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Dispatches Quotables


(Charles Krupa/AP)

‘The NCAA is corrupt.’

NBA superstar Lebron James on the scandals plaguing college basketball. He said the NBA should develop a minor league system similar to baseball’s system in order to give young players an alternative to the NCAA.



(Andrew Harnik/AP)

‘The secretary did not speak to the president, and is unaware of the reason.’

State Department undersecretary Steve Goldstein on President Donald Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on March 13. Soon after Goldstein’s comment, Trump also fired Goldstein.

(Andy Wong/AP)

‘This could destroy China and the Chinese people.’

Retired Chinese newspaper editor Li Datong, in an open letter, on the vote by China’s National People’s Congress to abolish presidential term limits. The March 11 vote allows Chinese leader Xi Jinping to rule for many years to come.


(Reed Saxon/AP)

‘We [Democrats] don’t do well with married white women. Part of that is … ongoing pressure to vote the way your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.’

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on one reason she thinks she lost the 2016 election. She made the remarks during a trip to India.

‘Girls like Becky were treated like criminals. I was crying out for help but it felt like I had nowhere to turn.’

Torron Watson on her daughter, Becky, who was raped multiple times by a Muslim gang in Telford, United Kingdom, beginning when she was 11 years old. An investigation by Britain’s Sunday Mirror found that Muslim gangs similarly groomed and raped up to 1,000 girls over a 40-year period in Telford. Authorities reportedly treated the girls as prostitutes and didn’t investigate the rapes for fear of being called racists.