Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
November 10, 2019
"What evidence do you have that the democratically elected president of the United States should be thrown out of office and removed based on the testimony of people who you hadn't even heard of weeks ago? Answer me."
-- Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway to NBC reporter Peter Alexander, who asked why Trump claims Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and career diplomat Bill Taylor are "Never Trumpers"
November 09, 2019
"[Candidates] fight like hell for six months, and they're saying horrible things...And the one who loses says, 'I just want to congratulate my opponent. He is a brilliant man, he'll be a great governor or president or whatever.' I'm not sure you're ever going to see me there. I don't think I'm going to lose, but if I do, I don't think you're ever going to see me again, folks. I think I'll go to Turnberry and play golf or something."
"Impeachment is like the death penalty for a public official. When you look at the transcript, there's nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president."
-- former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley
"Everything is in the transcript for the American people. We stand by the transcript. This is protocol."
-- Ivanka Trump
"When I run for president in 2024 we would've created so many jobs I'm not going to run I'm going to walk."
-- Kanye West
November 08, 2019
"They're willing to lie. They're willing to take anybody down for any reason that fits their narrative. They do it to me, they do it to Don, they do it to Ivanka. They do it to my father every single day. Facts do not matter to these people...If it appeases their bosses and the higher-ups in the mainstream media, they'll lie, they'll deceive, they'll fraud."
-- Eric Trump on reporters
November 07, 2019
"I was watching the other night, the great Lou Dobbs... When Trump took over he said 'Trump is a great president.' Then he said, 'The greatest president since Ronald Reagan.' Then he said, 'No, no. Trump is an even better president than Ronald Reagan.' And now he has me down as the greatest president in the history of our country, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln!"
"Have a great weekend. The president makes such a thing possible for us all."
-- Lou Dobbs
November 06, 2019
"I would like to open this evening with a breathless update about how some obscure diplomat you've never heard of said something forgettable to an even more obscure Ukrainian government official about a topic that literally has nothing to do with your life or the future of our country."
-- Fox News' Tucker Carlson beginning his show last night
November 05, 2019
"Somebody said there may be a picture or something at a fundraiser or somewhere, but I have a picture with everybody. I don't know them. I don't know about them. I don't know what they do... Maybe they were clients of Rudy. You'd have to ask Rudy."
-- Trump, when charges against Lev Parnas and three others were announced
"Mr. Parnas was very upset by President Trump's plainly false statement that he did not know him."
-- Lev Parnas attorney Joseph A. Bondy, on why his client has decided to talk with impeachment proceeding investigators
November 04, 2019
"He needs to tweet like we need to eat."
-- Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway
11,300 : Tweets since taking office
50+ % : Percentage that are attacks
1,300 : Tweets attacking news organizations
2,026 : Tweets praising himself
November 03, 2019
"It really is virtually impenetrable...You can cut through steel, but you can't cut through concrete, and then you can't cut through the hardened rebar."
-- Trump on new wall design
"Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Trump's border wall in recent months...opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through...The breaches have been made using a popular cordless household tool known as a reciprocating saw that retails at hardware stores for as little as $100."
-- Washington Post
November 02, 2019
"Did you hear? Beto...Ah that poor bastard. Poor pathetic guy. He was pathetic...He was a nasty guy...He made a total fool of himself. Quit like a dog."
November 01, 2019
"'...surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and inventing where facts fail them.' Some things never change, Dad!"
-- Ivanka Trump, quoting Jefferson to her father