Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
January 17, 2018
"The Fake News media (failing NY Times, CNN, NBC News and many more) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people."
-- Trump, 2017
"We are in an era in which the authoritarian impulse is reasserting itself...It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own President uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even Nikita Khruschev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader."
-- Sen. Jeff Flake on Senate floor this morning
January 16, 2018
"When he tweets it's out of his mouth, and sometimes it might not be clear, but at least it is exactly what he thinks."
-- Ivana Trump on her ex-husband
"The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues... Russia and the world is laughing at the stupidity they are witnessing."
-- Trump on Mueller investigation
January 15, 2018
"I have a great relationship with [President Xi of China]. As you know I have a great relationship with Prime Minister Abe of Japan. And I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jon Un of North Korea. I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised."
Trump to Wall Street Journal
January 13, 2018
"Many of the leaks that [Trump] would complain about and rail against started because he gets on the phone at night with his coterie of friends and billionaires, and motor-mouths. Then they call other people to say, 'Oh my God, this is what he said.' And then those people call other people. And suddenly you have leaked..."
January 12, 2018
"If I could make one national security recommendation for the president it would be stop watching Judge Napolitano on Fox. This may be the only time when the country would benefit, from the national security point of view, if the president of the United States were watching cartoons in the morning instead of something else."
Rep. Adam Schiff
January 11, 2018
"Our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace and do not represent American values or American fairness... You can't say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account."
-- Trump, 2018
"[Barack Obama] doesn't have a birth certificate, or if he does, there's something on that certificate that is very bad for him. Now, somebody told me -- and I have no idea if this is bad for him or not, but perhaps it would be -- that where it says 'religion,' it might have 'Muslim.' And if you're a Muslim, you don't change your religion, by the way."
-- Trump, 2011
"An 'extremely credible' source has called my office and told me that Barack Obama's birth certificate is a fraud."
-- Trump, 2012
January 10, 2018
"A self-made billionaire revolutionized reality TV and tapped into something magical that's happening in the heart of this country."
-- WH adviser Stephen Miller on Trump
"Oh, are you happy that you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege."
-- Trump addressing farmers in Nashville on Monday and receiving three standing ovations
January 09, 2018
"I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book."
"When I met Michael Wolff in Reince Priebus' office, where he was waiting to talk to Steve Bannon, and after I had been told to also speak with him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm, 'Thanks but no thanks.'"
-- former WH staffer Sebastian Gorka
January 08, 2018
"There's been no collusion. There's no crime...It's making our country look foolish. This is a country I don't want looking foolish, and it's not going to look foolish as long as I'm here."
Trump on Russia investigation
January 07, 2018
"My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on earth at this point."
Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury