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WHAT THEY SAID
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WHAT THEY MEANT

We all have met people that say one thing and mean another. Many well-known people have spoken out on various topics. We have listed some quotes and what we believe was actually meant.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Many people have suggested to me that I should run for president, even though I'm not a politician"
- Dr. Ben Carson on his decision to for president.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
My family wants me out of the house.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Too many of our leaders and our ideas are stuck in the 20th century,"
- Senator Marco Rubio, in a speech announcing his run for president.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I am against normalization of relations with Cuba like many leaders, I and my ideas are stuck in the 20th century.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Honest to God, I havenít made up my mind."
- Vice President Joe Biden, on whether he will run for president.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I'm in.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Iíve spent the last 22, 23 months in preparation to run for the presidency."
- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I spent my whole term as governor in preparation to run for the presidency.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The question is, should these chemicals continue to be used in consumer products in the meantime, given their persistence in the environment?"
- Health and Human Services official Linda Birnbaum, on the use of chemicals polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl also known as PFASs that are suspected of causing cancer and are used in everything from wax paper, pizza boxes, mascara to carpet protectors.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We probably shouldn't be using these products.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I am prepared to do that when I find out what her position is going to be."
- Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, on if he will challenge his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton on regulating Wall Street.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
When she has a position on an issue I will challenge her.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Hillary Clinton was for trade promotion authority. Hillary Clinton is for the trade bill with the Asians. She just won't say so,"
- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Hillary Clinton refuses to give her position on trade for political reasons.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"This is like going to Baskin-Robbins Ö your flavor is going to be there."
- Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, on the many Republican candidates for president.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Especially if you like your flavor with nuts.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The basic policy should be our friends know we have their back over the long haul, and our enemies need to fear us again."
- Potential Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We need more American troops in Iraq.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Hillary Clinton is not going to be the person to lead us to a more stable future; she has her fingerprints on all these foreign policy disasters."
- Potential Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Hillary Clinton is not going to be the person to lead us to a more stable future, as president I will bring back the days of the last Bush presidency and his foreign policy disasters.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"If he says heís a woman, then heís a woman,"
- Former Senator Rick Santorum, on Bruce Jenner who said he was a woman.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I never checked to see if he had a penis but if he says heís a woman, then heís a woman with a penis.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I am more inclined and more deeply motivated now to address whatís wrong with our country and what needs to be healed and what needs to be fixed."
- Former Baltimore mayor and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, on the Baltimore riots.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I am more inclined and more deeply motivated now to address whatís wrong with our country since I am somewhat responsible for the conditions that lead to the Baltimore riots.




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