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March 26, 2018
Barry Diller on Trump: "A joke...Evil...This was a man of bad character from the moment he entered adulthood, if not before."....Trump on Diller: "Little Barry Diller...A sad and pathetic figure."....Sen. Ben Sasse on Putin: "A Russian despot that aims to make Soviet tyranny great again."....Joe Biden on Trump: "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him."....Trump: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically...He would go down fast and hard, crying all the way."....David Frum on Trump: "Is staffing his administration and his legal team with familiar personalities from his preferred cable-news channel -- much like an imperious child demanding that his crib be stuffed with his TV-cartoon characters."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest."....Sen. John McCain on Trump: "An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections."....contributor Col. Ralph Peters, on Fox News: "I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed...Has degenerated...to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."....Steve Bannon: "You can't name a more propaganda outfit than CNN."....Trump: "NBC is perhaps worse than CNN, I have to tell you. And MSNBC is horrible."....NRA video on "March for Our Lives": "Gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children as part of their plan to destroy the Second Amendment and strip us of our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones."....Fox News' Tucker Carlson: "Thousands of activists will descend on Washington to demand that you be punished for crimes others committed."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe: "By most accounts, a bad actor."....Rep. Lee Zeldin on McCabe: "Was a ringleader of rogue actors..."....former Justice Department inspector general Michael Bromwich on Trump tweets: "Defamatory, disgusting and false...Confirm that [Trump] has corrupted the entire process that led to Mr. McCabe's termination and has rendered it illegitimate."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "A man who revels in his own cruelty. Revenge is not a dish best served cold for him. It's the reddest and rawest of meats."....Rep. Barbara Lee to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: "Your head is in the sand. You just don't care about civil rights, do you."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "The greatest liar in the history of the presidency."....Paul Krugman: "The entire GOP now consists of apparatchiks."....Trump: "Wow, watch Comey lie under oath."....Comey: "The American people will hear my story very soon...They can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not."....Joe Scarborough: "Our republic is big enough to survive Trump's smallness."....Trump on Mueller probe: "Should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime...WITCH HUNT!"....President Richard Nixon on Watergate hearings, July 1973: "Political witchhunt."....Neil Young on Trump: "The man is a mess. He has no balls. He hasn't got one ball."....

March 16, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul on Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA Director: "Head cheerleader for waterboarding."....Trump biographer Tim O'Brien on White House: "Being managed like a clown rodeo."....SC Gov. Henry McMaster on National School Walkout: "Innocent school children are being used as a tool by these left wing groups...It's shameful."....Trump: "It's not easy in Washington, D.C., you've got a lot of evil there. But we're getting it out."....Mike Barnicle on Trump: "Has injected successfully a slow poison into the culture of this country."....Tomi Lahren on actors: "They pretend to be social justice warriors and humanitarians and they're really just overpaid hypocrites."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "Determined to be our most shameless president."....Joe Scarborough on Trump PA speech: "Talked about the 'fake media.' The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips it up like it's a Mussolini rally. Yes, that's what I said."....Trump on 'Meet the Press' host Chuck Todd: "Sleepy eyes...Son of a bitch."....Trump on Rep. Maxine Waters: "A very low IQ individual."....Waters on Trump: "Everyone knows who this bully is...A dishonorable human...I call him 'Don the Con Man.'"....Trump on Mexico: "Spoiled."....Rick Wilson on GOP members of House Intelligence Committee: "Have engaged in a sham investigation about to produce a sham report to protect a sham president."....billionaire investor Peter Thiel on Silicon Valley: "A one-party state where they are not allowed to have dissenting views."....William Saletan on Trump: "Turning the world against the United States...Loves to gloat, pick fights, and humiliate others."....former U.S. ambassador to Panama John Feeley on Trump: "Populist scapegoating of immigrants, jingoistic chest-beating, and a schoolyard bully's attitude that taunts, 'I win, you lose.'"....Christophe Castaner, head of France's Republic on the Move party, on Steve Bannon: "The king of fake news and of white supremacists."....artist Nan Goldin on the family owning Purdue Pharma, which makes Oxycontin: "Sacklers lie, people die."....Mavis Staples on Trump: "I don't see no good in him. And the children, his boys, are snakes, you can tell. It's like Satan is in the White House...He's against women. He treats ladies like nothing."....NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Neil Young: "His voice sounds like a bloated cow farting and dying all at once."....

