The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. - Bruce Springsteen
Trump is a disease. He is a contagion. - Sherman Alexie
If you listen to Trump long enough — and you think what he is saying makes sense — you will soon suffer from a crippled brain that has come to accept faulty logic as common sense. – Sophia A McClennen
He comes into office as the least popular, least trusted president in modern times, and he's staffing his administration with a freak show of super-rich elites, spewers of unfiltered hate, incompetents, and right-wing screwballs. In a word, it's a kakistocracy, government by the very worst people in society. - Jim Hightower
Trump is a racist, xenophobic, misogynistic narcissist. He’s the chosen candidate of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and fringe conspiracy theorists–all of whom he frequently retweets! He’s a grifter and a fraud, with a long, documented history of cheating people and breaking promises. He’s a sociopath who’s immune to shame and lies pretty much every time he opens his mouth. He has the impulse control of a hyperactive seven year old, and the foreign policy sophistication to match. It would be an act of collective insanity to put him in charge of the American nuclear arsenal. It’s a foregone conclusion that he’d treat constitutional limits on presidential authority like irritating suggestions from a low-level flunky. The man is an extinction-level event for democracy, and it’s terrifying that this election is even remotely close. – Tom Tomorrow
I mean, he is so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk. He’s a dog. He’s a pig. He’s a con. A bullshit artist. A mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Doesn’t do his homework. Doesn’t care. Thinks he’s gaming society. Doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best. He’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country. It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country, and what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump. If you care about your future, vote for it. – Robert De Niro
His biggest enemies are knowledge, integrity, and basic human decency. – Samantha Bee
Trump is not only a flawed politician, he’s an indecent human being. – Thomas L Friedman
Trump has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read. – from The Atlantic Monthly magazine
The Republican Party has actually nominated for president an irresponsible, unrealistic, naive, petulant, childish, vindictive, prejudiced, bigoted, racist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, fascistic, authoritarian, insensitive, erratic, disturbed, irrational, inhuman individual named Donald John Trump. This…is madness. – Keith Olbermann
Trump is a dangerous, destructive choice for the country. He misinforms the electorate, degrades trust in public institutions with conspiracy theories, and promotes willful delusion over engagement with reality. If elected, he poses a unique danger to the functioning of democratic and economic institutions, and to the prosperity of the country. For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you do not vote for Donald Trump. – from an open letter signed by nearly 400 economists
A loudmouth carny racist egomaniacal money-fellating jack-booted misogynistic thug. – Mr Fish
A lying infantile scumbag.
A racist, a liar, a tax cheat, a draft-dodger, a deadbeat, a Russian agent, and a rapist… How can we see this and other people can’t? That’s what’s so sad about what’s going on in this country.
A waddling sack of shit with a comb over from a cashier at a $5 motel.
America is considering putting a 5 year old in the White House. A five year old. Someone who says “You’re the puppet!”
This is what Lenin used to call ‘a useful idiot’ and that’s what Trump is to the Russians, a useful idiot.
Trump is the world’s least Godly man. Jesus saw the good in whores and lepers but if he met Donald Trump he’d say “Sorry man, that’s a pre-existing condition”…Trump has nothing in common with Jesus, who was from the Middle East. Trump wouldn’t even let him in the country. Jesus healed the blind Trump mocks the handicapped. Jesus turned the other cheek. Trump grabs your pussy. Jesus turned water into wine. Trump just whines. The Bible says thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Trump says fine what about my daughter? He’s the devil. What part of ‘pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name’ don’t you understand?
– – Bill Maher
A man-baby, a failed businessman who lurches from tantrum to tweet storm and back again, who shows no impulse control, who won’t take responsibility for his actions, and who whines–a lot–when things don’t go his way. – Susan Campbell
A false prophet who will guide the great nation of the United States to the bottom of the ocean, all the way through the shores of ignorance, racism, hunger and despair. – Vicente Fox
A repugnant, repulsive cancer of a person who makes our world a crueler, more hateful place by his very existence. – from The Onion
A sociopath drunk on himself. His religion is hatred. His god is Donald Trump. He is also addicted to empty adjectives. He is not a man of his word or of words as markers of truth. – Enrique Krauze
A vile, crotch-grabbing man-toad…a volcano of raw internet sewage. – Jen Sorensen
Clinton is the ultimate symbol of the banks, businessmen and politicians who have overseen the decline in living standards of millions of Americans. But Trump is a sociopath. – Mark Steel
The recipient of vast inherited wealth who markets himself as solely responsible for his good fortune. – George Monbiot
Donald Trump is a bigot. Donald Trump is a demagogue. Donald Trump is a sexist, misogynist, chauvinist pig. Donald Trump is a bully. Donald Trump is a cheat. Donald Trump is a pathological liar. Donald Trump is a nativist…Donald Trump is America’s existential threat. – Charles M Blow
He is a lizard brained, lizard skinned, beady-eyed half-wit, a racist birther frothing at the mouth, the first fully realised Madame Tussauds candidate…a modern day snake oil salesman…an illness, the carcinogiser bunny powered by hypocrisy. – Lee Camp
He steps to the lectern and does his Mussolini routine, which he’s perfected over the past months. It’s a nodding wave, a grin, a half-sneer, and a little U.S. Open-style applause back in the direction of the audience, his face the whole time a mask of pure self-satisfaction. – Matt Taibbi
No commitment to progress or democracy or representative government, no commitment to anything except his own out-of-control mind and the bottomless pit of his ego. – Keith Olbermann
The mother of all pop-culture villains, a globally despised cross of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Charlie Sheen and Satan. – Matt Taibbi
Trump is many things, some of them dark and dangerous, but at his core, he is a bull shit artist…Trump has piled such vast quantities of his trademark product into the political arena that the stench is now overwhelming and unbearable. – Fareed Zakaria
Trump’s entire campaign is just one more late-night Trump infomercial. Hand over your money, your jobs, your children’s future, and The Great Trump Hot Air Machine will reveal all the answers. And, for one low, low price, he’ll even throw in a goofy hat. – Elizabeth Warren
Ultimately, Trump represents the most perilous qualities one can imagine in a potential leader: sloth, grandiosity, ignorance, and a towering arrogance that allows him to indulge in childish cruelties. Trump will not learn on the job, or grow into it. He will remain a blustering adolescent, incapable of moral reasoning, of discerning between his feelings and the facts. – Steve Almond
We’re about to enter a dark period in the history of the American experiment. The Founding Fathers never imagined an electorate raised on Toddlers and Tiaras and Temptation Island. Remember, just a few decades ago, shows like Married With Children and Roseanne were satirical parodies. Now the audience can’t even handle that much irony. A lot of American culture is just dumb slobs cheering on other dumb slobs. It was inevitable, once we broke the seal with Bush, that our politics would become the same thing. Madison and Jefferson never foresaw this situation. They knew there was danger of demagoguery, but they never imagined presidential candidates exchanging “mine’s bigger than yours” jokes or doing “let’s laugh at the disabled” routines. There’s no map in the Constitution to tell us how to get out of where we’re going. All we can do now is hold on. – Matt Taibbi