Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
August 20, 2016"You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?"
– Donald Trump, on why African-Americans should vote for him
August 20, 2016"The Obama administration went so far to have the impudence to challenge the supreme dignity of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The United States has crossed the red line in our showdown. We regard this thrice-cursed crime as a declaration of war."
– NK diplomat Han Song Ryol, on U.S. sanctions against Kim Jong Un for alleged human rights abuses
August 18, 2016"I said Obama is the founder of ISIS sarcastically. But not that sarcastically, to be honest."
– Donald Trump
August 17, 2016"Look, having nuclear -- my uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT; good genes, very good genes, okay, very smart, the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart -- you know, if you're a conservative Republican, if I were a liberal, if, like, okay, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I'm one of the smartest people anywhere in the world -- it's true! -- but when you're a conservative Republican they try -- oh, do they do a number -- that's why I always start off 'Went to Wharton, was a good student, went there, went there, did this, built a fortune' -- you know I have to give my like credentials all the time, because we're a little disadvantaged -- but you look at the nuclear deal, the thing that really bothers me -- it would have been so easy, and it's not as important as these lives are (nuclear is powerful; my uncle explained that to me many, many years ago, the power, and that was 35 years ago; he would explain the power of what's going to happen, and he was right -- who would have thought?), but when you look at what's going on with the four prisoners -- now it used to be three, now it's four -- but when it was three and even now, I would have said it's all in the messenger, fellas -- and it is fellas because, you know, they don't, they haven't figured that the women are smarter right now than the men, so, you know, it's gonna take them about another 150 years -- but the Persians are great negotiators, the Iranians are great negotiators, so, and they, they just killed, they just killed us."
– Donald Trump, 7/21/15
August 16, 2016"Craven Republicans who blame Trump for the media's lies may as well blame a rape victim for wearing a short skirt. Except with Trump, it's the Muslim standard: They're blaming a woman's rape on being a woman."
– Ann Coulter
August 15, 2016"He was the founder. The way [Obama] got out of Iraq was that -- that was the founding of ISIS, okay?"-- Donald Trump, 2016"The war is a total catastrophe...There's only one person you can blame, and that's our current president... You know how [the U.S. should] get out?... Declare victory and leave... There's nothing we're going to be able to do with a civil war. They are in a major civil war, and it's going to Iran, and it's going to go to other countries... We're keeping the lid on, a little bit. But the day we leave anyway, it's all going to blow up."-- Donald Trump, 2004"
August 13, 2016"Remember, we weren't even in Afghanistan by . Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem...That was Obama's war."
– Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson
August 13, 2016"The only way we could lose [in Pennsylvania], in my opinion -- I really mean this, Pennsylvania -- is if cheating goes on."
– Donald Trump
August 12, 2016"I was totally against the war in Iraq. Now, I was a civilian, so nobody cared. But I was against the war in Iraq."-- Donald Trump, August 2016"The war in Iraq -- I was the one that said, 'Don't go, don't do it, you're going to destabilize the Middle East.'"-- Trump, February 2016" A terrible mistake...Now it's a breeding ground for terrorists."-- Trump on the war in Iraq, in 2004"Yeah, I guess so."-- Trump, asked in a 2002 interview if he supported the U.S. invading Iraq"
August 11, 2016"ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS...And I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton."
– Donald Trump