"By the way, my sympathies to your – the family of your CFO, who dropped dead very unexpectedly. My best to their family, that's tough stuff.."
(June 2022, rather crudely referencing the death of Jo-Ann Stores CEO Wade Miquelon who passed away the day prior)
"First of all, it's not inevitable. Secondly, we're in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation."
(June 2022, regarding the impending recession which has led to dire warnings from economists for 3Q)
"If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy."
(June 2022, in reference to rising inflation and a recession being all but an inevitability; other countries were not showing higher rates of inflation than the U.S. at the time)
"Why don’t they drill more?"
(June 2022, calling oil companies to help lower gas prices; the Democrats have been staunch supporters of anti-oil/gas initiatives and supporters of doing away with fossil fuels altogether)
"You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed."
(May 2022, calling for stricter gun laws following the mass shooting at Uvalde, TX; his repeated statement has been proven untrue several times prior)
"I've been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan of over 40 I think 38 times..."
(May 2022, speaking to U.S. Naval Academy graduates. Once again, the White House later had to apply a correction saying the number was actually 21)
"Yes. Yes, we have a commitment to do that..."
(May 2022, when asked whether the U.S. would come to the military aid of Taiwan from Chinese aggression. The White House then had to backtrack on the comment to reassure strategic ambiguity was still the U.S. course of action')
"When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available."
(May 2022, official WH Twitter feed touting admin gains; the vaccine had been available under Trump since Dec 2020')
"Use these funds we made available to you to prioritize public safety...Do it quickly, before the summer, when crime rates typically surge. Taking action today is going to save lives tomorrow. So, use the money. Hire the police officers...Invest in proven solutions."
(May 2022, on using America Rescue Plan funds to fund law enforcement, this after not denouncing the BLM-riots of 2020 while on the campaign trail and now five months ahead of mid-term elections predicting a Red Wave')
"But no amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute."
(April 2022, in a Rose Garden speech on Gun Violence Prevention)
"One of the things I found out as President of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money...We’re spending billions of dollars to do it"
(Apr 2022, referring to making every vehicle in the U.S. Military 'climate friendly')
"I’m deeply proud of the work she is doing as First Lady with Joining Forces initiative she started with Michelle Obama when she was Vice President and now carries on."
(Apr 2022, Michelle was First Lady)
"For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power."
(Mar 2022, calling for removal of Russian leader Putin, much to the chagrin of EU leaders)
"There’s been a little change in arrangement of who is on the stage because of the First Lady’s husband contracting COVID."
(Mar 2022, referring to Vice President Harris and her husband)
"As you've heard me say I grew up in a family, like many of you, where the price of gasoline was discussed at the kitchen table."
(Mar 2022, on rising gas prices)
"We will not fight the Third World War in Ukraine...that's called World War III."
(Mar 2022, on the possibility of U.S. troops fighting in Ukraine)
"The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart."
(Aug 2021, on the Afghanistan exit which left 13 U.S. Marines and at least 60 Afghans dead; Iraqi civilians were seen falling from the wings of outbound transports)
"None whatsoever. What you had is you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy. Six if I'm not mistaken. The Taliban is not the South, the North Vietnamese army. They're not - they're not remotely comparable in terms of capability. There's going to be no circumstance where you're going to see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy."
(Jul 2021, on comparisons between the exit of Kabul and Saigon in which the former eventually had eerie similarities to the latter)
"Today, while the virus hasn't been vanquished, we know this: it no longer controls our lives."
(Jul 2021, one month before Delta surge)
"No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute."
(April 2021, said while revealing new executive orders on gun control)
"Wear the Damn Mask."
(Oct 2020, talking down to non-maskers; cloth masks eventually found to be largely ineffective)
"Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID."
(Jun 2020, actual COVID fatalities at the time were 120,000)
"If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."
(May 2020, on African-American radio show)
"You ever been to a caucus?...No you haven't. You're a lying dog-faced pony soldier."
(May 2020, said to a young female voter at rally)
"I may be Irish but I'm not Stupid."
"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."
"Now is the time to heed the timeless advice from Teddy Roosevelt: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick'. I promise you, the president has a big stick."
"I cannot believe that a French man visiting Kiev went back home and told his colleagues he discovered something and didn't say he discovered the most beautiful women in the world. That's my observation."
"A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States - Barack America!"
(Aug 2008, on running mate Barack Obama)
"If John McCain wants to know where the bad guys live, come back with me to Afghanistan. We know where they reside, and it's not Iraq."
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
(January 2007, on Barack Obama)
"In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."