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June 6, 2017
WSJ editorial board: "The most effective opponent of the Trump Presidency is Donald J. Trump."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "Has rattled the world with his crude manner, cruel politics, chaotic management style, authoritarian love-ins and antediluvian attitudes, cementing his image as the highchair king."....Andrew Sullivan: "Every pillar of Trump's essential character is a cardinal sin for Christians: lust, gluttony, greed, envy, anger, and pride."....Trump on Dems: "They are nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS!"....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Ends up making fools of everyone who works around him."....Sean Hannity on Rachel Maddow: "The champion of pushing unhinged, bizarre, conspiracy theories."....Charles Blow on Trump in Europe: "As boorish and belligerent as it was possible to be."....Former FBI special agent Clint Watts on presidential tweets: "Terrorism only works if people are terrified. And it seems Trump's comments, above all, seek to terrify."....Trump on U.S. courts: "Slow and political!...We need the courts to give us back our rights."....Rush Limbaugh: "These judges writing some of these opinions in rejecting Trump's executive orders? It's no different than if any Tom, Dick, or Harry off the street in LA had been put on a court and given a robe and told, 'Write an opinion.'"....David Brooks on Trump Administration: "Driven solely by resentment."....Trump on Paris Accord: "A massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries."....Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: "Almost every schoolchild in America knows more about the climate challenge than, apparently, the POTUS does. He lives in a fact-free zone."....John Kerry on Accord withdrawal: "The president who talked about putting America first has now put America last...A global stain on our credibility...Shameful...Willful ignorance...A grotesque abdication of leadership."....Bolivian President Evo Morales on U.S.: "The main threat to Mother Earth and to life itself."....Michael Moore on Accord withdrawal: "USA to Earth: F*** YOU...I live in a rogue state."....Official from major Asian ally to Strobe Talbot, re Trump: "Washington, D.C. is now the epicenter of instability in the world."....Robert De Niro on the U.S.: "A tragic dumbass comedy."....

May 30, 2017
Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden on Jared Kushner back channel allegation: "What manner of ignorance, chaos, hubris, suspicion, contempt would you have to have to think that doing this with the Russian ambassador was a good or an appropriate idea?"....Der Spiegel on Trump: "Unfit to be president of the United States...A man free of morals...A threat to the world."....NATO expert Jorge Benitez on Trump's behavior at the Brussels meeting: "A definitive win for Putin."....David Brooks on Trump in Europe: "A perversion of American foreign policy."....Michael Daly on Trump at NATO summit: "Crass indifference...He shamed us all."....John Boehner on Trump: "Everything else he's done [besides foreign policy] has been a complete disaster."....Council on Foreign Relations fellow Max Boot on Fox News: "Tasteless conspiracy mongering...The network I once respected as a necessary antidote to liberal media now peddles craven lies and Russian disinformation."....George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson on those who embraced the Rich conspiracy: "The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased."....Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on Trump budget: "It's made up. You could say it's a collection of lies put together. It doesn't make any economic sense."....Rep. Louie Gohmert on CBO: "They couldn't find their rear end with two hands."....HRC on Trump budget: "An unimaginable level of cruelty...and disdain for the struggles of millions."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Trump budget: "As clear as it is cruel: destroy health care for tens of millions in order to give tax cuts to rich people."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "He's like Mr. Magoo, but Mr. Magoo trying to shred the United States Constitution."....David Letterman on Trump: "A man without a core, a man without a soul. Is there a guy in there?"....Gov. Chris Christie on former Trump National Security Adviser Mike Flynn: "I wouldn't let him in the White House, let alone give him a job."....

May 23, 2017
Sen. Al Franken: "I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz."....John Podesta on Trump White House: "They have a sort of complete disregard for the truth."....Sen. John McCain on Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov: "Nothing but a propagandist....Had no business in the Oval Office."....Bernie Sanders: "We have a president who lies all the time. This is not normal."....Billy Bush on Trump: "Provocative statements flow like wine from him."....Simon Maloy on Trump: "Had Obama given the Saudi king a dainty little curtsy Michelle Malkin would have written an entire book around it."....NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Trump: "The president of the United States has a 12-second attention span."....Former FBI official Philip Mudd on Trump: "He's a narcissist...He doesn't represent 320 million Americans, he represents one...He should be offering a vision of the future. What does he talk about? The sissy-in-chief talks about how tough it is to be president because the media comes after him."....Sen. John McCain on Turkish security personnel beating protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence: "We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America...You cannot have that happen in the United States."....Pat Buchanan on the U.S.: "We rolled the dice with the future of the country. And I think it's going to come up snake eyes."....Mencius Moldbug on the U.S.: "Washington has failed. The Constitution has failed. Democracy has failed."....Michael Kinsley on Trump: "A nut and a con man."....Noam Chomsky on GOP: "A candidate for most dangerous organization in history."....David Remnick on Trump: "A Presidency of ideological meanness and unsurpassing incompetence...Came to the Presidency with a wealth of experience in the art of deceit."....Nixonland author Rick Perlstein: "The words 'on purpose' and 'Donald Trump' now feel like matter and antimatter: with him, it's all impulse."....Nicholas Kristof: "The White House has never needed more adult supervision."....Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz on Trump: "Right now, he is in pure terror that he is going to lose...Being run by the part of his brain that's reactive and impulsive, not capable of reflection."....Jeff Greenfield on Trump: "A 70-year-old man-baby."....Ann Coulter on Trump hiring his kids: "That's the one fascist thing he's done."....David Brooks: "At base, Trump is an infantalist...Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif...Perpetually desperate for approval, telling heroic fabulist tales about himself."....Billy Bush on himself: "I'd like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault stategy to me, I'd have called the FBI...I wish I had changed the topic...but I didn't have the strength of character to do it."....Former FBI Assistant Special Agent David C. Gomez: "It's amateur night at the White House. These guys -- and Trump especially -- don't know how to not implicate themselves...You don't need a wiretap. He just comes right out and says it."....Anderson Cooper to CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord: "If [Trump] took a dump on his desk, you would defend it."....

