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April 11, 2018
Trump on Mueller investigation: "A pure and simple witch hunt."....Fox Business' Lou Dobbs on Mueller: "Has to be brought under control...I would fire the SOB in three seconds if it were me."....historian Jon Meacham on John Bolton and other Team Trump members: "Not on the A-Team of the Sane."....Jared Holt on Donald Trump Jr.: "The president's ambassador to the unhinged underbelly of right-wing politics."....Sen. Ben Sasse: "Trade wars are stupid."....Trump: "We are not in a trade war with China. That war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S."....HRC on Putin: "A world-class misogynist."....Trump on attorney-client privilege: "Dead."....Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti: "I use the attorney-client privilege...The attorney-client privilege is a friend of mine. And the attorney-client privilege is not dead. What is dead is using the privilege to hide illegal acts. And that has been dead for a long time."....Dan Rather on Sinclair Broadcast Group: "News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, a script meant to obscure the truth and not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian."....Madeleine Albright on Trump: "What he's trying to do is undermine the press and [he] has disdain for the judiciary, and the electoral process and minorities, and I think that his instincts are not ones that are democratic."....UN commissioner for human rights Zeid R'ad al-Hussein: "Freedom of the press, not only a sort of cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution but very much something that the United States defended over the years, is now itself under attack from the president."....Committee to Protect Journalists on Trump: "[Top prize for] overall achievement in undermining global press freedom."....Piers Morgan to Ben Shapiro "Try reading your Declaration of Independence."....Shapiro: "I've read it. And its central contention is that we don't have to take advice on the nature of our rights from British douchebags like you."....Trump on recent Rasmussen job-approval poll: "Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin' Obama at the same time in his Administration."....George W. Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter: "I think we're finding Republican supporters of President Trump, one by one, starting to realize that this administration is corrupt and has been corrupt from day one...Every day we have a new violation of either the constitution, the federal statutes, or the ethics regulations."....NYT editorial board on Trump: "Has spent his career in the company of developers and celebrities, and also of grifters, cons, sharks, goons and crooks. He cuts corners, he lies, he cheats, he brags about it, and for the most part he's gotten away with it, protected by threats of litigration, hush money and his own bravado."....Sean Hannity on Jimmy Kimmel: "Ass clown."....Kimmel on Hannity: "If I'm an ass clown -- and I might very well be -- you, Sean, are the whole ass circus."....Hannity on Kimmel: "Sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo...A racist bigot...A self-righteous, sanctimonious social justice warrior."....

April 2, 2018
Mike Flynn Jr. on Parkland activist David Hogg: "Someone (hint: parents) clearly didn't smack this kid much growing up."....Sean Hannity on March For Our Lives: "It's pretty despicable...They're trying to get young 14, 15, 16-year-old kids to vote Democrat in the fall. That's all this effort really is."....radio host Alex Jones on Parkland activists: "Little PR stunt-men and women...Big youth marches and emotion and manipulating the youth was the staple of the communists, the fascists, the Nazis, you name it."....Ted Nugent on Parkland activists: "The evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul."....GOP chair Ronna McDaniel: "Democrats hate our President more than they love our country."....Bill Kristol on McDaniel: "This recklessly divisive and remarkably demagogic tweet might lead to the judgment that [she] loves her president more than she loves our country."....John Podhoretz on McDaniel: "There was a time when party chairs weren't blitheringly stupid."....historian Jon Meacham on Sinclair Broadcast Media's script: "An unapologetic assault on truth...and reason."....Joe Scarborough on Sinclair: "America's new Pravda."....Rep. David E. Price: "Pro-Trump propaganda."....Murdoch News Corporation's Peter Chernin: "Insidious."....Trump: "So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased."....Sean Hannity on Robert Mueller: "Carrying out a witch hunt...He's about as credible as Stormy to me."....former Fox commentator Ralph Peters: "There is indeed a witch hunt, and it's led by Fox against Robert Mueller."....Trump on FBI and "Department of 'Justice'": "An embarrassment to our country."....David Brooks on Russia: "Their Trump is better than our Trump."....Chris Christie on EPA head Scott Pruitt: "If he has to go, it's because he never should have been there in the first place."....British foreign affairs minister Alan Duncan on Julian Assange: "It's about time that this miserable little worm walked out of the embassy and gave himself up to British justice."....Brian Klaas on 2018 White House spring intern class photo: "Like a 'Where's Waldo?' for a non-white person -- in a country that is about 40% non-white."....George W. Bush solicitor general Ted Olson on Trump administration: "I think everybody would agree this is turmoil, chaos, confusion. It's not good for anything."....John Bolton on Paris Climate Accords: "Utterly meaningless...A self-licking ice cream cone."....former President Jimmy Carter on appointment of Bolton as National Security adviser: "A disaster for our country."....Cynthia Nixon on Gov. Cuomo: "Andrew the Bully...He bullies anyone who criticizes him."....former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on Roger Stone: "He's always trying to ingratiate himself with Trump."....Stone on Nunberg: "Psycho...Lying a**hole....Coke head."....Ann Coulter on voting for Trump: "I knew he was a shallow, lazy ignoramus, and I didn't care."....

