If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair — everybody was persecuted, in all fairness — but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.
– President Donald J. Trump, January 27, 2017
Our desire [in education reform] is to confront the culture in ways that will continue to advance God’s kingdom.
– Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, 2001
Ultimately, freedom of speech is about ascertaining the truth. And if you don’t believe there’s a truth, you don’t believe in truth, if you’re an utter secularist, then how do we operate this government? How can we form a democracy of the kind I think you and I believe in… I do believe that we are a nation that, without God, there is no truth, and it’s all about power, ideology, advancement, agenda, not doing the public service.
– Potential Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, November 14, 2014
First of all, there’s nobody on this stage that’s more pro Israel than I am. OK. There’s nobody. I am pro-Israel. I was the grand marshall, not so long ago, of the Israeli Day Parade down 5th avenue. I’ve made massive contributions to Israel. I have a lot of – I have tremendous love for Israel. I happen to have a son-in-law and a daughter that are Jewish, OK? And two grandchildren that are Jewish.
– President Donald J. Tump, March 15, 2016
PRIEST: How would you see a President Trump bringing the Arab states back to the table?
FLYNN: It has to be a totally different conversation. It has to be one based on respect and acknowledging that there is a cost for not doing that. There is a cost.
PRIEST: Continued war?
FLYNN: It’s like NATO. Why do three-quarters of NATO [countries] get away with not paying anything? They have to pay their bills. We’ve done a lot, for the better part of half a century, for these countries. I personally think we have to embrace this notion that President al-Sissi of Egypt said; he called for a revolution in Islam.
PRIEST: How do we do that?
FLYNN: Help them.
– National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, August 15, 2016