What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Mudline Archive!
October 9, 2018
...................................Trump on accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "A charade...A hoax...It was all made up, it was fabricated."....Michael Moore on Trump: "An evil genius."....Trump on 13,000-word / year-and-a-half-in-the-making NYT investigative story on his finances: "A very old, boring and often told hit piece."...Laurence Tribe on Trump: "We have a vile, soulless cowardly man as president."....Trump on Dems who support sexual assault survivors: "They destroy people. These are really evil people."....Christine Blasey Ford lawyer Michael Bromwich on Trump mocking his client: "Vicious...She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice."....Trump on attacking Ford: "It was a very unfair situation. So I evened the playing field."....Greg Sargent on Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The twisted, grimacing face of right-wing rage at the very idea that Ford's claims ever deserved a full and serious public examination."....Tucker Carlson on Democrats: "It's not about Brett Kavanaugh at this point. It's about punishing anybody who looks like Brett Kavanaugh."....GOP strategist Steve Schmidt on Sen. Mitch McConnell: "An utterly, irredeemably pernicious force...He's turned [the U.S. Senate] into a laughing stock."....Trump on Kavanaugh protestors: "The very rude elevator screamers are paid professonals only looking to make Senators look bad."....NYT on Trump: "A lying, bullying, womanizing autocrat-idolizer."....Trump on former Sen. Al Franken: "Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag."....Donald Trump Jr. on Jeffrey Toobin: "Scumbag...A partisan liberal hack who masquerades as a journalist."....Trump: "The Democrat Party has become too extreme. And too dangerous to be trusted with power."....George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, on Trump: "Ceaseless, shameless, and witless prevarication on virtually all topics, large and small."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A totally illegal Witch Hunt!"....Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti on Tucker Carlson: "How do you have a show and you're this ignorant? How is that possible?"....Trump on Gen. Mattis: "Moderate Dog."....Gov. Jerry Brown on Trump's record on the environment: "Liar, criminal, fool -- pick your choice."....Sen. Ted Cruz on California: "Tofu and silicon and dyed hair."....Emily Peck on GOP: "The last bastion of male dominance in a Me Too world."....Fox News chyron on guest Michael Avenatti: "Creepy Porn Lawyer Toying With 2020 Run."....Kanye West on Democrats: "It's like the plan they did, to take the fathers out of the home and put them on welfare...does anybody know about that? That's a Democractic plan."....Chris Evans on West: "There's nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn't know history."....John Kerry on Trump: "Spends more time reading his Twitter 'likes' than his briefing books or the Constitution of the United States...He's got the maturity of an eight-year-old-boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "The Stephen King of the horror story we live in."...................................
September 13, 2018Trump: "The Woodward book is a joke."....Woodward on Trump: "Detached from the reality of what is going on."....Anonymous on Trump: "Impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective."....Omarosa on Trump: "Not well...Mentally impaired."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could."....Donald Trump Jr. on Scarborough: "Irrelevant and deranged."....J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Trump: "I'm smarter than he is. And by the way, this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money. It wasn't a gift from Daddy."....Trump on Dimon: "A poor public speaker and nervous mess."....Tucker Carlson on Dems: "The real threats we face today may be from within. Leaders who hate the country...If I hated a country, I would open its doors to anyone who wanted to come here and demand nothing in return."....Sen. Cory Booker on the White House: "The three C's. They're in crisis. They're in chaos. And they're now revealing true corruption."....Anonymous on Trump: "He is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making."....Trump on 'Fear': "The book means nothing. It's a work of fiction."....Omarosa on herself: "Hillary Clinton was robbed and I was a co-conspirator in that robbery. And I will regret that for the rest of my life."....Ann Coulter on deaf, disabled immigrant who has been in the U.S. for 34 years and now faces deportation: "We're supposed to believe every immigrant is a valedictorian, but then we get the facts and it turns out we're getting the rest of the world's most expensive problems."....Anonymous on Trump's leadership: "Half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless."....WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Anonymous: "If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT at 212: 556-1234 and ask them."....Rick Wilson on Trump: "Rampant personal instability, ravenous ego, and an inability to tell the truth even when it would help his legal and political standing."....radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Democrats: "Are raping Republicans."....Trump on Anonymous: "Treason?"....
