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October 7, 2016
Sen. Harry Reid on Trump: "He raped and pillaged Atlantic City."....David Letterman on Trump: "A damaged human being...A person to be shunned."....Trump on Clinton: "She could be crazy. She could actually be crazy."....Adam Haslett on Trump: "A would-be tyrant...His mind is itself a political mob."....Frank Bruni on Rudy Giuliani: "His expression - part sneer, part glare, all menace - turns small forest creatures to stone."....Trump on CNN VP debate panel: "A joke, biased and very dumb."....Rush Limbaugh on Sen. Tim Kaine: "If [Clinton's] strategy was to find a jerk to make her appear likable by comparison, she damn near pulled it off."....Trump adviser Roger Stone on Kaine: "An obnoxious asshole."....Trump on Kaine in VP debate: "Looks like an evil crook out of the Batman movies."....Liz Smith on Trump in the eighties: "He was a horse's ass. Still is."....Bill Maher on Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson: "He's not making pot look good."....

September 28, 2016
Rush Limbaugh on Hillary Clinton in debate: "She came off exactly as many people see her: A witch with a capital B."....unnamed Congressman to Frank Luntz, on Clinton in debate: "She just comes across as my bitchy wife/mother."....Christina Cauterrucci on debate: "Looked and sounded like a tiff between a petulant, sociopathic toddler and the world's most patient, cool-headed teacher."....Sarah Silverman: "If you're a man and you keep saying you 'don't trust Hillary,' call your mom. Work that s*** out."....David Frum on Clinton: "Who told Hillary to keep smiling like she's at her granddaughter's birthday party?"....Clinton on Trump: "Dangerously incoherent."....former Bush spokesman for the UN, Richard Grenell: "Hillary's condescending smile is not likeable."....Transparent creator Jill Soloway on Trump: "A complete dangerous monster...An inheritor to Hitler."....Brit Hume on Clinton: "She looked composed -- smug sometimes -- not necessarily attractive."....Rudy Giuliani on Lester Holt: "An enormously ignorant, completely misinformed fact checker."....Arsenio Hall on Trump: "We can't elect a man who is obsessed with hate for Rosie O'Donnell. You never hear Putin bring up Yakov Smirnoff."....Howard Fineman on Trump in debate: "A symphony of incoherence."....Newt Gingrich on Clinton in debate: "Vicious, nasty, mean-spirited, and arrogant...The media elite were thrilled that Hillary could be so mean and nasty."....Arizona Republic on Trump: "A stunning lack of human decency...He hangs scapegoats like piñatas and invites people to take a swing."....NYT on Trump's personality: "Bluster, savage mockery of those who challenge him, degrading comments about women, mendacity, crude generalizations about nations and religions."....Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Trump: "Paranoid, nativist rhetoric."....Jerry Springer: "Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House. Donald Trump belongs on my show."....Judge Jeanine on Clinton: "Cannot handle the truth. She can't handle a direct question."....Bono on Trump: "Potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America."....Trump on Clinton: "Hillary has experience, but it's bad experience...It's bad, bad experience."....Bill Maher to Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway: "You are enabling pure evil."....Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Trump: "The guy has a lot of problems -- physical, mental, emotional, cognitive...He's incapable of having a consistent thought or policy."....Nicholas Kristof on Trump: "I've never met a national politician as ill-informed, as deceptive, as evasive and as vacuous as Trump. He's not normal."....Bill Clinton on Trump: "Most of [Hillary's] strongest supporters have either worked for her or done business with him."....Colin Kaepernick on Trump and Clinton: "Both are proven liars...You have to pick the lesser of two evils. But in the end, it's still evil."....Stephen Colbert on Trump at debate: "Sounded like he was fighting off a cold with cocaine."....John Oliver on Trump: "America's wealthiest hemorrhoid."....Trump on the U.S.: "Being ripped off by every single country in the world...We lose on everything...Our airports are like a Third World country...We're a mess."....Garry Trudeau on Trump in 1987: "My first impression? Biggest. Asshole. Ever. Must draw."....

