"We kind of gave him -- ‘All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.’"
-- Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, on the white evangelical response to Donald Trump's alleged tryst with a porn star
"He's new at government, and so therefore I think that he is learning as he goes."
-- House Speaker Paul Ryan on allegations that Mr. Trump sought to interfere with an FBI investigation
"[Politicians] say things during the course of campaigns that may or may not be fully informed."
-- Chief of Staff John Kelly on Mr. Trump's promise to build a border wall
"He's a human male....