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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."....

January 10, 2018
White House adviser Stephen Miller on Michael Wolff: "A garbage author of a garbage book...A pile of trash...A grotesque work of fiction."....Jake Tapper on Miller, ending interview: "There is one viewer that you care about right now. And you're being obsequious, you're being a factotum in order to please him."....Trump on Tapper an hour later: "Just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller...Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky."....Robert Reich on Trump: "An incredibly talented conman."....Michael Wolff on Trump: "Not only a sexist, but he's the Olympian of sexism. Much of his life has been about treating women in ways that few people now find acceptable."....Ruth Marcus on Ivanka Trump: "She wants to act like she cares about women... Don't 'Time's Up!' me, Ivanka Trump."....Anthony Scaramucci on Steve Bannon: "A purely unattractive human being, intellectually."....former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain, on televised Trump meeting with Congressional leaders: "Another sterling episode of 'The Apprentice: Moron Edition.'"....Trump: "Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public."....Kurt Anderson on Trump: "The greatest self-parodist of all time."....David Remnick on Trump tweets: "No bile goes unexpectorated."....Paul Krugman on House Speaker Paul Ryan: "Going all in on obstruction."....former WH staffer Sebastian Gorka on Michael Wolff: "Treasonous goals."....Michelle Goldberg on Trump: "This sick travesty of a presidency."....Donald Trump Jr. on Bannon: "A nightmare of backstabbing, harassing, leaking, lying and undermining the President. Steve is not a strategist, he is an opportunist."....David Brooks on Trump, Bannon, Ailes, Weinstein, and Cosby: "We have done an outstanding job of putting total sleazoids at the top of our society."....Bette Midler on Trump: "Thank God he's lazy and not devoted to f***ing things up full-time."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "It's like watching a snake swallow democracy."....

January 4, 2018
Steve Bannon on Ivanka Trump: "Dumb as a brick."....Anthony Scaramucci on Bannon: "To call [Donald Trump Jr.] treasonous, you got something wrong with you, pal. You gotta get back to your therapist."....Carl Bernstein on Trump: "A toxic president and a toxic presidency and a dangerous presidency."....Rupert Murdoch on Trump: "What a f***ing idiot."....Bannon on Trump: "He's like an 11-year-old child."....Peggy Noonan on Trump: "A kind of daily destabilizing presence."....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "Important to keep calling this s*** what it is: corruption through and through."....former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Schaub on Trump: "The wannabe autocrat just retweeted an image depicting CNN's blood on the sole of his shoe. These colicky tweets...make him (and our country) look weak."....Mark Sumner on Trump: "Twitterrhea."....Trump: "The U.S. has given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools."....Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja M. Asif on Trump: "We will let the world know the truth...the difference between facts and fiction."....Bill Nye on climate change denial: "Hey Breitbart, you're dead wrong! And you're going to kill a lot of us through your dingbaticalness. Yeah, you heard me. You're leaving the world worse than you found it."....Paul Sorvino, father of Mira, on Harvey Weinstein: "He's going to jail and die in jail...That son-of-a-bitch better hope that he goes [to jail], because if he doesn't, he'll have to meet me, and I will kill that Mother****er."....Halle Berry on 2017: "Thank you middle finger for always standing up for me."....

December 22, 2017
Rep. Jackie Speier on GOP tax bill: "May be the most shameful day in the history of Congress."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "It's government for sale...[They] wrote this bill to pay off their biggest donors. To help the rich and powerful get even richer and more powerful."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "Monumental, brazen theft...A vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation."....Sen. Bernie Sanders: "We are witnessing highway robbery in broad daylight, and a looting of the federal treasury...A victory for the Koch Brothers and other wealthy Republican campaign donors."....Sen. Chuck Schumer: "An absolute disgrace...You are messing up America."....Jesse Jackson: "...A government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy."....John Cassidy: "A corrupt, budget-busting hairball...Dom Perignon for the plutocrats, cheap swill for the masses."....Chris Matthews: "The greatest shorting of the American people in history."....Matthew Yglesias: "We have watched the task of government devolve into the full-scale looting of America."....Lawrence O'Donnell: "The ugliest display of pigs at the trough that I have ever seen."....NBC's Savannah Guthrie on House Speaker Paul Ryan's assertion that tax cut will result in higher pay for workers: "Are you living in a fantasy world?"....Will Wilkinson: "The way the tax bill was passed is probably worse than what's in it."....former Dubya official Eliot Cohen on Trump: "He is engaging in the most blatant xenophobia, racism and general bigotry that we have ever seen from the White House."....Max Boot: "Trump as a personality type is probably no different from a Mussolini, a Peron, a Chavez. And if you were operating in Argentina or Italy, he would probably be a dictator by now."....Sandy Hook mom Nicole Hockley on Trump: "An appalling lack of humanity and decency."....Jen Hatmaker on Trump: "Incapable of maturity, decency, self-awareness, or shame."....Spencer Ackerman on Trump National Security Strategy: "It's basically fan fiction, written by aides imagining Trump as some sort of rational, consistent actor."....

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