Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
December 28, 2018
"We're no longer the suckers, folks."
-- Trump, in Iraq speaking to troops
December 27, 2018
"You haven't gotten [a raise] in more than ten years. More than ten years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one...I said no, make it ten percent. Make it more than ten percent. Because it's been a long time...So congratulations."
-- Trump, in Iraq, speaking to troops about military pay, which has increased every year except one for 30 years, and which is going up by 2.6%, the largest increase in nine years
December 26, 2018
"The moment I found out Trump could tweet himself was comparable to the moment in 'Jurassic Park' when Dr. Grant realized that velociraptors could open doors. I was like, 'Oh no.'"
-- Justin McConney, the Trump Organization's director of social media from 2011 to 2017
December 25, 2018
"It's a disgrace what's happening in our country, but other than that, I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas."
December 25, 2018
"I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security."
-- Trump Christmas Eve tweet
December 24, 2018
"Russia, Iran, Syria and many others are not happy about the US leaving [Syria], despite what the Fake News says."
"Donald's right, and I agree with him... The fact that the US has decided to withdraw its troops is right...American troops should not be in Syria and have been there illegally."
December 23, 2018
"I am proud to shut down the government for border security...I'm not going to blame [Democrats] for it."
-- Trump, December 11
"The Democrats now own the shutdown!"
-- Trump, December 21
December 22, 2018
"Hard to believe what's happened. In the face of counsel not to do so by everyone in his administration and everyone in the Pentagon, the president gets off a phone call with the president of Turkey, then does the bidding of Russia, and Vladimir Putin thanks him, while the defense secretary resigns. It is unprecedented in American history, isn't it?"
-- Fox News host Shep Smith
"He just re-founded ISIS."
-- Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade
December 21, 2018
"General Jim Mattis will be retiring..."
-- Trump tweet, sent after Mattis had resigned, in person
"My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about malign actors and strategic competitors are closely held..."
-- from Mattis' resignation letter
"The most decorated Marine and thought leader on the military basically said, 'f*** this.'"
-- a source close to Mattis, quoted in a Daily Beast story
December 20, 2018
"Even a Washington Post reporter knows that not one inch of Trump's wall has been built. Does Trump think his supporters are dumber than a WaPo reporter?"
-- Ann Coulter