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In his opening monologue, Stephen Colbert got to the essence of the problems created by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes with his bizarre stooging for the White House. “A lot of Democrats are demanding that Nunes step down because…he sucks.”

Colbert quickly moved on to other news, such as the president’s announcement that he won’t throw out the first baseball of the season — as every president since William Howard Taft (except Jimmy Carter) has done. Just one more instance of Trump overthrowing national norms for his own convenience. Watch out, Thanksgiving turkey!

When Colbert trolls Trump, he doesn’t hold back. The Late Show host simply couldn’t ignore the occasion of a presidential speech on “Women’s Empowerment” at the State Department, attended by the First Lady. Hilariously, the show’s technical staff screwed up the audio of those remarks. What Trump really said was banal, of course, but even funnier — in that familiar dark way.

 

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As Republicans cash in on right-wing outrage over the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s winter home Mar-a-Lago — pelting Trump supporters with fundraising emails and pleas for donations — Trump ally Steve Bannon is taking things a step further, leveling bogus accusations against the FBI and invoking the “deep state.”

Bannon, a former Trump White House strategist indicted and then pardoned by Trump, appeared on a recent version of Infowars with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and performed a bogus rant. He accused the FBI of planting evidence against Trump at Mar-a-Lago and claimed that the Biden government had plans to assassinate the ex-president.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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