“It was like talking to a toddler.”
— RHONDA HART describing Donald Trump’s behavior during a meeting with parents of children who died in the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.
“As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?”
— DONALD TRUMP in a tweet claiming he has the constitutional authority to pardon himself.
“Donald Trump’s mental instability and severe psychopathology pose a grave risk both to our nation and the planet.”
— JOHN D. GARTNER, who is advising the production of #UNFIT, a documentary about a community of mental health professionals “who believe it is their ethical responsibility to sound the alarm about Donald Trump’s dangerous behavior,” according to their news release.
“Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate, but we have more digging to do.”
— PAUL RYAN telling reporters that he agrees with retiring U.S. Sen. Trey Gowdy that there’s no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim the FBI spied on his campaign. “I suspect Sean Hannity really believes it. The others are smarter. They know what they’re doing. It’s bewildering to me. I mean, I wanted to just cry out and say, ‘How can you do this? How can you lie to our country? How can you knowingly attack our Constitution, the bedrock of our system of government, the bedrock of our country?’”
— Former Fox News military analyst RALPH PETERS answering Anderson Cooper’s question about whether the network’s hosts actually “believe the stuff they are saying.” Saying that he was fed up with the lies spread by Fox, Peters quit the network in March.
“It’s a shorter walk than we think, particularly today, from ‘I won’t bake them a cake because they’re gay’ to ‘I won’t seat him here because he’s black.’”
— SETH MACFARLANE tweeting about the Supreme Court’s decision to support — on narrow procedural grounds — a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple for religious reasons.
“See, a lot of people go to the gym and they’ll work out for two hours and all. Then they get their new knees when they’re 55 years old and they get their new hips and they do all those things. I don’t have those problems.”
— DONALD TRUMP explaining to Reuters why he doesn’t believe in exercise. It was recently revealed that in January Trump went on a diet, which apparently was unsuccessful.