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January 26, 2017
Sen. Chris McDaniel on Women's March: "Almost all liberal women are unhappy...If they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?"....Piers Morgan on Women's March: "I'm planning a 'Men's March' to protest the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists."....Jon Voight on Miley Cyrus and Shia LaBeouf at march: "What are they teaching? They're teaching treason."....Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Trump: "In first 24 hours Trump makes clear ego, not facts or honesty, will be guiding principle for him and his administration. Liar in Chief."....Former Iraq and Afghanistan ambassador and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan Crocker on Trump CIA speech: "It was horrible...Talking about how great Trump is...It was really ugly...I can't imagine a worse Day One scenario."....former CIA analyst Yael Eisenstat on Trump speech: "He used my former agency to advance his own delusional vision of grandeur...A terrifying display of the dangerous way in which he will govern."....Philadelphia Inquirer editorial: "From spreading bald lies to suppressing basic facts and information, the early days of the Trump administration are suggestive of a tin-pot dictatorship...The Trump administration is not free to say 2+2= 5."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "Insane clown president."....San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Trump: "We've got to a point where you really can't believe anything that comes out of his mouth."....Charles M. Blow: "Our president is a pathological liar."....Philip Roth: "Trump is just a con artist."....Keith Olbermann on Trump: "Not of sound mind...He will lie to himself about anything big or small...He has a running war with reality...He's insane...It is the greatest crisis in all of our lives. Right now."....Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder on fast food workers: "You're not getting the Microsoft guys. At Hardee's we were getting the worst of the worst."....William Saletan: "An interview with Conway is like a game of Crazy Eights with one rule change; Every card is crazy. No matter what you say, she'll pick a word from your question and use it to change suits."....Rep. Trent Franks on Obama: "He will go down in history as The Abortion President."....

January 23, 2017
HuffPo headline on Trump's anti-abortion Executive Order: "Room Full of Men Screws Women."....Newt Gingrich on Madonna: "An emerging left wing fascism. She's part of it."....George Will on Trump: "Delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history."....Jane Fonda on Trump: "Predator-in-chief."....Michael Moore on inauguration: "A s*** show."....Gloria Steinem: "Trump and his handlers have found a fox for every chicken coop in Washington."....AP correspondent Ron Fournier on WH press secretary Sean Spicer's Saturday event: "He looked like he was in a hostage video. They wound him up and sent him out to go to war against the press and tell blatant untruths."....Jonathan Freedland: "Spicer took no questions and described the reception given to Trump by those CIA employees as 'ecstatic.' This is a style of press briefing that is less Washington than Pyongyang."....NYT reporter Glenn Thrush: "Jaw meet floor."....Lloyd Grove on Trump-media relations: "Scorpions in a bottle."....former ambassador and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan Crocker on Trump's speech in front of CIA Memorial Wall: "It was horrible...Talking about how great Trump is...It was really ugly...I can't imagine a worse Day One scenario."....former CIA director John Brennan: "A despicable display of self-aggrandizement...[He] should be ashamed of himself."....Kellyanne Conway on Brennan's criticism: "Spectacularly disappointing. We have an outgoing CIA director sound like a partisan political hack."....historian Douglas Brinkley on Trump: "He can never let go and stop watching cable TV...He's off to the worst start of a presidency in a very long time."....

January 19, 2017
George Soros on Trump: "A would-be dictator."....Sean Hannity on Obama: "After 100 days of Donald Trump being president, it's going to be like he was never there, except for the debt he left us and the liberal activist judges he appointed."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Trump nominees: "A swamp Cabinet."....Breitbart on Democratic Party: "A defeated religion."....Trump: "NBC News is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!"....Sen. Dick Durbin on Trump nominees: "I've never seen anything quite like this...We've never had so many billionaires in one room."....Rep. Steve King on Rep. John Lewis: "Thank you for your contribution to civil rights during the civil rights era. I would appreciate it if you would contribute something since then. It's been half a century."....Maine Gov. Paul LePage: "John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple 'Thank you' would suffice."....Trump on CIA chief John Brennan: "Was this the leaker of Fake News?"....William Saletan on Trump: "Continues to behave like a press secretary for Russia."....Laura Ingraham: "We have gone from 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' to 'Mr. Putin, whatever you think is best.'"....National Review on Obama presidency: "If your expectations are low enough, it wasn't that bad."....Joe Scarborough: "Trump will enter office as the least popular president in four decades. The wages of Twitter is death."....Trump on U.S. intelligence agencies: "They should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?"....Goldie Taylor on Trump: "A lot like Bull Connor, only with much more bull."....Samantha Bee on Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway: "We haven't seen a blonde do this much spinning and lying since Tonya Harding."....

