Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
September 26, 2019
"These people are stone cold crooked...Witch Hunt garbage...Presidential Harassment!...It is all a Democrat/Adam Schiff Scam!...A continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!"
-- Trump on announcement of formal impeachment inquiry
"They're almost a spy...You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right?"
-- Trump on source for whistleblower, speaking in New York City to staff from the United States Mission to the United Nations
September 25, 2019
"You have stolen my dreams, my childhood, with your empty words...We are in the beginning of a massive extinction, and all you can talk about is the money, and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you. For more than thirty years the science has been crystal clear."
-- climate change activist Greta Thunberg to world leaders at UN
"She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future."
"I can't wait for Stephen King's sequel, 'Children of the Climate.'"
-- Laura Ingraham
"She is the Greta Effect. She's causing and instilling fear in millions of kids around the world, and actually has them believing that Government can legislate our climate...It's almost like medieval witchcraft again."
-- industry-funded climate denier Mark Morano
September 24, 2019
"I think I'm going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things, if they gave it out fairly, which they don't."
September 23, 2019
"It doesn't matter what I discuss."
-- Trump, asked if he talked to Ukrainian leaders about Joe Biden during phone call that prompted intel community whistleblower complaint
September 22, 2019
"The environmental movement itself has all but given up on the environment. Don't believe it? Look around. Is our country cleaner than it was? No. It's dirtier, and it's more crowded, and it gets more of both of those things every year. The left doesn't care. They're cheering it on. Why? Because they want power. And in climate change, they found an emergency big enough to justify grabbing more power -- in fact, taking control of everything...There you have the modern left's climate agenda: no drinking straws, no automobiles, no airplanes, no meat, no democracy. In their place, endless propaganda and a parade of 15-year-old Red Guards yelling at you to stay in line. That's what they're promising you."
-- Fox News host Tucker Carlson
September 21, 2019
"Everybody's read it. They laugh at it."
-- Trump on intelligence community member's whistleblower report, which Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to share with Congress, though he is supposed to
"It's a rdiculous story. It's a partisan whistleblower. They shouldn't even have information...It's just another political hack job."
-- Trump, who says he doesn't know the identity of the whistleblower, and has not read the report
"Our media has become the laughingstock of the world...The media of our country is laughed at all over the world now. You're a joke."
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."