September 5, 2018Tucker Carlson on Nike ad: "This is an attack on the country."....Trump on Bob Woodward's "Fear": " Another bad book."....WH Chief of Staff John Kelly on Trump: "He's an idiot. It's pointless to try to convince him of anything. He's gone off the rails. We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I've ever had."....WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Woodward book: "Nothing more than fabricated stories, many by disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A goddamn hoax."....Bernie Sanders on Trump: "A pathological liar."....Donald Trump Jr. on TV host Chelsea Handler: "Stay away from politics -- no reason to suck at two things."....Trump on Democrats taking control of the House: "[They] will overturn everything we've done, and they'll do it quickly and violently -- and violently."....John Dean on Trump remarks: "Pure fear-mongering."....Jeffrey Toobin: "The theme here is 'I'm Donald Trump and I'll protect you from the scary black people.'"....Trump on head of CNN: "Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!"....former WH secretary Rob Porter: "This is no longer a White House. This is a man being who he is."....Trump: "I cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn't matter to them...This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the people!"....Trump on Michael Cohen: "I know all about flipping, 30, 40 years I have been watching flippers. Everything is wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you go...It almost ought to be illegal."....Vanity Fair: "Trump goes full Gotti."....Trump on Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Talks like he has marbles in his mouth...This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner...He couldn't even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama."....Steve Silberman on Trump: "His whole deal is that he's un-shameable."....Trump on Obama: "A weak dick."....Trump on Carl Bernstein: "Sloppy Carl Bernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country!"....radio host Michael Eric Dyson on Trump: "You lugubrious leach! You doppelgänger of deceit and deviance! You lethal liar!"....Trump on Rudy Giuliani: "Rudy, you're a baby...They took your diaper off right there. You're like a little baby that needed to be changed. When are you going to be a man?"....Donald Trump Jr. on CNN: "You just lied by saying you don't lie...Are you kidding me with this BS. Do you have any journalistic credibility at all? I mean seriously??? You're a joke!"....
August 27, 2018Trump on Mueller investigation: "I call it the Rigged Witch Hunt. It is a sham."....Omarosa on Trump: "He absolutely has an issue with the truth, and sometimes he battles with reality...It's sad to watch him become unhinged."....Rudy Giuliani on truth: "Truth isn't truth."....Sen. John McCain on Trump Helsinki summit: "No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant."....John Dean: "Trump, a total incompetent, is bungling and botching his handling of Russiagate."....Lanny Davis on Trump: "The president of the United States is a criminal."....Trump on Jeff Sessions: "What kind of man is this?...Our attorney general is scared stiff and Missing in Action."....Dan Rather: "Abraham Lincoln -- Team of Rivals. Donald Trump -- Flock of Felons."....Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio on Trump: "He is terrified. This is 40 years of deceit coming home to torment him."....Bush adviser Peter Wehner on Trump: "The most thoroughly and comprehensively corrupt individual who has ever been elected president."....Trump on The New York Times: "They're crazed, they're like lunatics."....former CIA director John Brennan on Trump: "Trashing the reputation of this country worldwide."....The Guardian's David Smith: "Trump promised to be a law and order president who would 'hire the best people.' On Tuesday he appeared more like a cross between Richard 'I'm not a crook' Nixon and Tony Soprano."....former White House "ethics czar" Norm Eisen: "This is the worst hour of Trump's entire presidency -- no, make that entire life."....CNN's Don Lemon on Trump: "Wants you to believe truth is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of thing."....Trump: "We are now in a period with Mueller and his gang, that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!"....historian Douglas Brinkley on Trump: "Lying is a second nature. That's who he is...You can't give a Pinocchio to someone who's a walking nose."....Fox News host Neil Cavuto to Trump: "Oftentimes, Mr. President, the problem is you: what you say, and how you keep changing what you say."....John Brennan on Trump claim of no collusion: "Hogwash."....Tucker Carlson on Brennan: "How did somebody so obviously limited intellectually get to be CIA Director in the first place?"....former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino on Brennan: "A stain on the country. We deserve better than this."....Trump on DOJ official Bruce Ohr: "A disgrace."....former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova on the FBI: "Decided they were going to frame Donald Trump."....Trump on The New Yorker: "Very tired."....Rush Limbaugh on praise for Sen. John McCain by Dems: "They are using Senator McCain to trash every nearby Republican they can."....Jon Meacham: "John McCain, in death, is performing the unifying function that the incumbent president is congenitally incapable of performing."....Fox News ad: "If we were any more honest it would be a hate crime."....
