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Poring over the Associated Press presidential interview, Stephen Colbert explains why Trump thinks his nasty “horseface” insult of Stormy Daniels was actually a compliment. And why he believes there are “scientists on both sides” of the climate-change question.

Wading further into the climate debate, Trump boasts of his “natural instinct for science.” See, he once had an uncle who taught physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Somehow Uncle John bestowed upon young Donald not only a genetic aptitude but even scientific knowledge.

Does that sound wildly unscientific, even a little nuts? It’s just Trump, being “very smart.”

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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.

Viktor Orban

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Nobody should still pretend to be shocked that the Conservative Political Action Conference, an entity no longer "conservative" in any meaningful sense, would feature an appearance by an authoritarian leader like Viktor Orban. The Hungarian autocrat is the idol of the international far Right. He has repeatedly enjoyed the bootlicking attentions of Tucker Carlson on Fox News and indeed, CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp led his gang to celebrate Orban in Budapest earlier this year.

What makes Orban so alluring to the American far rightists is his example as an illiberal politician who, unlike their idol former President Donald Trump, has managed to corrupt Hungarian democracy so thoroughly as to guarantee his own continuing rule.

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