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November 14, 2019
........................Sean Hannity on impeachment hearing: "Sham...The worst show on Earth."....Rush Limbaugh: "One of the most boring things on television that you can imagine."....Hannity on acting US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and State Department official George Kent: "Nerdy guys that don't know President Trump...[Who] obviously have a level of self-importance that is just nauseating to me. A real swamp 'I'm an ambassador' type of feel to them."....Limbaugh on Taylor and Kent: "They're just a couple of guys with their blue-blood noses out of joint that they were side-stepped...They are essentially attempting to conduct a mutiny with the help of the Democrat party."....WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on hearing: "Today was a joke."....Rep. Chris Stewart: "Just a huge dud."....Jeff Sessions: "A show trial."....Donald Trump Jr.: "I've never seen anything more ridiculous...Career government bureaucrats doing their thing...It's a comedy at this point."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "Corrupt idiots...A national disgrace...[They] look dumb, bad, stupid, and shallow."....Mark Levin on Rep. Adam Schiff: "An incompetent left-wing boob."....Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The whole process is a joke."....Sen. John Kennedy on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I don't mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb."....CNN's Tucker Carlson on Washington D.C.: "A city in the grip of insanity."....Trump on WaPo: "A garbage newspaper...Lowlife reporters...Degenerate."....NYer's Susan Glasser: "The Republican playbook here is a time-honored one: delay, deny, obfuscate, and, if that fails, beg Americans to turn off the TV."....Rep. Elaine Luria on Trump: "I took the oath of office for the first time when I was 17 years old and took it five more times over my career and again when sworn into Congress. The oath means everything to me and I'll be damned if I spent 20 years in the Navy to stand by and watch our Constitution be trampled on."....Trump 2014 tweet: "Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?"........................
November 6, 2019
........................Trump on "Shifty Schiff": "A proven liar, leader, and freak, who is really the one who should be impeached."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "I've written the whole process off...I think this is a bunch of B.S."....Trump: "Schiff will change the transcripts just like he fraudulently made up the phone call. He is a corrupt politician!"....Laura Ingraham: "The Dems' days of bullying the American people are over -- they will not disenfranchise the voters in 2020 with a sham impeachment."....Donald Trump Jr. on Mueller report: "A freaking joke."....Trump: "Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!"....Donald Trump Jr.: "The inmates are running the asylum over at the DNC."....Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Dems: "Wusses, wimps, and weasels."....The Guardian on Donald Trump Jr.'s book: "One-eyed, loose with the facts, and a crude attack on the left. In short, it's like his dad -- and it might work."....former WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci: "If Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy had a baby -- it'd be Donald Trump, and he happens to be running the country. I'm just giving you the visual."....Trump on CA Gov. Gavin Newsom: "He's like a child. He doesn't know what he's doing."....Trump: "Democrats have launched an all-out assault on people of faith."....Noam Chomsky on Trump: "An effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base."....Trump on San Francisco: "Has really gone downhill. So sad!"....Donald Trump Jr. on the Obama presidency: "Nothing but failures."....Jared Kushner: "A lot of the work that the President's had me doing over the last three years has actually been cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind."....House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on impeachment inquiry: "An unprecedented, undemocratic, and unfair investigation."........................