January 13, 2017
President-elect Trump on Buzzfeed: "A failing pile of garbage."....Trump on CNN: "Fake news."....Jonathan Chait on Trump press conference: "The bully has his pulpit."....Kellyanne Conway on Dems demanding financial info on Trump nominees: "Political peeping Toms."....Carl Bernstein on Conway: "It's time to talk about what we do as journalists and what propaganda ministers do. And that is what she is."....Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev: "Congratulations, US media! You've just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for twelve years now."....Chuck Todd on Trump press conference: "I'm struck by how normal crazy looked today."....Michael Moore on Trump birther campaign: "He is the Godfather of this decade's fake news...A founder."....Stephen King: "Trump's response to Meryl Streep -- childish, churlish, petulant -- is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emotionally unqualified."....Eugene Robinson: "The Twitter rants offer a glimpse into Trump's psyche, and it's not pretty...He can't seem to ignore any slight. That's a sign of weakness, not strength...What kind of crybaby have Americans elected as their leader?"....Lawrence Downes on Trump: "Wandering in a labyrinth of lies and trying to drag the country in with him."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on GOP Obamacare intentions: "Repeal and run is for cowards."....Obama ethics adviser Norm Eisen on Trump: "Is he turning it all over to the trustee or not?...If he fails that test, he's failing the presidency, he's failing the American people, he's failing the Constitution and failing all of us."....Cornel West: "Is there really any hope for truth and justice in this decadent time?"....George Takei on Trump: "Tinkle, tinkle, little czar. Putin put you where you are."....

January 5, 2017
Sen. Lindsey Graham on GOP move to gut Office of Congressional Ethics: "The dumbest fricking thing I've ever heard."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on GOP Obamacare repeal: "Make America sick again."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi on repeal without replacing: "An act of cowardice."....Trump on Dems: "Schumer clowns."....Bill O'Reilly: "The left wants power taken from the white establishment...Taking voting power away from white precincts is the quickest way to do that."....Joan Walsh on O'Reilly: "Has passed into Afrikaner territory. We are becoming South Africa."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "Lies consistently...There is nothing too unimportant to lie about."....Robert Reich on Trump Twitter attacks: "This is not using the bully pulpit...This is bullying."....VT Gov. Peter Shumlin on Putin: "One of the world's leading thugs."....Trump criticizing U.S. intelligence agencies: "Julian Assange said 'a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta.'"....Sen. Lindsey Graham on Assange: "No friend of America and no friend of democracy...Don't listen to Assange on anything."....Aki Peritz on Assange: "Wears his anti-Americanism proudly and acts like the textbook definition of a Russian asset."....Errol Morris: "To elect Trump is saying it's okay to be self-deceived."....Publius Decius Mus: "Only in a corrupt republic, in corrupt times, could a Trump rise."....Ross Douthat on Trump: "I'd rather risk defeat at my enemies' hands than turn my own cause over to an incompetent tyrant."....Jonah Goldberg on Trump: "A cat trained to piss in a human toilet."....Rush Limbaugh: "Political correctness if childish, and it's censorship."....Bill O'Reilly on famous musicians declining invitations to perform at Trump's inauguration: "Reverse McCarthyism."....Trump on the UN: "Just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad."....Garry Trudeau: "Let's be clear. Donald Trump respects no one, because that's how narcissistic sociopaths roll."....

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