Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
February 01, 2017"One of my proudest moments was when I told Obama, 'You will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.'"-- Sen. Mitch McConnell, 2016"Apparently there's a new standard now, which is to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all. I think that's something the American people simply will not tolerate."-- McConnell, 2017"
January 31, 2017"If you are part of Team Trump, you walk around with these gaping, seeping wounds every single day."
– Kellyanne Conway on being criticized by the press
January 31, 2017"At present, I am not convinced that...the Executive Order is lawful.... The Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the Executive Order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so."-- acting attorney general Sally Yates in a memo on Monday"[She] has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States."-- White House statement on her being fired that night"
January 30, 2017"It's working out very nicely."
– Trump on his executive order barring refugees and travelers
January 29, 2017"Fake news!"
– Trump on the New York Times
January 28, 2017"Anger? There's plenty of anger right now. How can you have more?...The world is as angry as it gets....The world is a total mess."
– Trump, asked if suspending immigration from some Muslim countries will cause more anger among Muslims around the world
January 27, 2017"The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while...The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence, and no hard work."
– chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon
January 26, 2017"There are millions of [illegal] votes, in my opinion."-- Trump, citing a Pew study"As I've noted before, voting integrity better in this election than ever before. Zero evidence of fraud."-- Pew study author David Becker, tweeting in response"He's groveling again...I will say this: Of those [illegal] votes cast, none of them come to me...They would all be for the other side...We have a lot to look into."-- Trump in response"All available evidence suggests that the 2016 general election was not tainted by fraud or mistake."-- Trump's attorneys, in December, arguing against recount efforts"
January 25, 2017"Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into the public...Are we living in Nazi Germany?"-- Trump tweet"They sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community."-- Trump on the media, speaking at CIA in front of Memorial Wall"People [who were listening to Trump] spend their lives trying to figure out what's true, so it's hard to make the case that the media created a feud with Trump. It just ain't so."-- CIA veteran John McLaughlin"He used the scene as a prop for another complaint about the media and another bit of braggadocio...That Trump made no mention of those whom that wall memorializes, made his performance doubly offensive."-- Paul Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer in charge of the Middle East and South Asia"What self-centered, irrational decision process got him to this travesty?"-- CIA veteran John MacGaffin"Had a great meeting at CIA Headquarters yesterday, packed house, paid great respect to Wall, long standing ovations, amazing people. WIN!"-- Trump tweet"
January 24, 2017"I believe that we have to be honest with the American people, but I think sometimes we can disagree with the facts."
– White House press secretary Sean Spicer