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Do you feel jaded by the daily offenses of the man serving as POTUS? Does Trump seem to have degraded the office of the presidency so radically that nothing he says or does can awaken a sense of outrage?

Stephen Colbert says he felt that way too — until yesterday, when Trump’s sickening misogynist Twitter attack on MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski zapped his consciousness and woke him once more.

“I thought by now my soul had calcified into a crouton,” the Late Show host admits. But no, he can still react — and before him, in a pair of tweets, Trump had spread a veritable “buffet of [bleep].”

On reflection, Colbert understands that abusing Mika is nothing new, only more of the same old [bleep]. “So on-brand,” as he says, noting that Melania, who once touted herself as an opponent of cyber-bullying, turns out to be its biggest fan. The second biggest is the egregious Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who seems to think this is how a president should behave (because he pays her salary).

Yeah, it’s scary that this petty creep is the leader of the free world. Just in case you forgot.

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Doug Mastriano is a QAnon conspiracy theorist and January 6 insurrectionist who this week won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor. Mastriano is also anti-Muslim: He previously shared an image with the words, “Stop Islam” and a post claiming that “the American People have a right to be fearful of the prospect of a large number of muslims being elected to congress, specifically if they practice Sharia law.”

In addition to running for governor, Mastriano is a Pennsylvania state senator, a right-wing commentator, and a frequent guest in right-wing media. He regularly pushes lies about the 2020 election being stolen from former President Donald Trump.

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