-18]. Mulvaney will not resign as director of the Office of Management and Budget while he is acting White House chief of staff, […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “For the record, there were MANY people who wanted to be the White House Chief of Staff. Mick M will do a GREAT job!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 14, 2018 7:31 pm

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JOHN KELLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction. Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration….” -Donald Trump, […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “….I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. He is a GREAT PATRIOT and I want to personally thank him for his service!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 14, […]

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CHRIS CHRISTIE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Friday [12-14-18] that he doesn’t want to be Donald Trump’s next chief of staff, leaving the president with a dwindling list of candidates and underscoring the chaos of the search for the top West Wing aide. Christie, an early Trump supporter […]

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MICK MULVANEY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump has announced his final choice in the chief of staff sweepstakes: Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. The announcement, made predictably via Twitter on Friday [12-14-18], ends more than a week of ‘Apprentice’-like scrambling to figure out who would replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly. Nick Ayers […]

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GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, is no longer under consideration to be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff…Meadows, a staunch Trump ally, had been a top contender for the position after Nick Ayers — the president’s first choice to replace John Kelly, who Trump […]

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CONGRESS/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Republican House member Mark Meadows will stay in Congress and not become President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff, officials said Wednesday [12-12-18]. Meadows ‘is doing an incredible job in Congress,’ said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. ‘The President told him we need him in Congress so he can […]

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JOHN KELLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday [12-11-18] that he’s having no trouble finding a new chief of staff and that he is in ‘no rush’ to fill the job, despite having already burned through two such top aides and being turned down by his reported first choice…Trump’s rebuttals […]

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MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 11, 2018 8:30 am 

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JOHN KELLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Trump extended his timeline on Tuesday [12-11-18] for choosing a new chief of staff to succeed John F. Kelly, telling reporters that he was in ‘no rush’ and that the search process could drag on for weeks as the White House scrambles to find a suitable candidate […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “No one ever said being White House chief of staff was easy. Dick Cheney, who served in the role for President Gerald Ford, blamed the job for his first heart attack. President Barack Obama’s third chief, Bill Daley, came down with shingles from the stress. But despite the pressure, […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Trump has often bragged about having his pick of only the best people to serve in his administration. Being publicly rejected by his first choice for chief of staff — and embarking on a very public search for someone else — has made Mr. Trump’s claim harder […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “President Donald Trump was hunting for a new chief of staff Monday [12-10-18], a day after the leading candidate for the job unexpectedly dropped out of the running and set off a new round of staffing confusion at the White House. After White House aide Nick Ayers told Trump […]

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GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/JOHN KELLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows wrote a secret memo last month about how House Republicans could counter Democratic plans to investigate and potentially impeach Donald Trump. Now, the president is eyeing the North Carolina Republican — one of his closest allies on Capitol Hill — […]

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JOHN KELLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WHITE HOUSE STAFF: “Nick Ayers, Donald Trump’s top choice to be his next chief of staff, is no longer in the running and the U.S. president is now considering at least two other candidates, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday [12-9-18], the latest sign of a chaotic White House […]

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