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October 24, 2017
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovitch on Trump: "A soulless coward who thinks he can only become large by belittling others...We have a pathological liar in the White House."....Rep. Frederica Wilson on Niger ambush: "Trump's Benghazi."....Trump on Wilson: "Wacky...A disaster for Dems."....Bret Stephens on Steve Bannon: "The most revolting operator in American political life since Roy Cohn."....Ann Coulter on Trump: "If we're not getting a wall, I'd prefer President Pence."....Mark Joseph Stern on SC Justice Gorsuch: "A Fox News anchor's idea of a first-rate justice: an insipid ideologue peddling warmed-over dogmas."....Phil Mudd, former deputy director of CIA Counterterrorist Center, on Trump: "A tough day for the President? How about the families who accepted a child or a father or a spouse home in a casket?...Has the empathy of a cockroach."....former Dubya ethics chief Richard Painter on Trump: "He has no empathy."....Rep. Frederica Wilson on Trump: "A sick man. He's cold-hearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone."....Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Kahn on Trump: "[His] selfish and divisive actions have undermined the dignity of the high office of the presidency."....Member of Parliament and Winston Churchill grandson Nicholas Soames on Trump: "Daft twerp."....

October 17, 2017
Sen. John McCain on Trump policy: "Some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems."....San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovitch: "We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day."....Trump on Iran agreement: "A deal at the highest level of incompetence."....retired U.S. ambassador Thomas Graham on Trump's action on Iran: "Seems like we're reading Kafka."....Defense Intelligence officer Naveed Jamali on Trump: "Trump's divisive rhetoric is in direct competition with his incompetence. It's both embarrassing and depressing."....Iran President Hassan Rouhani: "I invite the President of the United States to better read the history books and geography...Apparently he's not in the know..."....Sen. Bob Corker on Trump: "We could be heading towards World War III with the kinds of comments that he's making.'....Sean Hannity on Corker: "So arrogant. Such an elitist snob. He's the swamp."....Steve Bannon on Corker: "An absolute disgrace."....Steve Doocy: "Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL all season after his anthem protests, and he knows why: collusion."....Frank Bruni: "The terms of service in the Trump administration: I strut, you slobber, for as long as I can stand you or you can stand it."....Trump: "People are just now starting to find out how dishonest and disgusting (Fake News) NBC News is. Viewers beware."....Larry Flynt on Trump: "Telling hundreds of bald-faced lies...Gross nepotism and appointment of unqualified persons to high office...The most powerful moron in history."....Kate Winslet: "The fact that I'm never going to have to deal with Harvey Weinstein again as long as I live is one of the best things that's ever happened and I'm sure the feeling is universal."....Bernie Sanders on GOP budget: "A gift to billionaires: it's Robin Hood in reverse."....Trump on Democrats: "Have gone so far left that they are no longer recognizable."....Joy-Ann Reid: "The Trump Show is the reality TV train wreck you can't turn off, no matter how badly you want to."....Marlow Stern on Trump and Weinstein: "A particular brand of New York asshole: loud, boisterous, and worst of all predatory."....Trump on Obamacare: "A broken mess."....John Oliver on Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: "Finally -- the group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out."....Michael Stipe on the present: 'A very f***ed up time to be."....

October 8, 2017
Fox News host Todd Starnes on NFL kneelers: "A bunch of intolerant, unAmerican malcontents."....Trump on retiring Sen. Bob Corker: "Didn't have the guts to run!"....Corker on Trump: "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center."....George Will on Trump: "Social autism."....Trump on NBC News: "Knowingly inaccurate with their reporting."....'Morning Joe' contributor Mike Barnicle on Trump: "Like the loudmouth know-it-all guy at the end of the bar."....David Ignatius on Trump: "The iron whim...A focus on me and mine that gets in the way of him connecting."....Donald Trump Jr. on secular colleges: "They will send you out less educated than when you started."....J.K. Rowling: "His harshest critics must acknowledge that Donald Trump shows true leadership in the war on reality."....Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Trump: "A f***ing moron."....MSNBC analyst Jim Cavanaugh on Congress: "A wholly-owned subsidiary of the gun lobby."....Keith Olbermann on the NRA: "A terrorist organization."....Trump on San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz: "Did a very poor job. She's not a capable person."....Cruz on Trump's Puerto Rico visit: "Miscommunicator-in-chief...There was no exchange with anybody, with none of the mayors."....FEMA administrator Brock Long on Cruz: "We filtered out the mayor a long time ago. We don't have time for political noise."....Jimmy Kimmel on Trump in Puerto Rico: "He really puts the 'ass' in 'compassion.'"....former Labor Secretary Robert Reich: "When it comes to the actual work of governing America, Trump is becoming utterly and completely irrelevant...He is no longer the president of the United States."....Rush Limbaugh on Russia investigation: "This whole investigative team is a bunch of über-leftists. If they had found something, you would have heard about it by now. They would have leaked it."....Ta-Nehisi Coates: "Every Trump voter is most certainly not a white supremacist. But every Trump voter felt it acceptable to hand the fate of the country over to one."....former Dubya speechwriter Matt Larimer: "Does it matter whether or not the president understands how the Constitution that elected him works? Many Americans don't seem to care."....David Brooks on Trump: "It's quite possible that after four years of this, Trump will have effectively destroyed the prevailing culture."....Cher on Trump: "Doesn't have two brain cells to rub together."....

