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June 11, 2018
Chief of Staff John Kelly on the White House: "A miserable place to work."....trade adviser Peter Navarro on Justin Trudeau: "There's a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door....And that comes right from Air Force One."....Trump on FBI: "Comey and his band of thieves."....Giuliani on Mueller investigation: "Trying very, very hard to frame [Trump] to get him in trouble when he hasn't done anything wrong."....MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: "Trump and his allies, who rode a pirate ship to the highest office in the land, are accusing a team of prosecutors and investigators who have served under Democratic and Republican presidents of framing the president."....Trump: "The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL!"....Rudy Giuliani: "He didn't do anything wrong. This is a terrible investigation."....Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Mueller investigation: "People are pretty much tired of hearing about it."....Sen. Chuck Schumer: "If a president can pardon himself, it's virtually a monarchy."....Rep. Ted Deutch to Trump: "You are not a king."....Sen. Chuck Grassley on Giuliani: "If I were President of the United States and I had a lawyer that told me I could pardon myself, I think I would hire a new lawyer."....Joe Biden on Trump's Russia-should-rejoin-the-G7 proposal: "Makes no sense."....Steve Schmidt: "It does if you consider the unthinkable. If he behaves like a Russian asset maybe it's because he is one."....David Leonhardt: "If a president of the United States were to sketch out a secret, detailed plan to break up the Atlantic alliance, that plan would bear a striking resemblance to Trump's behavior."....former Fox commentator Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Sean Hannity: "How can you lie to our country? You are doing phenomenal, indeed immeasurable, damage."....Trump on CNN: "The worst."....Gary Younge on U.S. political situation: "Exhausting, exasperating, terrifying, volatile, vulgar, unsustainable, and unhinged."....former WH press secretary Joe Lockhart on Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "If you can't do the minimal requirements of the job, you become complicit in the lie and in the degradation of the podium, the White House, the office of the president and ultimately the democracy."....Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico on Trump administration response to Hurricane Maria: "Neglect, inefficiency, and bureaucracy."....GOP strategist Mike Murphy: "The president doesn't understand the presidency."....Seymour Hersh on Trump: "Driven totally by impulse."....Ted Cruz on Iran deal: "A devil's bargain, but one exclusively designed to help the devil."....Giuliani on Stormy Daniels allegation of affair: "[Melania] knows it's not true. I don't even think there's a slight suspicion that it's true when you look at Stormy Daniels...Look at his three wives. Beautiful women. Classy women. Women of great substance. Stormy Daniels?"....Mika Brzezinski on Giuliani: "You misogynistic fool. Are you kidding me? Just look at Stormy Daniels? Just look at yourself...I am absolutely sickened...What a disgusting man."....Michael Avenatti on Giuliani: "An absolute pig...A known liar, he can't keep his facts straight, he doesn't know the law, he contradicts himself, he's an absolute buffoon on television. This is the lawyer that represents the president of the United States?"....Trump on Mueller investigation: "Russian Witch Hunt Hoax...So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined."....Sean Hannity: "By the way, if the media -- if you have more proof that this is not a witch hunt, okay, I don't believe you."....Frank Bruni: "Trump is the Everest of delusion and depravity."....Laurence Tribe on Trump: "Has normalized the abnormal and essentially moved us closer to tyrannical rule."....Dan Rather on Trump: "Uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what's supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism."....Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenny on Trump: "A child."....Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on EP administrator Scott Pruitt: "About as swampy as you get, here in Washington, D.C...If the president wants to drain the swamp, he needs to take a look at his own cabinet."....Jay Dordlinger on Trump: "Why is he talking like a 'Russia Today' host?"....Will Bunch: "Hour by hour, lie by lie, dictate by dictate, Donald Trump is becoming an American dictator. And recent days have proved what many of us have long feared: That no one knows how to stop this."....Joe Scarborough on White House: "They lie every day...They lie because they think that you're too stupid to keep up with it."....rapper U-God: "Not enough people living in New York today have been punched in the face."....Robert DeNiro: "Our country is led by a president who believes he can make up his own truth. And we have a word for that: bulls***...What does the truth even mean today?...If you're Donald Trump it doesn't mean anything...F*** Trump."....Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers on Trump: "Desires a measure of chaos at all times."....

