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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SNL: Alec Baldwin Returns As Trump In Argentina

Alec Baldwin returns to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump this week, standing on the balcony of the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires. When Melania (Cecily Strong) comes out to see what’s wrong, she asks whether the problem is Argentina.

“I love Argentina,” he replies. “There are a bunch of old German guys who are really into what I’m saying there.”

It’s the Mueller investigation that’s keeping him awake.

Melania disappears, but Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) surprises Trump. “I was hanging upside down under the balcony,” explains the batty attorney.

When Rudy departs, offering little solace, Trump is still desperate. He dials Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) who answers: “Michael Cohen.…

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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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