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A look back at 2017 through 12 questions on presidential quotes. Share story By Ann McFeatters Syndicated columnist WASHINGTON — The past year overflowed with President Donald TrumpIt was so intense, we hope he’ll be more careful in what he saysThis short quiz may help to recall why we don’t want another year like 2017. 1To what audience did Trump say the following: “You all just got a lot richer.” AWest Virginia coal miners. BWisconsin letter carriers. Top Opinion Stories New mayor should take a careful look at city spending | Editorial State ferry system must heed its citizen advisory panels | Op-Ed The Great Trade War that didn’t happen in 2017 | Daniel Moss | Syndicated columnist Headlines we would like to see in 2018 | Editorial Memorable letters of 2017 | Letters to the editor Citizens need clarity on school funding before levy votes | Editorial CPeople who pay $200,000 to join his Mar-a-Lago golf resort and were celebrating the tax bill, which gives the wealthy 83 percent of the benefits. 2About whom did Trump say there were “very fine people” on both sides, and both were to blame for violence in Charlottesville in which a woman was killed when purposefully rammed by a car? ADescendants of Thomas Jefferson. BUVA students who wanted a longer summer break. CWhite supremacists and neo-Nazis protesting the removal of a statue of Robert ELee and counter protesters who said it’s wrong to keep honoring the Confederacy and its leader. 3How did Trump respond a year after NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest police brutality? AInsisted protesting players should be firedFired! And “The games are so boring now that actually, I’m glad I didn’t get the BillsBoring games, too many flags, too soft!” (Trump lost a bidding war in 2014 to buy the Buffalo Bills.) BSaid this wouldn’t happen in Russia. CSaid, “Kaepernick’s my man.” 4About whom did Trump say “He said very nice things about what I have done for this country in terms of the economy,” and “He was so nice and so everythingBut you have to give him credit that what he’s doing for that country in terms of their world prestige is very strong.” APope Francis. BVladimir Putin. CBarack Obama. 5Trump once said of this man he “is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” ABarack Obama. BMike Pence. CFrederick Douglass, the famed black abolitionist who died in 1895. 6The “enemy of the people,” warns Trump, is: ACongress BThe media CISIS 7Trump praised him repeatedly, saying “I am very happy with him” and “he ran a great race” and, giving him a full-throated endorsement, said, he is a “fighter.” AVladimir Putin BRoy Moore, an alleged pedophile removed twice from a seat on the Alabama bench. CChuck Schumer. 8One of Trump’s most cutting remarks about people he does not like is “loser.” About whom did he say that? AGOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. BVietnam War hero and GOP SenJohn McCain, who is battling brain cancer. CTerrorists. 9Trump went before this group to say that who “the hell” there wanted to hear about politics and then said: “But do you remember that incredible night with the maps and the Republicans are red and the Democrats are blue, and that map was so red, it was unbelievable, and they didn’t know what to say? Do we remember that date? Was that a beautiful date?” He also called the nation’s capital a “cesspool.” AThe Boy Scouts at their Jamboree. BHis Cabinet CHis voter fraud commission 10Pulling the United States out of the Climate Accord signed by every other nation in an effort to prevent millions of people from dying from extreme weather, Trump said he was elected to represent the people of this city, not ParisHis administration deleted all mentions of climate change from government websites. ACancún. BNew York CPittsburgh 11In a speech to this group, Trump said “When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over? You can take the hand away, OK?” ANFL players. BTaxi drivers CLaw enforcement officers. 12Trump said these people “want everything done for them.” ANFL players BRich real estate moguls CPuerto Ricans, who still don’t have electricity after being hit by two category 5 hurricanes(Incidentally, Puerto Ricans are American citizens.) Happy New Year, everyonePrepare for… more exhaustion.   ANSWERS: 1-C; 2-C; 3-A; 4-B; 5-C; 6-B; 7-B; 8 – trick question— A,B,C; 9-A; 10-C11-C12-C. © 2017, Tribune News ServiceAnn McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986Her email address is amcfeatters@nationalpress.com View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanityPlease keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuseSee our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times. 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