What a long, strange strip it's been
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April 29, 2019
..................Trump on former FBI and Justice Department officials: "Scum...Dirty cops."....former CIA Director John Brennan on Trump: "Sociopathic ramblings."....former Gov. William Weld: "The Mueller report revealed that Donald Trump is a one-man crime wave...For the good of the country, if he had the self-awareness that Richard Nixon did, he would resign."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "Trying for an overthrow, and we caught 'em."....Laurence Tribe on AG William Barr: "Why he decided to become a lackey for this corrupt bully of a president is just beyond comprehension...He's willingly harming America and the rule of law."....Trump on Dems: "Their collusion delusion has been exposed to the world as a complete and total fraud."....George Conway on Trump: "Deranged Donald."....Sam Donaldson on WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "Simply lies about everything, not just one thing...I feel a little sorry for her because it's the boss who does it. She takes the cue from him."....historian Ron Chernow on Trump: "A relentless campaign against the very credibility of the news media."....Trump on 'Morning Joe': "Morning Psycho...has nosedived, too Angry Dumb and Sick. A really bad show with low ratings - and will only get worse."....Donald Trump Jr. on Bernie Sanders: "Breadline Bernie."....prison-bound former aide Bridget Anne Kelly on Gov. Chris Christie: "You are a bully and the days of you calling me a liar and destroying my life are over."....Dana Milbank summarizing Mueller report: "'Too stupid to conspire, too incompetent to obstruct.'...Would add...'Too dumb to govern.'...Above all, Trump is bumbling."....Rep. Bill Pascrell: "This administration's contempt for rule of law is without peer."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on Bill Clinton, 1999: "This is a person out of control...He is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the land. He encouraged people to lie for him. He lied. I think he obstructed justice. I think there's a compelling case...that [it] would be better for him to leave office than stay in office."....Donald Trump Jr. on HRC: "The worst candidate in the history of the Presidency."....Paul Krugman: "The modern GOP is perfectly willing to sell out America if that's what it takes to get tax cuts for the wealthy."....Trump on Krugman: "Has lost all credibility...He is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is."....Gail Collins on 2020: "Either one of Pete Buttigieg's dogs would be better than the man we've got in the Oval Office now."....Michael Avenatti on Donald Trump Jr.: "Raised spoiled and stupid...Let's see if you can take that silver spoon out of your mouth long enough to have a real discussion one on one with me. Pick a network - I don't care. Step up or shut up."....Trevor Noah on Mueller report: "You realize that yes, Trump is corrupt enough to want to abuse his powers, but he's also too lazy to follow through. That's a nice thing to know."....Jon Lovett: "This is a zombie White House Correspondents' Dinner for a zombie institution to protect zombie norms during a zombie presidency."....Michael Cohen on Trump: "How come I'm the one that's going to prison?"........................
April 22, 2019
............................Rudy Giuliani on Mueller investigators: "A staff of Hillary-loving, Trump-hating people."....Trump on Mueller investigators: "Trump Haters and Angry Democrats."....Donald Trump Jr.: "The mainstream media has no decency."....Trump: "It was the Democrats who committed the crimes."....Andy McCarthy on Mueller investigation: "Dirty dealings of dirty devils."....Ross Douthat on Mueller report: "Donald Trump as an amoral incompetent surrounded by grifters, misfits and his own over-promoted children, who is saved from self-destruction by advisers who sometimes decline to follow orders, and saved from high crimes in part by incompetence and weakness."....Lawrence O'Brien on Trump giving thiry-plus I-don't-remembers to Mueller in his written testimony: "It was like he failed an Alzheimer's competency test."....Maureen Dowd: "The First Narcissist's all-consuming blend of braggadocio and insecurity has turned Washington and its rickety institutions into a dystopian outpost of his id."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "In a contest between his own diseased ego and the rule of law, there has never been any contest...His presidency is a cancer in our Constitution and way of life."