June 4, 2018
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on NFL no-kneeling rule: "Fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people. It's idiotic."....sportscaster Dale Hansen: "My friend [who was killed in Vietnam at 18]...did not die so you could decide who is a patriot, and who loves America more."....Erin Gloria Ryan on Bill Clinton's #MeToo defense: "A master class in moral preening and obfuscation...Just doesn't f***ing get it."....Trump on Mueller investigation: 'A $10,000,000 Russian Witch Hunt."....economist Jeffrey Sachs on Trump: "A delusional president, one who speaks gibberish, insults those around him including his closest associates, and baffles the world. We strive to make sense of Trump's nonsense, implicitly assuming some hidden strategy. There is none."....former aide San Nunberg on Trump: "He's good at keeping secrets that involve him. On the other hand, the guy's a f***ing yenta."....Dinesh D'Souza: "What my case shows in miniature is the way that Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton too, have gangsterized the U.S. politics."....Sen. Ben Sasse on Trump tariffs: "This is dumb...Blanket protectionism is a big part of why America had a Great Depression. 'Make America Great Again' shouldn't mean 'Make America 1929 Again.'"....Trump: "The FBI is a fantastic institution, but some of the people at the top were rotten apples. James Comey was one of them."....Giuliani on Mueller: "This is a rigged investigation."....Sen. Jeff Flake on the U.S.: "This is it, if you have been wondering what the bottom looks like. This is what it looks like when you stress-test all of the institutions that undergird our constitutional democracy, at the same time."....FL police officer Brian Valenti on Parkland students' parking lot "die-in"protest: "Hope some old lady loses control of her car in that lot. Just saying."....retired teacher Yvonne Mason, on Trump letter she corrected and returned: "If it had been written in middle school, I'd give it a C or C-plus. If it had been written in high school, I'd give it a D."....Bret Stephens on Trump: "Has that trademark combination of fang-toothed nastiness and juvenile self-pity."....Trump on NYT: "Very dishonest people who don't 'get' me, and never did!"....Joe Biden on GOP: "This is not your father's Republican Party!"....John Boehner: "There is no Republican Party. There's a Trump party. The Republican Party is taking a nap somewhere."....Joe Scarborough on Trump: "Continues to lose his mind every day on Twitter."....U.S. Attorney Joseph DeGenova on Jeff Sessions recusing himself: "An unforced betrayal of the President of the United States."....Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "Any Democrat who claims to support women's empowerment and our national security but opposes [Gina Haspel's] nomination is a total hypocrite."....Michelle Wolf on Sanders: "Well, if anyone's an expert on hypocrites, it's Sarah Huckabee Sanders."....Kurt Anderson on Trump: "A pure Fantasyland being, its apotheosis."....David Brooks: "The dangerous thing about Trump's fantasy world is not when it dissolves into nothing; it's when he seduces the rest of us to move into it."....Jim Carrey on Trump immigration policy: "1500 innocent children ripped from their mothers' arms...From Shining City to Evil Empire in under 500 days."....VoteVets on Trump tweet: "Self-promotion on a day to remember the fallen, and wishing those remembering their deceased loved ones a 'happy' holiday is appalling."....Mika Brzezinski on Trump: "He's not well."....

May 31, 2018
North Korea on South Korea: "Ignorant and incompetent."....former acting CIA director John McLaughlin: "Either Trump simply didn't care that this material came from the Russians, or was so foolish and naive to think it was okay to use it, or - and it's a big 'or' - that he did so knowing full well that he was cooperating with the Russians."....First Baptist pastor Gregory Stevens on his town: "Palo Alto is an elitist s*** den of hate.".... Jeremy Stahl on EPA head Scott Pruitt: "Before Tuesday, could have been fairly described as the worst, most corrupt member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. Now he can claim a new title: most thuggish member."....Iran military commander Ismail Kowsari on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "Who are you and America to tell us to limit the range of ballistic missiles? History has shown that with the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, America is the top criminal with regard to missiles."....Trump on Democrats: "They don't care about our military."....former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg on James Comey's 'A Higher Loyalty': "The worst book I've ever read."....Sen. Rand Paul on National Security Advisor John Bolton: "His ideas are naive and very dangerous."....Adam Serwer: "Trump dictates reality, and his supporters rush to justify whatever has been decreed."....Joe Scarborough: "The madness starts at the top."....Eric Trump on CNN: "A complete joke."....Amber Ruffin on revived 'Roseanne': "Better than ever at being racist."....Thomas L. Friedman on Trump breaking Iran deal: "You've opened your can of worms, now lie in it."....

