What a long, strange strip it's been
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January 14, 2019
Trump on NBC and MSNBC: "They report stories, purposely, the exact opposite of the facts."....Trump on former FBI Director James Comey: "He was a bad cop and he was a dirty cop and he lied."....foreign policy analyst Strobe Talbott: "Trump has been colluding with a hostile Russia throughout his presidency. We'll see if it started before that."....Trump to reporter: "Not only did I never work for Russia, I think it's a disgrace that you even asked that question. Because it's a whole big fat hoax. It's just a hoax."....conservative commentator Charlie Sykes: "How many times do you have to have Lucy take the football away before you realize that you're not going to be able to make a deal with somebody like Donald Trump, who is an unreliable negotiator?"....Trump on NBC: "May be the most dishonest reporters of all time."....CNN's Jim Acosta on Trump Oval Office remarks: "Probably should have come with a Surgeon General's warning. It was hazardous to the truth."....Kellyanne Conway on Acosta: "Such a smartass most of the time."....GOP strategist Rick Wilson on Oval Office remarks: "Contained more lies per second than any presidential speech in history...The man who gleefully put kids in cages tried to briefly pretend that he gives a damn about migrant children in the least convincing humanitarian performance since the Child Catcher in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'"....Seth McFarlane on Oval Office remarks: "Had the cadence of a 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant solving the puzzle."....Trump on Dems: "They don't give a damn about crime. They don't care about crime."....Sean Hannity: "In order to obstruct the president's agenda, the hate-Trump Democrats, hate-Trump media actually have to pretend that border security doesn't matter."....Newt Gingrich on Pelosi and Schumer: "Their idea of a compromise is to get everything they want and leave our border open and country unsafe."....Trump: "I find China, frankly, in many ways to be far more honorable than Cryin' Chuck and Nancy. I really do."....Tamar Jacoby, president of Immigration Works, on immigration policy: "The debate going on is one of cartoon characters jousting when what we need are brain surgeons."....Trump to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during meeting with Dems about shutdown: "Stop, stop, just stop. What are you doing? You're f***ing it all up, Mick."....Constitutional law professor Lawrence Lessig on Trump: "He says we have a national crisis...a national emergency. I agree...but the emergency is this president. The emergency is the fact that we don't have an executive who's exercising his power in a responsible way."....Sen. Tim Kaine: "Why punish people who are applying for food stamps because the president is having a temper tantrum?"....Rush Limbaugh on Mueller investigation: "After all this time, they can't afford to issue a report that basically says 'We didn't find anything.' No independent counsel ever has, and certainly not this collection of snakes..."....government ethics lawyer Walter Shaub on Trump administration: "Like an Escher drawing on an Etch-a-Sketch."....former CA Gov. Jerry Brown on climate change: "The threat is huge; the response is puny; and the consciousness, the awareness, is pathetically small...I find the metaphor most congenial to describing this problem is sleepwalking."....Christian Bale, accepting Golden Globe for his "Vice" portray of Dick Cheney: "Thank you to Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role."....former Dubya speechwriter and Rumsfeld associate Matt Latimer on "Vice": "I can say without fear of contradiction that with the arguable exception of 'Hello, Dick,' there is not a sentence in the film attributed to him that the real Don Rumsfeld would have ever uttered."....Seth Meyers on Trump: "Incompetent and unhinged. He's virtually incapable of uttering a truthful or coherent thought about almost anything."....Sarah Silverman on Trump: "Your Twitter feed is a massive confession."............................................
