Quick Quotes for Tuesday, September 18th

September 18, 2018
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“I’ve lived in North Carolina my entire life, and I’ve seen a lot of bad storms, a lot of bad hurricanes. But this is absolutely the worst.”

David Fountain, Duke Energy's North Carolina operations president, and a lifelong NC native on Hurricane Florence's wrath. 300,000 of Duke Energy's 1.4M impacted customers are still without power. Fountain says Duke is "pleased with restoration efforts…. but there's much more to do."
"I believe that with this agreement we prevented a humanitarian crisis in Idlib.”

Turkey's President Erdogan after a 3-hr long meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin outlining a demilitarized zone for Syria. Idlib is the last remaining holdout for Syria's anti-government rebels. U.S. says Syria has been prepping a possible chemical attack. It's unclear if Syria's President Bashar al-Assad supports Erdogan-Putin plan.

"It’s impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican…. That’s not to say I’m with the Democratic Party on everything, but I don’t see how you could possibly run as a Republican.”

Michael Bloomberg, media executive (76), on running for President in 2020. The 3-term NYC Mayor was elected as a Republican & switched to the Independent party, but now says only a major party nominee can win. He's spending $80M to support Dems in 2018.

"For months, we have urged China to change these unfair practices, and give fair and reciprocal treatment to American companies… But, so far, China has been unwilling to change its practices."

President Trump as the U.S. ups its tariffs on China by 10% on about $200B of Chinese goods starting next week. He threatened more tariffs should China retaliate, setting up what could be a prolonged trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

“Mom always believed in finding the sunshine in things & she adored my girlfriend Jan. Jan, you are the sunshine in myA life.A And mom was right, don’t everA let go of your sunshine.A You wonder why I don’t like toA call you my girlfriend?A Because I want to call you myA wife.”

Glenn Weiss, Emmy Winner for Outstanding Dir For A Variety Special making history for first ever proposal during the Primetime Emmys.

Have a great day!

by Jenna Lee,