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It is clearly not a direct quote of what Clapper said and not meant to be.
What was it meant to be, then?

Just a random fantasy quote?
Rhetoric where he rephrases what someone else said in the worst possible light. The quote marks show where he stops rephrasing and starts responding. The idea is that what's in the quotes should be essentially the same as what was actually said, except that the objectionable parts should be more obvious.

This has been done many times here to Dave and to socrates.
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But spying on his campaign seems like a big deal to me.
Spying on his campaign as reported by the Drumpf himself, apparently incorrectly quoting someone else on a TV talk show,

Yeah, that's something to get ones panties all twisted up about.
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Gee, Heinz - Trump has shown no respect to my elected leader, even bragged and laughed about lying to his face. Should I respect Trump too or do I get a pass?
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Maybe I have this wrong but I don't think what Trump said is attributing a false quote. It was either rhetoric or hyperbole and not a big deal.

That's the way he talks!
If that were true, he should learn to talk a different way, perhaps even the way most people talk.
I love it. If Drumpf says something really stupid or makes a clearly wrong statement of fact or quote, it's rhetoric or hyperbole.
No, it's just apologetics for a sorry Dear Leader.
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Maybe I have this wrong but I don't think what Trump said is attributing a false quote. It was either rhetoric or hyperbole and not a big deal.

That's the way he talks!
If that were true, he should learn to talk a different way, perhaps even the way most people talk.
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Quote marks can be used for rhetoric. I was on the other side of something similar with socrates a few years ago. Can't seem to find it now.

Isn't rhetoric and hyperbole the same thing? I am not entirely sure.
No, they are not.

If you weren't sure, you shouldn't have posted.
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It is clearly not a direct quote of what Clapper said and not meant to be.
What was it meant to be, then?

Just a random fantasy quote?
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I really don't see where Trump is attributing a quote to anyone.
Here.
Let me help:
Here's Trump's tweet, in its entirety:
Quote
"Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign" No, James Clapper, I am not happy. Spying on a campaign would be illegal, and a scandal to boot!

You see those " marks?
Do you know what they mean?

I see quote marks around what Trump said.
That is a quote of what Trump said! Do you know what those little marks mean? Dumbass!
People expressing their own thoughts do not normally enclose them in quotes.

Unless, you know, they are smitten by narcissism.

You choose, HH, did Drumpf falsely quote someone

OR

Did Drumpf narcissistically quote himself as saying something he had never previously said?
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Good to know The Homeland is under her watchful eye!
CIA is outside the borders, dontcha know, not allowed to operate within US borders. Not at all. It's a matter of law, passed by Congress and all. They do not violate this law, ever. They do not violate any laws, ever.