Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
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
January 23, 2017"We have a lot of smart people. I tell you what, one thing we've learned, we have by far the highest IQ of any Cabinet ever assembled."
January 22, 2017"I have a running war with the media.They are among the most dishonest human beings on earth...We had a massive field of people [at the inauguration]...One of the networks showed an empty field and it said we drew 250,000 people...It's a lie...I love you."-- Trump speaking at the CIA"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period. Both in person and around the globe."-- WH press secretary Sean Spicer"A blatant, demonstrably false, lie... Not spin, or misrepresentation, or cutting a fine line. It's a deliberate lie."-- Jonathan V. Last in the Weekly Standard, on Spicer's statement"
January 20, 2017"A national moment of celebration, but not a celebration of victory, a celebration of democracy."-- Sen. Roy Blount on Trump's inauguration, in his opening remarksZero.-- number of times Trump used the word "democracy" in his inaugural address"At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America..."-- Trump Zero.-- number of times Trump mentioned the Constitution in his address"
January 20, 2017"I look forward to tomorrow. We're going to see something that is going to be so amazing."
– Donald Trump, last night