....Chauncy DeVega on Trump: "Fired [Homeland Security Director Kirstjen] Nielsen because she was not cruel enough to immigrants, refugees and migrants,...not willing to violate the law at his command."....Robert De Niro on Trump: "A total loser."....outgoing French ambassador Gerard Araud on Trump: "An extrovert, really a big mouth, who reads basically nothing or nearly nothing, with the interagency process totally broken and decisions taken from the hip basically."....former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik on Rep. Ilhan Omar: "Infatuated with Al Qaeda, with Hamas, Hezbollah."...."Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade on Omar: "You have to wonder if she's an American first."....Tucker Carlson: "The Democrats want what they've always wanted; total and complete control over you and this country."....Laurence Tribe on Attorney General Barr: "A pathetic porcine puppet for a puerile president...How Barr, whom I once worked with and respected, can look himself in the mirror or sleep at night is beyond me."....House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Barr: "Going off the rails...He is not the attorney general of Donald Trump. He is the attorney general of the United States."....House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries on Barr: "So-called Attorney General is presiding over a dog and pony show...ZERO credibility."....Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro: "A power-hungry tyrant."....Xu Ba, China ambassador to Chile, on Pompeo: "Lost his mind."....British Judge on Julian Assange: "The behavior of a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest."....Mitt Romney: "I am sickened by the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office in the land, including the President."....Sen. John Kennedy: "I don't know how the actors in Hollywood have time to make movies, they're too busy molesting each other."....Donald Trump Jr. on criticism of the phrase "chick flick": "Ugh. PC bullshit ruins everything."...........................
April 7, 2019
.....................Trump on Dems: "The party of high taxes, open borders, late-term abortion, crime, witch hunts and delusions."....Donald Trump Jr. on Rep. Adam Schiff: "Clown...How is this hack in charge of the House 'Intelligence' Committee? What a joke."....Roger Stone on Barbara Bush: "Nasty, rude, vindictive, entitled, self-important."....Rush Limbaugh on Mayor Pete Buttigieg: "He grew up learning Gramsci and Marx and Engels. He didn't grow up learning about Madison, Jefferson, and Washington."....Rep. Devin Nunes on Mueller report: "The Mueller dossier...Partisans wrote this."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A fraudulent Russian Witch Hunt. It's about time the perpetrators of this fraud on me and the American People start defending their dishonest and treasonous acts."....Sen. Mike Lee: "Climate change is no joke but the Green New Deal is a joke. It is the legislative equivalent of Austin Powers' Dr. Evil demanding sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads."....Tucker Carlson on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "A 29-year-old former bartender...A moron and nasty and more self-righteous than any televangelist who ever preached a sermon on cable access. She's not impressive, she's awful."....AOC in response: "You know you're winning when the GOP resort to vapid, personal insults."....Denise McAllister on 'The View' co-hosts: "A round table of delusional mental midgets."....Robert Reich on Sen. Mitch McConnell: "The epitome of unprincipled power...Is actively and willfully destroying the Senate."....Andrew Sullivan: "If it was once possible to distinguish Rachel Maddow's conspiracy mongering from Glenn Beck's, it no longer is."....Rich Lowry on Biden: "His fundamental offense is not realizing that some people might not be as into Joe Biden as Joe Biden is into Joe Biden. He has an ego, not a libido, problem."....Trump on the press: "They are truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE."....Ann Coulter: "Trump may be a shallow, narcissistic conman, but that doesn't mean the media are not the enemy of the people. Both things can be true."....former WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci on why Trump lies: "He thinks it's fun."....George Conway: "Fish don't swim because they think it's fun; they swim because they're fish."....Rick Reilly, author of 'Commander in Cheat': "Trump doesn't just cheat at golf. He cheats like a three-card monte dealer...He lies about his lies."....Trump: "Now the Democrats have even allowed the terrible scourge of anti-Semitism to take root in their party and in their country.".............................................
