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When incoming vice president Mike Pence burbled that his strategy session with House Republicans on Obamacare repeal felt “like a pep rally,” he inspired Stephen Colbert to come up with a peppy chant: “Two, four, six eight, make the poor self-medicate! Go, go, [bleep] yourself!”

Obviously in fine form, the Late Show host rapid-fired a series of Trump topics in the news, from Obama’s advice that Democrats name whatever healthcare plan the Republicans propose “Trumpcare” — “because he hates putting his name on things” — to the pitiful talent lineup for the inaugural festivities (“anybody who’s anybody is going to be there, except for…anybody”).

Noting the persistence of that “whole Russia chose our president thing,” Colbert questioned Trump’s series of sarcastic tweets mocking the US intelligence community as “very strange” indeed, since he will have to rely on those agencies to defend the country as commander in chief.

After Colbert finishes roasting him, Trump is well scorched…

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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 and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.