October 30, 2019
........................Trump on the Constitution's emoluments clause: "Phony."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand."....Newt Gingrich: "Was it a Freudian slip that led Speaker Pelosi to schedule the fake losers impeachment vote for Halloween? I guess it was too far away to wait for April Fools Day."....CNN's Sean Duffy on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman: "He is incredibly concerned about Ukrainian defense. I don't know that he's concerned about American policy. He has an affinity probably for his homeland."....Jeffrey Toobin on Duffy remarks: "Insanity, and frankly, anti-immigrant bigotry."....former Bush lawyer John Yoo on Vindman: "Some people might call that espionage."....MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Woo's comment: "Chickens**t."....Trump on Dems: "Two things they have; they're vicious, and they stick together. And they don't have Mitt Romney in their midst."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Walter Mitty with nuclear launch codes."....Trump on Dems: "They have a Death Wish, led by a corrupt politician, Adam Schiff!"....Steve Silberman: "The stark, inescapable truth is that in Trump, Russia has won the Cold War."....Rep. Devin Nunes on reporters: "Assassins."....Andrew Sullivan on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Has that quintessential perfume of smug, well-meaning, mediocre doom that Democrats simply cannot resist."....White House on ISIS founder: "There's a special place for Baghdadi in hell."....Rep. Matt Gaetz on Democrats: "Trying to pollute the American electorate with lies about the president."....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "Scam...Witch Hunt."....Donald Trump Jr. on Mississippi bill making it a crime to call someone a "bitch": "This is some next level Commie s**t...but that's where their party is going."....Michael Avenatti: "The DOJ has been weaponized and is being used against Trump's political enemies, including me and many, many others. Welcome to Russia."....Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on HRC: "Your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world. It's time for you to acknowledge the damage you have caused and step down from your throne."....Trump on Never Trumper Republicans: "More dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats...They are human scum!"....Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe on impeachment evidence: "A smoking howitzer...This makes the Nixon situation look silly by comparison. This is way more serious."....Charles Blow: "Trump killed the old Republican Party and now he alone animates the zombie party that lurched forward after its death."....Bill McKibben on CA: "The state's biggest utility, PG+E, is at this point as much an arsonist as an electricity provider."....Steve Schmidt: "We used to have strong partisan differences in the country, but not two realities. The force of Trump's lying has ruptured the space-time continuum. We now exist in binary universes."....Rachel Maddow on the U.S.: "Nobody should have to pay this much attention to the politics of their country."....crowd at World Series after Trump appeared on the jumbotron: "Lock him up! Lock him up!"........................
October 22, 2019
................Trump on impeachment inquiry: "A lynching."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "A joke. A sham....This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American."....Trump: "To me, the word 'impeachment' is a dirty, disgusting word."....Trump on Ukraine whistleblower: "I have a feeling that person doesn't exist. I think Schiff might have made it up."....Richard Painter, WH ethics lawyer under George W. Bush, on Trump: "We don't want a phony president."....Trump on a Democrat winning in 2020: "Your 401Ks would go down the tubes...They'd go down 70, 90, 80 percent -- it would destroy the country."....Joe Biden on Trump: "Mr. President, release your tax returns or shut up."....HRC on Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: "She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and ways of supporting her."....Gabbard on HRC: "The queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long."....Rep. Justin Amash on HRC: "A Donald Trump asset."....Trump on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "She's nuts."....Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: "[Liberals] are not our opponents, they are our enemy."....Trump on Dem presidential candidates: "I don't really believe anymore that they love our country."....Dan Rather: "I cannot remember a time when the world saw the United States this unsteady, adrift, corrupt, or incompetent."....Sen. Jeff Merley on Trump G-7 Doral plan: "A violation of the Constitution. It's an abuse of power."....Trump on Beto O'Rourke: "Very dumb."....Sean Hannity on Mick Mulvaney: "I just think he's dumb...I don't even think he knows what he's talking about."....Biden on Trump: "Is running one of the most corrupt governments in the history of the United States of America."....Trump: "The radical Democrats' policies are crazy. Their politicians are corrupt."....Trump on House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff: "A corrupt politician."....Jennifer Horn, former chair of the New Hampshire GOP, on Trump: "He is the most corrupt president in modern times. He has to convince his followers that everyone is corrupt so they will ignore his corruption."....recently called corrupt by Trump: The New York Times. Barack Obama. The 2016 election. Former FBI Director James Comey. Former FBI agent Peter Strzok. Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. The entire Mueller investigation. The news media. CNN.....Bruce Bartlett, former Reagan adviser: "Take Nixon in the deepest days of his Watergate paranoia, subtract 50 IQ points, add Twitter, and you have Trump today."....Dan Rather on Trump: "Will run a campaign as mean as a cornered ocelot and as fair as loaded dice."....Trump to Pelosi: "In my opinion, you are a third-rate politician."....Pelosi to Trump: "All roads with you lead to Putin."....Stephen King: "Trump foreign policy will be known in the future as The A**hole Doctrine."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "The insatiable black hole of news."........................