September 20, 2016
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Donald Trump:"Thin-skinned, temperamental...Willfully ignorant about the rest of the world...Unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief...Beyond repair."....Trump on Gates: "A nasty guy...An absolute clown."....Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield on Trump: "A disgusting fraud."....Harry Reid on Trump: "A human leech who will bleed the country... Would turn America into a big scam, like Trump University."....Trump on Reid: "Should go back and start working out again with his rubber work-out pieces."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "I think of him as a toon. He's just drawn that way."....Trump on Dowd: "A neurotic dope."....Charles M. Blow on Trump: "Lies with a ferocious abandon...The truth shifts beneath Trump like sand."....NYer editor David Remnick on Trump: "Does not so much struggle with the truth as strangle it altogether...A pathological liar of a kind and quality that we have not seen in recent presidential politics and perhaps ever."....Trump: "Why isn't President Obama working, instead of campaigning for Hillary Clinton?"....George Takei in response: "As commander-in-chief, he is sworn to protect us from threats both foreign and domestic. You, sir, are the latter."....Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Trump vs. Clinton: "Death by gunshot or death by strangulation."....pro-Trump super PAC head Alex Castellanos on HRC: "Nana Clinton."....Bill Maher on Trump: "Orange Hitler."....

September 14, 2016
Keith Olbermann on Donald Trump: "A demonic messiah in Oompa Loompa's clothing."....Trump on Hillary Clinton: "An unstable person."....Mike Pence: "[Vladimir Putin] has been far more a leader than our president."....Trump on 'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter Tony Schwartz: "Irrelevant dope!"....Colin Powell on Trump: "A national disgrace."....Nicholas Kristof on Matt Lauer: "An embarrassment to journalism."....Samantha Bee on Lauer: "A human Splenda...Maybe this Halloween he could dress up as a journalist."....Hillary Clinton: "You can put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the Basket of Deplorables."....NY woman attacking two Muslim women and their children: "Get the f*** out of America, bitches. This is America -- you shouldn't be different from us."....Ann Coulter on Humayun Kahn: "A snarling Muslim."....Cher on Trump: "A f***ing idiot."....Don Cheadle on Trump: "Truly a P.O.S."....Mike Huckabee on Colin Kaepernick: "I think we ought to take a certain NFL quarterback, ask him where he'd like to go, and send him there with all these liberals who somehow resent the country."....Trump on Kaepernick: "Maybe he should find a country that works better for him."....Wayne Newton on Kaepernick: "Get the hell out."...Kid Rock: "F*** Colin Kaepernick."....Alabama pastor and high school football announcer Allen Joyner over loudspeaker: "If you don't want to stand for the National Anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots at you, since they've been taking shots for you."....

September 9, 2016
Donald Trump on Barack Obama: "Putin's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader."....Romney strategist Stuart Stevens on Trump's Putin remarks: "A nominee of a major party is praising a thug who kills journalists, invades neighbors, and steals billions...Is Trump really an American?"....Trump on U.S. military: "I think under the leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the generals have been reduced to rubble. They have been reduced to a point that's embarrassing for our country."....Sen. Harry Reid on Trump: "An American nightmare."....Trump on Clinton: "Putin looks at her and he laughs."....Michael Tomasky on Trump: "I-don't-give-a-crap pride in his own ignorance."....Trump on the U.S. military: "It is sadly depleted."....Emily's List on Trump: "Dangerously clueless on how to keep our country safe."....Chelsea Clinton on Trump: "Sad, misogynistic, sexist rhetoric."....West Deptford, NJ township committee candidate Mike Krawitz to Daily Beast writer Olivia Nuzzi, following her posting of a story about Trump: "I. Hope. Somebody. Rapes. You. Today."....Trump on the U.S.: "We're losing our jobs like we're a bunch of babies."....Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte on U.S. ambassador Philip Goldberg: "That gay son of a bitch. He annoys me."....

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