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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,
"We're going to be looking at a lot of different things, you know, a lot of people are saying that and a lot of people are saying that bad things are happening. We're going to be looking at that and many other things."
-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, responding to a man who asked when America will get rid of Muslims, stated that President Obama is a Muslim and that Muslims are a problem in this country because they have training camps and they want to kill us.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
As president I will be looking at a lot of different things including getting rid of Muslims, Mexicans and President Obama.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"As it relates to my brother, there's one thing I know for sure: He kept us safe, I don't know if you remember, Donald -- you remember the rubble? You remember the firefighter with his arms around him? He sent a clear signal that the United States would be strong and fight Islamic terrorism, and he did keep us safe"
- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, on his brother former President George W. Bush keeping America safe.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
He kept us safe except for September 11, 2001 when the worst attack on American civilians occurred under his watch and those poor people he left to fend for themselves after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. Other than that he kept us safe


WHAT THEY SAID,
"That’s what’s wrong with this campaign, we’re not actually talking about issues, we’re talking about personalities."
- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
This campaign is about personalities and since I have no personality I am losing.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think going in, we knew the narrative no matter what was going to happen was that they were going to say Carly had a big night, no matter what, and obviously they said that."
- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on rival Carly Fiorina's debate performance.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
They just say she won because she is a woman.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I am not asking people to vote for me because I am a woman, but I think if you vote for somebody on the merits, one of my merits is I am a woman."
- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, on why women should vote for her.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Vote for me because I am a woman.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think she’s got a beautiful face. I think she’s a beautiful woman."
- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responding at the Republican debates to his previous comments on rival Carly Fiorina's face.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I think I am screwed with women but I will charm them with my glowing personality.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"She wrote this note. It said, 'I really want you to know that I care about your stay.' Is that just the greatest thing?" So, you know, we can learn a lot and she's Hispanic, 'cause I didn't know it at the time, but I met her in the hallway -- asked her if I could get a little more soap."
- Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, on a hotel worker who he tipped during a recent hotel stay.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Hispanics make great servants.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"There’s no evidence of that, this is — you know, this is overheated rhetoric, baseless charges trying to somehow, you know, gain a footing in the debate and in the primary. And it really doesn’t deserve any comment."
- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on comments by New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie that the former secretary of state should be prosecuted for using a private e-mail account & home-based e-mail server for official government business while she was secretary of state and that hackers could have hacked into U.S. national security secrets from her server.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Another vast right-wing conspiracy out to prevent my rightful place as president.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think, like a lot of people on this issue, I have really changed my thinking here too."
- Caitlyn Jenner, on coming around to accepting gay marriage.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I changed my thinking so much I became a woman.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The purpose of it is to show support for Kim and also to let the world know that it is unacceptable to put a person in jail without bail because she followed her conscience."
- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, on having a rally for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who is in jail for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The purpose of it is to get some media attention for myself and my stagnant campaign.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"This is wrong. This is not America, I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally, I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court decision."
- Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, on the jailing of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Unequivocally, I stand against Supreme Court and the rule of law.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Lock me up if you think that's how freedom is best served, because folks, I am willing to spend the next eight years in the White House leading this country but I want you to know, I'm willing to spend the next eight years in jail, but I'm not willing to spend one day under the tyranny of people who believe they can take our freedom and conscience away."
- Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, on going to jail for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
As president I will write an executive order disbanding the Supreme Court, making me the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Huckabee.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I don’t know what problem that solves."
- Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio, on rival candidate Donald Trump's plan to raise taxes on hedge fund managers to pay for giving middle-class families tax cuts and to prevent corporate inversions through tariffs.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I don’t know how to solve any problem.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The Democrats lost that election because voter turnout was abysmally low, and millions of working people, people of color and young people gave up on ‘politics as usual’ and stayed home. With all due respect, and I do not mean to insult anyone here, that turnout, that enthusiasm will not happen with politics as usual."
- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Democrats will lose the next election if Hillary is the Democratic presidential nominee and will win if I, Bernie Sanders am the Democratic presidential nominee.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I believe I am the candidate best able to do this job on the first day."
- Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on who is best suited to be president.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Unfortunately, I am the only one who believes I am best able to be president and don't have a chance in hell of being the Republican nominee.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I intend to be the nominee. If it is not God’s will, then my intention is to support whoever the nominee is."
- Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I hope to at least be the Vice Presidential nominee.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"In 2009 Iraq was fragile but secure. It was mission was accomplished in a way that there was security there."
- Jeb Bush answering a question on whether ISIS came about from America invading Iraq.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Under my brother George W. Bush the Iraq mission was accomplished. ISIS and the Middle East chaos is Barack Obama's fault. He should have left American troops in Iraq forever.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at."
- Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, on building a wall along the Canadian border.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I will look at anything if it will get me up in the polls no matter how ridiculous.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We can do it. And we can bring in the folks from FedEx to use the technology to do it. There's nothing wrong with that."
- New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie, on using FedEx tracking technology to track immigrants with visas that have expired.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We need to tattoo a barcode number on every visa holder.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We are continuing our Iowa campaign, with several September dates planned and other dates under consideration."
- Bob Haus, Iowa strategist for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, after the Perry campaign relieved almost all paid staffer on his Iowa team.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We are continuing our Iowa campaign even though no one cares.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"What Trump is saying about trade and immigration is a political and economic disaster. He’s almost now making it cool and acceptable to be nativist on immigration and protectionist on trade. That’s destroying a lot of the progress we’ve made as a party in the last 30 years."
- Conservative economist Stephen Moore, on Donald Trump's views of free trade and Mexican immigration.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Free traders have lost the Republican Party to Donald Trump.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions."
- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on her using a private email server while Secretary of State.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
"I am sorry that this has been an issue for my campaign, there are answers to all these questions, I just hope I don't have to reveal them.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think this is pretty bizarre to be honest with you. And it sends a pretty ugly signal to people that somehow we’re creating a different standard for one group against the other,"
- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, on fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's argument that people should only speak English in America.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The U.S. should be a bilingual country.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think I'm running to get people to acknowledge the elephant in the room. We have to recognize, we have a government that does not work. The stalemate, partisan platform of American politics in Washington right now doesn't work."
- Harvard Law School professor Larry Lessig, on why he is he is running for president.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I'm running because I am bored.




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