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Presidents have acted out blatant hypocrisy in the past. George W. Bush’s call for a “humble” foreign policy, for instance, was a total sham from the day Ol’ Georgie assumed office.

But nobody takes the (stripper-filled) cake on do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do quite like our philanderer-in-chief Donald Trump.

In today’s clip, late night comic Jimmy Kimmel calls out the Trump administration’s $75 million initiative pushing abstinence-only education. This latest brainchild of Betsy DeVos could hardly be timed worse, with the POTUS currently facing a legal dead-end while trying to cover-up an illicit affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. (And like every DeVos brainstorm, it’s a stupid idea, too.)

Watch for Jimmy’s wonderful take on Trump abstinence pamphlets at the half-minute mark.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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