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February 23, 2017

"When you say 'the inner cities,' are you going to include the CBC in conversations with your urban agenda?"-- April Ryan, WH correspondent and American Urban Radio Network bureau chief, at Trump press conference"Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up a meeting. I would love to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus. I think it's great."-- Trump in response to Ryan, who is black"Hi Donald Trump. We're the CBC. We sent you a letter of January 19, but you never wrote us back. Sad!"-- CBC tweet the next day"

February 22, 2017

"You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this?...They took in large numbers [of refugees], they're having problems like they never thought possible."-- Trump"Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking?...Last year there were (approximately) 50% more murders just in Orlando/Orange [County] in Florida, where Trump spoke the other day, than in all of Sweden. Bad."-- former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt"

February 21, 2017

"Like, lots of things are done with uranium."

– Donald Trump

February 20, 2017

"The press is the enemy, the establishment is the enemy, the professors are the enemy."

– Nixon to Kissinger, 1972

February 19, 2017

"The media lies."-- Trump, 1/5/17"Media is fake...Dishonest."-- Trump, 1/9/17"A lot of the media is actually the opposition party...They're very dishonest people."-- Trump, 2/1/17"The public doesn't believe you people any more."-- Trump on media, 2/16/17"The fake news media (failing New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS, CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"-- Trump, 2/17/17"If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press...The first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator, I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history."-- Sen. John McCain, 2/19/17"

February 18, 2017

"He is so overconfident and yet so logically unconvincing that my interpreter friends and I often joke that if we translated his words as they are, we would end up making ourselves sound stupid."

– Japanese translator Chikako Tsuruta, who interprets Trump for CNN, ABC, and CBS

February 16, 2017

"The press, honestly, is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control."-- Trump"Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."-- Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller"

February 15, 2017

"Information is being illegally given to the failing New York Times and Washington Post by the Intelligence community (NSA and FBI?). Just like Russia....Classified information is illegally given out by 'intelligence' like candy...This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign."

– Trump tweets

February 14, 2017

"The president likes maps."

– National Security Council official

February 13, 2017

"If you can't produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can."

– Trump shout-out to son-in-law Jared Kushner, at pre-Inaugural dinner

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