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October 2, 2017
Steve Bannon: "Mitch McConnell and his permanent political class is the most corrupt, incompetent group of individuals in this country."....Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen on former judge Roy Moore: "Truly, truly unhinged."....Moore: "Homosexual conduct should be illegal...Do you know that bestiality, the relationship between man and beast, is prohibited in every state?...It's the same thing."....Trump on NFL owners: "I think they're afraid of the players, if you want to know the truth, and I think it's disgraceful."....Marc Anthony: "Mr. President, shut the f*** up about the NFL. Do something about our people in need in Puerto Rico."....Jelani Cobb on Trump: "A small man with a fetish for the symbols of democracy and a bottomless hostility for the actual practice of it."....Bryant Gumbel on Trump: "Racist, churlish and childish."....Matt Taibbi on Trump: "He's a perfect representation of who, as a country, we are and always have been: an insane monster. Frankly, we're lucky he's not walking around using a child's femur as a toothpick."....Trump on AG Jeff Sessions: "Weak."....Frank Bruni on Trump: "Our highest official is also our pettiest."....Seth Meyers: "Our president is an a**hole."....David Brooks on Trump: "Has a nose for every wound in the body politic and day after day he sticks a red-hot poker in one wound or another and rips it open."....Trump on CNN: "So bad and pathetic."....Steven Seagal: "For anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections, or even that the Russians have that kind of technology, is stupid."....Matt Taibbi: "We've never had a chief executive who barked at the moon."....

September 25, 2017
Anderson Cooper on Sean Spicer: "Doesn't have to lie for a living anymore. Now he just seems to be doing it recreationally."....Trump on protesting NFL players: "Sons of bitches."....sports commentator Anthony F. Irwin on Trump: "Quicker and more vehement in his hatred of Colin Kaepernick's non-violent protest than he was of Nazis."....Cincinnati Bengal George Iloka on Trump: "A real life clown/troll."....Buffalo Bill LeSean McCoy on Trump: "Acting like a jerk."....Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on NFL players: "They can do free speech on their own time."....Rep. Ted Lieu on Mnuchin: "You are as stupid as a rock. US Constitution also applied to NFL players."....Howard Dean: "McCain spent five years in a Vietnam prison refusing to leave until all Americans were free. Trump is a whiney twerp by comparison."....Trump: "Make the United Nations great. Not 'again.' Make the United Nations great...When do you see the UN solving problems? They don't. They cause problems."....Trump on Kim Jun Un: "Little Rocket Man."....Sen. Orrin Hatch on Kim Jung Un: "That little bastard."....Fred Kaplan on Trump UN speech: "Painted a picture of the world as a dark place of anarchy and aggression -- and his vision of a desired future was no brighter or more orderly."....Lawrence O'Donnell on Trump speech: "The worst ever delivered by the United States at the United Nations."....Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: "Trump's ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times."....Jimmy Kimmel on Sen. Bill Cassidy: "Lied to my face."....Sen. Lindsey Graham on Kimmel remark: "Garbage."....Gov. Chris Christie on Kimmel: "He's not a serious person."....Brian Kilmeade on Kimmel: "Hollywood elite."....Keith Olbermann on Kilmeade: "The Eddie Haskell of Fox News."....Kimmel: "This is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, who whenever I see him kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman...A phony little creep. I'll pound you when I see you."....Trump on Iran deal: "An embarrassment to the United States."....Anti-Defamation League on Milos Yiannopoulos: "A misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, transphobic troll who is extremely good at getting people to pay attention to him."....UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof on Yiannopoulos' 30-minute-long Free Speech Week: "The most expensive photo op in the university's history."....Charles Murray on Yiannopoulos: "A despicable a**hole."....CA Gov. Jerry Brown: "You should check out the derivation of 'Trump-ite' and 'troglodyte,' because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves."....Gore Vidal on Trump: "His towering achievement is he listened to nobody, ever."....Albert Brooks: "Melania Trump condemned bullying at the UN today. She then looked at her husband, laughed, and said, 'I'm just kidding.'"....

