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There are hands, bands, and brands in both rock & roll and comedy. Stephen Colbert has become a brand. Like a TV show putting out quirky extras for YouTube fans only, the Late Show team has been tearing it up with unique social media.

In today’s video, Backbone’s digital crew begins with Anderson Cooper introducing a viral video of VP Mike Pence copying President Trump’s every move, right down to a random flooring of water bottles. Soon the wiseguys take the audience somewhere you know we wanna go…under the table.

There’s plenty o’ doodling going on between the bare feet of the ’16 GOP ticket, and Melania turns out to be more well-armed than she appears. But it’s the final moments in which a secret is revealed. The Vice President and 45 might just have a more, ahem, intimate relationship than Trump and the First Lady.

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Rep. Ted Budd, left, and Cheri Beasley

On Tuesday, North Carolina Republicans selected Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), a far-right extremist who has pushed false claims about the 2020 election, to be their Senate nominee. He will face Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley, a former chief justice of the state's Supreme Court.

As of Wednesday morning, Budd had received more than 58 percent of the GOP primary vote. Former Gov. Pat McCrory received just below 25 percent of the vote, while former Rep. Mark Walker received about nine percent of the vote.

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Stephen Colbert

It seems we can't go even a week in America without some deranged white nationalist shooter taking the lives of decent people. Of course, this type of violence is propagated on a daily basis by the far-right sh*tweasals at Fox News and, worse yet, in the ranks of the Republican Party.

After returning to the Late Show helm, Stephen Colbert weighed in on the real culprit behind the mass shootings -- the Replacement Theory popularized by Tucker Carlson.

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