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October 15, 2019
........................Trump on House inquiry: "A total Impeachment Scam!...Wasting everyone's time and energy on BULLSHIT."....Rep. Jackie Spier on closed-door Ukraine testimony: "It's not just a smoking gun, it's the actual bullet."....John Bolton on Rudy Giuliani: "A hand grenade who's going to blow everybody up."....Robert Reich on Trump: "A xenophobe in public and an international mobster in private."....Trump: "Somebody please explain to Chris Wallace of Fox, who will never be his father (and my friend), Mike Wallace, that the Phone Coversation I had with the President of Ukraine was a congenial and good one."....Chris Wallace: "One of us has a daddy problem, and it's not me."....U.S. Foreign Service veteran William J. Burns: "For dictators, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, a non-stop advertisement for Western self-dealing."....Trump on Biden: "Was only a good vice president because he knew how to kiss Barack Obama's ass."....Charles Blow on VP Mike Pence: "Looks at Trump like he's made of rainbows and cotton candy."....Rep. Matt Gaetz: "What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court, and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo."....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "A brazen attempt to overthrow our government."....Newt Gingrich: "An unconstitutional coup d'etat."....Bret Stephens on abandoning the Kurds: "It's evidence that our moral values are tissue paper around the glass fragments of our president's ego...It means that the American sailor or soldier seen on the horizon is no longer 'freedom man.' He's a 'fair-weather friend.'"....Trump on investigation of Giuliani: "Such a one-sided Witch Hunt going on in USA. Deep State. Shameful!"....WH Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on "All the President's Women": "That book is trash and those accusations from 20 years ago have been addressed many times."....Trump on Golden State Warriors coach: "So funny to watch Steve Kerr grovel and pander when asked a simple question about China. He chocked [sic], and looks weak and pathetic. Don't want him at the White House."....Trump on Dems: "Very sick and deranged people."....Jay-Z on Trump: "A superbug."....Trump on Pelosi "She's either really stupid or she's really lost it -- or maybe there's a certain dishonesty there."....Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar: "America-hating socialist...A disgrace to our country."....Richard Stengel on Trump: "The epicenter of international disinformation."....Trump: "The Do Nothing Democrats are Con Artists, only looking to hurt the Republican Party and President."....Trump on Adam Schiff: "He should be impeached for Fraud!...Do we have to continue listening to his lies?"....Trump on impeachment inquiry: "The greatest scam in the history of American politics."....Rihanna: "The most mentally ill human being in America right now seems to be the president."....Trump: "We have the most dishonest media that you can imagine."....Paul Krugman: "If Trump were cannier and more self-controlled, the march to autocracy might well be unstoppable...Those of us who want America as we know it to survive should be grateful that Trump is so immature and incompetent."....former Asst. Watergate Special Counsel Jill Wine-Banks: "If the President can get away with saying, 'I can't be investigated. I can't be indicted. I can't be impeached,' then he has made himself a king. He is not the democratic ruler of a democracy."....Daniel Ellsberg on Trump: "Is turning out to be a domestic enemy of the Constitution."....Susan Rice on Trump abandoning the Kurds: "This is batshit crazy!"....Pat Robertson on Trump: "In danger of losing the mandate of heaven."....Rep. Louie Gohmert on impeachment inquiry: "This is yet again an example of Democrats projecting THEIR criminal acts on President Trump. President Trump is an innocent man. It is a lawless coup attempt against a duly elected President."....Rep. Devin Nunes: "It's hard to view impeachment as anything aside from an orchestrated farce."....John Dean on Trump: "He wants American voters to choose elected leaders beholden to foreign powers, not Americans. The act of a dictator! Supported by GOP?"....Ken Burns on Trump: "There will always be idiot bigots, and there will always be heroic people trying to stand up to them."....Pete Buttigieg: "Calling this president's behavior childlike is an insult to children."....MSNBC's Chuck Todd: "I don't say this lightly, but let's be frank. A national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of our democracy are under attack, from the President."....Biden on Trump: "He's the definition of corruption...This guy, like all bullies, is a coward. He does not want to run against me."....biographer James B. Stewart on Trump: "The minute he's caught red-handed, he immediately -- in Roy Cohn fashion -- turns the attack on the people who are criticizing him. If you reveal embarrassing behavior by him, you are a quote-unquote traitor, with the implication that you should be given some kind of death penalty."....Meghan McCain on any Republican who backs Trump's abandonment of the Kurds: "Feckless, unpatriotic cowards."....Lou Dobbs on GOP critics of Trump: "Damn fools."....John Oliver: "Everything Trump does is designed to destroy government from the inside."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "In the end, Trump may be defeated by his greatest weakness. His Achilles mouth."........................
