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:
AboutTrump.org began in February 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 posted quotes from third parties who seem to support or contradict such quotes or positions.
We began adding quotes from Joe Biden on June 5, 2020, soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee.
Because we have added Trump quotes for 48 months (mainly from 2-6-17 to 1-20-21, the last day of Trump’s presidency and the first day of Biden’s presidency), and because Trump had many more statements on Twitter and in speeches, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes.
As of January 20, 2021, this site contained over 43,000 sourced comments and quotes, with an estimated 92.4% by or about Trump, compared to 7.6% by or about Biden.
In sum, the site is no longer being updated daily, but we may occasionally add quotes relating to Trump or Biden that seem relevant in the context of the Trump presidency.
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.