AROUND THE WORLD IN RHETORIC

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VITAL SPEECHES OF RECENT WEEKS

Sep 23, 2020
"With courage, resolve and compassion which lit the dark hour, we have confronted the disaster head on. The virus will be defeated. Humanity will win this battle!"
Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping, President, China
Sep 16, 2020
This is our opportunity to make change happen by design – not by disaster or by diktat from others in the world.
Ursula von der Leyen
Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission
Sep 07, 2020
"We are in the midst of the fastest economic recovery in U.S. history."
Donald Trump
Donald Trump, President, United States of America
Sep 02, 2020
"You would rather find purpose than a job or career. Purpose crosses disciplines. Purpose is an essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history."
Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman, Actor, Writer
Aug 26, 2020
"My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless."
Melania Trump
Melania Trump, First Lady, United States of America
Aug 17, 2020
"If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it."
Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama, Former First Lady, United States of America
Aug 12, 2020
"It requires constant vigilance. And it requires everyone to continue putting the virus under pressure."
Micheál Martin
Micheál Martin, Taoiseach, Ireland
Aug 05, 2020
If we want our children to grow up in a democracy, not just with elections, but a true democracy.
Barack Obama
Barack Obama, Former President, United States
Jul 29, 2020
"Live in peace. Be one—one people, and one love."
John Lewis (D-GA)
John Lewis (D-GA), United States Congressman
Jul 23, 2020
"My mother got to see Mr. Yoho's disrespect on the floor of this House towards me on television."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Representative, U.S. House of Representatives