Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
February 03, 2017"I bet it's brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre."
– Kellyanne Conway, referring to an event that did not occur
February 01, 2017"Today I am keeping another promise to the American people by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Supreme Court to be of the United States Supreme Court."
– Trump announcement
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"