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As Stephen Colbert reminds us in the wake of fascist terror, hate is not what America stands for. And he finds the good amid the evil.

But of course then there’s Trump, unavoidably.

“Naturally in times like this, the nation looks to its president for comfort and guidance,” observes the Late Show host. “That’s our first mistake.”

On the evening of the Pittsburgh massacre Trump held one of his egregious rallies, but he had an explanation — complete with self-aggrandizing footnote — which he articulated at the rally he should have canceled.

It turns out that there are a few laughs to be wrung from the spectacle of our clownish president, even now — but not without wincing.

Just click, if you can handle it.

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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.

Kathy Barnette

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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