What a long, strange strip it's been
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December 2, 2019
........................Donald Trump Jr.: "No one trusts the media...They're full of crap."....radio host Mark Levin: "The media are full of hate for this country."....former Gov. Mike Huckabee: "When the law enforcers turn out to be the law breakers, then we have totally upended the rule of law. Nobody is safe and everybody is in trouble. Our system of government is under attack."....Trump: "The whole Russia thing was a Hoax, and the Ukraine thing is a Hoax, and the Democrats are a joke."....Carl Bernstein on Trump: "Untruthful in ways and to an extent that had never been dreamed somebody holding the Oval Office could be."....Jordan Libowitz, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, on Trump: "Our founders designed three co-equal branches set to check and balance each other. If they wanted a king, they would have made a constitutional monarchy. They did not."....Kellyanne Conway on Mueller Report: "A big bomb."....Trump on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "She's crazy as a bedbug. She is nuts."....Rick Wilson on Rep. Devin Nunes: "Has the IQ of a cup of warm yogurt."....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "A completely lawless presidency."....Turkey's President Erdogan on Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I told him what he needed. He learned his lesson."....Rep. Jackie Speier: "The President of the United States has five Pinocchios on a daily basis."....Kellyanne Conway on Bloomberg campaign ad: "All unicorns and rainbows."....Bernie Sanders on Bloomberg: "Making a bet about democracy in 2020: He doesn't need people, he only needs bags and bags of money."....former Gov. Mike Huckabee on Bloomberg: "Nanny Boy."....Michelle Goldberg: "With the exception of national security professionals sticking around to stop Trump from blowing up the world, there are two kinds of people in the president's orbit -- the immoral and the amoral."....Donald Trump Jr. on Biden: "He can't complete a sentence."....George Conway on Rep. Elise Stefanik: "Lying trash."....Stefanik in reply: "You need serious help. My opponent Taxin' Tedra can have your sick misogynist support."....Kellyanne Conway on Rep. Rashida Tlaib: "Foul-mouthed what's her name."....Donald Trump Jr. "The left will stop at nothing till they have full control of how you're allowed to think."....radio host Craig Silverman: "I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes with courage to take oath and tell truth."....Robert De Niro on Trump: "He calls everything fake because he knows he's fake. So he's projecting."....radio host Mark Levin on De Niro: "Lowlife POS."....Ana Navarro-Cardenas on Trump: "Has mastered the art of drunk-tweeting, sober."........................
November 20, 2019
........................Trump on impeachment hearings: "A big scam...A kangaroo court led by little Shifty Schiff."....Donald Trump Jr. on Lt. Col. Vindman: "Look at his stammering responses...A low level partisan bureaucrat and nothing more."....Rep. Devin Nunes on hearings: "The direct-to-TV sequel to the Russia collusion hoax."....Thomas L. Friedman: "Congressman Devin Nunes and Senator Lindsey Graham have a contest going over who can debase themselves in public the most by defending indefensible actions by Trump."....House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on hearings: "Hours of hearsay from handpicked witnesses that have never even met the president."....Rev. Al Sharpton: "It was 'hearsay' -- they heard him say it!"....Rush Limbaugh on impeachment testimony: "It is so much smoke and mirrors, it is such a web of deceit. There are sacks of manure in front of everybody here."....Trump on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "The woman is highly overrated. Grossly incompetent."....Pelosi on Trump: "He knows full well that he's in that office way over his head. And so he has to diminish everyone else."....Trump on San Francisco: "A dangerous and disgusting slum."....Eric Trump: "I would be murdered if I did half of what Hunter Biden did."....Donald Trump Jr. on Rep. Eric Swallwell: "Full of s***."....Trump on former Ukraine ambassador's effect on Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Ukraine: "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad."....Thomas Friedman on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not defending Yovanovitch: "Let his ambassador to Ukraine -- who depended on him for protection -- be stabbed in the back with a Twitter knife, wielded by the president."....Fox Business Network host Lisa Kennedy on Trump attacking Yovanovitch during her testimony: "Makes him look like a big dumb baby."....Rep. Jim Harris on Trump's attack: "Language that would embarrass a mob boss."....Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky: "Not since the McCarthy era of the 1950s has there been as determined a campaign to undermine and discredit career State Department officials. Back then, some 81 officials were forced out of the department."