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Dispatches Quotables

Quotables

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‘Pregnant people’

The term that the British Medical Association says should replace “expectant mothers” so as not to offend men who identify as women and intersex persons. The BMA, in a leaflet on “effective communication” in the workplace, also advised scrapping “biologically male or female” for “assigned male or female.”


 

 

Chaplain Alliance

Ron Crews (Chaplain Alliance)

‘This is like a kick in the gut. I was assured this would be taken care of.’

Ron Crews, executive director of Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, on President Trump’s decision not to rescind Obama’s executive order requiring LGBT-inclusive federal contractors.


 

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Steve Pearce (Cliff Owen/AP)

‘Truly unconscionable’

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, on the $221 million payment the Obama administration sent to the Palestinian Authority hours before President Trump took office. President Bill Clinton designated Hamas, the Palestinian Authority’s governing party, a terrorist organization in 1997.


 

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Jason Chaffetz (Rick Bowmer/AP)

‘It’s a new world when you have 535 people on your board of directors.’

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, in a Politico interview about President Donald Trump’s ambitious agenda: “He wants things done and done yesterday. We like that about him, but Congress was not set up to act like that.”


 

Donald Trump

Alex Brandon/AP (Donald Trump)

‘These are the most beautiful phones I’ve ever used in my life.’

President Donald Trump on his new White House accommodations.

 


 

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Mike Rowe (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

‘We right now have 5.8 million jobs that exist that nobody can fill.’

Mike Rowe of the TV programs Somebody’s Gotta Do It and Dirty Jobs, on skilled but non-white-collar jobs that go unfilled because “we have in our heads this idea that the best path for everybody is a four-year degree.”