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May 12, 2017
Trump on Comey: "A showboat. He's a grand-stander."....Jeffrey Toobin on Comey firing: "This is not normal. And it's not American...This is the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "The fish rots from the head."....Trump on media: "Fake media is working overtime...Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings' and hand out written responses."....Bill Moyers and Michael Winship on Trump: "Takes us for chumps...He's attempting a coup. No joke."....Trump on Trump-Russia investigation: "A made-up story."....William Saletan: "The White House is lying."....Michael Tomasky on Trump: "The only people in the world he's truly praised are dictators."....Trump biographer Gwenda Blair on Comey firing: "The shamelessness of it is stunning, and stunningly consistent. He's thinking 24-7 how to move the chess pieces around to benefit himself."....Former Trump publicist Alan Marcus: "His whole pattern of conduct is exactly what he did here -- ready, fire, aim. He just doesn't stop and think."....Deputy WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Comey: "Basic atrocities."....Trump on Stephen Colbert: "A no-talent guy...There's nothing funny about what he says."....Samantha Bee on Trump White House: "A slow-motion clusterf**k of impulsiveness and ineptitude."....John Cassidy on Trump: "Has acted like one of the authoritarian leaders he so admires -- a Putin, an Erdogan, or an El-Sisi."....Trump construction boss Artie Nusbam: "This is who he is. No morals, no nothing. He does what he does."....Trump on CNN's Don Lemon: "Perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting."....Rosie O'Donnell on Trump: "You are a sadistic man."....

May 9, 2017
VP Mike Pence on the U.S. military: "Hollowed out."....FBI Director James Comey on WikiLeaks: "Intelligence porn."....Trump on John Dickerson's Sunday morning program: "I love your show. I call it 'Deface the Nation.'"....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c**k holster."....Putin on Russia election hacking: "It's just rumors used in an American domestic political battle."....Trump: "The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign."....Glenn Beck on Colbert: "You have become me, circa 2009. Stop it. Stop it."....Laura Clawson on Trumpcare: "Will again make being a woman a pre-existing condition."....Trump: "The Fake News media is officially out of control. They will say or do anything in order to get attention."....Right Side Broadcasting Network host Nick Fuentes: "Who runs the media? Globalists. Time to kill the globalists...I want the people that run CNN to be arrested and deported or hanged."....David Remnick: "Trump's way of lying is not a joke; it is a strategy, a way of clouding our capacity to think, to live in a realm of truth."....NRA leader Wayne LaPierre on America's greatest domestic threat: "Academic elites, political elites, and media elites...They'll seemingly stop at nothing, including tearing apart our country."....Trump: "Much of the media is fake and almost always negative."....Tomi Lahren: "Americans stand up and fight for faith, family, and freedom. Syrians run away."....Trump on Obamacare: "It's dead!"....Ann Coulter on Trump: "When your main complaint is that the other side is gloating too much, maybe you're not that great a negotiator."....Lewis Black on Steve Bannon: "He looks like I feel when I have a hangover."....

May 1, 2017
Trump on House and Senate: "An archaic system...Slow-moving...Really a bad thing for the country...You're really forced into doing things that you would not normally do."....NRA leader Wayne LaPierre on mainstream media: "Utterly dedicated to destroying not only our country but also Western Civilization."....CIA Director Mike Pompeo on WikiLeaks: "Walks like a hostile intelligence service, and talks like a hostile intelligence service...Their currency is clickbait, their moral compass, nonexistent."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren grading Trump's first 100 days: "F."....Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Trump: "Erraticness and lack of real competence."....Trump on Schumer: "A bad leader...Going around making a fool of himself."....Mark Cuban on Trump: "An idiot...We can change tax law. We can't change stupid."....Chelsea Handler on Trump: "Please don't let some boring hobby like being president get in the way of your golf glory."....Alex Jones on reporters: "You are dehumanizing me and my children. You are dehumanizing yourselves."....Former Harry Reid chief of staff Adam Jentleson on Trump: "Has folded like a lawn chair at the slightest hint of pressure...Getting played like a violin by enemies like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un."....Judge Jeanine Pirro: "We are good people! The people on the left who are demonizing us, they are not."....Trump on Dems: "The party of obstruction. They are only interested in themselves."....David Gergen on Trump PA rally: "The most divisive speech I've ever heard from a sitting American president...Deeply disturbing."....NRA leader Wayne LaPierre on Bernie Sanders: "A political predator of young voters who were lied to by school teachers and college professors."....Christian Bale on Trump: "It's like we're watching somebody reading a 'Dictatorship for Dummies' book."....Steve Bannon on media: "The ultimate symbol of what's wrong with this country. It's just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f***ing idea what's going on."....Trump on Canada: "They've outsmarted our politicians for many years."....Mexican politician Armando Rios Piter on Trump: "A bluffer."....Tomi Lahrer on Bill Nye: "A washed-up nutcase."....Ann Coulter on the Sierra Club: "Just another left-wing, hate-America interest group."....

