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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,
"You know, I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I -- if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it."
- President Barack Obama in an interview with David Axelrod, on how he could have won a third term.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I could have beaten Donald Trump because I have a vision and I can articulate it, whereas Hillary had no vision to articulate.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! - jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc."
- President-elect Donald Trump, in a tweet responding to President Barack Obama's claim of doing better than Hillary and beating Donald Trump in a hypothetical presidential election.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
You would have had to defend your support for job killers Trans-Pacific Partnership and NAFTA, calling ISIS the JV team, letting Syria deteriorate and spread into the EU, Obamacare premium increases, no way you win. You would have done worse than Hillary who was running as your third term.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"They’re all the people I grew up with. They’re their kids. And they’re not racist. They’re not sexist. But we didn’t talk to them."
- Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, on why Hillary Clinton lost the middle and working-class of Pennsylvania.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The Hillary Clinton campaign's outreach was calling the working-class racist & sexist.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think people are not used to our officers saying, 'Good morning. How are you?'"
- New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, on New York City police officers greeting people.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
People are used to our officers saying, 'Put your hands where I can see them and don't move or I will shoot.'


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The United States acted with one primary objective in mind: to preserve the possibility of the two state solution, which every U.S. administration for decades has agreed is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,"
- Secretary of State John Kerry, on the reason for the United States abstention of a resolution that passed at the United Nations Security Council that called for a complete halt to all settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The United States acted with one primary objective in mind: to kick Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the balls one last time before President Obama left office.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Friends need to tell each other the hard truths, and friendships require mutual respect,"
- Secretary of State John Kerry on defending the U.S. decision to abstain on the United Nations vote to condemn Israeli settlements.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The hard truth is the Obama Administration just wanted to make problems for the Trump Administration and Israel. Bye, Bye.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an ally,"
- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesperson, on Secretary of State John Kerry's speech describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The Obama Administration liberal name calling is inappropriate.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Listen, I’m not a news executive. But if I were, I would say I would not cover his tweets."
- CNN anchor Don Lemon, on President-elect Donald Trump's tweets.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
If I were a news executive I would be a lousy one because I wouldn't cover the news.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I think we ought to get on with our lives,"
- President-elect Donald Trump, after being asked about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Fuhgeddaboudit!


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The vote in the UN was about preserving the two-state solution,"
- Secretary of State John Kerry.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The two states preserved in the UN vote being the West Bank and Gaza.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Secretary Kerry’s speech today was at best a pointless tirade in the waning days of a outgoing administration."
- Sen. John McCain, on Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech defending the U.S. decision to abstain on the United Nations vote to condemn Israeli settlements. .
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Secretary Kerry giving a speech is a waste of time.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!"
- President-elect Donald Trump, in a year end tweet.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
To my enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly, one last tweet for 2016. Happy New Year LOSERS!


WHAT THEY SAID,
"A bit of elitism that’s crept in,"
- Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, on the Democratic Party.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
A lot of elitism crept in.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I love the ocean, and I love the Bay Area, I love what it's got to offer, but there's just an attitude that it was... It wasn't healthy for me, starting to feel like I was just fighting all the time and I just had to get out of my own head. So Colorado does it for me"
- James Hetfield lead vocalist & guitarist of heavy metal band Metallica, on why he left San Francisco for Vail, Colorado.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Liberal elitists make me sick.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic,"
- Secretary of State John Kerry.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
It is okay for a Palestinian state to only be Muslim. Israel must have both Muslims and Jews but Arab states can just have Muslims because they choose to not be democratic.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"He still needs us more than we need him,"
- CNN anchor Don Lemon, on President-elect Donald Trump.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
If Trump didn't have Twitter he would need CNN more.




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