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December 11, 2016
Joe Biden on 2016 presidential campaign: "So much for the shining city on the hill."....Harry Reid on the U.S.: "Entering a new Gilded Age."....Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump: "A pathological liar."....Tina Fey on Trump: "Can't muster the dignity of a seventh-grader."....S.V. Date on Trump: "'The Apprentice, Secretary of State Edition' is already in its third week."....Stephen Colbert on Trump national security adviser pick Michael Flynn supporting Pizzagate story: "A guy who spreads bulls*** shouldn't be in charge of national security."....Sen. Tim Kaine on Flynn: "Trafficking in conspiracy stories that a fourth-grader would find incredible suggests either that he's highly gullible or that he's so consumed with malice that he loses his ability to judge what's fact and what's fiction."....letter to Trump from 53 nonprofit organizations, on Flynn: "Unfit for serving in this critical post."....Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Flynn tweets: "Border on being demented."....Rep. Adam Schiff on Trump team: "God help us if they conduct the nation's affairs like their transition."....former CIA and senior FBI official Philip Mudd on transition: "I'm watching a clown show."....Robert Reich to Trump, re his tweeting: "You are looking and acting as if you are mean and petty, thin-skinned and vindictive. Stop this. This is not a Fireside Chat. This is not what FDR did."....Pope Francis: "The media that focuses on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement."....

December 4, 2016
Donald Trump tweet on SNL: "Unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny...sad."....Response tweet from Danielle Muscato: "Jesus f***ing Christ. You are the president-elect. Pick your f***ing battles, man. You're embarrassing yourself."....Sarah Palin on Trump's Carrier deal: "Crony capitalism."....Kellyanne Conway on Dems: "A bunch of crybabies and sore losers."....Sean Hannity on Dems: "Their sub-par, crooked, corrupt candidate lost."....Seth McFarlane on Trump: "[Hollywood people] learned to recognize the blustery showmanship of a lying con man because we encounter it every day in our business."....Trump's lawyers on Michigan recount: "Lawless, insulting...Farce."....CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Trump fraud claims: "Absurd. His reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a president-elect."....Bernie Sanders on Trump's voter fraud claims: "Disgraceful and unfounded nonsense."....Mark Hamill on Trump staff and cabinet appointees and candidates: "A who's-who of really despicable people."....Asawin Suebsaeng on Trump: "Behaves as if he were a nightmarish caricature dreamed up by some bored ACLU staffers."....Trump on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Just a terrible person. Everybody in the Senate hates her."....Rep. Chris Collins on Mitt Romney: "A self-serving egomaniac."....Newt Gingrich: "You have never, ever in your career seen a serious adult who's wealthy, independent, has been a presidential nominee, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up."....Jon Stewart on Trump: "[Said Hillary Clinton] was an unqualified Secretary of State because of the way she handled classified material. His selection for Secretary of State will be David Petraeus, who pled guilty to mishandling classified material. He said she was unqualified because she gave a speech to Goldman Sachs. His Secretary of the Treasury is somebody from Goldman Sachs. We're in post-accountability."....

November 23, 2016
Howard Dean on Steve Bannon: "A Nazi...He's anti-Semitic, he's anti-black, and he's anti-women."....Chelsea Handler on Roger Ailes: "Only in Donald Trump's universe -- 'Oh, this guy just was let go for sexually harassing people. We should hire him.'"....Green Day: "No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!"....Paul Krugman on Trump: "The profiteer-in-chief...We are about to enter, or may already have entered, an era of corrupt governance unprecedented in U.S. history."....Mark Sumner: "Those people who thought Trump would overrun American democracy within weeks of his inauguration have -- again -- underestimated him."....Rep. Ruben Gallego on Trump: "A bigot...A demagogue...A con artist...A liar...We must not lift a finger to help him scam our country."....Sarah Kendzior on Trump: "Wants to strip our country down for parts."....Amy Schumer on people who voted for Trump: "Weak."....Chrissy Teigen on Trump: "The most conniving human on planet Earth."....Dave Chapelle: "America's done it. We've actually elected an internet troll as our president."....John Oliver: "It turns out instead of showing our daughters that they could someday be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world."....Colin Jost: "Mike Pence will lead Trump's transition team. Which is weird, because normally when people transition, Pence sends them to conversion therapy."....Samantha Bee on anti-Trump student protesters: "Of course they're scared. Especially the history majors."....Keith Olbermann: "Give him a chance? What, in the hope that he will someday grow up enough to be able to see over the top of the Oval Office desk? We do not have time for the White House edition of 'Celebrity Apprentice' starring President-Elect Pussy-Grabber."....Cher on Trump: "A petty, vengeful coward."....Conan O'Brien: "Donald Trump has stated he wants to make it easier to sue journalists. He also wants to use the Second Amendment to shoot the First Amendment."....

November 15, 2016
Sen. Harry Reid on Trump: "A sexual predator who lost the popular vote."....French newspaper Liberation on Trump: "American psycho."....Sign outside a cafe in England: "All Americans must be accompanied by an adult."....Amanda Marcotte: "The majority of white men in this country are consumed with resentment at being expected to treat women and racial minorities as equals."....American Physical Society director Michael Lubell on Trump: "The first anti-science president we've ever had."....Masha Gessen: "The first candidate in memory who ran not for president but for autocrat -- and won."....Sen. Harry Reid on Steve Bannon: "It is easy to see why the KKK views Trump as their champion."....Glenn Beck on Bannon: "A nightmare...A terrifying man."....Michelle Goldberg on Trump: "The most shamelessly misogynist candidate in modern history. They've given us a Kakistocracy because they couldn't bear the sound of Clinton's voice."....The Guardian on Trump: "Was cheered to victory by every white racist in the land. His voters will want him to deliver...A political and cultural cataclysm."....Patton Oswalt: "America is waaaaaaaay more sexist than it is racist. And it's pretty f***ing racist."....Jesse Berney on Trump: "The worst major-party candidate for president in American history...Unfit to lead a Cub Scout troop."....Mark Sumner: "With the exception of a few things he's vowed to bomb the s*** out of, there really isn't much to know about Donald Trump's foreign policy."....Aaron Sorkin on Trump: "We've embarrassed ourselves in front of the world."....Leonard Pitts: "Any country that would elect Donald Trump as president deserves Donald Trump as president."....

November 8, 2016
Donald Trump: "We're going to Washington, D.C. to drain the swamp."....French president Francois Hollande on Trump: "His excesses make you want to retch."....Glenn Beck on Trump: "This guy is dangerously unhinged."....Jesse Berney on a Trump presidency: "There is no limit to the potential for horror."....Charles M. Blow on Trump: "A lowlife degenerate with the temperament of a 10-year-old and the moral compass of a severely wayward teen."....James Carville on Trump's policies: "Just a long list of the people he's mad at."....Trump on Clinton: "The most corrupt person to ever seek the presidency of the United States."....Salma Hayek on Trump: "The least qualified candidate in the history of America."....Dana Milbank on Trump: "Anti-Semitism is no longer an undertone of Trump's campaign. It's the melody."....Ann Coulter: "If only people with at least four grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide."....Trump on Clinton: "Her election would mire our government and our country in a constitutional crisis..."....Journalists on Trump's "I will sue them" speech at Gettysburg: "The Grievanceburg Address."....George R.R. Martin on Trump: "Clinton's ads just show Trump being Trump...In my lifetime, there has never been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead this nation."....Trump: "Can you imagine having Hillary for four years? Ugh."....Lady Gaga on Trump: "One of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed."....Bret Stephens: "Donald Trump is a demagogue. Period."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "Fascism has never been on the ballot before."....

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