October 15, 2019
........................Trump on House inquiry: "A total Impeachment Scam!...Wasting everyone's time and energy on BULLSHIT."....Rep. Jackie Spier on closed-door Ukraine testimony: "It's not just a smoking gun, it's the actual bullet."....John Bolton on Rudy Giuliani: "A hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up."....Robert Reich on Trump: "A xenophobe in public and an international mobster in private."....Trump: "Somebody please explain to Chris Wallace of Fox, who will never be his father (and my friend), Mike Wallace, that the Phone Coversation I had with the President of Ukraine was a congenial and good one."....Chris Wallace: "One of us has a daddy problem, and it's not me."....U.S. Foreign Service veteran William J. Burns: "For dictators, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, a non-stop advertisement for Western self-dealing."....Trump on Biden: "Was only a good vice president because he knew how to kiss Barack Obama's ass."....Charles Blow on VP Mike Pence: "Looks at Trump like he's made of rainbows and cotton candy."....Rep. Matt Gaetz: "What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court, and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo."....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "A brazen attempt to overthrow our government."....Newt Gingrich: "An unconstitutional coup d'etat."....Bret Stephens on abandoning the Kurds: "It's evidence that our moral values are tissue paper around the glass fragments of our president's ego...It means that the American sailor or soldier seen on the horizon is no longer 'freedom man.' He's a 'fair-weather friend.'"....Trump on investigation of Giuliani: "Such a one-sided Witch Hunt going on in USA. Deep State. Shameful!"....WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on "All the President's Women": "That book is trash and those accusations from 20 years ago have been addressed many times."....Trump on Golden State Warriors coach: "So funny to watch Steve Kerr grovel and pander when asked a simple question about China. He chocked [sic], and looks weak and pathetic. Don't want him at the White House."....Trump on Dems: "Very sick and deranged people."....Jay-Z on Trump: "A superbug."....Trump on Pelosi "She's either really stupid or she's really lost it -- or maybe there's a certain dishonesty there."....Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar: "America-hating socialist...A disgrace to our country."....Richard Stengel on Trump: "The epicenter of international disinformation."....Trump: "The Do Nothing Democrats are Con Artists, only looking to hurt the Republican Party and President."....Trump on Adam Schiff: "He should be impeached for Fraud!...Do we have to continue listening to his lies?"....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "The greatest scam in the history of American politics."....Rihanna: "The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president."....Trump: "We have the most dishonest media that you can imagine."....Paul Krugman: "If Trump were cannier and more self-controlled, the march to autocracy might well be unstoppable...Those of us who want America as we know it to survive should be grateful that Trump is so immature and incompetent."....former Asst. Watergate Special Counsel Jill Wine-Banks: "If the President can get away with saying, 'I can't be investigated. I can't be indicted. I can't be impeached,' then he has made himself a king. He is not the democratic ruler of a democracy."....Daniel Ellsberg on Trump: "Is turning out to be a domestic enemy of the Constitution."....Susan Rice on Trump abandoning the Kurds: "This is batshit crazy!"....Pat Robertson on Trump: "In danger of losing the mandate of heaven."....Rep. Louie Gohmert on impeachment inquiry: "This is yet again an example of Democrats projecting THEIR criminal acts on President Trump. President Trump is an innocent man. It is a lawless coup attempt against a duly elected President."....Rep. Devin Nunes: "It's hard to view impeachment as anything aside from an orchestrated farce."....John Dean on Trump: "He wants American voters to choose elected leaders beholden to foreign powers, not Americans. The act of a dictator! Supported by GOP?"....Ken Burns on Trump: "There will always be idiot bigots, and there will always be heroic people trying to stand up to them."....Pete Buttigieg: "Calling this president's behavior childlike is an insult to children."....MSNBC's Chuck Todd: "I don't say this lightly, but let's be frank. A national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of our democracy are under attack, from the President."....Biden on Trump: "He's the definition of corruption...This guy, like all bullies, is a coward. He does not want to run against me."....biographer James B. Stewart on Trump: "The minute he's caught red-handed, he immediately -- in Roy Cohn fashion -- turns the attack on the people who are criticizing him. If you reveal embarrassing behavior by him, you are a quote-unquote traitor, with the implication that you should be given some kind of death penalty."....Meghan McCain on any Republican who backs Trump's abandonment of the Kurds: "Feckless, unpatriotic cowards."....Lou Dobbs on GOP critics of Trump: "Damn fools."....John Oliver: "Everything Trump does is designed to destroy government from the inside."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "In the end, Trump may be defeated by his greatest weakness. His Achilles mouth."........................