1. Curated quotes:
The quotes on this site are curated, which means that the quotes are individually reviewed to ensure that they fit our posting criteria.
2. Posting criteria:
The site began in 2017 with quotes that are intended to shed light on who Donald Trump, his family, friends and associates are, how they think and act, and the positions of social policy they have taken, inferred or may take in the future. We also post quotes from others who seem to support or contradict such quotes or positions.
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 January 20, 2021 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.
3. Quotes not out of context:
Although some quotes will be few words taken from many words, quotes used should not be out of context.
4. Quote sources:
Sources for the quotes include speeches, press conferences, interviews, the general media, social media, written and published papers, documents, newspaper articles, and lawsuits. All quotes on this site will show a source.
All quotes will show a day, month, and year.
6. Dating quotes:
Quotes are dated when they occurred. For example, when a main stream publication (for example the Wall Street Journal) mentioned on January 3, 2017, that Dr. Smith made a specific quote on February 8, 2005, our attribution posted on that quote would be:
February 8, 2005 [when said at a press luncheon].
-Susie Jones, “Dr. Smith Says It All,” Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2017
Any note added in addition to the quote will be in brackets, with the word “Note:” in bold red, and the explanation in black text, italicized.
When we find or are notified about errors in our postings, we will normally work to correct them within four business days.
We only post quotes that we reasonably believe are accurately reproduced and authentic.
10. PDFs unrelated to quotes:
When we find a PDF that doesn’t come from a quote but still merits inclusion on the site, we will post it with a few sentences about why it may be relevant.
11. Our methodology is evolving:
This methodology will be further fleshed out over the coming months, however additions to the methodology should little change the initial points above.