"I've always felt it was overrated. Obama got the votes much more so than his data processing machine. And I think the same is true with me." — Donald Trump to The Associated Press as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is planning a general election campaign that banks heavily on his personal appeal and trademark rallies.
"We have a nominee, it looks like he may well be very competitive, and we want to win the White House. We know that Hillary Clinton will be four more years of Barack Obama. I think that's going to in the end be enough to unify Republicans across the country." — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as key Senate Republicans voiced optimism about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November.
"He will not revisit the decision to use the atomic bomb at the end of World War II." — Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes after it was announced that President Barack Obama this month will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima.