Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 22, 2017"I have a running war with the media.They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth...We had a massive field of people [at the inauguration]...One of the networks showed an empty field and it said we drew 250,000 people...It's a lie...I love you."-- Trump speaking at the CIA"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period. Both in person and around the globe."-- WH press secretary Sean Spicer"A blatant, demonstrably false, lie... Not spin, or misrepresentation, or cutting a fine line. It's a deliberate lie."-- Jonathan V. Last in the Weekly Standard, on Spicer's statement"
January 20, 2017"A national moment of celebration, but not a celebration of victory, a celebration of democracy."-- Sen. Roy Blount on Trump's inauguration, in his opening remarksZero.-- number of times Trump used the word "democracy" in his inaugural address"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America..."-- Trump Zero.-- number of times Trump mentioned the Constitution in his address"
January 20, 2017"I look forward to tomorrow. We're going to see something that is going to be so amazing."
– Donald Trump, last night
January 19, 2017"I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, total control over Cruz. Just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton."-- Trump, February 19, 2016"Trump Fills Cabinet with Goldman Sachs 'Villians'"-- Port Huron Times Herald, January 5, 2017"
January 18, 2017"I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world."
– Vladimir Putin, on Trump and Russia's prostitutes
January 17, 2017"We're going to have insurance for everybody...Much less expensive and much better."
– Trump on his replacement for Obamacare
January 15, 2017"I believe in trying to work with people. It will be hard...I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. They helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton."-- Rep. John Lewis"Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime-infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results. All talk, talk, talk -- no action or results. Sad!-- Trump, on Lewis, a member of Congress since 1987"Definition of bad strategy; Trump saying 50 year fighter for civil rights John Lewis is 'all talk' over Martin Luther King holiday weekend."-- Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst for ABC News"
January 14, 2017"Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency."-- statement from Ben Carson aide"The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."-- Carson friend Armstrong Williams"Many members of this Committee with whom I've met have asked me why I would want to run HUD. It's a good question."-- Ben Carson, at confirmation hearing"
January 13, 2017"Need further proof that the fix was in from Pres. Obama on down? BUSTED: 19,252 emails from DNC leaked by WikiLeaks."-- tweet from Rep. Mike Pompeo, July 24, 2016"Do you think WikiLeaks is a reliable source of information?"-- Sen. Angus King, in hearing yesterday"I do not."-- Mike Pompeo"
January 12, 2017"All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It's hard to find a great dress for this inauguration."-- Donald Trump"We have 200 dresses, if not more, in stock."-- Mae Shipe, owner of Mae's Dress Boutique"There's never been less demand for inaugural ball gowns in my 38 years."-- Peter Marx, owner of Saks Jandel"