make no mistake and let me make one thing perfectly clear

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* Let me say this about that: It is not possible for me to have a lower opinion of our president than I do right now, but I'm sure he will do everything in his power to test the truth of this statement.

* Quotes the famous Tricky Dick circumlocution.
Others preferred "Let me make one thing perfectly clear" but that telegraphed Tricky's punch: it meant he was about to lie. "Let me say this about that" was a trickier dodge so one had to work through what it meant. Nobody knew how to duck a question like Richard Nixon: he made Bill Clinton look like a piker.
There's a handbook.