What a long, strange strip it's been
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September 3, 2019
........................Trump on Comey: "Crooked cop."....Comey on Trump: "Narcissism is not leadership."....Ted Cruz: "Gun control doesn't work. Look at Chicago."....Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in response: "Sixty percent of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside it -- mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth."....GOP challenger Joe Walsh on Trump immigration policy: "Absolute incompetence."....Trump on CNN host Chris Cuomo: "A total out-of-control animal."....former Defense Secretary James Mattis on Trump: "Limited cognitive ability...Generally dubious character."....Trump on Puerto Rico: "One of the most corrupt places on Earth."....Juan Cole on Trump: "Surely the most scandal-ridden presidency in history."....ocean-crossing teen activist Greta Thunberg on Trump: "My message to him is just to listen to the science, and he obviously doesn't do that."....former WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Trump: "It's like a hostage crisis inside the [White House]. They absolutely hate the guy's guts, but they're scared out of their minds...He's completely unhinged...Melting down like a nuclear reactor."....Trump: "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."....Frank Bruni on voters: "What many of them want is release from the incessant drumbeat of that infernal syllable: Trump, Trump, Trump. They'd like a new mini-series with a different cast."....Marianne Williamson on Trump: "We have a little bit of a mad King George in charge of this country right now."....Trump on GOP rivals Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh, and William Weld: "Can you believe it? I'm at 94% in the Republican party, and have Three Stooges running against me."....Jennifer Rubin: "When he's not lying, Trump sounds crazy."....China Institute for WTO Studies director Tu Xinquan: "We used to have expectations for Trump...Now it seems his degree of rationality is far below our expectations. Constantly changing...We have no expectations now and don't expect him to make the right responses and decisions."....former U.S. diplomat Jeff Moon on Trump: "An undisciplined, tactical thinker who deals with issues and events one-by-one and is guided by no fixed principles or long-term strategic vision."....Trump on NYT columnist Bret Stephens: "Lightweight...Loser."....Esquire's Jack Holmes on Trump: "Is quite adept at convincing himself of something as he makes it up with the intent of convincing others."....CNN's Jim Sciutto on Trump remarks at G-7: "A parade of lies."....Rolling Stone bureau chief Andy Kroll: "Because nothing says free markets and liberal democracy quite like a head of state ordering private businesses to follow his orders."....former federal prosecutor William Weld: "Using a serious meeting of world leaders to promote his golf resort is just the latest in many failures to distinguish between Trump World and the real world."....toy company president Jay Foreman: "We are on Mr. Trump's Wild Ride. Never have we experienced such an unhinged practice of governance. It's out of control and outrageous."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "It's not only that he will never get better, but it is certain that he will get worse. There has never been a malignant narcissist in power whose pathology improved, or even remained stable. They always deteriorate, and often rapidly, as they become drunk on (what they see as) now unlimited power and adulation."....Trump on head of Federal Reserve: "My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?"....WaPo's Greg Sargent: "Jacob Levy and Jack Balkin have demonstrated that Trump's lying has crossed over into a form of autocratic disinformation and propaganda that is deliberately designed to render shared agreement on facts and reasoned deliberation impossible."....Trump: "The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do 'fact checking' anymore...They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt."....Trump: "The Mueller Report showed No Collusion, No Obstruction!"........................
