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November 30, 2017
Trump on Kim Jong-un: "A sick puppy."....Member of Parliament Stephen Doughty on Trump re-tweeting anti-Muslim videos: "Deliberately posted to sow hatred and division...By sharing it, he is either a racist, incompetent, or unthinking -- or all three."....former National Intelligence Director James Clapper: "It's bizarre and disturbing."....Richard Wolffe on Trump: "Quite literally sympathizes with fascists. He shares their worldview as easily as he shares their language and videos."....Joe Scarborough: "...Bizarre tweets. He is not well."....Trump on 'Morning Joe': "Their ratings are terrible, nobody cares!"....Alec Baldwin: "Send Trump to a retirement home in Moscow where he belongs. Make America America again."....Trump: "Since the first day I took office, all you hear is the phony Democrat excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia, Russia."....Van Jones on Trump's 'Pocahontas' remark at event honoring Code Talkers: "This was their day and he crapped all over it....An insult comic."....Cheyenne River Sioux leader Harold Frazier: "Exploiting native women as an insult for political machismo...He chose to disgrace himself, his position, and the nation he represents."....Trump on 'Chuck and Nancy': "Nothing to them is important other than raising taxes. That's the only thing they like doing."....Pelosi on Trump: "More interested in stunts than in addressing the needs of the American people...His verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated."....Trump on Pelosi and Schumer: "They want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked."....Timothy O'Brien on Trump: "A bully who is easily cowed. He's not particularly bright."....Trump on NFL: "Weak and out of control!"....Jack Shafer on WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "A paper tigress dressed in a cowardly lion's costume...Burns through the minutes like a bored hourly worker."....Frank Bruni on Sanders: "For some 20 minutes every afternoon, down is up, paralysis is progress, enmity is harmony, stupid is smart, villain is victim, disgrace is honor, plutocracy is populism, and Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia."....Rep. Filemon Vela on Trump response to Egyptian mosque shooting: "What an idiot...Does [he] foolishly think a border wall would have prevented 9/11, Charleston, San Bernardino, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Sutherland Springs?"....Obama ethics czar Norm Eisen on Jared Kushner: "Will flip like a pancake...Kushner, Donnie Jr. and the rest of the Trump crime family better keep their overnight bags handy. Pack shoes with no laces..."....Trump on Alabama senatorial candidate Doug Jones: "A Schumer/Pelosi puppet...Would be a disaster."....Trump on CNN: "Outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the world very poorly."....CNN on Trump: "It's not our job to represent the U.S. to the world. That's yours. Our job is to report the news."....D.H. Hughley on Trump: "Any dude who has a combover like that lies to himself all the time."....

November 24, 2017
Trump on LaVar Ball, father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball: "Ungrateful fool!...Just a poor man's version of Don King, but without the hair."....Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Trump tweets: "Like using a bazooka to respond to a pea shooter...Last time I checked, you're the President. Why don't you act like it?"....Roy Moore on sexual assault allegations: "This is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election..."....Uma Thurman on Harvey Weinstein: "I'm glad it's going slowly -- you don't deserve a bullet."....Trump on Sen. Al Franken: "Frankenstein."....Billy Baldwin on Trump: "A fifth degree black belt when it comes to sexual impropriety allegations."....FL Democratic donor and possible gubernatorial candidate John Morgan on politicians: "If being creepy is a disqualification, almost no one would be holding office in Washington or Tallahassee."....Sen. Amy Klobuchar: "I have a dream that one day maybe we'll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein's harassment."....Mark Shields on GOP tax plan: "If you stuff enough oats into the horse, eventually a little will pass through to the road, and the sparrow will be fed."....Sen. Ron Wyden, ranking Finance Committee member, on GOP tax bill: "When you're reaching for the cranberry sauce, Republicans are going to be reaching for your pocketbooks to give handouts to multinational corporations."....former RNC head Michael Steele on Trump: "Irreparable harm is being done to this party and this country."....Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: "...Appeasement doesn't work. We don't want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East."....David A. Graham on Trump: "Insists that he be personally and lavishly thanked for carrying out his responsibilities as president."....New York Times editorial: "Charles Manson wasn't the inevitable outgrowth of the Sixties. If anything, he was a harbinger of today's far right."....Donald Trump Jr. on Keith Olbermann: "Life is hard; it's even harder when you're stupid."....Thomas Friedman: "While China is run by engineers, Trump doesn't even have a science adviser."....SNL's Pete Davidson on himself: "A mentally ill community college dropout who got a Game of Thrones tattoo before watching the show."....

