“For the last year and a half, they squandered (their credibility) like they were in some bazaar. They spent it and spent it and spent it like it was some endless ATM machine. And now they’re going to go to their ATM machine when they need it and it’s going to take their card and shred it.”
— GOP consultant JOHN WEAVER, who ran Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign in 2016, telling the Huffington Post that Donald Trump and his White House destroyed their credibility by lying thousands of times since taking office.
“RIGGED WITCH HUNT. NO COLLUSION.”
— DONALD TRUMP in a random tweet sent from the White House at 1 a.m. Aug. 25.
“I’ll help them make sure that that’s done the best way possible.”
— NRA-backed Wisconsin Attorney General BRAD SCHIMEL telling reporters that he’ll adopt Education Secretary Betsy De Vos’ plan to allow federal education dollars to put guns in schools.
“We cannot view acts of bullying and harassment as ‘kids being kids’ when it has such dire consequences.”
— DAVID JOHNS, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, responding to the news that a 9-yearold Denver boy committed suicide four days after coming out to classmates and becoming a target of bullying. “Personally, speaking only for myself, I believe President Trump only cares about power. I have not seen any real principles — other than ‘Make America great again’ (with an implied ‘and me, too’). I strongly suspect that he is manipulating his conservative Christian ‘base’ and would turn on them in a moment if it suited his agenda to be powerful.”
— ROGER E. OLSON, a professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, warning evangelicals that Trump is not one of them.
“You lugubrious leech, you dopey doppelgänger of deceit and deviance, you lethal liar, you dim-witted dictator, you foolish fascist.”
— Georgetown University professor MICHAEL ERIC DYSON speaking about Donald Trump while delivering a eulogy at the funeral of Aretha Franklin. In a condolence tweet, Trump said Franklin had worked for him.
“It is time for the Republicans to say, ’The Trump presidency is a national emergency and it is up to us — both parties — to treat the Trump presidency as a national emergency.’”
— Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter CARL BERNSTEIN responding on CNN to Bob Woodward’s book on the Trump administration titled Fear.