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The presidential pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio revealed more than Trump’s contempt for courts and the law, which was not exactly a secret anyway. Defending his decision to relieve the lawless lawman of the penalty for defying a federal court order, Trump endorsed his execrable, bigoted, extremely costly record in office.

Just how bad was Arpaio, often dubbed the “worst sheriff in America”? You probably have no idea. But Trevor Noah knows the stunning details. And he tells all in this latest edition of “Profiles in Tremendousness” — including the message Trump is sending to all of his cronies.

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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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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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