September 18, 2017
NK's Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee on UN sanctions: "The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb...[The U.S.] should be beaten to death like a rabid dog. Let's reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness."....Chelsea Manning on the U.S.: "This is a police state...A dystopian novel unfolding before my eyes."....CIA director Mike Pompeo on Manning: "An American traitor."....Trump on AG Jeff Sessions: "Idiot."....Stephen King on Trump retweet: "The president thinks hitting a woman with a golf ball and knocking her down is funny. Myself, I think it indicates a severely f***ed-up mind."....former IL congressman Joe Walsh on DACA deal: "Trump got screwed by Chuck and Nancy. Trump just screwed his base."....ESPN's Jemele Hill on Trump: "Unqualified...An unfit, bigoted, incompetent moron...A white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists."....former ESPN analyst Curt Shilling on Hill: "Has no place in any platform that represents sports. She is openly racist."....Trump on Hill remarks: "Apologize for untruth!"....CNN anchor Don Lemon: "When the president worked for NBC at 'The Apprentice'...he said that Barack Obama was not born here and he called Barack Obama a racist. When he apologizes for that then maybe ESPN should apologize."....Mark Thompson on Trump: "The stupidest white supremacist in history."....Andrew Sullivan on Trump: "A man who has contempt for any idea of self-reckoning."....Ann Coulter: "Let's play 'Jeopardy.' ANSWER: An Easter egg. QUESTION: What's the only thing easier to roll than Donald J. Trump?"....Caitlin Flanagan on Joyce Menard's memoir: "If Saint Augustine was the father of the autobiography as a form of confession, Maynard is one of the mothers of the 'My Gynecologist Found a Ball of Cat Hair in My Vagina' genre."....

September 12, 2017
Hillary Clinton on Trump: "He dreams of Moscow on the Potomac."....Steve Bannon on Clinton: "Not very bright."....Rep. Jared Huffman on HRC book: "There is a collective groan whenever there's another news cycle about this."....Bannon on Russia investigation: "A waste of time."....Bannon on George W. Bush administration: "I hold these people in contempt, total and utter contempt."....former President of Mexico Vicente Fox on Trump: "Cruel and heartless...Cancelled the future of 800,000 kids who are the cornerstone of America and didn't even have the balls to say it himself."....Bannon on China: "Cutting out the beating heart of American innovation."....New York Times editorial board: "Unfortunately for the planet, the word of a Trump isn't worth very much."....Pope Francis on climate change denial: "Man is stupid. When you don't want to see, you don't see."....Bannon on Gov. Chris Christie: "The Billy Bush thing was a litmus test...When you side with a man, you side with him, okay? The good and the bad...Christie failed this litmus test."....Christie on Bannon: "This, I suspect, is his last 15 minutes of fame."....Stephen Colbert on Trump: "Repealing DACA in order to MAGA is a load of CACA."....John Oliver on Trump: "Clearly out of his f***ing mind."....Trevor Noah on Bannon: "It's like Donald Trump took a dump while tweeting, and then wished for that dump to be a real boy."....Alex Jones on Trump: "It's known that most presidents end up being drugged...I've talked to people, multiple ones, and they believe that they are putting a slow sedative...in his Diet cokes and in his iced tea, and that the president by six or seven at night is basically slurring his words and is drugged...I'm risking my life, by the way, telling you all of this...This is the kind of thing that gets you killed."....

September 5, 2017
Ron Reagan Jr. on Trump: "You can't control a president who is pathological in his behavior...He's not behaving as a normal grown-up does."....former Bush WH aide Peter Wehner on Trump: "What's playing out is a psychological drama...He seems to draw psychic energy from creating chaos and disorder."....UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Kim Jong Un: "Begging for war."....Pastor James David Manning on Trump: "He's a demon."....FL GOP consultant Rick Wilson on Trump: "It's pretty obvious that everyone around him knows he's crazy. His team knows that he's not mentally stable."....Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton: "America is hurting. And it is hurting largely because Trump has doused racial tensions with gasoline."....Al Sharpton: "We are in a poisonous atmosphere that is being increased by the president of the United States. It's like turning on the gas in a room. Any match could lead to an explosion."....media attorney Charles Tobin: "Trump has the bully pulpit, and he has used it like a bully...There is a whole poisonous truth-doubting atmosphere permeating our society."....labor leader Dolores Huerta on Trump: "Gives license to all the racism that already exists..."....Trevor Noah: "For a guy who's not racist, Donald Trump sure has a lot of racist friends."....Alexandra Ellerbeck of Committee to Protect Journalists: "There is no longer any attempt by this administration to have the United States stand as a model for press freedom or to encourage press freedom abroad."....Reporters Without Borders' Margaux Ewen on Trump: "Emboldens authoritarian leaders to call articles they don't like 'fake news.' The rhetoric in the world is increasingly mimicking that of Trump. They no longer fear the consequences."....Trump on NAFTA: "One of the worst trade deals ever signed, at any time, anywhere in the world."....George Clooney on Trump: "In over his head and incapable."....Kim Kardashian on Trump: "Anyone can run the U.S. better. My daughter would be better."....Matt Taibbi: "Life in the Trump era is like the president's favorite medium, Twitter: an endless scroll of half-connected little anger Chiclets rapidly spinning us all into madness and conflict, with no end in sight."....Andrew Sullivan on Twitter: "A desiccating swarm of like-mindedness, moving as a single mutating mass, shimmering with every minuscule ripple in the news cycle, destroying all perspective, undermining learning, destroying the very process of reading, and deeply corrosive of a liberal society."....

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