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Jon Stewart examined how Republicans have tried to reach out to groups like Latinos and women – only to see Donald Trump come along as “the living embodiment of everything Republicans were trying to exorcise from their party.”

Jon also pointed out how Trump has upended the political system: “This Trump guy is a rich, crazy, egotistical monster — people like him are supposed to buy the candidates, not be them!”

Larry Wilmore expressed his total frustration with the high-profile killing of Samuel DuBose by a University of Cincinnati police officer — who was acting off-campus, and who has now been charged with murder — and that these stories have turned into a cruel game of Mad Libs: “And if it feels like The Nightly Show is getting a little repetitive, I totally agree. I mean, at this point my writing staff just has to fill in the names.”

Larry and The Nightly Show contributor Mike Yard also discovered the hard way that the jurisdiction of police officers encompasses “pretty much any place you see a black guy.”

Police confront George Floyd protesters

Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston

With a deranged narcissist in the Oval Office and his lackey controlling the Department of Justice, there is no point in looking to the federal government to curb police violence. Instead, President Donald J. Trump will do everything in his power to encourage it. In the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd, he has demanded that governors crack down on protestors: "You have to dominate. ... If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," he told them.

Moreover, most local police authorities are under local control -- mayors, city councils, district attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs. That's where the accountability for police misconduct begins.

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