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Donald Trump says he has “never heard of a Category Five” storm like Hurricane Dorian. But as Jimmy Kimmel reminds us, Trump said the same thing not so long ago about Hurricane Maria — in fact, he said it several times.

But never mind. If the president of the United States has “the memory and skin tone of a goldfish,” to quote Jimmy again, at least he can still play golf — as he did the other day when he was supposedly preparing for the impending natural disaster.

Kimmel reviews all the Trump news that transpired during his August vacation, including the mini-scandal over his younger daughter: “Poor Tiffany! She gets less affection from her dad than Kim Jong-un.” And then there’s the ever-amusing Mike Pence. Jimmy wonders, would Pence eat dog food if Trump told him too? (Yes.)

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Dr. Mehmet Oz and Sean Hannity

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Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity is priming his audience to see election fraud in any defeat for Dr. Mehmet Oz, his favored candidate who currently leads the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania with two percent of votes outstanding. If the fast-closing hedge funder Dave McCormick takes the lead and the Oz camp claims the election has been stolen, it could set up a potentially explosive proxy war with Hannity’s colleague Laura Ingraham, whose Fox program favors McCormick and has suggested he is likely to prevail when all the votes are counted.

The GOP primary was a chaotic slugfest that split Fox’s slate of pro-GOP hosts in an unusually public way. Hannity was Oz’s most prominent supporter, reportedly securing the support of former President Donald Trump and using his program to endorse the TV personality, give him a regular platform, and target the challenge from right-wing commentator and Fox & Friends regular Kathy Barnette. Ingraham, meanwhile, used her Fox program (which airs in the hour following Hannity’s) to promote McCormick, criticize Oz, and defend Barnette.

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Overturning Roe v. Wade is very unpopular, yet another poll confirms. Nearly two out of three people, or 64 percent, told the NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll that Roe should not be overturned, including 62 percent of independents. The poll also includes some good news for Democrats.

According to the poll, the prospect of the Supreme Court striking down Roe in the most extreme way is motivating Democratic voters more than Republicans: Sixty-six percent of Democrats say it makes them more likely to vote in November compared with 40 percent of Republicans. That echoes a recent NBC poll finding a larger rise in enthusiasm about voting among Democrats than Republicans.

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