Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive.
August 24, 2019
"We don't need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them...Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA."
"My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, [Federal Reserve chairman] Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?"
August 23, 2019
"We vow to act with urgent resolve."
-- Trump, in immediate aftermath of El Paso and Dayton shootings
"The Democrats would... give up the Second Amendment... We have to be very careful about that. You know, they call it a 'slippery slope,' and all of a sudden, everything gets taken away. We're not going to let that happen."
-- Trump, this week
August 22, 2019
"The president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a Greenland purchase."
-- National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow
"He has been talking privately about buying Greenland for more than a year and even detailed the National Security Council staff to study the idea."
-- NYT story
"We are open for business, but we are not for sale."
-- Ane Lone Bagger, Greenland's foreign minister
"I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously...An absurd discussion."
-- Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen
"I thought the prime minister's statement...that it was an 'absurd' idea, was nasty. I thought it was an inappropriate statement. All she had to do was say, 'No, we're not interested.'...Based on [her] comments that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting..."
August 21, 2019
"I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
August 20, 2019
-- Sen. John Cornyn, on July 2019 having been the hottest month on record
August 19, 2019
"Has so much energy... Donald Trump can outwork anyone, and he's I think the only president who actually starts to look younger in office. Most of them get aged."
-- Rachel Campos-Duffy, Fox News contributor
August 18, 2019
"'Journalism' has reached a new low in the history of our Country. It is nothing more than an evil propaganda machine for the Democrat Party. The reporting is so false, biased and evil that it has now become a very sick joke."
August 17, 2019
"The Fake News Media is doing everything they can to crash the economy because they think that will be bad for me and my re-election."
August 16, 2019
"[The Democrats] view everybody as fascists and Nazis...They look down upon the hard-working citizens who truly make our country run...Our movement is built on love. We love our families, we love our faith, we love our flag, and we love our freedom. That's what it's about. We love our neighbors and we love our country."
-- Trump on Democrats, and Trumpism, at rally last night
"That guy has a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising!...He's got a bigger problem than I do. Get him out of here, please."
-- Trump on protestor being removed from rally
August 15, 2019
"What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?...I can't say that I was not a part of a product of that."
-- Rep. Steve King