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August 17, 2017
Sen. Chris Murphy on Trump: "Just stopped on roadside to read POTUS remarks. I nearly threw up...Purposely coddles Nazis and racists."....The Daily Show: "Today is the day Donald Trump became president of the Confederacy."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "David Duke in the White House."....former RNC chairman Michael Steele: "A big middle finger to the country in so many ways."....Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer: "What Trump did today is a moral disgrace."....NY Daily News headline: "Sympathy For The Devils."....Chicago Sun-Times: "Fake President."....GOP strategist Steve Schmidt: "What a disgrace...The moral failure is complete and it's almost irredeemable."....J.K. Rowling: "One good thing about that abomination of a speech: it's now impossible for any Trump supporter to pretend they don't know what he is."....conservative radio host Charlie Sykes: "A moral dumpster fire."....Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "There are no good neo-Nazis."....Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist on GOP office-holders: "They're scared of the president on Twitter, so they won't stand up against the Klan and the Nazis? How pathetic is that?"....Mike Huckabee: "POTUS couldn't be more explicit in condemning racist thugs. Will critics be satisfied? Of course not! They can't see past THEIR hate."....former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer: "There are no very fine Nazis or Klan members, zero."....LeBron James: "Hate has always existed in America...but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again."....NFL player Chris Long on Charlottesville demonstrators: "Evolution will favor the self assured...not man-babies with torches or people playing 'militia.'"....Obama WH communications director Dan Pfeiffer: "It's hard to compare Obama and Trump or Trump and any other sentient being with an ounce of empathy or self-awareness."....former VT Gov. Howard Dean on Trump: "I think this guy is deeply ill. I really do."....Trump to CNN reporter Jim Acosta: "I like real news, not fake news. You're fake news."....David Corn on Trump "racism is evil" remarks: "A con job."....former McCain chief of staff Mark Salter: "A team of the country's most eminent behavioral psychologists, cultural historians, statesmen and clergy could have been asked to design the worst leader imaginable for this moment and Trump would have exceeded their imaginations."....Seth Meyers on Trump: "His brain disease makes it impossible for him to denounce anyone who supports him...He showed us again who he really is: a lying racist who's desperate for praise."....

August 14, 2017
German chancellor Angela Merkel on Charlottesville white-supremacist violence: "Absolutely repulsive -- naked racism."....Sen. John McCain: "White supremacists aren't patriots, they're traitors."....Sen. Cory Booker on Trump remarks: "Demonstrated a hateful hypocrisy."....Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer on Trump: "Had his opportunity and he whiffed."....former Bill Clinton aide Keith Boykin: "It took Trump 54 minutes to condemn Merck CEO Ken Frazier, but after several days he still has not condemned murdering white supremacists."....NY Times editorial board: "Mr. Trump is alone in modern presidential history in his willingness to summon demons of bigotry and intolerance in service to himself."....former GOP Sen. Gordon Humphrey on Trump: "Impaired by a seriously sick psyche...He is sick of mind, impetuous, arrogant, belligerent and dangerous."....Michael Moore on Trump presidency: "A firehouse of s*** in our faces."....Trump on Bill Clinton North Korea policy: "Weak and ineffective."....North Korea on Trump threats: "A load of nonsense."....NK Gen. Kim Rak Gyom: "Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason."....NYT editorial board on Trump: "Can't get legislation passed on anything much bigger than naming a post office...Incompetence and futile bullying."....Trump: "How much longer will the failing NYTimes, with its big losses and massive unfunded liability (and non-existent sources), remain in business?"....constituent to Rep. Doug LaMalfa at town hall: "I hope you suffer the same painful fate as those millions that you have voted to remove from health care. May you die in pain."....Michael Steele on Trump: "Attacking the Senate Majority Leader of your own party is utterly incomprehensible and completely wrongheaded."....Trump: "Never in U.S. history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal...A phony Vietnam con artist...He cried like a baby and begged forgiveness like a child."....Blumenthal: "I cannot explain the president's obsession with me or any of the other targets of his tweets...He has used the same tactics in seeking to bully and intimidate the special counsel Bob Mueller."....J.K. Rowling on Trump: "Here you are, lying right in front of us."....former Sen. Alan Simpson on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: "A nut house."....former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Trump: "A complete and utter nincompoop."....Trump on media: "No politician in history -- and I say this with great surety -- has been treated worse or more unfairly."....Jake Tapper on Trump "fake news" claims: "Almost every single time he's used that term, the news has been accurate. It's just been news he doesn't like."....

August 6, 2017
Peggy Noonan on Anthony Scaramucci: "Just another drama queen for this warring, riven, incontinent White House."....Historian Joshua Zeitz on Trump and Scaramucci: "It's 'Team of Rivals' but for morons."....Ana Navarro: "I've literally had zits that lasted longer than Scaramucci did in the White House."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump: "The laziest, most ignorant president in history."....James Woods on Trump hatred: "Pathological."....Trump on New Hampshire: "A drug-infested den."....NH Sen. Maggie Hassan on Trump comment: "Disgusting."....Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Trump: "The Grand Canyon is a minor crevice compared to the vast chasm of ignorance of that man."....Al Gore on the news: "Like a nature hike through the Book of Revelations."....Historian Jon Meacham on Trump: "Has an incredibly casual relationship with the facts and with the truth."....Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes on Trump: "Diarrhea of lies...How needy must this man be?"....Former Trump adviser Roger Stone: "Let's face it, John McCain's a piece of s***."....GOP strategist Rick Wilson: "Donald Trump the television character -- decisive, worldly, smart, and always in control -- is precisely the opposite of Donald Trump the man. The real Donald Trump is moody, needy, shallow, and impulsive."....Joe Scarborough: "The Trump Team's attitude from Day 1 has been: 1. History is burdensome. 2. The world began on January 20, 2017."....Trump on AG Jeff Sessions: "VERY weak."....Peggy Noonan on Trump: "His public brutalizing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't strong, cool and deadly; it's limp, lame and blubbery."....Alex Jones on John Oliver: "Your ratings are in the toilet. You're a joke."....Oliver on Jones: "The Walter Cronkite of shrieking bats*** guerilla clowns."....

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 deception...is 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!'"....

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