Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
April 27, 2019
"They tried for a coup, didn't work out so well. And I didn't need a gun for that one, did I...You've been watching, you've been seeing, you've been looking at things you wouldn't have thought possible in our country. Corruption at the highest level, a disgrace..."
-- Trump to NRA
April 26, 2019
"This was a coup. Bigger than Watergate, because it means so much. This wasn't stealing information from an office in the Watergate apartments. This was an attempted coup. Like a Third World country and inconceivable...An attempted overthrow of the United States government."
-- Trump on Mueller investigation, which concluded that the Russian government "interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion"
April 25, 2019
"Constantly going after me on nonsense."
-- Trump on Dems
"The Mueller report revealed that 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."
-- 2020 GOP primary challenger and former MA Gov. William Weld
April 24, 2019
"I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 election. But this one will have to be a far bigger and better apology. On this one they will have to get down on their knees and beg for forgiveness -- they are truly the Enemy of the People."
"Never apologized, never had a reason to."
April 23, 2019
"The President's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests."
-- Mueller report
"Nobody disobeys my orders."
-- Trump in response
April 22, 2019
"[If we] had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment."
-- Mueller report
"No Obstruction!...It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps evern Spying and Treason."
-- Trump on Mueller investigation
April 21, 2019
"The best day since he got elected."
-- Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway on release of Mueller report
April 20, 2019
"Oh, my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f***ed...How could you let this happen to me, Jeff?"
-- Trump to AG Sessions, on learning Robert Mueller had been appointed special counsel
"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment... The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President's corrupt exercise of the power of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law."
-- Mueller report
April 19, 2019
"Crazy Mueller Report...It was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the 'Report' about me, some of which are total bullshit..."
April 18, 2019
"I haven't read it, but it's just wholly unnecessary. You just don't need it. It's pure mischief."
-- former Trump attorney John Dowd on Mueller report