October 8, 2019
........................Trump: "The Fake News Media nowadays not only doesn't check for the accuracy of the facts, they knowingly make up the facts...They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!"....Trump on House Intelligence Committee chairman: "Lyin' Shifty Schiff!...A shifty, dishonest guy."....Trump on House Impeachment Inquiry: "A totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public."....Trump on Schiff: "A sick man."....Trump on Pelosi: "She hands out subpoenas like they're cookies."....Trump on Mitt Romney: "Never knew how to win. He is a pompous 'ass.'"....Trump on Schiff: "He's a low-life. He should be forced to resign."....Trump: "Everything the Washington Post does is fake. It's a fake newspaper."....Trump on Dems: "They are lying and cheating like never before. They and the Fake News Media are Dangerous and Bad."....Trump: "By the way, the Bidens were corrupt!"....Trump on Schiff: "That guy couldn't carry [Pompeo's] jock strap."....Trump: "The press has gone crazy."....Trump on Schiff: "A lying disaster for our Country. He should resign!"....Trump: "The media may be even more corrupt than the Bidens."....Trump on Trump: "The very thing that they are accusing President Trump of doing (which I didn't do), was actually done by Joe Biden."....Eric Trump: "The only corruption worse than Biden's is that of the media."....Donald Trump Jr.: "Who wants to bet that the 'whistle-blower' is going to turn out to be a total partisan hack with close ties to disgruntled even more partisan deep state hacks???"....Trump: "The truth is we have a nation that is disgusted with the FBI."....Trump on Dems: "Inexplicably and without foundation, they choose to hate America."....Trump: "The media is deranged. They have lost their minds."....Trump on Dem presidential candidates: "These are maniacs."....Trump on Schiff: "He lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public."....Trump: "What happened in 2016 is a disgrace to this country."....Trump on 2020: "Democrats want to steal the election."....Trump on NYT's reporting on Justice Kavanaugh: "It is a false hoax."....Trump: "Believe it or not I watch my words very carefully."........................
October 2, 2019
........................Trump on reporters: "Many of them are scum...Just terrible dishonest people."....Lou Dobbs on impeachment inquiry: "An outright premeditated effort to subvert and overthrow the president of the United States...There must be a countervailing force against these acts of evil."....Newt Gingrich: "This has nothing to do with impeachment. It has nothing to do with the rule of law. It has nothing to do with the facts...This is a coup d'etat."....Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The Salem Witch Trials had more due process than this."....Rush Limbaugh: "It's not just about getting rid of Trump. It's about getting rid of us, this show, talk radio, Fox News, and our freedom to vote. They are fed up with having opposition."....Hillary Clinton on Trump: "A corrupt human tornado."....Sean Hannity on Biden: "Sleepy, creepy, crazy Uncle Joe."....Robert De Niro on Trump: "He's worse than I ever could have imagined... This guy is like a gangster."....Cindy McCain on GOP: "Not the party that my husband and I belonged to."....Donald Trump Jr.: "The Democratic Party hates you. The Democratic Party hates democracy."....Jeffrey Toobin: "There is a cancer on this presidency."....Trump on Joe Biden: "Dumb as a rock."....Trump on Hunter Biden: "He's a stiff, he knows nothing."....AOC on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: "A bumbling, sloppy, dishonest mess, and his mediocrity is accepted as a matter of course."....Donnie Deutsch on Trump: "He would set the country on fire if it would in any way help him."....Seth Meyers: "The only thing stopping our system from just collapsing is that everyone just ignores him. We've all gotten to the point where we have to treat the president of the United States like a guy taking a s*** in the subway car. At some point, everyone's just gonna move to the other end of the country."....The Volatile Mermaid: "Calm down, everyone. Trump is just calling for a civil war. It's not like he did anything really divisive like Obama did by being black."....Trump: "I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die."....Mark Twain: "It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."........................
