Mudline Archive

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July 28, 2017
Eugene Robinson on Trump: "Do not become numb to the mad king's outrages. The worst is yet to come."....Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on "skinny" bill and GOP: "A nightmare...Beholden to a few creepy billionaires."....Sen. Chris Murphy: "There's freedom in this bill. There's the freedom to go bankrupt...freedom to die early. That's no hyperbole."....American Medical Association: "A toxic prescription that would make matters worse."....GA Rep. Buddy Carter: "Somebody needs to go over there to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass."....Laura Ingraham on Trump: "Repeating 'Obamacare is a disaster' wasn't a compelling strategy."....Howard Fineman on Sen. John McCain: "A Republican comfort station on the road to perdition."....McCain: "Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, television and internet. To hell with them."....Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Kansas Secretary of State and voter fraud commission Vice Chairman Kris Kobach: "A fact-challenged zealot."....Amy Davidson Sorkin on Trump Boy Scout speech: "Demagogic, non-inclusive, dishonest, and, at times, simply crude."....Ross Douthat on Trump assaults on Sessions: "An insanely stupid exercise...a multitiered tower of political idiocy, a sublime monument to the moronic, a gaudy, gleaming, Ozymandian folly."...Frank Bruni on Trump's Clinton obsession: "Has gone beyond taunting and demonizing Hillary Clinton into a real outright obsession. He's stalking her. He can't stop tweeting about her. Can't stop muttering about her...Seldom has a scapegoat grazed in such a profusion of pastures."....Stephen Colbert: "If Trump can't work up the nerve to fire Sessions, why doesn't he just pretend he's one of his wives?"....Anthony Scaramucci on WH chief of staff: "Reince Penis."....

July 24, 2017
Sean Hannity on Senate Republicans: "The do-nothing GOP lawmakers...Pampered, overpaid, and spoiled."....Trump on D.C.: "Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer."....Charles Blow on WH communications director Anthony Scaramucci: "A Wall Street snake oil investment huckster."....Ben Walsh on Scaramucci: "A press-seeking opportunist...A carnival-barker for finance."....WSJ on Trumps: "Handed their opponents another of the swords that by now could arm a Roman legion."....Fox anchor Shep Smith on Trump: "The mind-boggling. Why are we getting told all these lies?"....Trump: "The Fake News is becoming more and more dishonest."....Rep. Peter DeFazio on Trump's unscheduled golf outings that close the Potomac: "He's screwing up other people's vacations and lives."....Jack Shafer: "Never did any staffer demean, degrade and humble himself to the chief executive the way outgoing press secretary Sean Spicer did."....Trump on Obamacare: "Dead."....Pussy Riot's Nadya on Trump: "Without any real political beliefs. And he does share this quality with Putin...Regarding Russian collusion, Putin is a KGB agent. And as a matter of fact, you don't have ex-KGB agents."....Trump on NYT and WaPo: "Every story/opinion, even if should be positive, is bad!"....Seth Meyers: "The Golden Rule of the Trump era? Nothing is too stupid to be true."....Ann Coulter: "Idea for new Delta motto: 'If you like your seat, you can keep your seat!'"....

July 18, 2017
Steve Bannon on House Speaker Paul Ryan: "A limp-dick motherf***er who was born in a Petri dish at the Heritage Foundation."....WSJ on Trump: "Believes his outsize personality and social-media following make him larger than the presidency. He's wrong."....Ross Douthat on Trump: "Everyone who gives him the benefit of the doubt eventually regrets it."....Joe Scarborough on GOP: "How much of this country and our values are they willing to sell out?"....Michael Gerson on Trump: "If you make losing a sin you make cheating a sacrament."....Carl P. Leubsdorf on Trump: "Hired foxes to watch the chicken coops."....Erin Gloria Ryan on Trump: "In the business of putting his name on things he did not make."....Mark Shields on WH denials of Russia story: "They stand naked and they stand exposed as shams."....Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin: "The president's maliciousness is only outdone by his incompetence."....Charles Blow on Trump: "It's as if he puts the language through a meat grinder."....Al Gore on Trump: "I thought there was a chance he would come to his senses. But I was wrong."....Ann Coulter on Delta Airlines: "Fascist."....

July 11, 2017
Sean Hannity on collusion coverage: "Media psychosis."....Tucker Carlson on collusion coverage: "Hysteria."....Donald Trump, Jr. on collusion allegations: "Disgusting...So phony."....Trump deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka on Trump Jr. Russia email story: "A massive nothing burger."....Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti on Trump Jr. comments re Russia emails: "He's stupid for saying what he did."....NY Post editorial board: "Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot."....Senior White House official on Trump Jr.: "An idiot."....Defense attorney Brian Wice on Trump Jr.: "Didn't they teach this kid anything about optics?"....Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann on Trump at G20: "Isolated and friendless...No desire and no capacity to lead the world...Pressed fast-forward on the decline of the United States."....WH director of social media Dan Scavino: "Dumb as a rock Mika and lover Jealous Joe are lost, confused and saddened since POTUS stopped returning their calls. Unhinged!"....Sen. John McCain on his developing sense of Trump: "First shock, then surprise, then Whiskey Tango Foxtrot."....Mark Leibovich on Washington, D.C.: "The swamp feels anything but drained; more like remodeled into a gold-plated hot tub."....Gov. Chris Christie: "I'm enormously relieved that we don't have a criminal in the White House like Hillary Clinton."....NBCUniversal News Group VP Mark Kornblau: "Never imagined a day when I would think to myself, 'It is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.'"....NY Post critic Kyle Smith: "Don Jr. is why Nigerian e-mail scammers keep trying their luck."....

July 5, 2017
Trump on Mika Brzezinski: "Dumb as a rock."…. Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Trump tweets: "Stop it! The presidential platform should be used for more than bringing people down."….Brzezinski on Trump: "A fragile, childlike ego."….Arwa Mahdawi on Trump tweets: "Increasingly outlandish brain farts…It is the hobgoblin of the littlest mind to live-tweet your response to a television show."….Rep. Jamie Raskin on Trump: "A barbarian…Something is deeply wrong at the White House."….Donny Deutsch on Trump: "A vulgar pig."….Maureen Dowd: "Trump's fatal flaw is that he cannot drag himself away from the mirror."….Trump on New York Times: "A fake news joke."….Joe Scarborough to Trump: "Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven? What is wrong with you?"….Stephen Colbert: "Let's stop pretending that Trump is a symptom of something. He is the disease. And the only cure is three-and-a-half years of liquor and bed rest."….