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February 1, 2017
Trump on Sen. Chuck Schumer: "Fake Tears Schumer."....Protesters outside his home urging Schumer to resist Trump nominees more aggressively: "What the f***, Chuck?!"....Nicholas Kristof: "We must decide whether our 45th president is a liar or a crackpot."....Foreign Policy CEO David Rothkopf on Trump NSC picks: "A recipe for disaster."....Sen. Orrin Hatch on Dem confirmation delay tactics: "I'm very disappointed in this type of crap...This is the most pathetic thing I've seen in my whole time in the United States Senate."....Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Trump: "He believes that he was elected as a dictator."....WSJ on Trump's handling of Mexico: "Amateur hour."....Newt Gingrich on federal employees: "All those bureaucrats overwhelmingly voted for Clinton. There won't be any real cooperation until we change federal law so we can fire them."....historian Douglas Brinkley on Trump CIA remarks: "A disgrace to himself and his country."....Rep. Louie Gohmert on former acting attorney general Sally Yates: "Showed herself to be a political hack, and hacks have to be jacked and she's been jacked and she is gone...She violated her oath."....Sen. Cory Booker on Trump: "A repeated liar and a propagandist."....Trump: "A lot of the media is actually the opposition party...It's really a disgrace...They're very dishonest people."....Maureen Dowd on Trump: "A seventy-year-old seven-year-old...Seems drunk with power...We've gone from no drama to all drama."....Naomi Klein on Trump inauguration: "A corporate coup d'Etat."....Sean Hannity on Obama: "Leaving office the same way he came in, as a rigid, divisive and radical ideologue who will stop at nothing to undermine his political opponents."....Jonathan M. Katz: "First they came for the Latinos, Muslims, women, gays, poor people, intellectuals and scientists, and then it was Wednesday."....

January 26, 2017
Sen. Chris McDaniel on Women's March: "Almost all liberal women are unhappy...If they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?"....Piers Morgan on Women's March: "I'm planning a 'Men's March' to protest the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists."....Jon Voight on Miley Cyrus and Shia LaBeouf at march: "What are they teaching? They're teaching treason."....Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Trump: "In first 24 hours Trump makes clear ego, not facts or honesty, will be guiding principle for him and his administration. Liar in Chief."....Former Iraq and Afghanistan ambassador and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan Crocker on Trump CIA speech: "It was horrible...Talking about how great Trump is...It was really ugly...I can't imagine a worse Day One scenario."....former CIA analyst Yael Eisenstat on Trump speech: "He used my former agency to advance his own delusional vision of grandeur...A terrifying display of the dangerous way in which he will govern."....Philadelphia Inquirer editorial: "From spreading bald lies to suppressing basic facts and information, the early days of the Trump administration are suggestive of a tin-pot dictatorship...The Trump administration is not free to say 2+2= 5."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "Insane clown president."....San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Trump: "We've got to a point where you really can't believe anything that comes out of his mouth."....Charles M. Blow: "Our president is a pathological liar."....Philip Roth: "Trump is just a con artist."....Keith Olbermann on Trump: "Not of sound mind...He will lie to himself about anything big or small...He has a running war with reality...He's insane...It is the greatest crisis in all of our lives. Right now."....Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder on fast food workers: "You're not getting the Microsoft guys. At Hardee's we were getting the worst of the worst."....William Saletan: "An interview with Conway is like a game of Crazy Eights with one rule change; Every card is crazy. No matter what you say, she'll pick a word from your question and use it to change suits."....Rep. Trent Franks on Obama: "He will go down in history as The Abortion President."....

