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If Democrats have been disappointed at the ballot box lately, the party has also succeeded in clearing up a time-honored conservative myth – that liberal Americans are not patriotic and do not think of America as exceptional. Comedians who are called “un-American” by Fox News have actually become the most stringent defenders of the Stars & Stripes.

In today’s clip, Stephen Colbert rips President Trump a new Putin after the pair of pols appeared to defend and congratulate one another for election meddling at the summit in Helsinki. Finding odd bedfellows among the conservative pundits disgusted at Trump’s “both sides are to blame,” Colbert executes a truly “titanic” gag in defense of Washington D.C.

In another clever bit at 5:30, Backbone turns 45’s “where is the (DNC) server” mantra into a world-historical humiliation.

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