“We have the right to live our lives, with God or without, as we choose. There is a prohibition against the establishment of a state religion in our constitution, and we have the right to choose with whom we live, whom we love and who and what gets to interfere with our bodies. As Americans, men, women, people, gay, straight, LGBTQ. All of us have the human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” — Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, at a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Fundraiser.
“It’s a big country. There are so many places to go visit. The White House might want to take that into account.”
— U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, promising to meet with the Secret Service to push for changes that would allow the Lantana Airport to operate on a limited basis when President Donald Trump visits Mar Largo, his estate in West Palm Beach. Currently, all flight operations are prohibited within a 30-mile ring when the president visits, costing the airport and related businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost business with each presidential visit.
“I feel far more welcome as a gay man in Republican circles than I ever do as a Republican in gay circles.” —Gay writer Chadwick Moore, in an interview with LGBTQ Nation.
“Trump took a national security call in Mar-A-Lago dining room? Not only is that a bad way to run a country, it’s a bad way to run a damn dining room!” — Award-winning actress Bette Midler.
“Kellyanne, that makes no sense.”
— NBC Today host Matt Lauer responding on air to Kellyanne Conway who said “the key” to National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation was his lying to VP Mike Pence after a controversial phone call with the Russian ambassador. Lauer pointed out the White House had that information weeks ago.
“It’s happening. Sit back and grab some popcorn.” — John B.
I think I need to ask what to me is an obvious question: who is Jared Kushner and why does he have so much influence on policy? He’s an entitled 36-year-old who has had everything handed to him in life, and with ZERO government or policy experience. What am I missing?”
— Richard R., Wilton Manors
“Republicans need help understanding LGBTQ issues. And I’m here to help.” —Caitlyn Jenner
“Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now.”
— Veteran newsman Dan Rather, suggesting an emerging scandal over Trump’s relationship with Russia.