[Ads-l] Quote verification

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 12 01:37:24 UTC 2020

On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah played a clip of Biden at a campaign stop being asked by a student in the audience how he was going to win nationally if he had done so poorly in Iowa, and he responded by asking the questioner if she had ever participated in a caucus.  When she said she had, he responded by calling her “a lying dog-faced pony soldier”, an unusual way to go after undecided voters. Biden’s team was later asked later to clarify the remark, which Noah described as “strong words…that I don’t really understand at all” (although he provided some vivid images of possible referents; see https://tinyurl.com/t4yg7mv starting at 4:15). Biden's campaign later claimed it was a quote from a John Wayne movie, but nobody has been able to identify the movie.  There are others.)

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