January 6, 2019
Sen. Mazie Hirono on Trump: "In meltdown mode...The only wall that's real is the one that's closing in on him."....Trump: "Everyone, other than drug dealers, human traffickers and criminals, want [the wall] very badly!"....WSJ on Trump account of Soviet-Afghan war: "We cannot recall a more absurd misstatement of history by an American President."....David Frum: "President Trump just endorsed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Who's he working for?"....Clive Irving on Trump: "An empty vessel into which ideas can easily be seeded."....Trump on Syria: "We're talking about sand and death...We're not talking about vast wealth. We're talking about sand and death...I don't want to be in Syria forever."....Sen. Chris Coons on Syria withdrawal: "President Trump is handing a great big Christmas gift to Vladimir Putin of Russia and to the Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran."....MSNBC contributor Charles sykes: "It is an extraordinary moment when the president of the United States listens to Rush Limbaugh and not General Mattis."....Ann Garen on Trump at cabinet meeting: "Ninety-five minutes of outright falsehoods...revisionist history and self-aggrandizement."....Timothy Egan on Trump: "Can rarely go a single hour without telling a lie."....retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal on Trump: "I don't think he tells the truth. I think he is [immoral]."....Trump on McChrystal: "Got fired like a dog by Obama...Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!"....former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Trump: "One of the worst presidents we've ever had...We've had some bad ones, and there's not even a close second...He is not immoral but is amoral...No conscience."....Laurence Leamer on Trump: "His heady blend of ignorance, certitude, and arrogance fooled many of the people most of the time."....Mitt Romney on Trump: "Has not risen to the mantle of office...[His] words and actions have caused dismay around the world."....Trump on Romney: "Is he a Flake? I hope not...I won big, he didn't."....US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on UNESCO: "Among the most corrupt and politically biased UN agencies. Today the US withdrawl from this cesspool became official."....Star Parker, Center for Urban Renewal and Education president, on food stamp recipients: "These guys are not working. They're watching. They're watching porn, they're watching TV, they're watching women, they're watching everything, but they're not working."....Matt Lewis on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "A combination of some of the horrible math teachers I endured in middle school, and a friend's overly emotional mom."....GOP strategist-consultant Ed Rollins on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "The little girl who wants pre-Reagan economics of 70 percent taxes."....Ocasio-Cortez on Rollins: "A walking argument to tax misogyny at 100%."....Paul Krugman: "[Ocasio-Cortez] definitely knows more economics than almost everyone in the GOP caucus."....Rep. Jerry Nadler on separation policy: "This is inhuman, and it's not precedented. It's a deliberate creation of the Trump administration, which is trying to make things as miserable as possible. And if kids die, they're apparently willing to have that."....Ann Coulter on Trump: "Gutless president in a wall-less country...In the end, we'll probably find out 'wall' was Trump's safe word with Stormy Daniels. It's just something he blurts out whenever he's in trouble."....Sen. Jeff Merkley on wall: "A fourth-century strategy."....House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson's border security presentation: "Misinformation and outright lies."....Michael Tomasky: "Anybody with half a critical mind and an attention span longer than a gerbil's could figure out in 2016 that Donald Trump was no master negotiator."....Bill Saporito: "Trump is King Minus. Everything he touches turns to lead. And everyone else is at fault but him."....Trump: "The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can't score because he has no touch -- he can't putt."....Chris Hayes on Trump: "It's like we elected the guy at the end of the bar to be president, and now we're all stuck in the bar with him."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders on former FBI Director James Comey: "The President did the country a service by firing him and exposing him for the shameless fraud that he is."....Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, on "Hate Has No Home Here" signs in his Larchmont, NY neighborhood: "If you have that sign on your lawn, you're a f***ing retard."....newly-sworn-in Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: "We're going to go in there, we're going to impeach the mother****er."....Stephen Colbert on Nixon: "Oh history, please repeat yourself. We did our part by not learning from you."............................................
December 31, 2018
Trump: "'Morning Joe' is a dead show with very few people watching and sadly, Fake News CNN is also doing poorly."....CNN's Don Lemon on Trump: "He's growing angrier by the moment, sounding really like a pouting child."....Trump: "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall and also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with."....Rep. Ryan Costello on Trump: "An angry eighth-grader's tweet. I don't really know how to make sense of it...When you start throwing out vacuous threats like this, people stop taking you seriously in terms of how you go about negotiating."....Trump on Democrats: "Are not concerned about the safety and security of Americans!"....Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: "We are not going to pay $2.5 billion or $5 billion and wasting taxpayer dollars on a ransom note because Donald Trump decided that he was going to shut down the government and hold the American people hostage."....Bill O'Reilly on RBG's health: "Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left."....Meghan McCain on O'Reilly comment: "Gross and ghoulish...We are Christians, aren't we Bill?"....Mike Barnicle on Gen. Mattis's letter to Trump: "A man of principle writing to a man of dishonesty."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham: "An echo chamber of fear and hate designed to distract and divide us."....NY Daily News front page: "How The Trump Stole Christmas!"..................................
