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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,
"I'm feeling great."
- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, a few hours after passing out at the 911 memorial.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I'm feeling great for a senior citizen with pneumonia and money in the bank.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"To just be grossly generalist, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call Ďthe basket of deplorables,"
- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Anyone who doesn't like me, Hillary Clinton, is deplorable.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I regret saying Ďhalfí ó that was wrong."
- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, on saying half of Trump supporters are deplorables.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I regret saying it but I do not apologize for saying it.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Is she right?"
- PBS Newshour Co-host Gwen Ifill, on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying half of Trump supporters are deplorables.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Asking a question that implies millions of Americans are deplorable because they support Donald Trump shows I am partial to Hillary Clinton.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think that in retrospect, we could have handled it better in terms of providing more information more quickly."
- Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon, on not releasing Hillary's pneumonia diagnosis the day it was given by the doctor.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I think that in retrospect, had we known she would collapse and be caught on video we would have released it sooner.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal."
- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, on not on not releasing her pneumonia diagnosis to the media earlier.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I thought I could get away with not revealing it.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think her lifestyle and underlying indicators, from blood pressure to amount of exercise to everything else, means it's almost certain she's in better health than her opponent,"
- Former President Bill Clinton.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
It depends on your definition of it's is.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, on his not standing for the playing of the national anthem.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I won't look the other way of these bad police, they stand for America, I will however look the other way of the many good police and when I need them to help me in an emergency.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"(President Obama is) aware of this issue."
- White House press secretary Josh Earnest, on Colin Kaepernick not standing during the national anthem.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The president follows football.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think itís a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It wonít happen,"
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on Colin Kaepernick's claim that the United States oppresses black people and people of color.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
America, love it or leave. It is the greatest.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"No, he didnít have the guts to look the Mexican president in the eye and bring up the central position in the campaign."
- Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
He was diplomatic.


WHAT THEY SAID,
You know where Hillary Clinton was yesterday? She was speaking to the American Legion in Ohio -- one of the nationís most prominent veterans groups."
- Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I am telling you where Hillary Clinton was because all the media covered Donald Trump's visit with the Mexican president.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"You see Hillary take questions from reporters every day,"
-Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Hillary take questions from Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert as well as reporters standing ten feet away yelling questions to her from the street as she abruptly walks by.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"dark and disturbing speech,"
- Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's immigration speech.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
It is dark and disturbing to want to protect American borders. Everyone should be free to enter the United States with no restrictions. We welcome everybody and we will give them free healthcare, free schooling and a job.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"He goes to Mexico for a photo op with President PeŮa Nieto, claims to have a great meeting, and then flies to Phoenix to deliver the same incendiary message of nativism and divisiveness that he used to launch his campaign a year ago."
- Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
It is nativism and divisiveness to want to protect American borders. Everyone should be free to enter the United States with no restrictions. I am for open borders.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"There has been no loosening of Iranís commitments and there have been no exceptions given."
- State Department spokesman John Kirby, on reports that Iran was allowed to evade restrictions in the nuclear deal with the United States and other western countries.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
There has been no loosening of Iranís commitments since we allowed them to evade the restrictions.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband."
- Huma Abedin in a statement announcing she is leaving her husband former congressman Anthony Weiner after another sexting scandal.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
After a 60 second consideration I told the pervert to leave the house.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I immediately was thinking about an acronym, not the Syrian conflict. I blanked. It happens, and it will happen again during the course of this campaign."
- Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, on asking "And what is Aleppo?" in reply to a question on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I blanked. It happens, and it will happen again it is due to excessive marijuana use.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The United States of America does not invade other countries to plunder and pillage. We donít send our brave men and women around the world to steal oil, and thatís not even getting into the absurdity of what it would involve."
- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Except for the Iraq war that I voted for but since George W Bush bungled the operation we didn't get the oil, so it doesn't count.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I did exactly what I should have done and I take it very seriously. Always have, always will."
- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, on her handling of classified information as secretary of state.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I do as I please, always have, always will.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Ensure provocative actions from North Korea are met with serious consequences."
- President Barack Obama, on North Korea's recent nuclear test.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
That's a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences, just like for Syria.




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