September 24, 2019
........................Trump: "Almost all the stories the New York Times has done are inaccurate and wrong...The NYT should close its doors and throw away the keys."....George Will on Trump: "We have to clear the ground and remove this awful presence from our lives."....Beto O'Rourke on Trump: "The most dangerous president the United States has ever had."....Trump on O'Rourke: "Dummy."....former Gov. William Weld on Trump Ukraine phone call: "That's not just undermining democratic institutions. That is treason. It's treason pure and simple."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "Is literally acting like an international mobster."....Trump on NYT: "They've taken the Old Grey Lady and broken her down, destroyed her vrtue and ruined her reputation...They are sick and desperate, losing in so many ways."....former publicist Alan Marcus on Trump: "If he's not in a fight, he looks for one. He can't stop."....former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res: "Trump thinks he's always going to win -- he really does believe that -- and he fights very, very, very dirty."....Anderson Cooper on former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski: "He still wants to please Daddy."....Australian Guardian editor, after being on the road with Trump: "Full and alarming incoherence."....former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich: "The world is in danger...The President of the United States is seriously, frighteningly, dangerously unstable. And he's getting worse by the day."....former Gov. William Weld: "Trump is like every dumb criminal defedant I've ever prosecuted. They all think, 'If it's not in writing, they can't prove anything.' That's not true -- circumstantial evidence is more powerful than eyewitness testimony."....Trump: "Joe Biden and his son are corrupt...If a Republican ever did what Joe Biden did, if a Republican ever said what Joe Biden said, they'd be getting the electric chair right now."....Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: "Trump awaits instructions from his Saudi masters. Having our country act as Saudi Arabia's bitch is not 'America first.'"....Seth Meyers: "The president is obsessing over a map he doctored to defend an embarrassing mistake that he is now lying about."....Joy Behar: "Just sleeping with someone named 'Stormy' doesn't make you a weather expert."....Trump on his primary adversaries: "The three people are a total joke...A laughingstock...I don't know them...They have no credibility."....Anthony Scaramucci on Trump: "He's a clear and present danger to the society now."....Trump at rally: "The radical Democrats want to dismantle, demolish and destroy everything you've gained. And they will do it."....NYT editorial board on members of the Trump administration: "They are charged with serving the public interest, not the president's ego."....Trump on Federal Reserve leaders: "Boneheads."....Trump on Dems: "Are hurting our Country, and getting nothing done."....House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "Why don't you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn't acted?"....Jimmy Carter: "It will be a disaster to have four more years of Trump."....Matt Taibbi: "America is the first country to ever elect a Mad King, and the way things are going, we may be dumb enough to do it twice."....Trump to White House reporters: "You people ought to be ashamed of yourselves...You've got a lot of crooked journalists. You're crooked as hell."........................
September 3, 2019
........................Trump on Comey: "Crooked cop."....Comey on Trump: "Narcissism is not leadership."....Ted Cruz: "Gun control doesn't work. Look at Chicago."....Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in response: "Sixty percent of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside it -- mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth."....GOP challenger Joe Walsh on Trump immigration policy: "Absolute incompetence."....Trump on CNN host Chris Cuomo: "A total out-of-control animal."....former Defense Secretary James Mattis on Trump: "Limited cognitive ability...Generally dubious character."....Trump on Puerto Rico: "One of the most corrupt places on Earth."....Juan Cole on Trump: "Surely the most scandal-ridden presidency in history."....ocean-crossing teen activist Greta Thunberg on Trump: "My message to him is just to listen to the science, and he obviously doesn't do that."....former WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Trump: "It's like a hostage crisis inside the [White House]. They absolutely hate the guy's guts, but they're scared out of their minds...He's completely unhinged...Melting down like a nuclear reactor."....Trump: "I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."....Frank Bruni on voters: "What many of them want is release from the incessant drumbeat of that infernal syllable: Trump, Trump, Trump. They'd like a new mini-series with a different cast."....Marianne Williamson on Trump: "We have a little bit of a mad King George in charge of this country right now."....Trump on GOP rivals Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh, and William Weld: "Can you believe it? I'm at 94% in the Republican party, and have Three Stooges running against me."....Jennifer Rubin: "When he's not lying, Trump sounds crazy."....China Institute for WTO Studies director Tu Xinquan: "We used to have expectations for Trump...Now it seems his degree of rationality is far below our expectations. Constantly changing...We have no expectations now and don't expect him to make the right responses and decisions."....former U.S. diplomat Jeff Moon on Trump: "An undisciplined, tactical thinker who deals with issues and events one-by-one and is guided by no fixed principles or long-term strategic vision."....Trump on NYT columnist Bret Stephens: "Lightweight...Loser."....Esquire's Jack Holmes on Trump: "Is quite adept at convincing himself of something as he makes it up with the intent of convincing others."....CNN's Jim Sciutto on Trump remarks at G-7: "A parade of lies."....Rolling Stone bureau chief Andy Kroll: "Because nothing says free markets and liberal democracy quite like a head of state ordering private businesses to follow his orders."....former federal prosecutor William Weld: "Using a serious meeting of world leaders to promote his golf resort is just the latest in many failures to distinguish between Trump World and the real world."....toy company president Jay Foreman: "We are on Mr. Trump's Wild Ride. Never have we experienced such an unhinged practice of governance. It's out of control and outrageous."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "It's not only that he will never get better, but it is certain that he will get worse. There has never been a malignant narcissist in power whose pathology improved, or even remained stable. They always deteriorate, and often rapidly, as they become drunk on (what they see as) now unlimited power and adulation."....Trump on head of Federal Reserve: "My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?"....WaPo's Greg Sargent: "Jacob Levy and Jack Balkin have demonstrated that Trump's lying has crossed over into a form of autocratic disinformation and propaganda that is deliberately designed to render shared agreement on facts and reasoned deliberation impossible."....Trump: "The LameStream Media has gone totally CRAZY! They write whatever they want, seldom have sources (even though they say they do), never do 'fact checking' anymore...They are now beyond Fake, they are Corrupt."....Trump: "The Mueller Report showed No Collusion, No Obstruction!"........................