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Finally someone on television penetrates to the core problem in the Trump White House — which, as Seth Meyers cogently explains, is that the president, his adult children, and many of his appointees, notably his new acting attorney general, are all grifters.

Just the other day, a new lawsuit filed in federal court accused Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric of swindling investors in a pattern of fraud and racketeering. And Matt Whitaker, appointed to replace Jeff Sessions as the nation’s top law enforcement official, promoted a firm — World Patent Marketing — that the federal government shut down as a “scam.”

That might be a reason to treat with skepticism this veteran fraudster’s accusations of “fraud” in the Florida election recount. He doesn’t seem to understand how elections or recounts work at all — since there is no evidence of fraud whatsoever. Seth makes it all clear, plus several bonus David Pecker jokes.

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