Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
December 21, 2016"It's largely a rigged system."-- Trump, before election"You've been hearing me say it's a rigged system, but now I don't say it any more, because I won. Now I don't care."-- Trump, after election"
December 20, 2016"Funny how that term caught on, isn't it? I told everyone I hated it. Somebody said 'Drain the swamp,' I said 'Oh that's so hokey. That is so terrible.' I said 'All right I'll try it.' So a month ago I said 'Drain the swamp' -- place went crazy...Then I started saying it like I meant it... I started loving it."
– Trump at "thank you" rally
December 19, 2016"You people were vicious, violent, screaming 'Where's the wall? We want the wall!' Screaming 'Prison! Prison! Lock her up!' I mean you were going crazy...You were nasty and mean...But now, you're mellow and you're cool and you're not nearly as vicious or violent, right?...Now you're sort of laying back...You're basking in the glory of victory."-- Trump at "thank you" rally in Orlando"Lock her up! Lock her up!"-- crowd, in response"Oh, that's so terrible."-- Trump"
December 18, 2016"Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?"-- Donald Trump on Russian hacking"The Obama administration officially accused Russia of attempting to interfere in the 2016 election, including by hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations."-- Washington Post, October 7, 2016"I guess Putin is going to have to do it."-- radio host and Fox analyst Monica Crowley, in June, upon hearing the State Dept. would not be releasing Clinton emails for another 27 months; she has been chosen for a position on the National Security Council"
December 17, 2016"One of the biggest Electoral College victories in history."
– Trump transition team, on a victory margin that actually ranks 46th among the 58 presidential elections in Electoral terms, and 56th based on the popular vote
December 16, 2016"President-elect Donald Trump issued a single tweet blasting defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. By lunchtime, he had wiped $4 billion off the company's market value."-- from Politico story"Everyone now has to keep their Twitter feed right next to their Bloomberg terminal."-- Jack Ablin, CIO at BMP Private Bank"
December 15, 2016"They used to call it 'Man of the Year,' but they can't do that anymore. So they call it 'Person.' They want to be politically correct. That's okay."
– Donald Trump on being honored by Time magazine
December 13, 2016"I'm, like, a smart person."
– Trump, on why he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings
December 13, 2016"What's going on is that...WikiLeaks...coordinated everything they did with the Trump campaign...There's collusion there clearly...I don't know how much more direct evidence you could have...Someone within the Trump organization was in on the deal...Don't put blindfolds on."-- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid"The president-elect in some of his political events specifically said to the Russians, 'Hack Hillary's emails so that we can finally find out what's going on, and confirm our conspiracy theories.' You had what was very clear relationships between members of the president-elect's campaign team and Russians, and a professed shared view on a bunch of issues."-- President Obama"
December 11, 2016"Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American."-- from statement by GOP Sens. McCain and Graham and Dem Sens. Schumer and Reed, on CIA assessment"I think it's ridiculous...I don't believe it."-- Donald Trump, on same"It's not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation...I believe that intelligence has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree...If you think the Russians did this, then why did they leave fingerprints?"-- Trump adviser John Bolton"The RNC was absolutely not hacked."-- RNC chair Reince Priebus"Trump lives and thrives in a fact-free environment. No president, including Richard Nixon, has been so ignorant of fact and disdains fact in the way that this president-elect does. It has something to do with the growing sense of authoritarianism that he and his presidency are projecting and the danger of it is obvious, and he's trying to make the conduct of the press an issue, not his own conduct."-- Carl Bernstein"