Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
July 26, 2017"[Obamacare] was a big, fat, ugly lie... [Democrats] run out, they say 'Death, death, death.' Well Obamacare is death. That's the one that's death."-- Trump"Sometimes they say 'He doesn't act presidential.' And I say, 'Hey look -- great schools, smart guy -- it's so easy to act presidential.' But that's not going to get it done... With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office. That I can tell you. It's real easy."-- Trump"
July 25, 2017"I said, 'Who the hell wants to speak about politics, when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?'... You know, I go to Washington and I see all these politicians, and I see the swamp and it's not a good place. In fact, today I said we ought to change it from the word 'swamp' to the word 'cesspool' or perhaps to the word 'sewer,' but it's not good. Not good. And I see what's going on... Fake news, fake news... And believe me, I'd much rather be with you... The Scout Law says a Scout is trustworthy, loyal. We could really use some loyalty, I will tell you that..."
– Trump, speaking to 40,000 Boy Scouts at the quadrennial national Jamboree
July 24, 2017"I sometimes wonder if what he is about is making Russia great again. I really wonder about that sometimes."
– former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, on Trump
July 22, 2017"Donald Trump's family has done more for this country than any Democrat elected official."
– Fox News host Jesse Waters
July 21, 2017"So pre-existing conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you're 21 years old, you start working and you're paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you're 70, you get a nice plan."
– Trump on health insurance
July 20, 2017"You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago. Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?"-- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher to NASA project scientist Ken Farley, at hearing"The evidence is that Mars was different billions of years ago, not thousands of years ago... There's no evidence that I'm aware of."-- Farley"Would you rule that out?"-- Rohrabacher"
July 19, 2017"As someone who's run for office five times, if the devil called me and said he wanted to set up a meeting to give me opposition research on my opponent, I'd be on the first trolley to hell."
– Judge Jeanine Pirro, Fox News commentator, on Trump Jr. taking the Russia meeting
July 18, 2017"France is America's first and oldest ally. A lot of people don't know that."
July 17, 2017"Republican Senators are working hard to get their failed Obamacare replacement approved. I will be at my desk, pen in hand!"
July 16, 2017"I think from a practical point, most people would have taken that meeting. It's called opposition research... It's very standard where they have information, and you take the information... I think the press made a very big deal over something that really a lot of people would do."
– Trump, on his son Donald, Jr. taking a meeting that was pitched as offering information that was "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump"