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February 24, 2018
Trump: "We have a very, very crooked media. Boy have they committed a lot of atrocities."....CPAC communication director Ian Walters on GOP: "We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy. That was the wrong thing to do."....Steele on Walters: "I thought they raised them better than that here...That's reflective of the stupidity, the ignorance and the a-hole-ishness...that exists within the party."....Trump on Dems: "They want to do things that you wouldn't even believe. Including taking your Second Amendment rights away. They will do that."....NRA chief Wayne LaPierre on media and political elites: "Eager to smear the NRA...They hate the NRA. They hate the Second Amendment. They hate individual freedom."....former Rep. Jack Kingston on Parkland student activists: "Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups...Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?"....Ben Shapiro: "What, pray tell, did these students do to earn their claim to expertise?"....NRA TV host Dan Bongino on NY Daily News: "Pure filth...Not worthy of collecting dog excrement."....NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: "Many in legacy media love mass shootings...You love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold."....NRA TV host Grant Stinchfield on reporters: "Like snakes in the grass waiting for another mass shooting."....Sean Hannity on gun control debate: "Same, predictable, frankly insane, and intellectually lightweight."....Geraldo Rivera on Trump: "You want to spend $25 billion on a wall? What about spending $25 billion on making our schools secure from these savages, who all they want to do is inflict blood and mayhem?"....Rush Limbaugh: "I don't care what time of day or night you watch CNN, you are being treated to entire, full-fledged, undiluted, raw delusionment -- unhinged mental illness."....Michael Moore on NRA: "A terrorist organization."....Thomas L. Friedman: "President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy."....Mark Sumner on Trump tweets: "Spent the weekend throwing desperate amounts of smoke, because it's clear that he's on fire."....Lebron James on Trump: "Doesn't understand the people and really don't give a f*** about the people."....Laura Ingraham on James: "This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA...Shut up and dribble."....Trump on Oprah: "Very insecure."....

February 16, 2018
presidential historian Jon Meacham on Trump: "Basically, Archie Bunker is President of the United States. That's what's happened."....Joe Biden on Trump: "A joke."....John Oliver on Trump: "It's just a firehose of bull****."....Omarosa Manigault-Newman: "We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president."....Piers Morgan on Omarosa: "Famous for being horrible...A reality television star whose only raison d'etre is to be a poisonous little viper spreading gossip, innuendo and terrorizing everyone in her wake."....John Podhoretz on Omarosa: "Ambulatory psychopath..."Rep. Jackie Speier on Schiff memo versus Nunes memo: "A post-graduate dissertation as compared to a fourth grade book report."....Olympic athlete Adam Rippon: "If I talked to people the way President Trump talks to people, my mom would kick my ass."....Anushay Hossain: "Trump is not about anything else than misogyny...I don't know how Kellyanne Conway looks at herself in the mirror."....Anand Giridharadas on Trump: "A rape culture presidency."....Dan Rather: "The incredible cocoon of privilege and ego with which the President envelopes himself blinds him to the sheer horror of his statements in defense of Mr. Porter."....E.J. Dionne: "The one time that Donald Trump speaks out passionately about due process involves charges of a man battering a woman."....WH chief of staff John Kelly on unregistered Dreamers: "Too lazy to get off their asses...Some of them should have probably gotten off the couch and signed up."....Laurence O'Donnell on Kelly: "The worst White House chief of staff in history...Spews hatred and never apologizes."....Jim Treacher on Bill Clinton: "A disgusting parasite who should be kept as far away as possible from the levers of power."....Rep. Adam Schiff on Trump: "It may be time for General Kelly to give the president a timeout. The country would benefit from that."....Andrew Sullivan: "Living in this period is to experience a daily, even hourly, psychological hazing from the bigot-in-chief."....Frank Bruni on Trump: "[His] litmus test for patriotism is this and this alone: 'Do you worship me?'"....Rick Wilson: "There is no better version of Trump, ever. He can only degrade and destroy everything he touches."....Quincy Jones on Trump: "I used to hang out with him. He's a crazy motherf***er. Limited mentally -- a megalomaniac, narcissistic...Someone who knows about real leadership wouldn't have as many people against him as he does."....Julia Louis Dreyfus on cancer: "Hey cancer, 'F*** you!'"....