....Deputy Secretary of State William Burns on Pompeo: "Profound political cowardice."....Thomas L. Friedman on Pompeo: "The mark of Cain on his forehead will not wash off."....George Conway to Donald Trump Jr.: "Each of Taylor, Kent, and Yovanovitch has more intelligence, talent, integrity, decency, honor, and patriotism in each of their fingers than you and your father will ever have."....Donald Trump Jr. in response: "A guy who routinely and publicly embarrasses his wife by attacking her boss for the purpose of getting retweets and building his own brand is giving lectures on honor, integrity and decency. I'm sure your family really appreciates it, George. You're a disgrace..."....Conway: "I'm not building a brand because I'm not selling anything. And I'm not selling anything because I've worked for three decades at a job that my father didn't get me."....Slate's Ashley Feinberg on Donald Trump Jr.: "A fully grown father of five with the sensibility of a not-particularly-bright 13-year-old."....Rep. Devin Nunes: "The media, of course, are free to act as Democrat puppets, and they're free to lurch from the Russia hoax to the Ukraine hoax at the direction of their puppet masters."....Trump on CBS's Sunday morning news program: "Deface the Nation."....Trump on Fox News' Chris Wallace: "Nasty and obnoxious...Will never be his father...This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the Fox News past."....Rush Limbaugh: "I'd lower my expectations if I were you. If you're expecting what Fox used to be, you need to shift your perspective."....Trump: "The press in this country is really dangerous...We have a very corrupt media."....Trump on testimony by Vice President Mike Pence's aide: "Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is...she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don't know and mostly never even heard of, and work out a better presidential attack."....Trump on his impeachment: "If something like that happened, it would lead to the biggest FALL in Market History. It's called a Depression, not a Recession! So much for 401Ks and Jobs!"....Sen. Chuck Schumer on newly confirmed U.S. Circuit Judge Steven Menashi: "One of the most contemptible nominees to come before the Senate in all my time in this body."....Lena Zwarensteyn of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on Menashi: "A disgrace."....Attorney General Bill Barr: "It is the left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and undermining the rule of law."....AOC on GOP Trump defenders: "They're really beclowning themselves at this point."...Joe Scarborough on Trump: "The worst negotiator ever."....Rev. Franklin Graham on first impeachment hearing: "A day of shame for America."....Seth Meyer on Trump: "Who among us doesn't have six work friends who are also criminals?"........................
November 14, 2019
........................Sean Hannity on impeachment hearing: "Sham...The worst show on Earth."....Rush Limbaugh: "One of the most boring things on television that you can imagine."....Hannity on acting US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and State Department official George Kent: "Nerdy guys that don't know President Trump...[Who] obviously have a level of self-importance that is just nauseating to me. A real swamp 'I'm an ambassador' type of feel to them."....Limbaugh on Taylor and Kent: "They're just a couple of guys with their blue-blood noses out of joint that they were side-stepped...They are essentially attempting to conduct a mutiny with the help of the Democrat party."....WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on hearing: "Today was a joke."....Rep. Chris Stewart: "Just a huge dud."....Jeff Sessions: "A show trial."....Donald Trump Jr.: "I've never seen anything more ridiculous...Career government bureaucrats doing their thing...It's a comedy at this point."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "Corrupt idiots...A national disgrace...[They] look dumb, bad, stupid, and shallow."....Mark Levin on Rep. Adam Schiff: "An incompetent left-wing boob."....Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The whole process is a joke."....Sen. John Kennedy on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I don't mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb."....CNN's Tucker Carlson on Washington D.C.: "A city in the grip of insanity."....Trump on WaPo: "A garbage newspaper...Lowlife reporters...Degenerate."....NYer's Susan Glasser: "The Republican playbook here is a time-honored one: delay, deny, obfuscate, and, if that fails, beg Americans to turn off the TV."....Rep. Elaine Luria on Trump: "I took the oath of office for the first time when I was 17 years old and took it five more times over my career and again when sworn into Congress. The oath means everything to me and I'll be damned if I spent 20 years in the Navy to stand by and watch our Constitution be trampled on."....Trump 2014 tweet: "Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?"........................
