17 of the most idiotic things ever said by Washington politicos


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Washington, D.C., is a city known for its power players and political intrigue. It’s also a city where politicians have a long history of making idiotic statements. From gaffes to outright lies, these politicians have said some of the most absurd things imaginable.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most idiotic statements ever made by Washington politicos.

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1. Kamala Harris’s “I was a prosecutor” comment (2020)

Harris said this in a debate with Joe Biden, but she had never actually been a prosecutor.

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2. Mike Pence’s “Mother doesn’t let me watch R-rated movies” comment (2017)

Pence said this during an interview, and it was widely mocked.

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3. Sean Spicer’s “Bowling Green massacre” comment (2017)

Spicer claimed that there had been a “Bowling Green massacre,” but there was no such event.

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4. Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment (2016)

Clinton said that half of Donald Trump’s supporters were in a “basket of deplorables.”

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5. John Kerry’s “flip-flopper” comment (2004)

Kerry saying the accusations of him being a “flip-flopper” on a number of issues, including the Iraq War, were exaggerated.

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6. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ “I’m not sure what the president meant” comment (2017)

Sanders said this repeatedly when asked to clarify former President Donald Trump’s statements.

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7. Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts” comment (2017)

Conway said that there were “alternative facts” about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd.

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8. George W. Bush’s “misunderestimated” comment (2002)

Bush said that he “misunderestimated” the threat posed by Saddam Hussein.

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9. Al Gore’s “lockbox” comment (2000)

Gore promised to create a “lockbox” to protect Social Security funds, but he later admitted that he did not know how he would do it.

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10. George H.W. Bush’s “voodoo economics” comment (1980)

Bush used this term to criticize the economic policies of his opponent, Ronald Reagan.

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11. Gerald Ford’s “I never lie” comment (1975)

Ford said this in an interview, but he had previously been caught lying about his involvement in the Watergate scandal.

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12. Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” comment (2020).

Biden said to a black voter that he was not black if he did not vote for him.

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13. Donald Trump’s “Covfefe” Tweet (2017)

Trump tweeted the word “covfefe,” which was widely mocked. He later claimed that it was a typo, but it is still considered one of his most infamous gaffes.

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14. Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment (2012)

Romney said that he had “binders full of women” to help him find qualified female employees.

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15. Sarah Palin’s “death panels” comment (2009)

Palin said that government-run “death panels” would decide who lives and dies.

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16. Dan Quayle misspelling “potato” (1992)

Quayle misspelled the word “potato” during a spelling bee.

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17. Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech (1973)

Nixon said this in a televised address to the nation on November 20, 1973, in an attempt to defend himself against allegations of corruption.

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