January 23, 2017
HuffPo headline on Trump's anti-abortion Executive Order: "Room Full of Men Screws Women."....Newt Gingrich on Madonna: "An emerging left wing fascism. She's part of it."....George Will on Trump: "Delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history."....Jane Fonda on Trump: "Predator-in-chief."....Michael Moore on inauguration: "A s*** show."....Gloria Steinem: "Trump and his handlers have found a fox for every chicken coop in Washington."....AP correspondent Ron Fournier on WH press secretary Sean Spicer's Saturday event: "He looked like he was in a hostage video. They wound him up and sent him out to go to war against the press and tell blatant untruths."....Jonathan Freedland: "Spicer took no questions and described the reception given to Trump by those CIA employees as 'ecstatic.' This is a style of press briefing that is less Washington than Pyongyang."....NYT reporter Glenn Thrush: "Jaw meet floor."....Lloyd Grove on Trump-media relations: "Scorpions in a bottle."....former ambassador and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ryan Crocker on Trump's speech in front of CIA Memorial Wall: "It was horrible...Talking about how great Trump is...It was really ugly...I can't imagine a worse Day One scenario."....former CIA director John Brennan: "A despicable display of self-aggrandizement...[He] should be ashamed of himself."....Kellyanne Conway on Brennan's criticism: "Spectacularly disappointing. We have an outgoing CIA director sound like a partisan political hack."....historian Douglas Brinkley on Trump: "He can never let go and stop watching cable TV...He's off to the worst start of a presidency in a very long time."....

January 19, 2017
George Soros on Trump: "A would-be dictator."....Sean Hannity on Obama: "After 100 days of Donald Trump being president, it's going to be like he was never there, except for the debt he left us and the liberal activist judges he appointed."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Trump nominees: "A swamp Cabinet."....Breitbart on Democratic Party: "A defeated religion."....Trump: "NBC News is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!"....Sen. Dick Durbin on Trump nominees: "I've never seen anything quite like this...We've never had so many billionaires in one room."....Rep. Steve King on Rep. John Lewis: "Thank you for your contribution to civil rights during the civil rights era. I would appreciate it if you would contribute something since then. It's been half a century."....Maine Gov. Paul LePage: "John Lewis ought to look at history. It was Abraham Lincoln that freed the slaves. It was Rutherford B. Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant that fought against Jim Crow laws. A simple 'Thank you' would suffice."....Trump on CIA chief John Brennan: "Was this the leaker of Fake News?"....William Saletan on Trump: "Continues to behave like a press secretary for Russia."....Laura Ingraham: "We have gone from 'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' to 'Mr. Putin, whatever you think is best.'"....National Review on Obama presidency: "If your expectations are low enough, it wasn't that bad."....Joe Scarborough: "Trump will enter office as the least popular president in four decades. The wages of Twitter is death."....Trump on U.S. intelligence agencies: "They should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?"....Goldie Taylor on Trump: "A lot like Bull Connor, only with much more bull."....Samantha Bee on Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway: "We haven't seen a blonde do this much spinning and lying since Tonya Harding."....

January 13, 2017
President-elect Trump on Buzzfeed: "A failing pile of garbage."....Trump on CNN: "Fake news."....Jonathan Chait on Trump press conference: "The bully has his pulpit."....Kellyanne Conway on Dems demanding financial info on Trump nominees: "Political peeping Toms."....Carl Bernstein on Conway: "It's time to talk about what we do as journalists and what propaganda ministers do. And that is what she is."....Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev: "Congratulations, US media! You've just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for twelve years now."....Chuck Todd on Trump press conference: "I'm struck by how normal crazy looked today."....Michael Moore on Trump birther campaign: "He is the Godfather of this decade's fake news...A founder."....Stephen King: "Trump's response to Meryl Streep -- childish, churlish, petulant -- is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emotionally unqualified."....Eugene Robinson: "The Twitter rants offer a glimpse into Trump's psyche, and it's not pretty...He can't seem to ignore any slight. That's a sign of weakness, not strength...What kind of crybaby have Americans elected as their leader?"....Lawrence Downes on Trump: "Wandering in a labyrinth of lies and trying to drag the country in with him."....Sen. Elizabeth Warren on GOP Obamacare intentions: "Repeal and run is for cowards."....Obama ethics adviser Norm Eisen on Trump: "Is he turning it all over to the trustee or not?...If he fails that test, he's failing the presidency, he's failing the American people, he's failing the Constitution and failing all of us."....Cornel West: "Is there really any hope for truth and justice in this decadent time?"....George Takei on Trump: "Tinkle, tinkle, little czar. Putin put you where you are."....

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