May 28, 2018
Roger Stone on former CIA director John Brennan: "If I were him I'd break the capsule and swallow it now. That psychopath is going down."....Rudy Giuliani on Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: "I certainly wouldn't trust Clapper or Brennan as far as I could throw them."....Mark Green on Giuliani: "A television demagogue...Either you love him, or he hates you."....Trump: "I am very disappointed with my Justice Department...What's going on is a disgrace...I have the absolute right to do what I want with the Justice Department."....Sen. Chuck Schumer on Trump: "Seems to have the terribly misguided view that the Department of Justice is there to protect his political interests and prosecute his enemies."....former Trump adviser A.J. Delgado: "I support much of the Trump 2016 campaign agenda. I just didn't take the turn into Conspiracies-That-Don't-Make-Sense, nor I Am Going To Insult And Attack Comey And Mueller Even Though Both Are Admirable People street. Not what I signed up for."....Sean Hannity on Mueller: "So abusive, so corrupt, so conflicted...Muellergate...Witch hunt...A monumental abuse of power...Deep State operatives...A direct threat to this American republic. Mueller is causing irreparable damage to the rule of law in this country."....Rep. Nancy Pelosi: "President Trump has become the swamp."....European Council prez Donald Trusk on Trump: "With friends like that who needs enemies?"....Steve Schmidt on Trump: "A small and vile man."....Michael Flynn Jr.: "You're all going down. You know who you are. Mark my word."....

May 15, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. on pre-Trump presidents: "Weaklings."....Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump: "How long do we have to suffer his gigantic ego and narcissistic behavior?"....Sen. John Kennedy on Kelly Sadler's comment on McCain: "Everything happens for a reason. And sometimes the reason is you're stupid and made a bad decision."....Stoneman Douglas survivor Cameron Kasky on Trump NRA speech: "A professional liar who will say anything to appease whatever crowd he's at."....NM congressional candidate Pat Davis in TV ad: "F*** the NRA. Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers, and dead fathers."....Ted Nugent on Parkland survivors: "Liars...Poor, mush-brained children...It hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable; they have no soul."....Debbie Wasserman Schulz on NRA: "Just shy of a terrorist organization."....Rudy Giuliani on Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti: "I don't get involved with pimps."....Trump: "Senator Cryin' Chuck Schumer."....David Cay Johnston on Trump: "A man with this desperate need for adoration. He is an empty vessel...His only philosophy is the glorification of Donald."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "The $10,000,000 Russian Witch Hunt."....Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Trump: "I guess you're too busy draining the swamp to ever stop and smell the stink you're creating."....Mark Sumner on Trump China deal: "Simply the largest case of pay-to-play in history."....NRA President-elect Oliver North: "Never believe an Iranian, because if their lips are moving they are lying."....Trump on Iran agreement: "A horrible, one-sided deal that should have never ever been made...Iran lied, big time."....Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran deal: "A disaster for our region, a disaster for the peace of the world."....Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the US: "Never adheres to its commitments."....Roman Polanski on #MeToo: "Total hypocrisy...A collective hysteria."....Jay Rosen on Trump: "He's not attempting to persuade a majority of the country to his side...He's trying to cement a psychological bond with his core supporters that can't be broken."....Liam Kirkcaldy: "Donald Trump has banned Irn-Bru from his Scottish hotel, despite the fact that it's one of the few drinks which could survive a nuclear war without being affected. You'd think that would appeal to the man."....Tim O'Connor on Trump's Irn-Bru ban: "Effectively a declaration of war on Scotland."....Bill Maher: "Everything Trump does is modeled on the mob...He's using a legitimate front business, in this case the White House, to enrich the family...Who's his worst enemy? The FBI."....

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