The Week in Quotes (Oct. 8 – 14)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

Jeffrey Lord, former CNN contributor and fervent Donald Trump supporter, conflating abortions with the Las Vegas massacre.

“If we have a culture that disrespects human life and teaches people to have disrespect for human life, how else are we going to wind up than we did with this guy in Las Vegas who had no respect for human life?”


President Donald Trump, “defending” his I.Q. after backlash from one of his characteristic rants in 2013.

“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”


Anti-feminism demonstration attendee Linda Shebesta at the National Mall on Monday.

“We believe God put Donald Trump in [the White House].”


New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse, on the Trump administration’s decision to allow employers or insurers to scrap the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

“The problem they have is with what birth control signifies: empowering women — in school, on the job, in the home — to determine their life course. That’s what they don’t want to normalize. It comes as no surprise which side Donald Trump is on; his administration’s action last week makes perfect sense. Or none at all.”


North East Independent School District trustee Edd White, on a decision to change the name of San Antonio’s Lee High School — named after the Confederate general — to Legacy of Educational Excellence High School.

“I just think we’re trying to put lipstick on a pig if you’re gonna still have the acronym LEE.”