February 5, 2018
Trump on Dems not clapping at SOTU address: "Can we call that treason? Why not, I mean they certainly don't seem to love our country very much."....Samantha Bee on SOTU: "Rumor had it this would be an optimistic, glass is half full type speech, and it was, assuming that glass is half full of cyanide and I get to drink it."....Al Sharpton: "A hollow, xenophobic appeal to his base...Not promoting a dream, but pitching a scheme."....ESPN's Jemele Hill: "Racial pornography."....CNN's Van Jones: "Selling sweet-tasting candy with poison in it."....Jeff Shesol: "The sort of speech that sends a person into a fallout shelter alone with his tax cut and his Second Amendment rights."....NY Daily News headline: "What A Load Of Clap: Trump Praises Himself, Touts 'Unity' While Bashing Immigs."....Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren on Rep. Joe Kennedy SOTU rebuttal: "Barfworthy...The crybaby of Camelot."....Ann Coulter: "If JFK could have been brought back to life to see this speech, he would have instantly had young Joe committed to a mental institution."....Donald Trump Jr. on Mueller investigation: "The only thing that they found out was that they themselves were the ones doing all of these things."....Tucker Carlson on Sen. Adam Schiff: "Liar and a demagogue."....Trump: "Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington..."....Rep. Paul Gosar: "The full-throated adoption of this illegal misconduct and abuse of FISA by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, and Rod Rosenstein is not just criminal but constitutes treason."....James Woods: "Beware traitors both foreign and domestic. The Democrats managed to use both and still lost a rigged election."....former secretary of state Madeleine Albright on GOP intel memo: "It's a good thing Devin Nunes is not taking my course on national security decision making. I expect my students' written work to be compelling, accurate, and unbiased. By those standards I would have to give him an F."....Kerry Eleveld on Nunes: "Turning out to be either dumber, more reckless or perhaps more compromised than we thought."....Fresno Bee on Nunes: "Trump's stooge."....Mika Brzezinski on Michael Wolff's insinuations re U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley: "You might be having a fun little game dancing around this, but you're slurring a woman. It's disgraceful."....Wolff on Brzezinski: "The president is right about Mika."....Donald Trump Jr. on Obama administration: "They weaponized the FBI and the DOJ to attack the duly-elected president of the United States."....Carl Bernstein: "In the whole Cold War, the Russians were not able to do what Putin has done through Donald Trump - to destabilize the United States and its democratic institutions. It's stunning. It's ruinous."....Tom Brokaw: "The White House is trying to create an alternate reality."....Donald Trump Jr. on Dems: "The derangement is real."....Trump on America: "A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves."....

January 29, 2018
Trump on U.S. libel law: "A sham."....Philip Roth on Trump: "A massive fraud, the evil sum of his deficiencies, devoid of everything but the hollow ideology of a megalomaniac."....Trump on U.S. court system: "Broken and unfair."....Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Trump: "I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger."....LA Times employee: "The Los Angeles Times is like a Soviet circus right now. Propaganda. Dancing bears. Mercurial leaders who say weird s***. People who disappear."....Trump on report he tried to fire Mueller last June: "Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake story."....Rep. Tom Cole on Dems: "We're not in the business of negotiating with terrorists."....Trump on Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury': "Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist."....Jonathan Morton on Wolff: "A sort of perfectly grotesque Boswell to Trump's Johnson."....Adrian Wooldridge on Trump: "A winner with the soul of a loser."....Juan Escalante on Trump's Dreamer proposal: "A racist ransom note from a group of nativists who are willing to dangle 800,000 young teenagers and adults over a cliff while simultaneously replacing core American values with poison."....Trump: "Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked."....former Mexico president Vicente Fox on Trump: "Doesn't have any idea of the difference between running a nation and running a business."....Family Research Council head Tony Perkins on evangelicals' take on Trump's past behavior: "We kind of gave him -- 'All right, you get a mulligan. You get a do-over here.'"....former RNC chair Michael Steele on Perkins: "After telling me how to live my life, who to love, what to believe, what not to believe, what to do and what not to do -- and now you sit back and the prostitutes don't matter? The grabbing the you-know-what doesn't matter? The outright behavior and lies don't matter?...Just shut up."....Andrew Sullivan: "The sewer of most of Twitter is now so rank that even addicts have begun to realize that they are sinking in oceans of s***holery."....Trump on Sen. Diane Feinstein: "Sneaky."....

