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For Seth Meyers — and for so many Americans who watched the State of the Union address — it’s hard to stop watching Nancy Pelosi’s sarcastic viral clap.

But moving right along, Seth reports that Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens is for sale. Its $3 million price includes the historic room where the future president was likely conceived. (Time travelers please note that this suggests a way to save the world.)

And then there are the new emojis that are about to become available, including a wheelchair, a flamingo, and what may be a “tiny penis” symbol.

Seth funny! Click to laugh.

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President Joe Biden

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Two tiresome realities about being president of the United States: first, everybody blames you for things over which you have little or no control: such as the worldwide price of oil, and international shipping schedules. Should there be too few electronic gee-gaws on store shelves to pacify American teenagers this Christmas, it will be Joe Biden’s fault.

Second, everybody gives you advice, whether you ask for it or not. Everywhere you look, Democrats and Democratically-inclined pundits are tempted to panic. “The cold reality for Biden,” writes New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait “is that his presidency is on the brink of failure.” A return to Trumpism, and essentially the end of American democracy, strikes Chait as altogether likely.

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