March 24, 2019
.............................Ann Coulter on Trump: "He's like a waiter who compliments us for ordering the hamburger, but keeps bringing us fish."....Donald Trump Jr. on Sen. Chuck Schumer: "Schmuck."....Trump: "I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be."....Meghan McCain: "Okay, you aren't a fan. One more in a long list of things you are not. Honest. Brave. Smart. Tough. Disciplined. Kind. Generous."....Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump's McCain criticisms: "Unhinged and deranged attacks."....MSNBC's Mike Barnicle on Trump: "A friendless empty vessel."....Rick Wilson on Trump: "His ongoing behavior with Vladimir Putin ranges between obsequiousness and full-on boot-licking. His bromance with Kim Jong Un is pursued with the fruitless vigor of a ninth-grader courting the head cheerleader."....Stephen Colbert: "Trump has trouble showing love for things that are not him."....Trump on Joe Biden: "Another low-IQ individual."....George Conway: "All Americans should be thinking seriously now about Trump's mental condition and psychological state, including and especially the media, Congress -- and the Vice President and Cabinet."....Trump on George Conway: "A total loser."....George Conway on Trump: "A lying piece of garbage."....Abby Huntsman on Trump: "Leadership and decency may not matter on a reality show, but it sure as hell matters when you're running the free world."....Newt Gingrich on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "In a healthy society, she would be a joke. She doesn't know anything. Her views are based on whatever random thought comes in that morning, and her proposals are beyond silly."....Donald Trump Jr. on Beto O'Rourke: "OMG. I couldn't hear the stupidity through the hand motions."....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "Defaming the FBI hurts America. In case you give a damn."....Trump on late-night comedy hosts: "Weak and untalented."....Jimmy Kimmel on Trump: "You stop being terrible, we'll stop pointing it out, okay?"....Trump on Dems: "Are for Open Borders and Crime!"....Howard Fineman on Trump: "The ultimate amateur."....CNN contributor Paul Begala on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump: "Cockroaches."....Trump on Joe Biden: "The dummy."....NYT columnist Michelle Goldberg: "The president's singular governing innovation has been to engage in grift so baroque, so galactically expansive, that trying to comprehend it all at once tests the limit of the human mind."....Trump on Justice Department during Obama presidency: "A broken and corrupt machine."....National Security Council member William Happer on climate science: "A cult...The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler."....former Greenpeace Canada president Patrick Moore: "The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it's Fake Science. There is no climate crisis."....Trump: "Twitter is a way that we can get out the word when we have a corrupt media."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump tweets: "Talk about 'ripe for tyranny.'...Trump is showing his foes and friends that he can say anything, abuse anyone, lie about anything, break every norm of decency, propriety, and prudence -- and suffer no consequences at all. It's all a dominance ritual."....Bill Maher on Trump: "I don't need the Mueller report to know he's a traitor. I have a TV."........................................
March 20, 2019
............Trump on Tom Steyer: "Doesn't have the 'guts' or money to run for President. He's all talk!"....Jon Meacham on Trump: "As president, he has raised narcissism to Homeric heights!"....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Hasn't met a tryrant he doesn't love."....Jeet Heer: "Trump is not a liar. He's something worse. A bulls*** artist...The bulls*** artist works to erase the very possibility of knowing the truth."....Lou Dobbs on House Judiciary Committee: "They're behaving like, I don't know, Russian revolutionaries...This is a war on this president, this administration, and the American system of government."....Sean Hannity: "The hate-Trump agenda is now hitting literally psychotic levels of derangement."....Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump: "The most prolific, consistent, good for nothing liar this country has ever experienced."....Trump: "Nadler, Schiff and the Dem heads of the Committees have gone stone cold CRAZY."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "All they care about is getting their power back so they can institute socialism right here in this country."....Trump on House Judiciary Committee: "Eighty-one people or organizations got letters. It's a disgrace for our country."....former Fox News president Joe Peyronnin on Fox News: "It's as if the President has his own press organization. It's not healthy."....former Fox commentator Simon Rosenberg: "Fox is no longer conservative -- it's anti-democratic."....former FCC Chief of Staff Blair Levin: "Trump serves as a carnival barker at Fox...Fox's great insight wasn't necessarily a great desire for a conservative point of view...The genius was seeing that there's an attraction to fear-based, anger-based politics that has to do with class and race."....former contributor Bill Kristol on Fox News: "Before, it was conservative, but it wasn't crazy. Now it's just propaganda."....Trump: "There was no collusion! It was a hoax. There was no anything."...........................