Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
August 08, 2019
"Mitch McConnell knows less about Russia and Russian influence than I do, and I know nothing."
August 07, 2019
"The whole thing is a lie. If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns, problems this country has, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia probably. It's actually not a problem in America...This is a hoax. Just like the Russia hoax. It's a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power...I've lived here 50 years. I've never met anybody, not one person, who ascribes to white supremacy. I don't know a single person who thinks that's a good idea. They're making this up."
-- Tucker Carlson
"Too many are angered at the words of racism. This has been a big issue for the black community since the Civil War. But this has been solved, long ago, by our forefathers, for peace and love."
-- actor Jon Voight
August 06, 2019
"Why not place the blame [for mass shootings] where it belongs. The breakdown of the traditional American family...fatherlessness...violent video games...open borders...recreational marijuana...failed school policies...disrespect to law enforcement...hatred of our veterans...professional athletes who hate our flag and National Anthem...[ignoring] the importance of God and the church...snowflakes...The list is long. And the fury will continue."
-- Ohio State Rep. Candice Keller
"The lack of thought and prayers is probably the single biggest factor in what is behind them."
-- former Gov. Mike Huckabee
August 05, 2019
"I think we need to focus more on memorials before we start the politics."
-- Texas Gov. Abbott on El Paso shooting, the fourth mass killing in a week
"Has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud -- I repeat the word 'fraud' -- on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime."
-- former Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger on the Second Amendment, 1991
August 03, 2019
"You vet for me...If you take a look at it, the vetting process for the White House is very good, but you're part of the vetting process, you know? I give out a name to the press, and they vet for me. We save a lot of money that way."
-- Trump to reporters
August 02, 2019
-- estimated amount of glacial ice that melted yesterday in Greenland's heatwave
1 in 14
-- estimated proportion of buildings in California that are at high or extreme risk of fire
August 01, 2019
"The President of the United States has his own house style."
-- Steve Bannon
"Don Lemon...insinuated last night while asking a debate 'question' that I was a racist, when in fact I am 'the least racist person in the world.'"
-- Trump in a tweet, quoting himself describing himself
July 31, 2019
"I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world... What I've done for African Americans in two and a half years, no president has been able to do anything like it..."
"He's a racist."
-- Trump on Rep. Elijah Cummings
-- percentage of black voters who think Trump is a racist
"Everybody's called a racist now. The word is so overused, it's such a disgrace."
July 30, 2019
"You called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists... that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you make of that?"
-- PBS Newshour's Yamiche Alcindor to Trump at press conference
"Why do I have among the highest poll numbers with African-Americans?...That's such a racist question...What you said is so insulting to me...That's a very terrible thing that you said."
July 29, 2019
"Better to have a few rats than to be one."
-- Baltimore Sun editorial board on Trump