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May 8, 2018
Rudy Giuliani on former FBI Director James Comey: "Pervert...Disgraceful."....Trump on Comey: "He lied all over the place...He's either very sick or very dumb."....Ann Coulter on Comey: "I think he will be remembered as an extremely tall federal inmate."....Jack Schafer on Comey book: "The stink of sanctimony."....Trump on Comey book: "A third-rate book that should never have been written."....Trump on Comey meeting notes: "Phony memos."....Comey on Trump: "He's just making stuff up."....Joe Scarborough on Trump hiring Giuliani: "It's not 3-D chess. That's not even checkers. That's a monkey throwing poo against the wall."....West VA primary hopeful Don Blankenship on the Senate Majority Leader: "One of my goals as U.S. Senator will be to ditch Cocaine Mitch."....Trump on former aide Sam Nunberg: "A drunk/drugged-up loser."....Michelle Wolf on media: "You guys are obsessed with Trump. Did you used to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him, but I think you love him."....Rush Limbaugh: "The media continue to make abject fools of themselves and it is obvious that they're crazed."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A horrible Witch Hunt."....Carl Bernstein: "It's clear the President of the United States is presiding over a massive cover-up."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "It's all lies and it's a horrible thing that's going on."....Rep. David McKinley on Dem criticism of EPA head Scott Pruitt: "A classic display of innuendo and McCarthyism."....Rep. Bill Johnson: "A shameful attempt to denigrate the work that's being done at the EPA."....Trump on NYT reporter Maggie Haberman: "A Crooked H flunkie who I don't speak to and have nothing to do with."....Roger Stone on Trump: "Goes out of his way to treat [Michael Cohen] like garbage."....French president Macron on Trump: "I do not share the fascination for new, strong powers, the abandonment of freedom, and illusion of nationalism."....Trump on Stormy Daniels' claim she was threatened in a parking lot: "A nonexistent man. A total con job."....Paul Krugman: "I don't think we've ever seen anything like the collection of petty grifters and miscreants surrounding Donald Trump."....Donald Trump Jr. on DNC lawsuit: "If for two years. you don't succeed peddling your garbage, try, try again?"....Trump on former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: "A lying machine."....Tina Fey: "It feels like talking to anyone, anywhere in 2018 is just landmine hopscotch."....

April 18, 2018
Trump: "Much of the media is a Scam!"....lawyer Joe diGenova on Mueller: "A dirty cop."....Sean Hannity on Mueller investigation: "A runaway train that is clearly careening off the tracks...The Mueller Crime Family."....Joe Scarborough on Hannity: "A desperate desperate man desperately defending a desperate desperate president."....Newt Gingrich on FBI's Michael Cohen raid: "It ain't the rule of law when they kick in your door at three in the morning...That's Stalin, that's the Gestapo in Germany."....Trump on FBI: "No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!"....Comey on Trump: "Unethical, untethered to truth...His leadership is transactional, ego driven, and about personal loyalty."....Trump: "Lyin' Comey."...."Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Comey: "A disgraced partisan hack."....Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump: "Perhaps the most despicable, the most deplorable human being that I've ever encountered in my life. He does not deserve to be president of the United States."....Jennifer Rubin on GOP: "Has become the caricature the left always said it was -- the party of old white men."....RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens on Comey: "Republicans and Democrats alike have said he has no credibility."....Jack Shafer on Comey: "When your 304-page book and marathon interviews produce sympathy for Donald Trump - even a dollop of sympathy - you're doing it wrong."....Trump on Comey: "Will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!...He, McCabe, and the others committed many crimes!"....WH press secretary Hogan Gidley on Comey: "A disgraced, disgruntled, discredited individual...Only in Washington, D.C. could a proven admitted liar and leaker be paraded around town as though he were the paragon of virtue. It's quite frankly disgusting."....Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on Comey: "He loves having dinner alone with the president. He loved being alone in the Oval Office. He wanted a piece of it."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "They found nothing. And in finding nothing, that's a big statement...This is pure and simple a witch hunt."....Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein on Trump: "Presiding over a massive cover-up. It's unclear exactly what he's covering up...The whole notion that 'we know there is no collusion' is absurd...We have only seen this tiny bit of what Mueller has."....Trump on Stormy Daniels' claim that she was threatened: "A total con job."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Rep. Paul Ryan: "Abandoned a sinking ship, leaving his crew on board...No leadership at all. None."....Infowars founder Alex Jones on Syria attack: "F*** Trump, and f*** these f***ing people...Trump is crapping all over us."....Russian politician Alexander Sherin on Trump: "Can be called Adolf Hitler No. 2 of our time."....Trump on Syria's president: "Animal Assad."....radio host Michael Savage on America: "A nation of idiots."....Rick Wilson on Trump: "History repeats, first as tragedy, then as Trump...Everything Trump touches dies."....Mika Brzezinski on Trump: "On the world stage this president is humiliating America."....former CIA director John Brennan on Trump: "Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey."....Trump on Comey: "He is not smart."....Comey on Trump: "Morally unfit to be president."....former RNC chair Michael Steele on Trump: "This is way too much winning for me. Can we just stop WINNING?"....

