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January 10, 2018
White House adviser Stephen Miller on Michael Wolff: "A garbage author of a garbage book...A pile of trash...A grotesque work of fiction."....Jake Tapper on Miller, ending interview: "There is one viewer that you care about right now. And you're being obsequious, you're being a factotum in order to please him."....Trump on Tapper an hour later: "Just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller...Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky."....Robert Reich on Trump: "An incredibly talented conman."....Michael Wolff on Trump: "Not only a sexist, but he's the Olympian of sexism. Much of his life has been about treating women in ways that few people now find acceptable."....Ruth Marcus on Ivanka Trump: "She wants to act like she cares about women... Don't 'Time's Up!' me, Ivanka Trump."....Anthony Scaramucci on Steve Bannon: "A purely unattractive human being, intellectually."....former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain, on televised Trump meeting with Congressional leaders: "Another sterling episode of 'The Apprentice: Moron Edition.'"....Trump: "Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public."....Kurt Anderson on Trump: "The greatest self-parodist of all time."....David Remnick on Trump tweets: "No bile goes unexpectorated."....Paul Krugman on House Speaker Paul Ryan: "Going all in on obstruction."....former WH staffer Sebastian Gorka on Michael Wolff: "Treasonous goals."....Michelle Goldberg on Trump: "This sick travesty of a presidency."....Donald Trump Jr. on Bannon: "A nightmare of backstabbing, harassing, leaking, lying and undermining the President. Steve is not a strategist, he is an opportunist."....David Brooks on Trump, Bannon, Ailes, Weinstein, and Cosby: "We have done an outstanding job of putting total sleazoids at the top of our society."....Bette Midler on Trump: "Thank God he's lazy and not devoted to f***ing things up full-time."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "It's like watching a snake swallow democracy."....

January 4, 2018
Steve Bannon on Ivanka Trump: "Dumb as a brick."....Anthony Scaramucci on Bannon: "To call [Donald Trump Jr.] treasonous, you got something wrong with you, pal. You gotta get back to your therapist."....Carl Bernstein on Trump: "A toxic president and a toxic presidency and a dangerous presidency."....Rupert Murdoch on Trump: "What a f***ing idiot."....Bannon on Trump: "He's like an 11-year-old child."....Peggy Noonan on Trump: "A kind of daily destabilizing presence."....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "Important to keep calling this s*** what it is: corruption through and through."....former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Schaub on Trump: "The wannabe autocrat just retweeted an image depicting CNN's blood on the sole of his shoe. These colicky tweets...make him (and our country) look weak."....Mark Sumner on Trump: "Twitterrhea."....Trump: "The U.S. has given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools."....Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja M. Asif on Trump: "We will let the world know the truth...the difference between facts and fiction."....Bill Nye on climate change denial: "Hey Breitbart, you're dead wrong! And you're going to kill a lot of us through your dingbaticalness. Yeah, you heard me. You're leaving the world worse than you found it."....Paul Sorvino, father of Mira, on Harvey Weinstein: "He's going to jail and die in jail...That son-of-a-bitch better hope that he goes [to jail], because if he doesn't, he'll have to meet me, and I will kill that Mother****er."....Halle Berry on 2017: "Thank you middle finger for always standing up for me."....

December 22, 2017
Rep. Jackie Speier on GOP tax bill: "May be the most shameful day in the history of Congress."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "It's government for sale...[They] wrote this bill to pay off their biggest donors. To help the rich and powerful get even richer and more powerful."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "Monumental, brazen theft...A vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation."....Sen. Bernie Sanders: "We are witnessing highway robbery in broad daylight, and a looting of the federal treasury...A victory for the Koch Brothers and other wealthy Republican campaign donors."....Sen. Chuck Schumer: "An absolute disgrace...You are messing up America."....Jesse Jackson: "...A government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy."....John Cassidy: "A corrupt, budget-busting hairball...Dom Perignon for the plutocrats, cheap swill for the masses."....Chris Matthews: "The greatest shorting of the American people in history."....Matthew Yglesias: "We have watched the task of government devolve into the full-scale looting of America."....Lawrence O'Donnell: "The ugliest display of pigs at the trough that I have ever seen."....NBC's Savannah Guthrie on House Speaker Paul Ryan's assertion that tax cut will result in higher pay for workers: "Are you living in a fantasy world?"....Will Wilkinson: "The way the tax bill was passed is probably worse than what's in it."....former Dubya official Eliot Cohen on Trump: "He is engaging in the most blatant xenophobia, racism and general bigotry that we have ever seen from the White House."....Max Boot: "Trump as a personality type is probably no different from a Mussolini, a Peron, a Chavez. And if you were operating in Argentina or Italy, he would probably be a dictator by now."....Sandy Hook mom Nicole Hockley on Trump: "An appalling lack of humanity and decency."....Jen Hatmaker on Trump: "Incapable of maturity, decency, self-awareness, or shame."....Spencer Ackerman on Trump National Security Strategy: "It's basically fan fiction, written by aides imagining Trump as some sort of rational, consistent actor."....

