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“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.


— 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.

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