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The late night shows were buzzing with the latest news of Jeb Bush struggling to answer Donald Trump’s stunning accusation — that his brother George W. Bush was president on 9/11, and didn’t keep the country safe.

Trevor Noah had to grapple with the ramifications here: “Okay, I’m sorry to say this: Strictly within the confines of that sentence, Donald Trump is — Donald Trump is — he’s not wrong. He’s not wrong. Which is worrying, because if he’s not wrong about this, then what other things is Trump not wrong about?!”

Larry Wilmore took Jeb on: “Now Jeb, I get it, that’s your brother, you’re trying to downplay the blame that he should get because he was in charge during 9/11 — even though there was intelligence saying Osama bin Laden was determined to strike, we should not hold him responsible for that tragedy. I understand — just like you shouldn’t be held responsible for the tragedy of him becoming president because of that shady recount @#$% that went down in your state of Florida when you were in charge.”

Conan O’Brien talked about Jeb Bush’s latest effort to get some traction with voters: “Jeb Bush’s campaign has a contest now, where someone will be flown to Houston to meet him, his dad, and his brother — no word on what the winner gets.”

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Dr. Mehmet Oz

Sean Parnell, the Trump-anointed candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, dropped out of the race a week ago after a custody hearing that featured lurid details of his relationship with his ex-wife. Laurie Snell alleged that Parnell had struck her, choked her, left her by the side of the road and hit one of their sons hard enough to leave a welt on the boy's back. Parnell countered that she had invented all of it.

Custody battles are infamous for exaggerated accusations and heated denials, and it's difficult for outsiders to know whom to believe and how much. But Parnell's comments off the witness stand didn't burnish his credibility. Appearing on Fox Nation, for example, Parnell opined, "I feel like the whole 'happy wife, happy life' nonsense has done nothing but raise one generation of woman tyrants after the next." He wasn't finished. "Now there's an entire generation of men that don't want to put up with the BS of a high-maintenance, narcissistic woman." Well. Someone seems to be dealing with anger issues. The would-be — er, rather, won't-be — senator concluded with a short sermon on biology: "From an evolutionary standpoint, it used to be, you know, women were attracted to your strength because you could defend them from dinosaurs." Where does the GOP find these geniuses?

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