April 21, 2017
CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Wikileaks: "Walks like a hostile intelligence service, and talks like a hostile intelligence service...Assange and his ilk make common cause with dictators today."....Trump on HRC: "She was guilty on every charge."....Richard Wolffe on Trump: "Has made the awesome transition from...a man who bluffed and blustered his way in TV debates to a man who bluffs and blusters his way through international crises."....Howard Stern on Sean Spicer: "The guy's just not informed...[He speaks] fluent moron."....Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in response to Andrea Mitchell's shouted question in a meeting room: "Who was bringing you up? Who was giving you your manners?"....Keith Olbermann on Trump: "You are a jackass. You are President Jackass."....GOP strategist Ana Navarro on Trump: "Attracts some of the shadiest, darkest, weirdest people around him."....Donald Trump, Jr. on Duquesne University students opposed to Chick-Fil-A on campus: "Luckily these students won't likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives."....Chelsea Handler: "I'm not a doctor, so I can't claim Donald Trump has syphilis, because of laws. But as the saying goes, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it probably f***ed some questionable models in the '80s."....Jonah Goldberg: "When people say 'Let Trump be Trump' they mean let Trump's id run free."....Larry King on Trump administration: "One of the most ridiculous presidencies I've ever seen."....

April 11, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Russia: "Clearly, they've been incompetent, and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians."....Russian official newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta on Trump Syria strike: "This isn't the first demonstration of a completely incompetent U.S. approach -- similar to a big elephant in a small china shop -- to solving the most acute international problems."....Chinese state media: "The act of a weakened politician who needed to flex his muscles."....North Korea: "An absolutely unpardonable, undisguised act of aggression against a sovereign state, and we will punish them."....Trump on North Korea: "Looking for trouble."....WH press secretary Sean Spicer on Assad: "Hitler...didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."....Anne Frank Center on Spicer: "On Passover no less...has engaged in Holocaust denial, the most despicable form of fake news imaginable."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Fox News: "A cesspool of sexual harassment and abuse of women."....Rep. Maxine Waters on Bill O'Reilly: "Needs to go to jail."....Seth Meyers on Fox News: "Sycophantic coverage...The closest thing we have to state TV."....Scott Pelley: "The president's real troubles again today were not with the media, but with the facts."....Andrea Mitchell: "I've never seen anything like this where people just flat-out lie...It's really disconcerting to see the podium in the White House briefing room being used to mislead or misdirect or obfuscate."....GOP strategist Rick Wilson on Trump: "He. Is. Bad. At. Being. President....The daily chaotic s**tshow."....Trump on the U.S. "We have surrendered as a country to outside interests."....GOP strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro on Trump: "A lying, racist, misogynist pig...Attracts some of the shadiest, darkest, weirdest people."....Sean Penn on Steve Bannon: "Deep in his heart, he's just a conniving hateful bloated punk who despises mankind."....DNC Chairman Tom Perez on Trump Administration: "They don't give a s**t about people."....Ted Koppel on Trump Administration: "The multifaceted debacle continues."....

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