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“Look at that face!” he said. “Would any­one vote for that? Can you imag­ine that, the face of our next pres­i­dent?!”

Tu Thanh Ha, In His Words: A Look at Some of Trump’s Most In­cen­di­ary Com­ments (The Globe and Mail)

“How stupid are the peo­ple of Iowa?”

Rafi Schwartz and An­drew Joyce, The Col­lected Don­ald Trump: 107 of His Worst, Weird­est and Most Out­ra­geous Quotes (Fu­sion.net)

“The record shows that I’m right. When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, first time any­one’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, I don’t know, maybe, who knows? Es­sen­tially.”

Michiko Kaku­tani, Don­ald Trump’s Chill­ing Lan­guage, and the Fear­some Power of Words (Van­ity Fair)

“You al­ways have to say some­thing, even if you say the op­po­site the next day. On Twit­ter, who cares?”

James Naugh­tie, The Don­ald Trump Tweets That Say So Much and Re­veal So Lit­tle (BBC)

“As far as the cy­ber, I agree to parts of what Sec­re­tary Clin­ton said. We should be bet­ter than any­body else, and per­haps we’re not. I don’t think any­body knows that it was Rus­sia that broke into the DNC. She’s say­ing Rus­sia, Rus­sia, Rus­sia— I don’t, maybe it was. I mean, it could be Rus­sia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other peo­ple. It also could be some­body sit­ting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay?”

Adri­enne Lafrance, Trump’s In­co­her­ent Ideas About ‘The Cy­ber’ (The At­lantic)

“Well, some­one’s do­ing the raping, Don! I mean, some­body’s do­ing it. Who’s do­ing the raping? Who’s do­ing the raping?”

Rafi Schwartz and An­drew Joyce, The Col­lected Don­ald Trump: 107 of His Worst, Weird­est and Most Out­ra­geous Quotes (Fu­sion.net)

“The other can­di­dates—they went in, they didn’t know the air con­di­tion­ing didn’t work. They sweated like dogs … How are they gonna beat ISIS?”

Yes, the Pres­i­dent of the United States Re­ally Has Said This (Marie Claire)

“You know what it’s called? Man­age­ment … I’m a great man­ager. I know how to man­age things. I hire un­be­liev­able peo­ple. What we’re do­ing here will work great,” Mr. Trump replied.

Tu Thanh Ha, In His Words: A Look at Some of Trump’s Most In­cen­di­ary Com­ments (The Globe and Mail)

The newly in­au­gu­rated Pres­i­dent Trump, and many of his Cab­i­net picks, have re­peat­edly cast doubt upon the re­al­ity of hu­man-made cli­mate change, ques­tioned the re­peat­edly proven safety of vac­cines. Since the in­au­gu­ra­tion, the ad­min­is­tra­tion has al­ready frozen grants and con­tracts by the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency and gagged re­searchers at the US Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture. Many sci­en­tists are ask­ing them­selves: What can I do?

Ed Yong, Pro­fes­sor Smith Goes to Wash­ing­ton (The At­lantic)

It’s pre­cisely be­cause of his ap­par­ent inar­tic­u­late­ness that I give him the ben­e­fit in the in­ci­dent from last week, when he said after the Fox News Chan­nel de­bate that Megyn Kelly had “blood com­ing out of her eyes, blood com­ing out of her wher­ever” as she pum­meled him with ques­tions on stage. He main­tains that “wher­ever” was a place­holder for “nose,” which his tongue failed to lo­cate. Trump is ca­pa­ble of in­vok­ing a woman’s menses in a put-down, but I would wa­ger he lacks the felic­ity to do it in real time.

Jack Shafer, Don­ald Trump Talks Like a Third-grader (Politico)

Global warming will cer­tainly af­fect the fu­ture of B.C. agri­cul­ture. So why not pre­pare for the new crops by turn­ing B.C. into a po­lit­i­cal ba­nana repub­lic?

Steve Burgess, Please Ad­vise! Does It Take the New York Times to Spook a Premier? (The Tyee)

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Dara Lind and Dy­lan Matthews, The Trump Era Has Be­gun (Vox)

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