What a long, strange strip it's been
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November 5, 2018
Nixon WH counsel John Dean: "History will treat Nixon's moral failures as relatively less troubling than Trump's sustained and growing decadence, deviousness and self-delusive behavior. Nixon = corrupt; Trump = evil."....Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on Hillary Clinton: "The queen of abortion."....Trump: "The radical Democrats want to plunge our country into a nightmare of gridlock, poverty and chaos...Throw our borders wide open to deadly drugs and ruthless gangs. 'Come on in, everybody! Come on in!'"....radio show host and Missouri General Assembly candidate Steve West on Jews: "Looking back in history, unfortunately Hitler was right..."....West's son Andy: "My dad's a fanatic. He must be stopped. His ideology is pure hatred. It's totally insane...He's saying that Jews shouldn't even have civil rights."....West's daughter Emily: "I can't imagine him in any level of government. He's made multiple comments that are racist and homophobic and how he doesn't like Jews."....George Conway on Trump: "When questioned after a tragedy, he will always be glib and inappropriate. His words are only salt in our wounds."....Frank Bruni on the internet: "What a glittering dream of expanded knowledge and enhanced connection it was at the start. What a nightmare of manipulated biases and metastasized hate it has turned into...It creates terrorists."....The Guardian on Trump: "A man who hates half of his country has no right to call for a unity that he does not believe in and which, in a heartbeat, he is ready to trash and mock."....Trump on FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum: "A stone cold thief."....Gillum on Trump: "Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it."....Laurence O'Donnell on Trump: "The most ignorant president in history."....Rush Limbaugh on family separation policy: "It isn't happening...[The media is] making this up."....writer Stephen King on Rep. Steve King: "I'm tired of being confused with this racist dumbbell."....Matt Drudge: "A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre. Not even 48 hours since blood flowed at synagogue? Check your soul in the makeup chair!"....Rick Wilson on Trump appealing to white nationalists: "It's not a dog whistle, it's an air raid siren."....Piers Morgan: "Stop being such a coward, Mr. President...AR-15s have no place in any civilized society. Grow a pair, and ban them."....Jonathan Chait on Trump: "Tantalizing his supporters with the prospect of bloodshed...He is wafting into the air the scent of blood."....David Axelrod on Trump: "He's exhausting."....Rolf Dobelli: "News is to the mind what sugar is to the body."....
October 27, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. on Sen. Jon Tester: "A piece of garbage."....Trump on media: "Constant unfair coverage, deep hostility, and negative attacks only serve to drive people apart and to undermine healthy debate."....former CIA Director John Brennan on Trump: "Stop blaming others. Look in the mirror...Try to act presidential. The American people deserve much better."....Trump on caravan: "I think some bad people started that...I think the Democrats had something to do with it...A lot of money has been passing to people to come up and try and get to the border by Election Day...I'll bring out our military. Not our reserves."....Stephen King on Trump: "Jesus, man -- you act like the Red Chinese army was invading. They're just a bunch of scared and hungry people."....Trump on undocumented immigrants: "[Democrats] want to give them cars...What kind of car will they supply them? Will it be a Rolls-Royce?"....Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery on caravan: "If you think about the kind of people you want to have in this country, you want people who are hardworking, people who are ethical, people who look out for their families and their communities and people who are very physically strong. So I think we need to set up an 'American Ninja Warrior' obstacle course at the border..."....Howard Dean on Montgomery: "Who is this idiot?"....Montgomery on Dean: "A humorless wretch...Your name is synonymous with failure."....ABC analyst Matthew Dowd: "How about you try making a 1,000-mile journey with little food or water...and see if you make it?"....Montgomery on Dowd: "How about you lock yourself in your humorless fart parlor so the rest of us don't have to hear from you?"....Trump: "Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it healthy and well!"....Mikhail Gorbachev on Trump's decision to withdraw from US-Russia disarmament treaty: "Not the work of a great mind."....Trump: "Dems want to give illegal immigrants the right to vote."....Paul Krugman on Trump administration: "In the very near future, many government officials will probably face hard decisions about whether to defy illegal orders from political superiors. And remember, this is the good scenario."....Sen. Ben Sasse on Sean Hannity: "His core cause is to rage."....Hannity on Sasse: "Has proven to be the single biggest disappointment in politics today...Useless."....Trump on Dems: "They want to massively raise your taxes, impose socialism on our country...They want to take away your health care, destroy your Second Amendment..."...Fox News host Laura Ingraham: "[Democrats want] to replace you, the American voters, with newly amnestied citizens and an ever-increasing number of chain migrants."....Trump on Dems: "Want to replace freedom with socialism...They want to replace the rule of law with the rule of mob."....Laurence Tribe: "For Trump, lying is indeed more than just a means to some material end. It is the end itself; the destruction of truth as the only basis of accountability."....Steve Bannon: "The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with s***."....former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci on Trump: "We both know that he's telling lies. So if you want me to say he's a liar, I'm happy to say that he's a liar."....Trump: "The Democrat Party is openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to...violate our borders and overwhelm our nation. The Democrats have launched an assault on the sovereignty of our country, the security of our nation, and the safety of every single American."....Rep. Steve King on immigrants: "If we don't defend Western Civilization, then we will become subjugated by the people who are the enemies of faith, the enemies of Justice."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "Do you want mob rule, or law and order?"....Stephen Colbert on Trump midterm election campaign: "He's just stuffing all the fears into one Burrito of Doom."