November 16, 2017
Trump: "Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would never call him 'short and fat'?"....North Korea on Trump: "A hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people...Dared to malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership."....NYT columnist Thomas Friedman on Trump and China: "Touts any minor victory as historic...Literally has no idea what he's doing...Xi has been brilliant at playing Trump, plying him with flattery and short-term trade concessions...China could sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge."....Trump: "It is actually hard to believe how naive (or dumb) the Failing New York Times is when it comes to foreign policy...Weak and ineffective."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on GOP tax bill: "When your ears are stuffed with money from your donors who want to see those tax breaks for the giant multinational corporations, it's kind of hard to hear what people are saying."....Steve Bannon on Roy Moore accusations: "An orchestrated hit...Just another desperate attempt by Mitch McConnell to keep power."....Matt Drudge on Moore: "Judge Whore....A lesson in leaving politics to the professionals."....Ivanka Trump on Moore: "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children."....Joe Biden on Trump: "I think the public has [now moved] from 'Okay, he's a little different,' to 'Okay, this is dangerous to the fabric of society.'"....Michael Moore: "We have the most colossal mistake in our history sitting right now in the Oval Office."....Rep. Seth Moulton on House Speaker Paul Ryan's call for prayers for the people of Sutherland Springs: "Let's also pray that you find the courage to do your job."....Ricky Gervais: "My thoughts and prayers are that people wake the f*** up."....Sen. Ted Cruz on gun control: "Evil is evil, and will use the weaponry that is available."....Piers Morgan: "For God's sake, America, wake the f*** up to the ghastly, deadly, unending, worsening reality of your sickening gun-crazed society and DO SOMETHING."....Lizzie Crocker on Louise Linton: "Seems determined to cement her reputation as an archetypal rich bitch and villain in the vein of Cruella de Vil...She's the Beltway Marie Antoinette."....large sticker on the back window of Houston-area pickup truck: "F*** Trump, and f*** you for voting for him."....Merle Haggard on Trump: "I think he's dealing from a strange deck."....

November 8, 2017
North Korea on Trump: "We don't care about what that mad dog may utter because we've already heard enough."....Gay Talese on Spacey accuser Anthony Rapp: "So, okay, it happened 10 years ago...Jesus, suck it up once in a while!"....Harrison Ford on government officials: "Today's greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire. It's that we've got people in charge of important s**t who don't believe in science."....Trump on VA gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam: "Will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia."....Jake Tapper: "There was a time when one could tell the difference between Fox and the nutjobs at Infowars. It's getting tougher. Lies are lies."....John Podesta: "Not bad enough that I was the victim of a massive cyber crime directed by the Russian President, now I'm the victim of a big lie campaign by the American President."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "Phony Trump/Russia 'collusion,' which doesn't exist."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "We'll know soon why this Reality TV president kowtows to Putin."....Sen. Chuck Schumer: "All president Trump does is take advantage - horrible advantage - of a tragedy, and try to politicize and divide us...He can't refrain for a day from his nasty habits."....Donald Trump Jr. on Sen. Jeff Flake: "Government employees, like you, failed to do their job. [Devin Kelly] did a year for abuse and fracturing his kid's skull. Should not have had a gun!"....Trump nominee for assistant secretary of defense Dean Winslow on gun laws: "I'd just like to say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic assault rifle like an AR-15."....former party chairman Michael Steele on GOP election results: "The lesson...is you cannot wrap your policy, or your philosophy, in one person. You've got to stand for something."....Mark Sumner: "Republicans have spent the last year working hard to show that they don't stand for anything."....former DNC chair Donna Brazile on Clinton campaign: "I felt like it was a cult."....Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Trump: "He should be unifying the nation rather than engaging in blaming and bullying."....former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on GOP tax plan: "Hard to see any common thread or coherent principle except for rewarding moneyed interests."....Trump on Bergdahl sentencing: "A complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military."....former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg on Jared Kushner: "An incompetent."....Lindy West on Trump: "Our predator in chief."....Texans owner Bob McNair on player protests: "We can't have the inmates running the prison."....Michael Moore to Trump: "Twitter is your presidency! It's all you know how to do. Loser!"....Sen. Jeff Flake: "The problem is it seems now to be conservative you have to be angry."....Jon Stewart on Trump presidency: "We put our dick in a toaster and we're all waiting to see what happens."....

November 1, 2017
Former Jeb Bush communications director Tim Miller: "The White House's strategy is shameless, bald-faced, indefensible lies. Lie about everything, admit nothing."....former Ted Cruz aide Rick Tyler on Trump administration: "It's really amazing the degree to which they think everybody else is an idiot."....biographer Joe Hagen on Jann Wenner and Trump: "Deeply narcissistic men for whom celebrity is the confirmation of existence."....Gold Star father Andrew Bacevich on Trump: "The president's inability to use the English language is really without precedent in American politics."....Michael Winship: "Trump does have a way with words. Unfortunately, it's a gruesome way...His way with English is fumbling, incoherent, reckless and untruthful."....Peter Ross: "Trump is a reductive force. He wants everything to be as small and mean as his own heart, and he has made a start with words."....Jill Abramson: "The shittiest men in media have revealed themselves. That list begins with Bill O'Reilly."....Woody Allen on sexual assault revelations: "A witch hunt atmosphere."....Lindy West: "The witches are coming, but not for your life. We're coming for your legacy."....Trump on Michael Moore: "While not at all presidential, I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!"....Moore in response: "You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency -- which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD."....Ron Reagan on Trump: "A deeply damaged human being. He is a sociopathic, malignant narcissist...This man is a danger to the world."....Woody Harrelson on 2002 dinner with Trump: "I never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time. You could see the standard he was going to bear."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: "I don't know if the man's deliberately lying, but it seems so. His statements are outlandish, and he seems just to want to suck up to Trump."....former NSC spokesman Tommy Vietor on Trump: "Every time he's asked to comment on casualties or an operation that goes badly, he pushes responsibility onto his military leadership. It's weak and cowardly and shows a lack of accountability."....Sen. Ted Cruz on Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Bob Corker criticism of Trump: "It's like you're back in junior high...Everyone shut up and do your job, is my view."....Bill Maher on Fox News & Trump: "This is a very bad axis of evil...State TV."....Jimmy Kimmel: "When you're the president of the United States and you have to tell others that you're a very intelligent person -- not a great sign...He might be the most insecure person ever."....

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