December 14, 2017
Rep. Peter King on Steve Bannon: "Looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage...His act is tired, inane, and morally vacuous."....Eric Trump on allegations of sexual misconduct against his father: "Baseless...Total nonsense...Distraction of the week."....Trump on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein: "He's a lot of fun to be with...He likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side."....Rep. Maxine Waters: "How many Diet Cokes did Trump consume while he gulped and waited for the defeat of his pedophile candidate?"....Mika Brzezinski on Trump: "You treat women horribly, and you treat the women around you even worse, and you treat women like punching bags because it's fun for you because you are intimidated by women. That's your problem, okay?"....former Mitch McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes on Bannon: "An absolutely breathtaking display of political incompetence."....former Romney strategist Stu Stevens on Bannon: "Be wary of the angry millionaire."....Jerry Moore, brother of Roy, on Doug Jones: "Will pay for what he's saying. And them Democrat people that's out there and those Republicans in Washington. They're going to have to answer to God."....Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett: "The FBI has become America's secret police...It's like the old KGB."....Newt Gingrich on Justice Department and FBI: "Corrupted."....Sean Wilentz: "If Trump succeeds in building his own version of a mafia state, America, once a beacon to all the world, Reagan's shining city, will more closely resemble Putin's Moscow."....Secretary of Education Betsy Devos on public schools: "A dead end."....Hinds County MI Democratic Party Chairwoman Jacqueline R. Amos on Trump campaign: "Appealed to the very worst demons of the American soul."....Trump on CNN: "Their slogan should be 'The Least Trusted Name In News.'"....Spike Lee on Trump: "Insanity is a normal day now."....North Korea on Trump: "A mentally deranged dotard."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "He's thinking every day, 'How can I leverage this so when I get out of the White House I can make even more money?'"....Rep. Maxine Waters on former national security adviser Mike Flynn: "Lock him up, lock him up, lock him up."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "He will simply smash whatever institution or law obstructs his will...He cannot stop this manic defense of ego because if he did, his very self would collapse."....

December 6, 2017
Steve Bannon to Mitt Romney: "Judge Moore has more honor and integrity in a pinkie finger than your family has in its whole DNA."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "A madman."....Trump on FBI: "Its reputation is in Tatters - worst in History!"....Jacob Sugarman on Trump's twitter feed: "An ever-darkening cesspool."....Sen. Claire McCaskill on budget lobbyists: "Disgusting."....Trump on Dems and tax bill: "Trying to block because they think it is too good and will not be given the credit!"....Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump: "There is help for your deteriorating mental health. It's called admitting guilt and telling the truth."....Rep. Kurt Schrader on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand endorsing Marie Newman in Illinois congressional race: "Bullshit."....Trump on Dems: "They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of drugs."….HRC on Trump: "An equal opportunity bigot."....former Interior secretary Sally Jewell on Trump: "The most anti-conservation president in our history."....Rush Limbaugh on Russia investigation: "There was no collusion...The only evidence has been made up by the deep state, by the intelligence community."....Sen. Ben Sasse on GOP: "It feels like this party I'm a member of has gone post-Constitutional."....Trump on HRC: "Lied many times to the FBI."....T.A. Frank: "Trump has been building a fire that Republicans wouldn't put out because they needed it to light their cigars."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "Do not underestimate the stamina of the psychologically unwell. They will exhaust you long before they will ever exhaust themselves."....

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