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French President Emmanuel Macron is catching heat for buttering up to President Trump. By the time the pair shared a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, TV cameras and stand-up comedians were catching every smooch, embrace and hand-clasp in the awkward “bromance.”

Trevor Noah senses something deeper, arguing that France has become like a sober bar patron trying to give a very wasted America a taxi ride. Macron is drawing on his past life as an investment banker to stroke Trump into doing his bidding. Noah drives the point home with footage of the En Marche! party leader pretending to be wowed by 45’s old-fashioned office phone.

But never fear, the punchlines are flying. The Daily Show anchor manages an unforgettable bit as a drunken Donald Trump, morphs into baby Donald, and finally Monsieur Macron for an accès de colère, or fit of rage, over Trump’s space-invading buffoonery.

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On June 22, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a Republican-sponsored bill that calls for standards of "intellectual diversity" to be enforced on college campuses in the Sunshine State. But the Miami Herald''s editorial board, in a scathing editorial published on June 24, emphasizes that the law isn't about promoting free thought at colleges and universities but rather, is an effort to bully and intimidate political viewpoints that DeSantis and his Republican allies in the Florida Legislature disagree with.

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