April 11, 2018
Trump on Mueller investigation: "A pure and simple witch hunt."....Fox Business' Lou Dobbs on Mueller: "Has to be brought under control...I would fire the SOB in three seconds if it were me."....historian Jon Meacham on John Bolton and other Team Trump members: "Not on the A-Team of the Sane."....Jared Holt on Donald Trump Jr.: "The president's ambassador to the unhinged underbelly of right-wing politics."....Sen. Ben Sasse: "Trade wars are stupid."....Trump: "We are not in a trade war with China. That war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S."....HRC on Putin: "A world-class misogynist."....Trump on attorney-client privilege: "Dead."....Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti: "I use the attorney-client privilege...The attorney-client privilege is a friend of mine. And the attorney-client privilege is not dead. What is dead is using the privilege to hide illegal acts. And that has been dead for a long time."....Dan Rather on Sinclair Broadcast Group: "News anchors looking into camera and reading a script handed down by a corporate overlord, a script meant to obscure the truth and not elucidate it, isn't journalism. It's propaganda. It's Orwellian."....Madeleine Albright on Trump: "What he's trying to do is undermine the press and [he] has disdain for the judiciary, and the electoral process and minorities, and I think that his instincts are not ones that are democratic."....UN commissioner for human rights Zeid R'ad al-Hussein: "Freedom of the press, not only a sort of cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution but very much something that the United States defended over the years, is now itself under attack from the president."....Committee to Protect Journalists on Trump: "[Top prize for] overall achievement in undermining global press freedom."....Piers Morgan to Ben Shapiro "Try reading your Declaration of Independence."....Shapiro: "I've read it. And its central contention is that we don't have to take advice on the nature of our rights from British douchebags like you."....Trump on recent Rasmussen job-approval poll: "Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin' Obama at the same time in his Administration."....George W. Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter: "I think we're finding Republican supporters of President Trump, one by one, starting to realize that this administration is corrupt and has been corrupt from day one...Every day we have a new violation of either the constitution, the federal statutes, or the ethics regulations."....NYT editorial board on Trump: "Has spent his career in the company of developers and celebrities, and also of grifters, cons, sharks, goons and crooks. He cuts corners, he lies, he cheats, he brags about it, and for the most part he's gotten away with it, protected by threats of litigration, hush money and his own bravado."....Sean Hannity on Jimmy Kimmel: "Ass clown."....Kimmel on Hannity: "If I'm an ass clown -- and I might very well be -- you, Sean, are the whole ass circus."....Hannity on Kimmel: "Sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo...A racist bigot...A self-righteous, sanctimonious social justice warrior."....

