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December 31, 2016

"In the little time that's left to me -- and I hope it will be months rather than years -- I just cling to the hope that the world doesn't turn upside down again as it did then, though there have been some ghastly developments, haven't there? I'm relieved I never had any children that I have to worry about."

– Brunhilde Pomsel, secretary to Joseph Goebbels

December 29, 2016

"Obama has skipped over 50% of his intel briefings."-- Trump, in a false claim, Sept. 12, 2012"Fact -- Obama does not read his intelligence briefings nor does he get briefed in person by the CIA or DOD."-- Trump, in a false claim, Sept. 30, 2014"Obama has missed 58% of his intelligence briefings."-- Trump, in a false claim, Oct. 6, 2014"I am, like, a smart person."-- Trump, explaining why he skips most of his intelligence briefings, Dec. 11, 2016"

December 28, 2016

"I have an absolute way of defeating ISIS."-- Trump, during the campaign"ISIS will be gone if I am president. And they'll be gone quickly."-- Trump, during the campaign"I know more about ISIS than the generals do."-- Trump, during the campaign"All I can tell you, it is a foolproof way of winning."-- Trump, during the campaign"I don't think they have a strategy. I think that what they know, which is important, is that they are going to need a strategy."-- adviser Newt Gingrich, on Trump and transition team's plan for defeating ISIS"

December 27, 2016

"You have the CIA, the FBI, the Director of National Intelligence, now a number of Republicans, saying it's clear that the Russians hacked."-- John Dickerson to Kellyanne Conway"I'll tell you what the un-intelligence briefing we all know is;  Hillary Clinton and her team spent $1.2 billion, lost an election they should have won. Didn't see us coming."-- Conway, in response"This wouldn't have happened if Hillary Clinton didn't have a secret server."-- RNC communications director Sean Spicer on Russian hacking"

December 26, 2016

"She has to go to jail."-- Trump, on Clinton, before election"Nah, forget it. That plays great before the election, now we don't care."-- Trump, on Clinton, after election"

December 25, 2016

"[The CIA. FBI and the Director of National Intelligence have reached a] strong concensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election."-- CIA Director John Brennan memo"Where is the evidence? [They should turn] over evidence to we, the American people."-- Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway"They should stand in front of a camera and make the case."-- RNC chair Reince Priebus"[Intelligence agencies] are talking to the media. That undermines our national security, our intelligence operations."-- Kellyanne Conway"

December 24, 2016

"Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all."-- Trump to MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski"There is not going to be [an arms race]."-- incoming Trump press secretary Sean Spicer"We have in incoming president who has the kind of maturity of a five-year-old, wrapped in a massive ego. And to have that just a second away from a nuclear trigger is very, very scary."-- Sen. Jeff Merkley"Nobody believed he would win except for us."-- Vladimir Putin"

December 23, 2016

"Drain the swamp!"-- Donald Trump, pre-election"Funny how that term caught on, isn't it? Somebody said, 'Drain the swamp,' I said 'Oh, that's so hokey. That is so terrible.'"-- Trump, post-election"If you had to put [Trump's promises] in a chronological order, drain the swamp is probably somewhere down at the bottom."-- Corey Lewandowski, Wednesday"He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore."-- Newt Gingrich, Wednesday"Someone incorrectly stated that the phrase 'DRAIN THE SWAMP' was no longer being used by me."-- Trump, Thursday"He intends to drain the swamp."-- Gingrich, Thursday"

December 22, 2016

"The Electoral College is a disaster for democracy."-- Trump, before election"The Electoral College is actually genius."-- Trump, after election"

December 21, 2016

"It's largely a rigged system."-- Trump, before election"You've been hearing me say it's a rigged system, but now I don't say it any more, because I won. Now I don't care."-- Trump, after election"