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December 22, 2017
Rep. Jackie Speier on GOP tax bill: "May be the most shameful day in the history of Congress."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "It's government for sale...[They] wrote this bill to pay off their biggest donors. To help the rich and powerful get even richer and more powerful."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "Monumental, brazen theft...A vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation."....Sen. Bernie Sanders: "We are witnessing highway robbery in broad daylight, and a looting of the federal treasury...A victory for the Koch Brothers and other wealthy Republican campaign donors."....Sen. Chuck Schumer: "An absolute disgrace...You are messing up America."....Jesse Jackson: "...A government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy."....John Cassidy: "A corrupt, budget-busting hairball...Dom Perignon for the plutocrats, cheap swill for the masses."....Chris Matthews: "The greatest shorting of the American people in history."....Matthew Yglesias: "We have watched the task of government devolve into the full-scale looting of America."....Lawrence O'Donnell: "The ugliest display of pigs at the trough that I have ever seen."....NBC's Savannah Guthrie on House Speaker Paul Ryan's assertion that tax cut will result in higher pay for workers: "Are you living in a fantasy world?"....Will Wilkinson: "The way the tax bill was passed is probably worse than what's in it."....former Dubya official Eliot Cohen on Trump: "He is engaging in the most blatant xenophobia, racism and general bigotry that we have ever seen from the White House."....Max Boot: "Trump as a personality type is probably no different from a Mussolini, a Peron, a Chavez. And if you were operating in Argentina or Italy, he would probably be a dictator by now."....Sandy Hook mom Nicole Hockley on Trump: "An appalling lack of humanity and decency."....Jen Hatmaker on Trump: "Incapable of maturity, decency, self-awareness, or shame."....Spencer Ackerman on Trump National Security Strategy: "It's basically fan fiction, written by aides imagining Trump as some sort of rational, consistent actor."....

December 14, 2017
Rep. Peter King on Steve Bannon: "Looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage...His act is tired, inane, and morally vacuous."....Eric Trump on allegations of sexual misconduct against his father: "Baseless...Total nonsense...Distraction of the week."....Trump on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein: "He's a lot of fun to be with...He likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side."....Rep. Maxine Waters: "How many Diet Cokes did Trump consume while he gulped and waited for the defeat of his pedophile candidate?"....Mika Brzezinski on Trump: "You treat women horribly, and you treat the women around you even worse, and you treat women like punching bags because it's fun for you because you are intimidated by women. That's your problem, okay?"....former Mitch McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes on Bannon: "An absolutely breathtaking display of political incompetence."....former Romney strategist Stu Stevens on Bannon: "Be wary of the angry millionaire."....Jerry Moore, brother of Roy, on Doug Jones: "Will pay for what he's saying. And them Democrat people that's out there and those Republicans in Washington. They're going to have to answer to God."....Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett: "The FBI has become America's secret police...It's like the old KGB."....Newt Gingrich on Justice Department and FBI: "Corrupted."....Sean Wilentz: "If Trump succeeds in building his own version of a mafia state, America, once a beacon to all the world, Reagan's shining city, will more closely resemble Putin's Moscow."....Secretary of Education Betsy Devos on public schools: "A dead end."....Hinds County MI Democratic Party Chairwoman Jacqueline R. Amos on Trump campaign: "Appealed to the very worst demons of the American soul."....Trump on CNN: "Their slogan should be 'The Least Trusted Name In News.'"....Spike Lee on Trump: "Insanity is a normal day now."....North Korea on Trump: "A mentally deranged dotard."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "He's thinking every day, 'How can I leverage this so when I get out of the White House I can make even more money?'"....Rep. Maxine Waters on former national security adviser Mike Flynn: "Lock him up, lock him up, lock him up."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "He will simply smash whatever institution or law obstructs his will...He cannot stop this manic defense of ego because if he did, his very self would collapse."....

December 6, 2017
Steve Bannon to Mitt Romney: "Judge Moore has more honor and integrity in a pinkie finger than your family has in its whole DNA."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "A madman."....Trump on FBI: "Its reputation is in Tatters - worst in History!"....Jacob Sugarman on Trump's twitter feed: "An ever-darkening cesspool."....Sen. Claire McCaskill on budget lobbyists: "Disgusting."....Trump on Dems and tax bill: "Trying to block because they think it is too good and will not be given the credit!"....Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump: "There is help for your deteriorating mental health. It's called admitting guilt and telling the truth."....Rep. Kurt Schrader on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand endorsing Marie Newman in Illinois congressional race: "Bullshit."....Trump on Dems: "They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of drugs."….HRC on Trump: "An equal opportunity bigot."....former Interior secretary Sally Jewell on Trump: "The most anti-conservation president in our history."....Rush Limbaugh on Russia investigation: "There was no collusion...The only evidence has been made up by the deep state, by the intelligence community."....Sen. Ben Sasse on GOP: "It feels like this party I'm a member of has gone post-Constitutional."....Trump on HRC: "Lied many times to the FBI."....T.A. Frank: "Trump has been building a fire that Republicans wouldn't put out because they needed it to light their cigars."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "Do not underestimate the stamina of the psychologically unwell. They will exhaust you long before they will ever exhaust themselves."....

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."....

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