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January 13, 2017
President-elect Trump on Buzzfeed: "A failing pile of garbage."....Trump on CNN: "Fake news."....Jonathan Chait on Trump press conference: "The bully has his pulpit."....Kellyanne Conway on Dems demanding financial info on Trump nominees: "Political peeping Toms."....Carl Bernstein on Conway: "It's time to talk about what we do as journalists and what propaganda ministers do. And that is what she is."....Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev: "Congratulations, US media! You've just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for twelve years now."....Chuck Todd on Trump press conference: "I'm struck by how normal crazy looked today."....Michael Moore on Trump birther campaign: "He is the Godfather of this decade's fake news...A founder."....Stephen King: "Trump's response to Meryl Streep -- childish, churlish, petulant -- is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emotionally unqualified."....Eugene Robinson: "The Twitter rants offer a glimpse into Trump's psyche, and it's not pretty...He can't seem to ignore any slight. That's a sign of weakness, not strength...What kind of crybaby have Americans elected as their leader?"....Lawrence Downes on Trump: "Wandering in a labyrinth of lies and trying to drag the country in with him."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on GOP Obamacare intentions: "Repeal and run is for cowards."....Obama ethics adviser Norm Eisen on Trump: "Is he turning it all over to the trustee or not?...If he fails that test, he's failing the presidency, he's failing the American people, he's failing the Constitution and failing all of us."....Cornel West: "Is there really any hope for truth and justice in this decadent time?"....George Takei on Trump: "Tinkle, tinkle, little czar. Putin put you where you are."....

January 5, 2017
Sen. Lindsey Graham on GOP move to gut Office of Congressional Ethics: "The dumbest fricking thing I've ever heard."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on GOP Obamacare repeal: "Make America sick again."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi on repeal without replacing: "An act of cowardice."....Trump on Dems: "Schumer clowns."....Bill O'Reilly: "The left wants power taken from the white establishment...Taking voting power away from white precincts is the quickest way to do that."....Joan Walsh on O'Reilly: "Has passed into Afrikaner territory. We are becoming South Africa."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "Lies consistently...There is nothing too unimportant to lie about."....Robert Reich on Trump Twitter attacks: "This is not using the bully pulpit...This is bullying."....VT Gov. Peter Shumlin on Putin: "One of the world's leading thugs."....Trump criticizing U.S. intelligence agencies: "Julian Assange said 'a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta.'"....Sen. Lindsey Graham on Assange: "No friend of America and no friend of democracy...Don't listen to Assange on anything."....Aki Peritz on Assange: "Wears his anti-Americanism proudly and acts like the textbook definition of a Russian asset."....Errol Morris: "To elect Trump is saying it's okay to be self-deceived."....Publius Decius Mus: "Only in a corrupt republic, in corrupt times, could a Trump rise."....Ross Douthat on Trump: "I'd rather risk defeat at my enemies' hands than turn my own cause over to an incompetent tyrant."....Jonah Goldberg on Trump: "A cat trained to piss in a human toilet."....Rush Limbaugh: "Political correctness if childish, and it's censorship."....Bill O'Reilly on famous musicians declining invitations to perform at Trump's inauguration: "Reverse McCarthyism."....Trump on the UN: "Just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad."....Garry Trudeau: "Let's be clear. Donald Trump respects no one, because that's how narcissistic sociopaths roll."....

