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Trump’s ‘shoot someone’ comment tops list of notable quotes this year

Sound bites from the presidential campaign dominated the 11th annual ‘Yale Book of Quotations’ list from Fred Shapiro, an associate director of the library.

world Updated: Dec 13, 2016 14:36 IST
Donald Trump, during a speech at a campaign rally in Iowa, in January said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
Donald Trump, during a speech at a campaign rally in Iowa, in January said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” (AFP file photo)

Donald Trump’s boast on the campaign trail that he could “shoot somebody” and not lose any voters tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2016.

Sound bites from the presidential campaign dominated the 11th annual ‘Yale Book of Quotations’ list from Fred Shapiro, an associate director of the library. He chooses quotes that are famous or revealing of the spirit of the times, and not necessarily eloquent or admirable.

The list includes quotes from each of the national party conventions. At the Republicans’ gathering in Cleveland, it was Trump saying: “I alone can fix it.”

At the Democrats’ convention a week later, it was Khizr Khan, the father of an American soldier killed in Iraq, addressing Trump and saying: “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

The yearly list is an update to the ‘Yale Book of Quotations,’ which was first published in 2006.