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The Daily Show host on Tuesday dissected President Trump’s 180-degree turn away from his promise to withdraw the U.S. from its war in Afghanistan.

Acknowledging his reversal in a speech on Monday, Trump instead called for the deployment of thousands more troops to be deployed.

“I don’t know why we’re surprised — like, ‘Oh, why didn’t Trump pull out?'” Noah joked. “He’s got five kids; he was never gonna pull out.”

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"Golden Trump" statue at CPAC 2021 in Orlando, Florida

Screenshot from Bloomberg reporter William Turton's Twitter (@WilliamTurton)

The Conservative Political Action Conference, usually known as CPAC, is the annual gathering where Republican activists gather to flaunt their crazy. Now that the GOP is a subsidiary of Trump, of course, this includes worshipping the former president. And now they've taken that habit to its absurdly blasphemous conclusion.

Bloomberg reporter William Turton recorded video of the "golden Trump" statue — perhaps a reference to the “golden calf" episode from the Old Testament — at CPAC 2021 "America Uncanceled." And as Twitter caught fire, Mediaite culled some of the best social media responses.

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