The past week began with the fallout of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, where President Joe Biden cracked jokes at his own expense and took a ribbing from comedian Trevor Noah. However, by midweek, the story had changed dramatically, with a bombshell leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that appears to indicate the future of Roe v. Wade is on the line. Here are the quotes of the week.

“I’m excited to be here tonight with the only group of Americans with a lower approval rating than I have.”
- President Joe Biden shows he’s got jokes during his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

“Republicans seem to support one fella, some guy named Brandon. He’s having a really good year, and I’m kinda happy for him!”
- Biden makes a joke at his own expense, owning the Let’s Go Brandon meme.

“Who ever thought we’d see the day when a senator could be openly bisexual but a closeted Republican?”
- Host Trevor Noah takes a shot at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).


​​“It’s relatively normal in the afternoon, but as soon as the sun goes down…”
- Noah compares Fox News to a Waffle House.

“So, I never, I would never attend that. I have no interest in that. I did not watch it. I do not care what they do. But for them to advertise me when that invitation was rejected by my office, that is a lie.”
- Gov. Ron DeSantis hits out at Noah after the comedian made jokes seemingly made to look like the Florida Republican was in the crowd.

“I think that after the election, my goal would be, if we win the election really big, people like you who analyze these things are gonna say, 'The days of Florida being a swing state are over.' Florida is a red state, and I think that's because of a lot of what we've done.”
- DeSantis has lofty goals for the next election on the future of Florida.

“I want to make three things clear. First, now that the court is poised to strike down Roe, it is my intention for the Senate to hold a vote on legislation to codify the right to an abortion in law.”
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the leak.

"If the court does overturn Roe, it will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose. And it will fall on voters to elect pro-choice officials this November.”
- Biden calls on voters to vote for pro-abortion rights candidates during the midterm elections.

“To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operation, it will not succeed.”
- Chief Justice John Roberts hits out at whoever leaked the draft.

“By every indication, this was yet another escalation in the radical left’s ongoing campaign to bully and intimidate federal judges and substitute mob rule for the rule of law.”
- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the leak.

"If this decision holds, it's really quite a radical decision. ... I've not had a chance to thoroughly go into the report. ... Does this mean that in Florida they can decide they're going to pass a law saying that same-sex marriage is not permissible?"
- Biden questions if the Roe v. Wade decision will lead to future rollbacks of other laws.

“On the Ministry of Truth being established by Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas, a notably nonneutral participant in the body politic, this is obviously outrageous to an extent that George Orwell’s eyebrows would go up. Psaki's characterization is a desperate attempt by the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Truth to suggest that there was anything like the Biden Ministry of Truth in the works in the last administration — there was not."
- Former Trump-era DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli counters statements by White House press secretary Jen Psaki that the disinformation board dates to 2020 and the Trump administration.

“I don't want to hear Republicans talk about deficits and their ultra-MAGA agenda."
- Biden talks about how he reduced the deficit by $350 billion in his first year in office.

"What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history."
- Biden appears to have adopted new messaging on the "Make America Great Again" crowd in the wake of the Supreme Court draft leak.

“In principle, it seems as though by moderating demand we could see [job] vacancies come down as a result … and I think put supply and demand at least closer together than they are, and that would give us a chance to get wages down and then get inflation down without having to slow the economy and have a recession and have unemployment rise materially. 
“So there is a path to that. Now, I would say I think we have a good chance to have a soft, or a softish, landing or outcome, if you will.”
- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sees a path to bringing down inflation without crashing the economy, although he said it will be challenging.

"The president said today, 'What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?' What is he talking about?"
- Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asks Psaki what Biden is actually referring to here.

"It is a true honor. I look forward to serving this administration and the American people. I have big shoes to fill. [Psaki] has been a great friend, mentor, and excellent press secretary."
- Karine Jean-Pierre on being named the White House's new press secretary, replacing Psaki.

"Representation matters, and she will give a voice to many but also make many dream big about what is truly possible."
- Psaki hails her replacement Jean-Pierre.


"This is false. I’ve had no communication, directly or indirectly, with Trump, who has publicly stated that he will be exclusively on Truth Social."
- New Twitter owner Elon Musk denies a report former President Donald Trump subtly influenced his decision to acquire the social media giant.