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“You know you have a hothead president when you have to defuse tensions with Canada,” quips Jimmy Kimmel as he reviews Trump’s week, which included a visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Among many eventful moments was the kickoff of Trump 2020 in Orlando where — according to the president — his rally attracted a crowd of at least 121,000 supporters and a huge overflow. Indeed, Trump claimed that his campaign urged people not to attend to avoid dangerous overcrowding.

Well, Kimmel fact-checked all of that nonsense and offers a few extremely amusing corrections. How else can you have fun with a president who habitually lies?

The late-night host also reveals Trump’s campaign fundraising strategy — how his minions “monetize stupid,” as Kimmel puts it. The best merch? A fabulous Trump T-shirt that no sane person would ever wear.

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"Performative patriotism" is a fancy way of describing what my father — a veteran of World War II who rarely spoke about his service — called "jelly-bellied flag flappers." Dad always laughed at those phonies, but we now suffer a president who is exactly that type, only worse. And Donald Trump's flag-flapping fakery is no joke.

A performative patriot is someone who, like Trump, oversells his supposed love of country, his reverence for the Stars and Stripes and, especially, his indignation at those whom he suspects of lacking his deep fervor. Such a figure will, like Trump, attempt to market these counterfeit emotions for his own benefit. And like Trump, that loud jingo is someone whose character will lead to a betrayal of American values.

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