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As Trump sinks deeper into the mire of impeachment, Jimmy Kimmel is monitoring the president’s defenses. He notes Trump’s claim that his demand for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden has nothing to do with Biden running for president against him.

“I don’t care about politics,” Trump told reporters.”I only care about corruption.”

“So do we,” retorts Kimmel, “and that’s why you’re getting impeached.”

Looking at the evidence piling up — transcript, tweets, and whistleblower testimony — the comic thinks Trump would fare poorly in a TV courtroom. “He’d be done on Judge Judy before the first mesothelioma commercial.”

He deals with Trump’s move to pull US troops from Syria, betraying our Kurdish allies, and the weird tweet in which Trump threatens to “obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before)” if Turkish President Erdogan does anything untoward.  That impresses Kimmel: “One step out of line and he will run Turkey into the ground like it was one of his casinos in Atlantic City!”

Click and chortle.

 

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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.

Cruel as this may sound, I'm having a hard time cringing at the internet trolls now going after noisy right-wingers who propagandized against the coronavirus vaccine and then succumbed to the deadly disease.

One was Nick Bledsoe, a car mechanic in Opelika, Alabama. Bledsoe achieved minor celebrity opposing public efforts to contain COVID-19. He petitioned against school mask mandates and turned refusal to get shots into a political statement, negatively linking them to President Joe Biden. Bledsoe died of COVID at age 41, leaving a wife and four children.

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