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Late on Martin Luther King Day, Jimmy Fallon offered a brilliant satirical version of “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor (dubbed “Fire and Fury,” after a certain bestselling book). Gently poking fun at the President, in a pretty darn good Americana tenor, the comedian touches on the Bannon-Trump feud and reminds the audience just how shocking the November 2016 election results were.   

But then comes the deadly third verse: Fallon rips 45 for watching Fox News and tweeting all day, then somberly sings a payoff line about a chaotic White House, throwing President Trump’s race-baiting, vulgar language right back at him. 

No, James Taylor didn’t write “Fire and Rain” about an airplane crash. But “Fire and Fury” is a melodic tale of Trump taking a nose-dive. 

 

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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.