Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
August 01, 2017"The president's primary problem is that he is weak and sniveling. It is that he undermines himself almost daily by ignoring traditional norms and forms of American masculinity... Half his tweets show utter weakness. They are plaintive, shrill little cries... He is whiny, weepy and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He's a drama queen."
– Peggy Noonan, conservative columnist and former Reagan speechwriter
July 31, 2017"The fish stinks from the head down. But I can tell you two fish that don't stink, and that's me and the president."
– Anthony Scaramucci on White House staff
July 30, 2017"When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, 'Please don't be too nice.'"
– Trump speaking to law enforcement officers on Long Island
July 29, 2017"It's a failed experiment. It is totally gone.... Dead.... It's broken, it's collapsing. It's gone.... It's out of business.... It's dead!"
– Trump on Obamacare over recent months
July 27, 2017"Reince is a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.... He'll be asked to resign very shortly... I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to s*** my own c***.... What I want to do is I want to f***ing kill all the leakers."
– WH Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci to New Yorker reporter
July 27, 2017"Nobody takes things more personally than me. When somebody says something personal about me, I hate them for the rest of my life. It's probably wrong, but I hate people. Do you understand that? I hate 'em...I never recover from it."
– Trump, during fifth season of 'The Apprentice'
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