March 26, 2018
Barry Diller on Trump: "A joke...Evil...This was a man of bad character from the moment he entered adulthood, if not before."....Trump on Diller: "Little Barry Diller...A sad and pathetic figure."....Sen. Ben Sasse on Putin: "A Russian despot that aims to make Soviet tyranny great again."....Joe Biden on Trump: "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him."....Trump: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically...He would go down fast and hard, crying all the way."....David Frum on Trump: "Is staffing his administration and his legal team with familiar personalities from his preferred cable-news channel -- much like an imperious child demanding that his crib be stuffed with his TV-cartoon characters."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest."....Sen. John McCain on Trump: "An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections."....contributor Col. Ralph Peters, on Fox News: "I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed...Has degenerated...to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."....Steve Bannon: "You can't name a more propaganda outfit than CNN."....Trump: "NBC is perhaps worse than CNN, I have to tell you. And MSNBC is horrible."....NRA video on "March for Our Lives": "Gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children as part of their plan to destroy the Second Amendment and strip us of our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones."....Fox News' Tucker Carlson: "Thousands of activists will descend on Washington to demand that you be punished for crimes others committed."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe: "By most accounts, a bad actor."....Rep. Lee Zeldin on McCabe: "Was a ringleader of rogue actors..."....former Justice Department inspector general Michael Bromwich on Trump tweets: "Defamatory, disgusting and false...Confirm that [Trump] has corrupted the entire process that led to Mr. McCabe's termination and has rendered it illegitimate."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "A man who revels in his own cruelty. Revenge is not a dish best served cold for him. It's the reddest and rawest of meats."....Rep. Barbara Lee to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: "Your head is in the sand. You just don't care about civil rights, do you."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "The greatest liar in the history of the presidency."....Paul Krugman: "The entire GOP now consists of apparatchiks."....Trump: "Wow, watch Comey lie under oath."....Comey: "The American people will hear my story very soon...They can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not."....Joe Scarborough: "Our republic is big enough to survive Trump's smallness."....Trump on Mueller probe: "Should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime...WITCH HUNT!"....President Richard Nixon on Watergate hearings, July 1973: "Political witchhunt."....Neil Young on Trump: "The man is a mess. He has no balls. He hasn't got one ball."....

March 16, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul on Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA Director: "Head cheerleader for waterboarding."....Trump biographer Tim O'Brien on White House: "Being managed like a clown rodeo."....SC Gov. Henry McMaster on National School Walkout: "Innocent school children are being used as a tool by these left wing groups...It's shameful."....Trump: "It's not easy in Washington, D.C., you've got a lot of evil there. But we're getting it out."....Mike Barnicle on Trump: "Has injected successfully a slow poison into the culture of this country."....Tomi Lahren on actors: "They pretend to be social justice warriors and humanitarians and they're really just overpaid hypocrites."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "Determined to be our most shameless president."....Joe Scarborough on Trump PA speech: "Talked about the 'fake media.' The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips it up like it's a Mussolini rally. Yes, that's what I said."....Trump on 'Meet the Press' host Chuck Todd: "Sleepy eyes...Son of a bitch."....Trump on Rep. Maxine Waters: "A very low IQ individual."....Waters on Trump: "Everyone knows who this bully is...A dishonorable human...I call him 'Don the Con Man.'"....Trump on Mexico: "Spoiled."....Rick Wilson on GOP members of House Intelligence Committee: "Have engaged in a sham investigation about to produce a sham report to protect a sham president."....billionaire investor Peter Thiel on Silicon Valley: "A one-party state where they are not allowed to have dissenting views."....William Saletan on Trump: "Turning the world against the United States...Loves to gloat, pick fights, and humiliate others."....former U.S. ambassador to Panama John Feeley on Trump: "Populist scapegoating of immigrants, jingoistic chest-beating, and a schoolyard bully's attitude that taunts, 'I win, you lose.'"....Christophe Castaner, head of France's Republic on the Move party, on Steve Bannon: "The king of fake news and of white supremacists."....artist Nan Goldin on the family owning Purdue Pharma, which makes Oxycontin: "Sacklers lie, people die."....Mavis Staples on Trump: "I don't see no good in him. And the children, his boys, are snakes, you can tell. It's like Satan is in the White House...He's against women. He treats ladies like nothing."....NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Neil Young: "His voice sounds like a bloated cow farting and dying all at once."....

March 7, 2018
Trump on Alec Baldwin: "Dying mediocre career."....former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on Carter Page: "Scumbag...A weird dude."....Trump on Joe Biden: "Trust me, I would kick his ass. Boy, would he be easy."....Dubya on Trump: "Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn't it?"....Trump on Iraq invasion: "The single worst decision ever made."....Rep. Devin Nunes on Stephen Colbert: "A danger."....Trump on mainstream media: "They've gone CRAZY!"....Sen. Orrin Hatch on Obamacare: "The stupidest dumbass bill I've ever seen. Now some of you may have loved it. If you do, you are one of the stupidest dumbass people I've ever met."....Trump on Rep. Maxine Waters: "She has to immediately take an IQ test."....Howard Dean on Rep. Devin Nunes: "A liar."....Nunes on the left: "They attack people who are trying to get to the truth."....Trump on Rep. Adam Schiff: "A bad guy."....Laura Ingraham on Lebron James: "It's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball."....Trump on Russia investigation: "Witch hunt!"....former Trump aide Sam Nunberg: "I'm sick of this s***."....Jennifer Lawrence on Harvey Weinstein: "He is just that horrible ass boil that does not go away."....

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