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September 18, 2017
NK's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee on UN sanctions: "The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb...[The U.S.] should be beaten to death like a rabid dog. Let's reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness."....Chelsea Manning on the U.S.: "This is a police state...A dystopian novel unfolding before my eyes."....CIA director Mike Pompeo on Manning: "An American traitor."....Trump on AG Jeff Sessions: "Idiot."....Stephen King on Trump retweet: "The president thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny. Myself, I think it indicates a severely f***ed-up mind."....former IL congressman Joe Walsh on DACA deal: "Trump got screwed by Chuck and Nancy. Trump just screwed his base."....ESPN's Jemele Hill on Trump: "Unqualified...An unfit, bigoted, incompetent moron...A white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists."....former ESPN analyst Curt Shilling on Hill: "Has no place in any platform that represents sports. She is openly racist."....Trump on Hill remarks: "Apologize for untruth!"....CNN anchor Don Lemon: "When the president worked for NBC at 'The Apprentice'...he said that Barack Obama was not born here and he called Barack Obama a racist. When he apologizes for that then maybe ESPN should apologize."....Mark Thompson on Trump: "The stupidest white supremacist in history."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "A man who has contempt for any idea of self-reckoning."....Ann Coulter: "Let's play 'Jeopardy.' ANSWER: An Easter egg. QUESTION: What's the only thing easier to roll than Donald J. Trump?"....Caitlin Flanagan on Joyce Menard's memoir: "If Saint Augustine was the father of the autobiography as a form of confession, Maynard is one of the mothers of the 'My Gynecologist Found a Ball of Cat Hair in My Vagina' genre."....

September 12, 2017
Hillary Clinton on Trump: "He dreams of Moscow on the Potomac."....Steve Bannon on Clinton: "Not very bright."....Rep. Jared Huffman on HRC book: "There is a collective groan whenever there's another news cycle about this."....Bannon on Russia investigation: "A waste of time."....Bannon on George W. Bush administration: "I hold these people in contempt, total and utter contempt."....former President of Mexico Vicente Fox on Trump: "Cruel and heartless...Cancelled the future of 800,000 kids who are the cornerstone of America and didn't even have the balls to say it himself."....Bannon on China: "Cutting out the beating heart of American innovation."....New York Times editorial board: "Unfortunately for the planet, the word of a Trump isn't worth very much."....Pope Francis on climate change denial: "Man is stupid. When you don't want to see, you don't see."....Bannon on Gov. Chris Christie: "The Billy Bush thing was a litmus test...When you side with a man, you side with him, okay? The good and the bad...Christie failed this litmus test."....Christie on Bannon: "This, I suspect, is his last 15 minutes of fame."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "Repealing DACA in order to MAGA is a load of CACA."....John Oliver on Trump: "Clearly out of his f***ing mind."....Trevor Noah on Bannon: "It's like Donald Trump took a dump while tweeting, and then wished for that dump to be a real boy."....Alex Jones on Trump: "It's known that most presidents end up being drugged...I've talked to people, multiple ones, and they believe that they are putting a slow sedative...in his Diet cokes and in his iced tea, and that the president by six or seven at night is basically slurring his words and is drugged...I'm risking my life, by the way, telling you all of this...This is the kind of thing that gets you killed."....

