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Monday, December 10, 2018

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Reviews Trump’s Lame And Lonely G-20 Trip

Seth Meyers couldn’t help but notice how poorly President Trump fit in among his international peers at the G-20 meeting in Argentina — perhaps because he attends every such meeting under the cloud of the Russia investigation.And this time, he must have felt the special counsel probe closing in.

Onstage among the other world leaders, Trump looked lonely, like someone at a house party who knows none of the other guests. At the signing of his “new NAFTA” deal with the Mexican and Canadian presidents, he said Justin Trudeau has become “a great friend” — which brought a strange expression to Trudeau’s face.…

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#EndorseThis: On Late Show, Manafort Auditons For Trump Pardon

As Donald Trump openly floats a possible pardon for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, a convicted crook heading toward life in prison, the dimensions of their plot to obstruct justice are emerging. Of course, blabbermouth lawyer Rudy Giuliani spilled the story, describing how Manafort and his lawyers, pretending to cooperate with the special counsel, were actually playing a double game. Why would they torpedo their own plea deal, unless they expect presidential clemency?

For Colbert, the latest news regarding Manafort’s treachery, Wikileaks, and Roger Stone only intensifies the intrigue. And the jokes! The Late Show host describes the eccentric Tump confidant and dandy, with a suitable still, as “open-casket American Roger Stone.”

Merrily he sings: “Mueller Claus is coming to town!”

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#EndorseThis: Our Fearful And Feckless Commander-in-Chief

Why hasn’t Donald Trump ever visited American troops in a war zone, like every normal president does? He claims to be too busy and insists that there are secret plans afoot.

But Stephen Colbert isn’t buying his excuses and puts more faith in the Washington Post version, as explained by an anonymous aide: “He’s never been interested…he’s afraid of those situations.” Or maybe it’s just his bone spurs acting up.

Far from home and family on the holiday, our soldiers can chortle at their commander-in-chief’s expense.

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