December 20, 2018
..........Ann Coulter on GOP: "They're about to have a country where no Republican will ever be elected president again. Trump will just have been a joke presidency who scammed the American people, amused the populists for a while, but he'll have no legacy whatsoever."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "They are Entrapping people for misstatements, lies or unrelated things that took place many years ago. Nothing to do with Collusion...Jeff Sessions should be ashamed of himself for allowing this total HOAX to get started in the first place!"....Rudy Giuliani on Mueller investigation: "I am disgusted with the tactics they have used...They're the ones who violated the law."....U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to former national security adviser Mike Flynn: "You sold your country out."....Rep. Jerrold Nadler on separation policy: "Mass kidnapping by the federal government."....Trump on former NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: "Shady Eric...Sleazebag."....George Soros on Trump administration: "A danger to the world."....Robert Reich on Trump: "At least a scoundrel knows when he is doing bad things. A megalomaniac who only sees the art of the deal, doesn't."....Trump on Michael Cohen: "A rat."....Sen. Chris Coons: "Makes him sound more like a mob boss than president of the United States."....Charles M. Blow on Trumps: "How can a family that can't run a charity run a country?"....Tucker Carlson: "We have a moral obligation to admit the world's poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided."....Trump: "The pathetic and dishonest 'Weekly Standard,' run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!"....former FBI Director James Comey on Trump: "Is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country."....Trump: "Comey had no right heading the FBI at any time, but especially after his mind exploded."....Kellyanne Conway on Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "Doesn't seem to know much about anything."....Tomi Lahren on Ocasio-Cortez: "It's always interesting watching a train wreck."....Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Trump Oval Office meeting: "A horror show."....House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Oval Office meeting: "I was trying to be the mom...It goes to show you: you get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you. It's a manhood thing with him -- as if manhood can be associated with him -- this wall thing."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Oval Office meeting: "When the president brags he won North Dakota and Indiana, he's in real trouble."....Samantha Bee on Fox News: "Pure, substance-free progaganda."....Maxine Waters: "They say 'Maxine, please stop saying "impeachment" any more.' And when they say that I say 'Impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.'"....Ann Coulter, on voting for Trump in 2020: "Why would you? To make sure...Ivanka and Jared can make money? That seems to be the main point of the presidency at this point.".......................
December 10, 2018
Trump on Mueller investigation: "This total Hoax will be studied for years!"....Trump on former FBI Director James Comey: "Must have set a record for who lied the most to Congress in one day. His Friday testimony was so untruthful!"....Trump on former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: "Dumb as a rock and I couldn't get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell."....Trump on Sen. Dick Blumenthal: "The Dick."....CNN's Don Lemon on Trump: "The president of the United States is having a meltdown...He's embracing his inner internet troll."....Fox and Friends co-host Pete Hegseth: "Don Lemon really is a moron...Nothing he says is interesting."....Bob Woodward on Trump: "A walking conflict of interest."....conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi on Mueller investigation: "This is not justice, this is not America. This is a political prosecution...They're the criminals."....Tucker Carlson on Trump: "I don't think he's capable of sustained focus. I don't think he understands the system...I don't think his own agencies support him."....Roger Stone on Steve Bannon: "Dumb-Fatman."....former Gov. Mike Huckabee on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "Looney."....Ocasio-Cortez on Mike Huckabee: "Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee. She's much better at it."....former Trump attorney Michael Cohen on Trump: "I [lied] in order to be consistent with Individual-1's political messaging and to be loyal to Individual-1."....Trump on Cohen: "A liar...Not a very smart person...A weak person."....Jack Schafer: "When circumstances overwhelm President Donald Trump's psyche, he self-medicates by giving sit-down interviews with the press."....Roger Stone: "Bob Mueller...and his out of control band of Angry Democrats, don't want the truth, they only want lies."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "This is our Joseph McCarthy era!"....Laurence Tribe: "What a foul bag of excrement this 'president' is proving himself to be."....Donald Trump Jr.: "Liberalism is a disease."....George Soros on Facebook: "A menace to society."....Stephen Colbert: "Obama made Trump seem like a bad president just by sitting next to him."....