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February 17, 2017
President Trump: "The fake news media (failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"....Bill McKibben: "Donald Trump and Steve Bannon have turned the White House against America."....Trump: "The news is fake because so much of the news is fake...The reporting is false."....Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee on Trump Administration: "Not only off its wheels, but off the track."....Chicago Tribune Factcheck on Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller: "Earns Four Pinocchios -- over and over again."....Trump on Sen. John McCain: "He's been losing so long he doesn't know how to win anymore."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin: "He flat-out lied to the Senate. They want to say it was a half-truth or it was not quite right or fabricated. No. What Mr. Mnuchin did is he lied."....Trump on Court of Appeals considering executive order case: "It's so sad. I don't ever want to call a court biased, so I won't call it biased."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "Is proving that if you connect with America's anger and paranoia, you can get by quite easily without facts."....Trump on Mark Cuban: "Not smart enough to run for president!"....Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio on Trump: "He's manic without being depressive...Everybody else wants stability, but he thrives in turmoil."....Trump to media: "I'm not ranting and raving. I'm just telling you, you know, you're dishonest people."....Bernie Sanders on Trump: "This guy is a fraud."....Trump: "The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred."....Gloria Steinem on Trump: "Grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality."....Gordon G. Chang on Kim Jong Un family drama: "Macbeth with Nukes."....

February 8, 2017
Sen. Ted Cruz on Coretta Scott King letter: "The charges she was making against Jeff Sessions are demonstrably false, they're slanderous, they're ugly...And I'll point out, the Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan."....Trump on judge's decision to suspend travel ban: "Horrible, dangerous and wrong."....Bill McKibben on Trump-Bannon White House: "The Black Tower, sending out its Breitbartian orcs and alt-right winger harpies to poison the politics of a nation."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Steve Bannon: "It's a stunning thing, that a white supremacist would be a permanent member of the National Security Council."....Trump on U.S. District Court judge who put hold on executive order: "If something happens blame him and [the] court system. People [are] pouring in."....CNN's David Gregory on Trump's comment: "He sounds like an old man sitting on his porch yelling at somebody to get off his lawn."....Trump on New York Times: "Now they are making up stories and sources."....CNN's Jake Tapper to Kellyanne Conway: "Every day there are these sprays of attack and sprays of falsehoods coming from the White House."....J.K. Rowling on Pence's turnaround from his 2015 view on Muslim ban: "'For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?'"....Trump: "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrum's...Terrible!"....Trump on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "A weak guy...A dope. He's a stupid guy."....Frankie Boyle on Trump: "A man so obnoxious and unhappy that karma may see him reincarnated as himself."....

February 1, 2017
Trump on Sen. Chuck Schumer: "Fake Tears Schumer."....Protesters outside his home urging Schumer to resist Trump nominees more aggressively: "What the f***, Chuck?!"....Nicholas Kristof: "We must decide whether our 45th president is a liar or a crackpot."....Foreign Policy CEO David Rothkopf on Trump NSC picks: "A recipe for disaster."....Sen. Orrin Hatch on Dem confirmation delay tactics: "I'm very disappointed in this type of crap...This is the most pathetic thing I've seen in my whole time in the United States Senate."....Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Trump: "He believes that he was elected as a dictator."....WSJ on Trump's handling of Mexico: "Amateur hour."....Newt Gingrich on federal employees: "All those bureaucrats overwhelmingly voted for Clinton. There won't be any real cooperation until we change federal law so we can fire them."....historian Douglas Brinkley on Trump CIA remarks: "A disgrace to himself and his country."....Rep. Louie Gohmert on former acting attorney general Sally Yates: "Showed herself to be a political hack, and hacks have to be jacked and she's been jacked and she is gone...She violated her oath."....Sen. Cory Booker on Trump: "A repeated liar and a propagandist."....Trump: "A lot of the media is actually the opposition party...It's really a disgrace...They're very dishonest people."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "A seventy-year-old seven-year-old...Seems drunk with power...We've gone from no drama to all drama."....Naomi Klein on Trump inauguration: "A corporate coup d'Etat."....Sean Hannity on Obama: "Leaving office the same way he came in, as a rigid, divisive and radical ideologue who will stop at nothing to undermine his political opponents."....Jonathan M. Katz: "First they came for the Latinos, Muslims, women, gays, poor people, intellectuals and scientists, and then it was Wednesday."....

January 26, 2017
Sen. Chris McDaniel on Women's March: "Almost all liberal women are unhappy...If they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?"....Piers Morgan on Women's March: "I'm planning a 'Men's March' to protest the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists."....Jon Voight on Miley Cyrus and Shia LaBeouf at march: "What are they teaching? They're teaching treason."....Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Trump: "In first 24 hours Trump makes clear ego, not facts or honesty, will be guiding principle for him and his administration. Liar in Chief."....Former Iraq and Afghanistan ambassador and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan Crocker on Trump CIA speech: "It was horrible...Talking about how great Trump is...It was really ugly...I can't imagine a worse Day One scenario."....former CIA analyst Yael Eisenstat on Trump speech: "He used my former agency to advance his own delusional vision of grandeur...A terrifying display of the dangerous way in which he will govern."....Philadelphia Inquirer editorial: "From spreading bald lies to suppressing basic facts and information, the early days of the Trump administration are suggestive of a tin-pot dictatorship...The Trump administration is not free to say 2+2= 5."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "Insane clown president."....San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Trump: "We've got to a point where you really can't believe anything that comes out of his mouth."....Charles M. Blow: "Our president is a pathological liar."....Philip Roth: "Trump is just a con artist."....Keith Olbermann on Trump: "Not of sound mind...He will lie to himself about anything big or small...He has a running war with reality...He's insane...It is the greatest crisis in all of our lives. Right now."....Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder on fast food workers: "You're not getting the Microsoft guys. At Hardee's we were getting the worst of the worst."....William Saletan: "An interview with Conway is like a game of Crazy Eights with one rule change; Every card is crazy. No matter what you say, she'll pick a word from your question and use it to change suits."....Rep. Trent Franks on Obama: "He will go down in history as The Abortion President."....

January 23, 2017
HuffPo headline on Trump's anti-abortion Executive Order: "Room Full of Men Screws Women."....Newt Gingrich on Madonna: "An emerging left wing fascism. She's part of it."....George Will on Trump: "Delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history."....Jane Fonda on Trump: "Predator-in-chief."....Michael Moore on inauguration: "A s*** show."....Gloria Steinem: "Trump and his handlers have found a fox for every chicken coop in Washington."....AP correspondent Ron Fournier on WH press secretary Sean Spicer's Saturday event: "He looked like he was in a hostage video. They wound him up and sent him out to go to war against the press and tell blatant untruths."....Jonathan Freedland: "Spicer took no questions and described the reception given to Trump by those CIA employees as 'ecstatic.' This is a style of press briefing that is less Washington than Pyongyang."....NYT reporter Glenn Thrush: "Jaw meet floor."....Lloyd Grove on Trump-media relations: "Scorpions in a bottle."....former ambassador and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan Crocker on Trump's speech in front of CIA Memorial Wall: "It was horrible...Talking about how great Trump is...It was really ugly...I can't imagine a worse Day One scenario."....former CIA director John Brennan: "A despicable display of self-aggrandizement...[He] should be ashamed of himself."....Kellyanne Conway on Brennan's criticism: "Spectacularly disappointing. We have an outgoing CIA director sound like a partisan political hack."....historian Douglas Brinkley on Trump: "He can never let go and stop watching cable TV...He's off to the worst start of a presidency in a very long time."....

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