August 20, 2019
........................Trump on Dayton, Ohio mayor Nan Whaley's post-shooting news conference: "A fraud."....Whaley on Trump: "A bully and a coward."....former CIA Director John O. Brennan: "In 2020, we need to elect someone to safeguard and strengthen democracy, not trample it."....Trump on the Wall Street Journal: "They understand nothing about trade or business. Nothing."....Bill O'Reilly on Joe Biden: "A swamp creature..."....Trump on Biden: "A pretty incompetent guy...He's such a disaster."....Soledad O'Brien on Sen. John Cornyn: "Is so much more stupid than I ever gave him credit for."....Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Trump: "He's been treating farmers like poker chips at one of his bankrupt casinos."....WA Gov. Jay Inslee: "I see something and I'm saying something: It's time to get white nationalism out of the White House."....former GOP congressman Joe Walsh: "[I want to] apologize for the role that I played in putting an unfit conman in the White House."....Trump on media: "Doing everything they can to crash the economy because they think it will be bad for me and my re-election."....Public Citizen president Robert Weissman: "What's now become very clear is that a very substantial portion of the Trump fortune is due to tax evasion, including his evasion of taxes on his daddy's wealth."....former WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Trump: "Let's face it, he's gone off the rails...He's sounding more and more nonsensical...Fracturing the institutions and all the things that the country stands for...Loyalty is not blind obedience unless you're supporting a demagogue, okay?"....Trump on Scaramucci: "A highly unstable 'nut job.'"....NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: "Such a charade. Too much of the time what Fox and News Corp do is try and take people's minds off the fact that they are being screwed economically by the one percent."....Sean Hannity on de Blasio: "You drive me crazy."....Rachel Maddow on Trump: "Trying to make America into a whole new country we have never been before in all of the 243 years that we have existed."....CNN anchor Chris Cuomo to guy who called him 'Fredo': "I'll f***in' ruin your s***. I'll f***in' throw you down these stairs."....Trump on Cuomo: "He shouldn't be allowed to have any weapon. He's nuts!...I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts."....WaPo opinion editor James Downie: "Funny how employer audits almost completely dried up after a president whose companies employ undocumented immigrants entered office."....Jake Tapper to Customs and Border Protection head Mark Mogran: "It seems like you guys are turning a blind eye to this crime being committed by the president's own companies."....Trump on Bill Maher: "So many lies."....Trump on biographer Timothy L. O'Brien: "A world-class loser."....Trump on Biden: "Sooo boring."....Beto O'Rourke to Trump: "Twenty-two people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism."....Trump on O'Rourke: "Should respect the victims and law enforcement -- and be quiet!"...Jay Inslee on Trump: "Selling out the vital interests of the American people to the well-paid lobbyists and the special interests."....Maureen Dowd: "The shining city on a hill is an ugly pile of rubble."....Trump: "Never has the press been more inaccurate, unfair or corrupt!...We are fighting the seriously dishonest and unhinged Lamestream Media. They have gone totally CRAZY. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "This presidency shames and disgraces the office every minute of every hour of every day."....Trump: "So funny to watch Little Donny Deutsch on TV with his own failing show."....Trump on 'Morning Joe' co-host Mika Brzezinski: "[Joe Scarborough's] angry psycho wife."....then-CA Gov. Ronald Reagan on watching 1971 UN vote to recognize the People's Republic of China (on a recently-released Nixon tape): "Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did. To see those, those monkeys from those African countries -- damn them, they're still uncomfortable wearing shoes!"....Louis Menand: "Apart from being alive, baby boomers had almost nothing to do with the nineteen-sixties."........................
August 6, 2019
........................Gov. Jay Inslee: "We can no longer allow a white nationalist to be in the White House."....Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "This is a president who has fomented hate, let's be honest."....Beto O'Rourke: "Trump sides with a mass murderer's call to make our country more white."....NY Daily News on Trump: "Calls for 'love,' unity and bipartisanship to prevent more mass shootings, but keeps pushing NRA talking points."....Pelosi and Schumer on Trump: "Remains prisoner to the gun lobby and the NRA."....Michelle Goldberg on Trump: "A white nationalist who inspires terrorism."....Michael Tomasky on Trump's response to shootings: "Didn't say much that mattered, and he plainly didn't mean most of what he did say."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Fox News: "A hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists."....Sen. Bernie Sanders on Trump: "Racist, hateful and anti-immigrant rhetoric."....Fox News personality Tomi Lahren to Sen. Kamala Harris: "Did you fight for your ideals or did you sleep your way to the top?"....Trump: "I think the Washington Post is a Russian asset."....Howard Dean: "A vote for any Republican next year is a vote for hate and violence."....Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on winning the presidency: "The first thing I would do is Clorox the Oval Office."