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How uplifting to have John Oliver break down the madness that now constitutes our daily news feed from the White House — such as the latest emissions from Donald Trump on the “tapes” he brandished on Twitter to threaten James Comey.

In a White House interview with Fox News, Trump finally confessed last week that he mentioned the non-existent recordings of his conversations with Comey as a kind of fake-out or psychological thrust. His word-salad explanation of his suspicions about taping is worth the click if you haven’t seen it already. Has America ever had a president so incapable of expressing a coherent thought?

Naturally, the Fox correspondent flatters Trump for staging this brilliant trick on Comey. To mislead the entire country on a very serious matter, just so he could try to troll the former FBI director — sheer genius!

With uncharacteristic modesty, Trump replies that his maneuver “wasn’t very stupid” — all of which stuns the sputtering Oliver. Not surprisingly, but always hilariously, the Last Week Tonight host has a few parting words for both Fox and Trump.


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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 and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.