January 19, 2018
Trump on Haitian and African immigrants: "Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?"...."This is CNN Tonight. I'm Don Lemon. The president of the United States is a racist."....NYT Editorial Board: "The president of the United States is a racist."....House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer on Trump: "If you use racist rhetoric, if you pursue policies based on a racial premise, I consider that to be a definition of a racist."....former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Trump: "An embarrassment."....Charles Blow: "It is not a stretch to say that Trump is racist. It's not a stretch to say that he is a white supremacist. It's not a stretch to say that Trump is a bigot. Those are just facts."....David Brooks on Trump: "Rotting the Republican Party. That's just a cancer."....Mark Shields: "I can't believe that anyone...can say that they are proud of Donald Trump as our president."....Rep. John Lewis on Trump: "I think he is a racist...We have come so far...And I think this man, this president, is taking us back to another place."....Haitian government on Trump remarks: "Insulting and reprehensible."....South African opposition party leader Mmusi Maimane on Trump: "The hatred of Obama's roots now extends to an entire continent."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Racist, vile and disgusting...the character of this nation is not the character of its president."....Frank Bruni: "There's no new Trump, just this Trump."....Trevor Noah: "As someone from South S***hole, I'm offended, Mr. President."....Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman on Trump: "A cowardly racist who has no business being President of the United States."....American Haitian Foundation executive director Jack Davidson on Trump: "I am embarrassed that he is the president of the United States."....Ann Coulter on Trump open meeting: "The lowest moment of the Trump presidency...[He] managed to not convince a single American that he's articulate, bright or a good leader."....Chris Matthews: "If Trump is trying to play down the idea that he's unfit for office, it's not working."....Margaret Carlson on Trump open meeting: "Revealed that on the whole Wolff got it right...The president is impulsive, uncontrollable and unteachable, burdened with an ignorance he doesn't have the self-awareness to realize he has or the discipline to overcome it...Trump at his very best may never be better than most of us at our very worst."....Meghan McCain on Trump White House: "Giving [Michael Wolff] the kind of access, where he is shadowing the president, talking to the top staffers for 18 months, is not only unprecedented, but it is suicide and insanity."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on blowup of DACA deal: "So Tuesday we had a president that I was proud to golf with, call my friend, who understood immigration had to be bipartisan, you had to have border security as essential...I don't know where that guy went. I want him back."....Sean Penn on Trump: "An enemy of Americans, Republicans, Democrats, Independents and every new child born. An enemy of mankind. He is indeed an enemy of the state."....Paul Krugman: "We spent more than two centuries building a great nation, and even a very stable genius probably needs a couple of years to complete its ruin."....former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris on Facebook: "A living, breathing crime scene for what happened in the 2016 election."....former Zuckerberg adviser Roger McNamee: "Making you angry, making you afraid, is really good for Facebook's business. It is not good for America."....Jack Shafer: "If the Fake New Awards were a meal, they would be a maggoty helping of twice-fried ground corn cob."....Sen. Jeff Flake: "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press."....Robert De Niro on Trump: "Jerk-off in chief."....Stephen Colbert: "Nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar."....

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