Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
September 20, 2019
Trump talking to reporters at border wall, describing the qualities of the new panels:
"One thing we haven't mentioned is technology. They're wired so that we will know if somebody's trying to break through. And you may want to discuss that a little bit, general."
"Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing that."
-- Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, acting head of the Army Corps
"Okay, I like that. That was a great answer...I'll just tell you they're wired, okay? They're wired...All set up for cameras, any place we want...They're wired out for drone technology. Anything you want, we have."
September 19, 2019
"Whenever you report about [the Houthis]...you should say 'The well-known, frequently-lying Houthis have said the following.' This is important because you ought not report them as truth-tellers...You should begin with 'The well-known, frequently-known-to-lie Houthis,' and then you can write whatever it is they say. And that'd be good reporting (laughter), and I know you care deeply about that good reporting."
-- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, giving advice to reporters
September 12, 2019
"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House...I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning."
"I offered to resign last night...Offered to resign without his asking...and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow.'...[I] slept on it and gave it to him this morning...Let's be clear, I resigned, having offered to do so last night."
September 11, 2019
"The Trump administration has achieved more in the 2 1/2 years of its existence than perhaps any administration in the history of our Country."
September 10, 2019
"Thank you to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis for your very gracious and kind words in saying that without the help of the United States and me, their [sic] would have been many more casualties..."
September 09, 2020
"The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party...I think they are all amazing people with amazing capabilities."
-- Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 campaign manager
September 08, 2019
"The Washington Post's Philip Rucker (Mr. Off the Record) and Ashley R. Parker, two nasty lightweight reporters, shouldn't even be allowed on the grounds of the White House because their reporting is so DIGUSTING & FAKE."
September 07, 2019
"These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the book are actual curses and spells, which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text."
-- Rev. Dan Rehill on removing Harry Potter books from the library at St. Edward School in Nashville
September 06, 2019
"Trade wars are good, and easy to win."
-- Trump, March 2018
September 05, 2019
"It enrages you to hear [Trump] talking about Mexicans, and he had us working there, and he knows how much he exploits Mexicans. I worked sick, with fevers, with headaches, with stomach pain. I had to keep working. I couldn't lose a day. I had to pay my rent and my bills...[When fired and asked if he could get his documents in order he] said 'How? We've always told you these weren't real papers. We've always told you the truth. You knew that.'"
-- Juan Munoz Espinoza, who worked at a Trump golf club without health insurance, vacation, or other benefits from 2012-2019