May 17, 2017
David Brooks on Trump: "His falsehoods are attempts to build a world in which he can feel good for an instant and comfortably deceive himself...Too incompetent to understand his own incompetence...The dangerousness of a hollow man."....Jeff Greenfield: "All the grownups in the world cannot protect us from the man-child in the White House."....Ross Douthout: "A child cannot be president."....Trump on WH spokespeople Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "They don't know me."....Senior Trump Administration official re recent revelations: "I don't see how Trump isn't completely f***ed."....Wall Street Journal on Trump White House: "Weeks of pointless melodrama...Loose lips sink presidencies."....Title of Michael Moore Trump doc: "Fahrenheit 11/9."....Ann Coulter on GOP Congress: "They are swine."....Sen. Rand Paul on Russia investigation: "The whole thing has been propagated by people who are upset they lost the election...They think they'll eventually find something. But everything is built upon a huge myth."....Michelle Goldberg on Trump presidency: "Corrupt and degenerate."....Amy Davidson on Trump: "A selfish liar, and a vain one."....Televangelist Jim Bakker: "These people mocking the president, the words they use, the speech they use, that's the spirit of Antichrist. That's the spirit of hatred."....Jack Welch on Trump: "On the right agenda, with crappy management practices."....David Axelrod on Trump as a boss: "You wind up looking like a liar or a fool."....Sen. Bob Corker on Trump White House: "Obviously, they're in a downward spiral right now."....Trump on Washingtonians: "A small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone and want to tell everyone else how to live and what to do and how to think."....Andrew Sullivan: "There is evidence that the president knows close to nothing about the world."....Mika Brzezinski on Kellyanne Conway interviews: "Politics porn."....Fox News' Tammy Bruce mocking autistic child who asked Mike Pence to apologize for banging into him: "I guess we're giving birth to snowflakes now."....Sean Spicer on Town Hall protesters: "The Tea Party was a very organic movement. This has become a very paid, Astroturf-type movement."....Rush Limbaugh on Trump Resistance: "We work and don't have time to protest, but that is their job...They've got donors like George Soros that will pay people a pretty good living wage with health care to become professional protesters."....Spurs coach and former intelligence officer Gregg Popovich on Trump: "There's a cloud, a pall, over the whole country in a paranoid, surreal sort of way...It's got to do with the way one individual conducts himself. And that's embarrassing...It's dangerous."....Trump on Comey: "He is a showboat."....Randy Rainbow: "Showboat? Those are harsh words coming from the Titanic."....

May 12, 2017
Trump on Comey: "A showboat. He's a grand-stander."....Jeffrey Toobin on Comey firing: "This is not normal. And it's not American...This is the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "The fish rots from the head."....Trump on media: "Fake media is working overtime...Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings' and hand out written responses."....Bill Moyers and Michael Winship on Trump: "Takes us for chumps...He's attempting a coup. No joke."....Trump on Trump-Russia investigation: "A made-up story."....William Saletan: "The White House is lying."....Michael Tomasky on Trump: "The only people in the world he's truly praised are dictators."....Trump biographer Gwenda Blair on Comey firing: "The shamelessness of it is stunning, and stunningly consistent. He's thinking 24-7 how to move the chess pieces around to benefit himself."....Former Trump publicist Alan Marcus: "His whole pattern of conduct is exactly what he did here -- ready, fire, aim. He just doesn't stop and think."....Deputy WH Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Comey: "Basic atrocities."....Trump on Stephen Colbert: "A no-talent guy...There's nothing funny about what he says."....Samantha Bee on Trump White House: "A slow-motion clusterf**k of impulsiveness and ineptitude."....John Cassidy on Trump: "Has acted like one of the authoritarian leaders he so admires -- a Putin, an Erdogan, or an El-Sisi."....Trump construction boss Artie Nusbam: "This is who he is. No morals, no nothing. He does what he does."....Trump on CNN's Don Lemon: "Perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting."....Rosie O'Donnell on Trump: "You are a sadistic man."....

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