September 5, 2017
Ron Reagan Jr. on Trump: "You can't control a president who is pathological in his behavior...He's not behaving as a normal grown-up does."....former Bush WH aide Peter Wehner on Trump: "What's playing out is a psychological drama...He seems to draw psychic energy from creating chaos and disorder."....UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Kim Jong Un: "Begging for war."....Pastor James David Manning on Trump: "He's a demon."....FL GOP consultant Rick Wilson on Trump: "It's pretty obvious that everyone around him knows he's crazy. His team knows that he's not mentally stable."....Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton: "America is hurting. And it is hurting largely because Trump has doused racial tensions with gasoline."....Al Sharpton: "We are in a poisonous atmosphere that is being increased by the president of the United States. It's like turning on the gas in a room. Any match could lead to an explosion."....media attorney Charles Tobin: "Trump has the bully pulpit, and he has used it like a bully...There is a whole poisonous truth-doubting atmosphere permeating our society."....labor leader Dolores Huerta on Trump: "Gives license to all the racism that already exists..."....Trevor Noah: "For a guy who's not racist, Donald Trump sure has a lot of racist friends."....Alexandra Ellerbeck of Committee to Protect Journalists: "There is no longer any attempt by this administration to have the United States stand as a model for press freedom or to encourage press freedom abroad."....Reporters Without Borders' Margaux Ewen on Trump: "Emboldens authoritarian leaders to call articles they don't like 'fake news.' The rhetoric in the world is increasingly mimicking that of Trump. They no longer fear the consequences."....Trump on NAFTA: "One of the worst trade deals ever signed, at any time, anywhere in the world."....George Clooney on Trump: "In over his head and incapable."....Kim Kardashian on Trump: "Anyone can run the U.S. better. My daughter would be better."....Matt Taibbi: "Life in the Trump era is like the president's favorite medium, Twitter: an endless scroll of half-connected little anger Chiclets rapidly spinning us all into madness and conflict, with no end in sight."....Andrew Sullivan on Twitter: "A desiccating swarm of like-mindedness, moving as a single mutating mass, shimmering with every minuscule ripple in the news cycle, destroying all perspective, undermining learning, destroying the very process of reading, and deeply corrosive of a liberal society."....

August 27, 2017
Anderson Cooper on Trump: "The world's biggest victim, trapped inside the body of the world's most powerful man."....Joe Scarborough on Trump remarks on media: "Stalinist."....Thomas E. Ricks: "Is acting in an un-American fashion when he calls any reporter who doubts him an enemy of the people."....Eugene Robinson: "A vile, cynical and disgusting lie."....Jim VandeHei: "Despicable, extremely deceptive, and dangerous."....Sen. Bob Corker: "The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful."....Newt Gingrich on Trump: "Like a quarterback who goes out and throws the ball down to the other side and fumbles on the first play of every possession."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "The first president in history to flunk the Don't Hug Nazis rule...If he had a tenth of the managerial skills of Hitler we'd be in impossibly deep s*** right now."....Ann Coulter on Trump: "He does have flaws, and one of them is his vast, yawning narcissism."....Nicolle Wallace on Steve Bannon: "The biggest crybaby I've ever seen in my life."....Robert Silverman on Mayweather-McGregor fight: "The perfect sporting event for this stupid and ugly moment in time."....

August 17, 2017
Sen. Chris Murphy on Trump: "Just stopped on roadside to read POTUS remarks. I nearly threw up...Purposely coddles Nazis and racists."....The Daily Show: "Today is the day Donald Trump became president of the Confederacy."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "David Duke in the White House."....former RNC chairman Michael Steele: "A big middle finger to the country in so many ways."....Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer: "What Trump did today is a moral disgrace."....NY Daily News headline: "Sympathy For The Devils."....Chicago Sun-Times: "Fake President."....GOP strategist Steve Schmidt: "What a disgrace...The moral failure is complete and it's almost irredeemable."....J.K. Rowling: "One good thing about that abomination of a speech: it's now impossible for any Trump supporter to pretend they don't know what he is."....conservative radio host Charlie Sykes: "A moral dumpster fire."....Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "There are no good neo-Nazis."....Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist on GOP office-holders: "They're scared of the president on Twitter, so they won't stand up against the Klan and the Nazis? How pathetic is that?"....Mike Huckabee: "POTUS couldn't be more explicit in condemning racist thugs. Will critics be satisfied? Of course not! They can't see past THEIR hate."....former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer: "There are no very fine Nazis or Klan members, zero."....LeBron James: "Hate has always existed in America...but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again."....NFL player Chris Long on Charlottesville demonstrators: "Evolution will favor the self assured...not man-babies with torches or people playing 'militia.'"....Obama WH communications director Dan Pfeiffer: "It's hard to compare Obama and Trump or Trump and any other sentient being with an ounce of empathy or self-awareness."....former VT Gov. Howard Dean on Trump: "I think this guy is deeply ill. I really do."....Trump to CNN reporter Jim Acosta: "I like real news, not fake news. You're fake news."....David Corn on Trump "racism is evil" remarks: "A con job."....former McCain chief of staff Mark Salter: "A team of the country's most eminent behavioral psychologists, cultural historians, statesmen and clergy could have been asked to design the worst leader imaginable for this moment and Trump would have exceeded their imaginations."....Seth Meyers on Trump: "His brain disease makes it impossible for him to denounce anyone who supports him...He showed us again who he really is: a lying racist who's desperate for praise."....

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