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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.


Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.