August 16, 2018Trump on U.S.: "We're the laughingstock of the world."....White House on Omarosa Manigault-Newman's book: "Riddled with lies."....Trump on Omarosa: "A crazed, crying lowlife...Vicious, but not smart...Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!"....Geraldo Rivera on Omarosa: "A bully, back-stabber, and bigmouth."....Omarosa: "Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities...I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation."....Ann Coulter on Trump: "All the people who would have been so great in the White House...But no, it has to be people from 'The Apprentice' and his kids."....James Woods on Michael Avenatti: "The real diapered,hot air balloon."....Trump on Jeff Sessions: "If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started!"....Rudy Giuliani on James Comey: "A big liar."....Rush Limbaugh on CNN: "People who could not wear [Trump's] underwear, couldnot do in 10 years what Trump does in an average day."....CNN host Don Lemon on Trump: "Traffics in racism and is fueled by bullying."....Trump on Lemon: "The dumbest man on television."....Lemon: "Who's the real dummy? A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?"....Laura Ingraham: "Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don't like...The America we know and love doesn't exist any more."....former George W. Bush deputy WH secretary Tony Fratto: "Massive demographic changes? This country was built on massive demographic changes."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "The only Collusion and Obstruction was by Crooked Hillary, the Democrats and the DNC!"....former Dubya senior adviser Karl Rove on Trump using "enemy of the people": "That is a phrase that was used by Stalin against enemies of the Communist regime. I think the president would be well advised to tone down the rhetoric."....Trump on reporters: "Why can't they play it straight? So unfair to the Republican Party, and in particular your favorite president!"....Trump to veterans group: "Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the Fake News...What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."....Dan Rather: "Whenever I see Donald Trump rail against 'Fake News' or call us 'the enemy of the people' I think, 'You can't handle the truth. You may not like it, but the press is protected by the Constitution (you know, that document you swore to preserve, protect, and defend?).'"....Stephen King on Space Force: "Possibly the dumbest idea out of Trump's admittedly dumb head so far."....Trump on Koch Brothers: "Have become a total joke in real Republican circles...I don't need their money or bad ideas."....Trump: "[Don Lemon] made LeBron James look smart, which isn't easy to do."....James on Trump: "He is dividing us. And what I've noticed over the last months [is] that he's used sport to divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to."....Pastor Kevin Swanson on CA fires: "God is burning down California in 2017 and 2018 after about 25 years of leading the pack to legitimize the sin of homosexuality in that state."....Trump on Washington, D.C.: "You have a lot of bad people in Washington...I had no idea how evil some of them are."....Rudy Giuliani: "All of the other pundits are completely wrong."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "The president has been incredibly tough on Russia. I'm not sure why that is so hard for the media to write about. We've repeated it time and time again."....George Will: "Collusion with Russia is hiding in plain sight."....Seth Meyers on Trump: "A racist with a rotted-out soul."....Bill Maher on Fox News: "The enema of the people."....Penn Gillette: "I can't stress this enough: I do not respect Donald Trump…I like people when they don't have filters…If I'm in a room with Trump I'm happy to hear him talk. But I'm also happy to hear Charlie Manson talk. I have nothing good to say about Donald Trump as president."….