October 2, 2017
Steve Bannon: "Mitch McConnell and his permanent political class is the most corrupt, incompetent group of individuals in this country."....Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen on former judge Roy Moore: "Truly, truly unhinged."....Moore: "Homosexual conduct should be illegal...Do you know that bestiality, the relationship between man and beast, is prohibited in every state?...It's the same thing."....Trump on NFL owners: "I think they're afraid of the players, if you want to know the truth, and I think it's disgraceful."....Marc Anthony: "Mr. President, shut the f*** up about the NFL. Do something about our people in need in Puerto Rico."....Jelani Cobb on Trump: "A small man with a fetish for the symbols of democracy and a bottomless hostility for the actual practice of it."....Bryant Gumbel on Trump: "Racist, churlish and childish."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "He's a perfect representation of who, as a country, we are and always have been: an insane monster. Frankly, we're lucky he's not walking around using a child's femur as a toothpick."....Trump on AG Jeff Sessions: "Weak."....Frank Bruni on Trump: "Our highest official is also our pettiest."....Seth Meyers: "Our president is an a**hole."....David Brooks on Trump: "Has a nose for every wound in the body politic and day after day he sticks a red-hot poker in one wound or another and rips it open."....Trump on CNN: "So bad and pathetic."....Steven Seagal: "For anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections, or even that the Russians have that kind of technology, is stupid."....Matt Taibbi: "We've never had a chief executive who barked at the moon."....

September 25, 2017
Anderson Cooper on Sean Spicer: "Doesn't have to lie for a living anymore. Now he just seems to be doing it recreationally."....Trump on protesting NFL players: "Sons of bitches."....sports commentator Anthony F. Irwin on Trump: "Quicker and more vehement in his hatred of Colin Kaepernick's non-violent protest than he was of Nazis."....Cincinnati Bengal George Iloka on Trump: "A real life clown/troll."....Buffalo Bill LeSean McCoy on Trump: "Acting like a jerk."....Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on NFL players: "They can do free speech on their own time."....Rep. Ted Lieu on Mnuchin: "You are as stupid as a rock. US Constitution also applied to NFL players."....Howard Dean: "McCain spent five years in a Vietnam prison refusing to leave until all Americans were free. Trump is a whiney twerp by comparison."....Trump: "Make the United Nations great. Not 'again.' Make the United Nations great...When do you see the UN solving problems? They don't. They cause problems."....Trump on Kim Jun Un: "Little Rocket Man."....Sen. Orrin Hatch on Kim Jung Un: "That little bastard."....Fred Kaplan on Trump UN speech: "Painted a picture of the world as a dark place of anarchy and aggression -- and his vision of a desired future was no brighter or more orderly."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump speech: "The worst ever delivered by the United States at the United Nations."....Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times."....Jimmy Kimmel on Sen. Bill Cassidy: "Lied to my face."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on Kimmel remark: "Garbage."....Gov. Chris Christie on Kimmel: "He's not a serious person."....Brian Kilmeade on Kimmel: "Hollywood elite."....Keith Olbermann on Kilmeade: "The Eddie Haskell of Fox News."....Kimmel: "This is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman...A phony little creep. I'll pound you when I see you."....Trump on Iran deal: "An embarrassment to the United States."....Anti-Defamation League on Milos Yiannopoulos: "A misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, transphobic troll who is extremely good at getting people to pay attention to him."....UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof on Yiannopoulos' 30-minute-long Free Speech Week: "The most expensive photo op in the university's history."....Charles Murray on Yiannopoulos: "A despicable a**hole."....CA Gov. Jerry Brown: "You should check out the derivation of 'Trump-ite' and 'troglodyte,' because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves."....Gore Vidal on Trump: "His towering achievement is he listened to nobody, ever."....Albert Brooks: "Melania Trump condemned bullying at the UN today. She then looked at her husband, laughed, and said, 'I'm just kidding.'"....

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