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Once more Stephen Colbert steps up to the challenge of educating President Trump about an issue he has clearly misunderstood.

As Colbert explains, Trump is all wrong when he tells credulous supporters that football players are kneeling during the national anthem in protest against the flag. “Those players are protesting against racial injustice, they’re not protesting the American flag. Saying that kneeling is a protest against the flag is like saying Gandhi’s hunger strikes were a protest against snacking.”

The Late Show host also offers a few pro tips for Trump on respecting the American flag (hint: don’t hug it!). He does a killer impression of weirdo Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. And he offers a clue as to why NASCAR owners probably don’t have to worry about drivers protesting police misconduct.

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Jeanine Pirro

While many observers welcomed the jury's finding on Tuesday that Derek Chauvin was guilty of murdering George Floyd, some conservative media figures seemed distinctly perturbed, unsettled, or outraged by the outcome. It seemed that though Floyd's murder was initially was widely condemned, the movement it stirred and demands for changes it spurred from progressives polarized the issue, making some conservatives feel the guilty verdict was a loss for their side.

For example, some pushed the debunked notion that Floyd died from an overdose, rather than the knee on his neck for over 9 minutes:

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