....Trump: "If you look at it statistically...the number of shootings, the number of crimes, the number of everything...Baltimore is worse than Honduras, okay?"....AOC on Trump: "We have a predator living in the White House."....Trump on the Squad: "If you are not happy here, you can leave! They can leave and I'm sure there'll be many people that won't miss them...Those tweets were not racist. I don't have a racist bone in my body."....AOC in response: "You don't have a racist bone in your body. You have a racist mind in your head, and a racist heart in your chest."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on the Squad: "We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel. They hate our own country."....Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on the Squad: "They represent a dark underbelly in this country...A lot of us are sick and tired in this country of America coming last to people who swore an oath of office."....Nancy Pelosi: "When Trump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to 'Make America Great Again' has always been about making America white again."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "Three years of embarrassment and waste of time for our country...The whole thing has been collusion by the Democrats. With the media. With other countries."....Trump on Mueller testimony: "The worst performance in the history of our country."....Trump on CNN debate moderator Don Lemon: "The dumbest man on television...He is supposed to be neutral, unbiased and fair, or is he too dumb (stupid) to understand that?"....Joy Reid on Trump: "Is making the presidency smaller, more corrupt and more irrelevant to the moral life of this country and the world."....Al Sharpton on Trump: "He attacks everybody. I know Donald Trump. He's not mature enough to take criticism. But he has a particular venom for blacks and people of color."......Sen. Chuck Schumer on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "Here's an easy way to stop being accused of blocking electon security: Stop blocking it."....Max Boot on GOP: "It has become a cult of personality for a repugnant person."....Anderson Cooper on Trump: "Trafficking in racist stereotypes and giving voice to some of the most shameful and destructive prejudices in our society."....Charlamagne tha God: "Racism is the American way. In fact, the 'Pledge of Allegiance' shouldn't be 'liberty and justice for all' -- it should be 'liberty and justice for whites, and racism for everybody else.'"....Beto O'Rourke: "Donald Trump is a racist."....Ross Douthat on Trump: "The nihilist-in-chief...He plainly believes in nothing but his ego, his vanity, his sense of spite and grievance, and the self he sees reflected in the mirror of television, mass media, online...To analyze Trump is to discover only bottomless appetite and need, and to carve at him is like carving at an online troll: The only thing to discover is the void."........................
July 29, 2019
........................Trump to CNN's Abby Phillip: "What a stupid question that is. But I watch you a lot, and you ask a lot of stupid questions."....Trump to PBS Newshour's Yamiche Alcindor: "You're untruthful when you ask that question...And if you were ever truthful you'd be able to write the truth."....Trump to ABC News' Cecilia Vega: "I know you're not thinking, you never do."....Trump on CNN's April Ryan: "You talk about somebody that's a loser. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing."....Trump on Al Sharpton: "A con man, a troublemaker...Hates Whites and Cops!"....Trump on Rep. Elijah Cummings: "Racist...Incompetent."....Baltimore Sun editorial board: "[Congressman Cummings] has been a thorn in this president's side, and Mr. Trump sees attacking African American members of Congress as good politics, as it both warms the cockles of the white supremicists who love him and causes so many of the thoughtful people who don't to scream."....Trump on Baltimore, Cummings' district: "A disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess...A very dangerous and filthy place..No human being would want to live there."....Baltimore Sun editorial board on Trump: "Better to have a few rats than to be one."....Rep. Rashida Tlaib: "Our president has a hate agenda. He doesn't have a policy agenda."....Rep. Jerry Nadler on Trump: "Disgusting and racist."....Joe Scarborough on Sen. Mitch McConnell: "Moscow Mitch."....Trump: "The Democrats are clowns. They're being laughed at all over the world."....Donald Trump Jr. on Dems: "They are now refusing to accept the results of the hoax investigation they not only asked for but were the root cause of."....Laurence Tribe on Trump replacing the Director of National Intelligence: "[Dan Coats] seems unwilling to put loyalty to Trump, Putin, and Moscow Mitch above loyalty to country. A firing offense in this treacherous swamp of a government."....Miami Herald editorial board on Sen. Marco Rubio: "Far from the Republicans' savior, seems just another slick politician with his finger in the wind -- pushing the party deeper into Trump's swamp."....Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson on Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson: "A racist, an inveterate liar, a man who makes Machiavelli look misunderstood and Pinocchio button-nosed."....Seymour Hersh: "By and large, the world is increasingly run by ignoramuses, wackos and psychotics."....Stern magazine cover, with Trump wrapped in American flag and giving Hitler salute: "Sein Kampf."...............................
