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November 16, 2017
Trump: "Why would Kim Jong-Un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would never call him 'short and fat'?"....North Korea on Trump: "A hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people...Dared to malignantly hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership."....NYT columnist Thomas Friedman on Trump and China: "Touts any minor victory as historic...Literally has no idea what he's doing...Xi has been brilliant at playing Trump, plying him with flattery and short-term trade concessions...China could sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge."....Trump: "It is actually hard to believe how naive (or dumb) the Failing New York Times is when it comes to foreign policy...Weak and ineffective."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on GOP tax bill: "When your ears are stuffed with money from your donors who want to see those tax breaks for the giant multinational corporations, it's kind of hard to hear what people are saying."....Steve Bannon on Roy Moore accusations: "An orchestrated hit...Just another desperate attempt by Mitch McConnell to keep power."....Matt Drudge on Moore: "Judge Whore....A lesson in leaving politics to the professionals."....Ivanka Trump on Moore: "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children."....Joe Biden on Trump: "I think the public has [now moved] from 'Okay, he's a little different,' to 'Okay, this is dangerous to the fabric of society.'"....Michael Moore: "We have the most colossal mistake in our history sitting right now in the Oval Office."....Rep. Seth Moulton on House Speaker Paul Ryan's call for prayers for the people of Sutherland Springs: "Let's also pray that you find the courage to do your job."....Ricky Gervais: "My thoughts and prayers are that people wake the f*** up."....Sen. Ted Cruz on gun control: "Evil is evil, and will use the weaponry that is available."....Piers Morgan: "For God's sake, America, wake the f*** up to the ghastly, deadly, unending, worsening reality of your sickening gun-crazed society and DO SOMETHING."....Lizzie Crocker on Louise Linton: "Seems determined to cement her reputation as an archetypal rich bitch and villain in the vein of Cruella de Vil...She's the Beltway Marie Antoinette."....large sticker on the back window of Houston-area pickup truck: "F*** Trump, and f*** you for voting for him."....Merle Haggard on Trump: "I think he's dealing from a strange deck."....

November 8, 2017
North Korea on Trump: "We don't care about what that mad dog may utter because we've already heard enough."....Gay Talese on Spacey accuser Anthony Rapp: "So, okay, it happened 10 years ago...Jesus, suck it up once in a while!"....Harrison Ford on government officials: "Today's greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire. It's that we've got people in charge of important s**t who don't believe in science."....Trump on VA gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam: "Will allow crime to be rampant in Virginia."....Jake Tapper: "There was a time when one could tell the difference between Fox and the nutjobs at Infowars. It's getting tougher. Lies are lies."....John Podesta: "Not bad enough that I was the victim of a massive cyber crime directed by the Russian President, now I'm the victim of a big lie campaign by the American President."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "Phony Trump/Russia 'collusion,' which doesn't exist."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "We'll know soon why this Reality TV president kowtows to Putin."....Sen. Chuck Schumer: "All president Trump does is take advantage - horrible advantage - of a tragedy, and try to politicize and divide us...He can't refrain for a day from his nasty habits."....Donald Trump Jr. on Sen. Jeff Flake: "Government employees, like you, failed to do their job. [Devin Kelly] did a year for abuse and fracturing his kid's skull. Should not have had a gun!"....Trump nominee for assistant secretary of defense Dean Winslow on gun laws: "I'd just like to say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic assault rifle like an AR-15."....former party chairman Michael Steele on GOP election results: "The lesson...is you cannot wrap your policy, or your philosophy, in one person. You've got to stand for something."....Mark Sumner: "Republicans have spent the last year working hard to show that they don't stand for anything."....former DNC chair Donna Brazile on Clinton campaign: "I felt like it was a cult."....Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Trump: "He should be unifying the nation rather than engaging in blaming and bullying."....former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on GOP tax plan: "Hard to see any common thread or coherent principle except for rewarding moneyed interests."....Trump on Bergdahl sentencing: "A complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military."....former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg on Jared Kushner: "An incompetent."....Lindy West on Trump: "Our predator in chief."....Texans owner Bob McNair on player protests: "We can't have the inmates running the prison."....Michael Moore to Trump: "Twitter is your presidency! It's all you know how to do. Loser!"....Sen. Jeff Flake: "The problem is it seems now to be conservative you have to be angry."....Jon Stewart on Trump presidency: "We put our dick in a toaster and we're all waiting to see what happens."....

November 1, 2017
Former Jeb Bush communications director Tim Miller: "The White House's strategy is shameless, bald-faced, indefensible lies. Lie about everything, admit nothing."....former Ted Cruz aide Rick Tyler on Trump administration: "It's really amazing the degree to which they think everybody else is an idiot."....biographer Joe Hagen on Jann Wenner and Trump: "Deeply narcissistic men for whom celebrity is the confirmation of existence."....Gold Star father Andrew Bacevich on Trump: "The president's inability to use the English language is really without precedent in American politics."....Michael Winship: "Trump does have a way with words. Unfortunately, it's a gruesome way...His way with English is fumbling, incoherent, reckless and untruthful."....Peter Ross: "Trump is a reductive force. He wants everything to be as small and mean as his own heart, and he has made a start with words."....Jill Abramson: "The shittiest men in media have revealed themselves. That list begins with Bill O'Reilly."....Woody Allen on sexual assault revelations: "A witch hunt atmosphere."....Lindy West: "The witches are coming, but not for your life. We're coming for your legacy."....Trump on Michael Moore: "While not at all presidential, I must point out that the Sloppy Michael Moore Show on Broadway was a TOTAL BOMB and was forced to close. Sad!"....Moore in response: "You must have my smash hit of a Broadway show confused with your presidency -- which IS a total bomb and WILL indeed close early. NOT SAD."....Ron Reagan on Trump: "A deeply damaged human being. He is a sociopathic, malignant narcissist...This man is a danger to the world."....Woody Harrelson on 2002 dinner with Trump: "I never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time. You could see the standard he was going to bear."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin: "I don't know if the man's deliberately lying, but it seems so. His statements are outlandish, and he seems just to want to suck up to Trump."....former NSC spokesman Tommy Vietor on Trump: "Every time he's asked to comment on casualties or an operation that goes badly, he pushes responsibility onto his military leadership. It's weak and cowardly and shows a lack of accountability."....Sen. Ted Cruz on Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Bob Corker criticism of Trump: "It's like you're back in junior high...Everyone shut up and do your job, is my view."....Bill Maher on Fox News & Trump: "This is a very bad axis of evil...State TV."....Jimmy Kimmel: "When you're the president of the United States and you have to tell others that you're a very intelligent person -- not a great sign...He might be the most insecure person ever."....

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."....

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