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“Everyone working in the White House is a dope,” declares Jimmy Kimmel. Just look at the releases put out by Trump’s minions about the Boston Red Sox visit on Thursday, which featured some very stupid mistakes: “There is no detail too small for them to screw up.”

Meanwhile, the state of New York is about to disclose the president’s hidden tax returns to Congressional investigators, trumping Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s lawless decision to withhold them.

Unfortunately as Kimmel points out, whatever violations and scams are found will make no difference to the #MAGA voters. “It’s not that we don’t know he’s a fraud. Everybody knows that,” laments Kimmel. It’s that so many dopes don’t care.

Frustrating, but still funny in a dark way. Like pro wrestling.

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Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks you may recall from his many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Now working as a "correspondent" for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Triumph recently convened a focus group of real live Trump supporters to discuss current issues, such as the dismantling of Confederate statues and unemployment. The group watched some fictional Trump-Pence campaign ads to gauge their reaction to potentially extreme proposals by their idol.

Even Triumph, who always presumes human stupidity, was exasperated by their answers.

It's uproariously funny, the way only a gang of mindless Trumpists can be.