Politicians often say things simply to elicit shock from the general public and as a way to get noticed and be in news headlines. There is a saying that says “any publicity is good publicity” and that mantra seems to be used by many, especially lately with the likes of Donald Trump running for president. However, politicians often say a lot of offensive, misleading, and scandalous things, as this list will show. This list contains ten of the most off-color quotes ever said by politicians.
Al Sharpton isn’t exactly a politician, because although he has ran for office a handful of times, he’s never actually won. The reason for that probably has something to do with quotes like this one: “White folks was in the caves while we was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was…we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.“
Richard Nixon was a controversial president for a few reasons. This quote is among them: “There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white, or a rape.“