December 19, 2016
Sen. John McCain on Putin: "A butcher."....Texas GOP elector Chris Suprun, who deems Trump "not qualified for office," on why he cast his Electoral College vote for Kasich: "Ronald Reagan did not win the Cold War so that Vladimir Putin could pick our next president less than 50 years later."....Carly Fiorina on U.S. government: "Inept...Corrupt."....Michael Moore on Trump: "Gonna get us killed."....Vanity Fair's Tina Nguyen on Trump Grill: "Could be the worst restaurant in America."....Trump on VF editor Graydon Carter: "No talent."....Ruth Marcus on Trump: "Relentlessly incurious."....possible Trump press secretary Laura Ingraham on Sens. McCain, Graham, and Flake: "Triumvirate of idiocy."....Michelle Malkin on Hamilton electors: "They're traitors, they're saboteurs, and this is their last stand of self-indulgence."....Rush Limbaugh on Dems: "It's time to stomp them into the dirt."....Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos mocking transgender student during UMW speech: "The way you know he's failed is I can still bang him."....former Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl on Trump: "There really isn't a better mouthpiece for the Kremlin right now."....Ted Koppel on radio talk show host Alex Jones: "Spreading the manure that fertilizes conspiracy theories all over the internet."....radio host Jonathan Gilliam on Dems: "They follow the playbook of Mein Kampf, by Hitler, and Saul Alinsky, to the 'T" with this thing they use called 'the big lie.'"....Mireia T. Roura on Trump: "Has dumped loads of bullshit onto America."....US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, to Russia, Syria, and Iran: "Are you truly incapable of shame?...Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin, that just creeps you out a little bit?"....Carl Bernstein on Trump: "Everything that he controverts, he doesn't go to a fact-based argument he goes to an emotional argument. What we have seen throughout the campaign is pathological disdain for the truth, a kind of lie and ease with lying that we have not seen before."....Garrison Keillor on Trump: "The cap does not look good on you, it's a duffer's cap, and when you come to the microphone, you look like the warm-up guy, the guy who announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors locked, lights on, motor running."....China's party-controlled newspaper on Trump: "Not behaving as a president who will become master of the White House in a month. He bears no sense of how to lead a superpower."....Garry Trudeau on Trump: "If you look at his character from a Christian standpoint, he's the embodiment of all Seven Deadly Sins and none of the Heavenly Virtues. He's 0 for 14."....

December 11, 2016
Joe Biden on 2016 presidential campaign: "So much for the shining city on the hill."....Harry Reid on the U.S.: "Entering a new Gilded Age."....Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump: "A pathological liar."....Tina Fey on Trump: "Can't muster the dignity of a seventh-grader."....S.V. Date on Trump: "'The Apprentice, Secretary of State Edition' is already in its third week."....Stephen Colbert on Trump national security adviser pick Michael Flynn supporting Pizzagate story: "A guy who spreads bulls*** shouldn't be in charge of national security."....Sen. Tim Kaine on Flynn: "Trafficking in conspiracy stories that a fourth-grader would find incredible suggests either that he's highly gullible or that he's so consumed with malice that he loses his ability to judge what's fact and what's fiction."....letter to Trump from 53 nonprofit organizations, on Flynn: "Unfit for serving in this critical post."....Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Flynn tweets: "Border on being demented."....Rep. Adam Schiff on Trump team: "God help us if they conduct the nation's affairs like their transition."....former CIA and senior FBI official Philip Mudd on transition: "I'm watching a clown show."....Robert Reich to Trump, re his tweeting: "You are looking and acting as if you are mean and petty, thin-skinned and vindictive. Stop this. This is not a Fireside Chat. This is not what FDR did."....Pope Francis: "The media that focuses on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement."....

December 4, 2016
Donald Trump tweet on SNL: "Unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny...sad."....Response tweet from Danielle Muscato: "Jesus f***ing Christ. You are the president-elect. Pick your f***ing battles, man. You're embarrassing yourself."....Sarah Palin on Trump's Carrier deal: "Crony capitalism."....Kellyanne Conway on Dems: "A bunch of crybabies and sore losers."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "Their sub-par, crooked, corrupt candidate lost."....Seth McFarlane on Trump: "[Hollywood people] learned to recognize the blustery showmanship of a lying con man because we encounter it every day in our business."....Trump's lawyers on Michigan recount: "Lawless, insulting...Farce."....CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Trump fraud claims: "Absurd. His reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a president-elect."....Bernie Sanders on Trump's voter fraud claims: "Disgraceful and unfounded nonsense."....Mark Hamill on Trump staff and cabinet appointees and candidates: "A who's-who of really despicable people."....Asawin Suebsaeng on Trump: "Behaves as if he were a nightmarish caricature dreamed up by some bored ACLU staffers."....Trump on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Just a terrible person. Everybody in the Senate hates her."....Rep. Chris Collins on Mitt Romney: "A self-serving egomaniac."....Newt Gingrich: "You have never, ever in your career seen a serious adult who's wealthy, independent, has been a presidential nominee, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up."....Jon Stewart on Trump: "[Said Hillary Clinton] was an unqualified Secretary of State because of the way she handled classified material. His selection for Secretary of State will be David Petraeus, who pled guilty to mishandling classified material. He said she was unqualified because she gave a speech to Goldman Sachs. His Secretary of the Treasury is somebody from Goldman Sachs. We're in post-accountability."....

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