March 7, 2018
Trump on Alec Baldwin: "Dying mediocre career."....former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on Carter Page: "Scumbag...A weird dude."....Trump on Joe Biden: "Trust me, I would kick his ass. Boy, would he be easy."....Dubya on Trump: "Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn't it?"....Trump on Iraq invasion: "The single worst decision ever made."....Rep. Devin Nunes on Stephen Colbert: "A danger."....Trump on mainstream media: "They've gone CRAZY!"....Sen. Orrin Hatch on Obamacare: "The stupidest dumbass bill I've ever seen. Now some of you may have loved it. If you do, you are one of the stupidest dumbass people I've ever met."....Trump on Rep. Maxine Waters: "She has to immediately take an IQ test."....Howard Dean on Rep. Devin Nunes: "A liar."....Nunes on the left: "They attack people who are trying to get to the truth."....Trump on Rep. Adam Schiff: "A bad guy."....Laura Ingraham on Lebron James: "It's always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid a hundred million dollars a year to bounce a ball."....Trump on Russia investigation: "Witch hunt!"....former Trump aide Sam Nunberg: "I'm sick of this s***."....Jennifer Lawrence on Harvey Weinstein: "He is just that horrible ass boil that does not go away."....

February 24, 2018
Trump: "We have a very, very crooked media. Boy have they committed a lot of atrocities."....CPAC communication director Ian Walters on GOP: "We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy. That was the wrong thing to do."....Steele on Walters: "I thought they raised them better than that here...That's reflective of the stupidity, the ignorance and the a-hole-ishness...that exists within the party."....Trump on Dems: "They want to do things that you wouldn't even believe. Including taking your Second Amendment rights away. They will do that."....NRA chief Wayne LaPierre on media and political elites: "Eager to smear the NRA...They hate the NRA. They hate the Second Amendment. They hate individual freedom."....former Rep. Jack Kingston on Parkland student activists: "Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups...Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?"....Ben Shapiro: "What, pray tell, did these students do to earn their claim to expertise?"....NRA TV host Dan Bongino on NY Daily News: "Pure filth...Not worthy of collecting dog excrement."....NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: "Many in legacy media love mass shootings...You love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold."....NRA TV host Grant Stinchfield on reporters: "Like snakes in the grass waiting for another mass shooting."....Sean Hannity on gun control debate: "Same, predictable, frankly insane, and intellectually lightweight."....Geraldo Rivera on Trump: "You want to spend $25 billion on a wall? What about spending $25 billion on making our schools secure from these savages, who all they want to do is inflict blood and mayhem?"....Rush Limbaugh: "I don't care what time of day or night you watch CNN, you are being treated to entire, full-fledged, undiluted, raw delusionment -- unhinged mental illness."....Michael Moore on NRA: "A terrorist organization."....Thomas L. Friedman: "President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy."....Mark Sumner on Trump tweets: "Spent the weekend throwing desperate amounts of smoke, because it's clear that he's on fire."....Lebron James on Trump: "Doesn't understand the people and really don't give a f*** about the people."....Laura Ingraham on James: "This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA...Shut up and dribble."....Trump on Oprah: "Very insecure."....

February 16, 2018
presidential historian Jon Meacham on Trump: "Basically, Archie Bunker is President of the United States. That's what's happened."....Joe Biden on Trump: "A joke."....John Oliver on Trump: "It's just a firehose of bull****."....Omarosa Manigault-Newman: "We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president."....Piers Morgan on Omarosa: "Famous for being horrible...A reality television star whose only raison d'etre is to be a poisonous little viper spreading gossip, innuendo and terrorizing everyone in her wake."....John Podhoretz on Omarosa: "Ambulatory psychopath..."Rep. Jackie Speier on Schiff memo versus Nunes memo: "A post-graduate dissertation as compared to a fourth grade book report."....Olympic athlete Adam Rippon: "If I talked to people the way President Trump talks to people, my mom would kick my ass."....Anushay Hossain: "Trump is not about anything else than misogyny...I don't know how Kellyanne Conway looks at herself in the mirror."....Anand Giridharadas on Trump: "A rape culture presidency."....Dan Rather: "The incredible cocoon of privilege and ego with which the President envelopes himself blinds him to the sheer horror of his statements in defense of Mr. Porter."....E.J. Dionne: "The one time that Donald Trump speaks out passionately about due process involves charges of a man battering a woman."....WH chief of staff John Kelly on unregistered Dreamers: "Too lazy to get off their asses...Some of them should have probably gotten off the couch and signed up."....Laurence O'Donnell on Kelly: "The worst White House chief of staff in history...Spews hatred and never apologizes."....Jim Treacher on Bill Clinton: "A disgusting parasite who should be kept as far away as possible from the levers of power."....Rep. Adam Schiff on Trump: "It may be time for General Kelly to give the president a timeout. The country would benefit from that."....Andrew Sullivan: "Living in this period is to experience a daily, even hourly, psychological hazing from the bigot-in-chief."....Frank Bruni on Trump: "[His] litmus test for patriotism is this and this alone: 'Do you worship me?'"....Rick Wilson: "There is no better version of Trump, ever. He can only degrade and destroy everything he touches."....Quincy Jones on Trump: "I used to hang out with him. He's a crazy motherf***er. Limited mentally -- a megalomaniac, narcissistic...Someone who knows about real leadership wouldn't have as many people against him as he does."....Julia Louis Dreyfus on cancer: "Hey cancer, 'F*** you!'"....

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