October 16, 2018
Trump on Stormy Daniels: "Horseface."....Trump on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "A complete and total fraud."....Trump on Federal Reserve: "Going loco...Out of control...Has gone crazy."....Trump on media: "The fake, fake, disgusting news."....Donald Trump Jr. on Rep. Beto O'Rourke: "An Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic."....Trump on European Union: "Was formed in order to take advantage of us on trade."....Trump on the U.S. "We've been the stupid country for so many years."....Trump on U.S. immigration laws: "They are a laughingstock all over the world."....Trump: "I never knew how dishonest the media was. I really mean it. I'm not saying that as a sound bite."....Trump: "The Democrat agenda is socialism and open borders."....Trump on Dems: "They've gone wacko...Totally unhinged. They've gone crazy."....Michael Eric Dyson on Trump-Kanye West Oval Office meeting: "This is white supremacy by ventriloquism. A black mouth is moving, but white racist ideals are flowing from Kanye's mouth."....CNN commentator Tara Setmeyer on Kanye West: "An attention whore, like the President...He's the token Negro of the Trump administration."....CNN's Bakari Sellers: "Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don't read."....CNN's Don Lemon: "What I saw was a minstrel show today...The president of the United States exploiting him...Kanye's mother is rolling over in her grave."....CNN's Chris Cuomo on Kanye-Trump coverage: "Why fan the flames of the foolish?"....Seth Meyers: "It's so rare that you can see black people and white supremacists betrayed in the exact same moment."
October 9, 2018
...................................Trump on accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "A charade...A hoax...It was all made up, it was fabricated."....Michael Moore on Trump: "An evil genius."....Trump on 13,000-word / year-and-a-half-in-the-making NYT investigative story on his finances: "A very old, boring and often told hit piece."...Laurence Tribe on Trump: "We have a vile, soulless cowardly man as president."....Trump on Dems who support sexual assault survivors: "They destroy people. These are really evil people."....Christine Blasey Ford lawyer Michael Bromwich on Trump mocking his client: "Vicious...She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice."....Trump on attacking Ford: "It was a very unfair situation. So I evened the playing field."....Greg Sargent on Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The twisted, grimacing face of right-wing rage at the very idea that Ford's claims ever deserved a full and serious public examination."....Tucker Carlson on Democrats: "It's not about Brett Kavanaugh at this point. It's about punishing anybody who looks like Brett Kavanaugh."....GOP strategist Steve Schmidt on Sen. Mitch McConnell: "An utterly, irredeemably pernicious force...He's turned [the U.S. Senate] into a laughing stock."....Trump on Kavanaugh protestors: "The very rude elevator screamers are paid professonals only looking to make Senators look bad."....NYT on Trump: "A lying, bullying, womanizing autocrat-idolizer."....Trump on former Sen. Al Franken: "Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag."....Donald Trump Jr. on Jeffrey Toobin: "Scumbag...A partisan liberal hack who masquerades as a journalist."....Trump: "The Democrat Party has become too extreme. And too dangerous to be trusted with power."....George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, on Trump: "Ceaseless, shameless, and witless prevarication on virtually all topics, large and small."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A totally illegal Witch Hunt!"....Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti on Tucker Carlson: "How do you have a show and you're this ignorant? How is that possible?"....Trump on Gen. Mattis: "Moderate Dog."....Gov. Jerry Brown on Trump's record on the environment: "Liar, criminal, fool -- pick your choice."....Sen. Ted Cruz on California: "Tofu and silicon and dyed hair."....Emily Peck on GOP: "The last bastion of male dominance in a Me Too world."....Fox News chyron on guest Michael Avenatti: "Creepy Porn Lawyer Toying With 2020 Run."....Kanye West on Democrats: "It's like the plan they did, to take the fathers out of the home and put them on welfare...does anybody know about that? That's a Democractic plan."....Chris Evans on West: "There's nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn't know history."....John Kerry on Trump: "Spends more time reading his Twitter 'likes' than his briefing books or the Constitution of the United States...He's got the maturity of an eight-year-old-boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "The Stephen King of the horror story we live in."...................................
September 13, 2018Trump: "The Woodward book is a joke."....Woodward on Trump: "Detached from the reality of what is going on."....Anonymous on Trump: "Impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective."....Omarosa on Trump: "Not well...Mentally impaired."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could."....Donald Trump Jr. on Scarborough: "Irrelevant and deranged."....J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Trump: "I'm smarter than he is. And by the way, this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money. It wasn't a gift from Daddy."....Trump on Dimon: "A poor public speaker and nervous mess."....Tucker Carlson on Dems: "The real threats we face today may be from within. Leaders who hate the country...If I hated a country, I would open its doors to anyone who wanted to come here and demand nothing in return."....Sen. Cory Booker on the White House: "The three C's. They're in crisis. They're in chaos. And they're now revealing true corruption."....Anonymous on Trump: "He is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making."....Trump on 'Fear': "The book means nothing. It's a work of fiction."....Omarosa on herself: "Hillary Clinton was robbed and I was a co-conspirator in that robbery. And I will regret that for the rest of my life."....Ann Coulter on deaf, disabled immigrant who has been in the U.S. for 34 years and now faces deportation: "We're supposed to believe every immigrant is a valedictorian, but then we get the facts and it turns out we're getting the rest of the world's most expensive problems."....Anonymous on Trump's leadership: "Half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless."....WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Anonymous: "If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT at 212: 556-1234 and ask them."....Rick Wilson on Trump: "Rampant personal instability, ravenous ego, and an inability to tell the truth even when it would help his legal and political standing."....radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Democrats: "Are raping Republicans."....Trump on Anonymous: "Treason?"....