Mudline Archive

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  • June 4, 2018

    | June 04, 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

    | 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

    | 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

    | 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."....
  • May 8, 2018

    | May 08, 2018
    Rudy Giuliani on former FBI Director James Comey: "Pervert...Disgraceful."....Trump on Comey: "He lied all over the place...He's either very sick or very dumb."....Ann Coulter on Comey: "I think he will be remembered as an extremely tall federal inmate."....Jack Schafer on Comey book: "The stink of sanctimony."....Trump on Comey book: "A third-rate book that should never have been written."....Trump on Comey meeting notes: "Phony memos."....Comey on Trump: "He's just making stuff up."....Joe Scarborough on Trump hiring Giuliani: "It's not 3-D chess. That's not even checkers. That's a monkey throwing poo against the wall."....West VA primary hopeful Don Blankenship on the Senate Majority Leader: "One of my goals as U.S. Senator will be to ditch Cocaine Mitch."....Trump on former aide Sam Nunberg: "A drunk/drugged-up loser."....Michelle Wolf on media: "You guys are obsessed with Trump. Did you used to date him? Because you pretend like you hate him, but I think you love him."....Rush Limbaugh: "The media continue to make abject fools of themselves and it is obvious that they're crazed."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "A horrible Witch Hunt."....Carl Bernstein: "It's clear the President of the United States is presiding over a massive cover-up."....Trump on Mueller investigation: "It's all lies and it's a horrible thing that's going on."....Rep. David McKinley on Dem criticism of EPA head Scott Pruitt: "A classic display of innuendo and McCarthyism."....Rep. Bill Johnson: "A shameful attempt to denigrate the work that's being done at the EPA."....Trump on NYT reporter Maggie Haberman: "A Crooked H flunkie who I don't speak to and have nothing to do with."....Roger Stone on Trump: "Goes out of his way to treat [Michael Cohen] like garbage."....French president Macron on Trump: "I do not share the fascination for new, strong powers, the abandonment of freedom, and illusion of nationalism."....Trump on Stormy Daniels' claim she was threatened in a parking lot: "A nonexistent man. A total con job."....Paul Krugman: "I don't think we've ever seen anything like the collection of petty grifters and miscreants surrounding Donald Trump."....Donald Trump Jr. on DNC lawsuit: "If for two years. you don't succeed peddling your garbage, try, try again?"....Trump on former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: "A lying machine."....Tina Fey: "It feels like talking to anyone, anywhere in 2018 is just landmine hopscotch."....