November 6, 2019
........................Trump on "Shifty Schiff": "A proven liar, leader, and freak, who is really the one who should be impeached."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "I've written the whole process off...I think this is a bunch of B.S."....Trump: "Schiff will change the transcripts just like he fraudulently made up the phone call. He is a corrupt politician!"....Laura Ingraham: "The Dems' days of bullying the American people are over -- they will not disenfranchise the voters in 2020 with a sham impeachment."....Donald Trump Jr. on Mueller report: "A freaking joke."....Trump: "Reveal the Whistleblower and end the Impeachment Hoax!"....Donald Trump Jr.: "The inmates are running the asylum over at the DNC."....Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Dems: "Wusses, wimps, and weasels."....The Guardian on Donald Trump Jr.'s book: "One-eyed, loose with the facts, and a crude attack on the left. In short, it's like his dad -- and it might work."....former WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci: "If Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy had a baby -- it'd be Donald Trump, and he happens to be running the country. I'm just giving you the visual."....Trump on CA Gov. Gavin Newsom: "He's like a child. He doesn't know what he's doing."....Trump: "Democrats have launched an all-out assault on people of faith."....Noam Chomsky on Trump: "An effective con man who has a good sense of what animates his voting base."....Trump on San Francisco: "Has really gone downhill. So sad!"....Donald Trump Jr. on the Obama presidency: "Nothing but failures."....Jared Kushner: "A lot of the work that the President's had me doing over the last three years has actually been cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind."....House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on impeachment inquiry: "An unprecedented, undemocratic, and unfair investigation."........................
October 30, 2019
........................Trump on the Constitution's emoluments clause: "Phony."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry: "This is a kangaroo court and it will not stand."....Newt Gingrich: "Was it a Freudian slip that led Speaker Pelosi to schedule the fake losers impeachment vote for Halloween? I guess it was too far away to wait for April Fools Day."....CNN's Sean Duffy on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman: "He is incredibly concerned about Ukrainian defense. I don't know that he's concerned about American policy. He has an affinity probably for his homeland."....Jeffrey Toobin on Duffy remarks: "Insanity, and frankly, anti-immigrant bigotry."....former Bush lawyer John Yoo on Vindman: "Some people might call that espionage."....MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Woo's comment: "Chickens**t."....Trump on Dems: "Two things they have; they're vicious, and they stick together. And they don't have Mitt Romney in their midst."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Walter Mitty with nuclear launch codes."....Trump on Dems: "They have a Death Wish, led by a corrupt politician, Adam Schiff!"....Steve Silberman: "The stark, inescapable truth is that in Trump, Russia has won the Cold War."....Rep. Devin Nunes on reporters: "Assassins."....Andrew Sullivan on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Has that quintessential perfume of smug, well-meaning, mediocre doom that Democrats simply cannot resist."....White House on ISIS founder: "There's a special place for Baghdadi in hell."....Rep. Matt Gaetz on Democrats: "Trying to pollute the American electorate with lies about the president."....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "Scam...Witch Hunt."....Donald Trump Jr. on Mississippi bill making it a crime to call someone a "bitch": "This is some next level Commie s**t...but that's where their party is going."....Michael Avenatti: "The DOJ has been weaponized and is being used against Trump's political enemies, including me and many, many others. Welcome to Russia."....Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on HRC: "Your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world. It's time for you to acknowledge the damage you have caused and step down from your throne."....Trump on Never Trumper Republicans: "More dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats...They are human scum!"....Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe on impeachment evidence: "A smoking howitzer...This makes the Nixon situation look silly by comparison. This is way more serious."....Charles Blow: "Trump killed the old Republican Party and now he alone animates the zombie party that lurched forward after its death."....Bill McKibben on CA: "The state's biggest utility, PG+E, is at this point as much an arsonist as an electricity provider."....Steve Schmidt: "We used to have strong partisan differences in the country, but not two realities. The force of Trump's lying has ruptured the space-time continuum. We now exist in binary universes."....Rachel Maddow on the U.S.: "Nobody should have to pay this much attention to the politics of their country."....crowd at World Series after Trump appeared on the jumbotron: "Lock him up! Lock him up!"........................