July 21, 2019
........................Trump on Reps. Omar, AOC, Tlaib, and Pressley: "If you hate our country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave."....Trump on the US: "The United States has become the laughing stock and a whipping post for the rest of the world....We don't have enough strength in our country....Our country has no spirit, our country has no gravitas....We're a debtor nation....We're broke....We don't know what we're doing as a country....You think our country's so innocent?...Rusted-out factories, scattered like tombstones across the landscape....And the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs....Poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad....We're a foolish country. We're a dumb country....How stupid are the people of the country?...Our military is going to hell....Our infrastructure is terrible, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our schools, our hospitals -- we're becoming a Third World country....We don't have a country any more....We're dying. This country is dying....The American Dream is dead."....John Dean: "Trump has no concern about how history will treat him because he has never read any history. But for those of us who do read history we know he will be viewed as either an aberrant disaster, or if he is re-elected, the man who destroyed America. Without question our worst POTUS."....Trump rally crowd chanting re Rep. Ilhan Omar, who as a child came to the US from Somalia: "Send her back! Send her back!"....Trump on Reps. Omar, AOC, Tlaib, and Pressley: "Pro-terrorist...Anti-USA....I don't believe [they] are capable of loving our Country."....Sen. Kamala Harris on Trump: "Has taken the presidency to a new low...Needs to go back where he came from and leave that office."....Joe Scarborough: "His Nuremberg Rally...The low point of the Trump presidency."....Trump: "The Washington Post story, about my speech in North Carolina and tweet, with its phony sources who do not exist, is Fake News."....Anthony Scaramucci on Trump attack on The Squad: "Racist and unacceptable."....Rep. Al Green on Trump: "Unfit for office...He's willing to yell 'fire' in a crowded theater...We have a bigot in the White House."....LA Times on Trump: "Bigot-in-Chief."....Rick Wilson on Trump: "Devoted to political arson...Beyond shame, reason, and dignity....[Took] a massive dump on the American Dream."....George Conway: "Naivete, resentment, and outright racism, rolled in a toxic mix, have given us a racist president...Racist to the core."....Rep. Ilhan Omar on Trump: "The worst president we've had."....Trump: "Foul-Mouthed Omar."....RNC ad: "Squad Goals: ANARCHY."....Eric Trump on The Squad: "This is the most hate-filled group I have ever seen before...They say anti-Semitic things every single day."....Newt Gingrich: "This is the Left's strategy. Ignore the facts, disregard the truth, and smear anyone who doesn't agree with you."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "His reelection strategy is built on the notions that cruelty can be popular and liberal democratic norms are dead. He might be right."....Rep. John Lewis on Trump: "I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it...In the '50s and in the '60s segregationists told us to go back...They told ministers, priests, rabbis, and nuns to go back! They told the innocent little children seeking just an equal education to go back. As a nation and as a people we need to go forward, and not backwards."....historian Jon Meacham on Trump: "He has joined Andrew Johnson as the most racist president in American history."....Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson on Tucker Carlson: "A dangerous, xenophobic, racist, white supremacist goblin."....Sen. Rand Paul on Jon Stewart: "He pretended for years...to be somebody that could see both sides and see through the B.S. Now he is the B.S."....Rush Limbaugh: "Turn on any television show. The odds are it's going to have something in it that literally destroys or attempts to destroy or attacks you, your values, your way of life, the founding of this country. Movies, ditto."....Trump: "People like...Paul Ryan almost killed the Republican Party. Weak, ineffective, and stupid."....Stephen King on Trump: "First, you stoke hatred and fear of minorities. Then you round them up and put them in camps. Next, you send out raiding parties to get those who have been driven into hiding. The armbands come next, right?"....Michael Avenatti on Donald Trump Jr.: "Could someone please explain to Biff that every time he calls me 'the Creepy Porn Lawyer,' he is mocking his father, the Creepy Porn President who had unprotected sex with a porn star while Biff's four-month-old brother was at home? You may have to use crayons."........................