April 2, 2018
Mike Flynn Jr. on Parkland activist David Hogg: "Someone (hint: parents) clearly didn't smack this kid much growing up."....Sean Hannity on March For Our Lives: "It's pretty despicable...They're trying to get young 14, 15, 16-year-old kids to vote Democrat in the fall. That's all this effort really is."....radio host Alex Jones on Parkland activists: "Little PR stunt-men and women...Big youth marches and emotion and manipulating the youth was the staple of the communists, the fascists, the Nazis, you name it."....Ted Nugent on Parkland activists: "The evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul."....GOP chair Ronna McDaniel: "Democrats hate our President more than they love our country."....Bill Kristol on McDaniel: "This recklessly divisive and remarkably demagogic tweet might lead to the judgment that [she] loves her president more than she loves our country."....John Podhoretz on McDaniel: "There was a time when party chairs weren't blitheringly stupid."....historian Jon Meacham on Sinclair Broadcast Media's script: "An unapologetic assault on truth...and reason."....Joe Scarborough on Sinclair: "America's new Pravda."....Rep. David E. Price: "Pro-Trump propaganda."....Murdoch News Corporation's Peter Chernin: "Insidious."....Trump: "So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased."....Sean Hannity on Robert Mueller: "Carrying out a witch hunt...He's about as credible as Stormy to me."....former Fox commentator Ralph Peters: "There is indeed a witch hunt, and it's led by Fox against Robert Mueller."....Trump on FBI and "Department of 'Justice'": "An embarrassment to our country."....David Brooks on Russia: "Their Trump is better than our Trump."....Chris Christie on EPA head Scott Pruitt: "If he has to go, it's because he never should have been there in the first place."....British foreign affairs minister Alan Duncan on Julian Assange: "It's about time that this miserable little worm walked out of the embassy and gave himself up to British justice."....Brian Klaas on 2018 White House spring intern class photo: "Like a 'Where's Waldo?' for a non-white person -- in a country that is about 40% non-white."....George W. Bush solicitor general Ted Olson on Trump administration: "I think everybody would agree this is turmoil, chaos, confusion. It's not good for anything."....John Bolton on Paris Climate Accords: "Utterly meaningless...A self-licking ice cream cone."....former President Jimmy Carter on appointment of Bolton as National Security adviser: "A disaster for our country."....Cynthia Nixon on Gov. Cuomo: "Andrew the Bully...He bullies anyone who criticizes him."....former Trump aide Sam Nunberg on Roger Stone: "He's always trying to ingratiate himself with Trump."....Stone on Nunberg: "Psycho...Lying a**hole....Coke head."....Ann Coulter on voting for Trump: "I knew he was a shallow, lazy ignoramus, and I didn't care."....

March 26, 2018
Barry Diller on Trump: "A joke...Evil...This was a man of bad character from the moment he entered adulthood, if not before."....Trump on Diller: "Little Barry Diller...A sad and pathetic figure."....Sen. Ben Sasse on Putin: "A Russian despot that aims to make Soviet tyranny great again."....Joe Biden on Trump: "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him."....Trump: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically...He would go down fast and hard, crying all the way."....David Frum on Trump: "Is staffing his administration and his legal team with familiar personalities from his preferred cable-news channel -- much like an imperious child demanding that his crib be stuffed with his TV-cartoon characters."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest."....Sen. John McCain on Trump: "An American president does not lead the Free World by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections."....contributor Col. Ralph Peters, on Fox News: "I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed...Has degenerated...to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."....Steve Bannon: "You can't name a more propaganda outfit than CNN."....Trump: "NBC is perhaps worse than CNN, I have to tell you. And MSNBC is horrible."....NRA video on "March for Our Lives": "Gun-hating billionaires and Hollywood elites are manipulating and exploiting children as part of their plan to destroy the Second Amendment and strip us of our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones."....Fox News' Tucker Carlson: "Thousands of activists will descend on Washington to demand that you be punished for crimes others committed."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe: "By most accounts, a bad actor."....Rep. Lee Zeldin on McCabe: "Was a ringleader of rogue actors..."....former Justice Department inspector general Michael Bromwich on Trump tweets: "Defamatory, disgusting and false...Confirm that [Trump] has corrupted the entire process that led to Mr. McCabe's termination and has rendered it illegitimate."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "A man who revels in his own cruelty. Revenge is not a dish best served cold for him. It's the reddest and rawest of meats."....Rep. Barbara Lee to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: "Your head is in the sand. You just don't care about civil rights, do you."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "The greatest liar in the history of the presidency."....Paul Krugman: "The entire GOP now consists of apparatchiks."....Trump: "Wow, watch Comey lie under oath."....Comey: "The American people will hear my story very soon...They can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not."....Joe Scarborough: "Our republic is big enough to survive Trump's smallness."....Trump on Mueller probe: "Should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime...WITCH HUNT!"....President Richard Nixon on Watergate hearings, July 1973: "Political witchhunt."....Neil Young on Trump: "The man is a mess. He has no balls. He hasn't got one ball."....

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