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On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams blasted the news media for covering the pomp and glamour of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, while unrest broke was simultaneously breaking out in Baltimore.

Larry Wilmore talked about the big news from Bruce Jenner, with a panel including transgender participants.

James Corden spoke out in praise of Bruce Jenner.

Fareed Zakaria sat down with Conan O’Brien, and told an amusing story about how he partied too hard — and missed his own college graduation.

And as David Letterman winds down his show, he looked back on his signature routine — and its many celebrity guests, with “Top Ten Special Top Ten Lists.”

Actor as Donald Trump in Russia Today video ad

Screenshot from RT's 'Trump is here to make RT Great Again'

Russia Today, the network known in this country as RT, has produced a new "deep fake" video that portrays Donald Trump in post-presidential mode as an anchor for the Kremlin outlet. Using snippets of Trump's own voice and an actor in an outlandish blond wig, the ad suggests broadly that the US president is indeed a wholly owned puppet of Vladimir Putin– as he has so often given us reason to suspect.

"They're very nice. I make a lot of money with them," says the actor in Trump's own voice. "They pay me millions and hundreds of millions."

But when American journalists described the video as "disturbing," RT retorted that their aim wasn't to mock Trump, but his critics and every American who objects to the Russian manipulations that helped bring him to power.

As an ad for RT the video is amusing, but the network's description of it is just another lie. Putin's propagandists are again trolling Trump and America, as they've done many times over the past few years –- and this should be taken as a warning of what they're doing as Election Day approaches.

The Lincoln Project aptly observed that the Russians "said the quiet part out loud" this time, (Which is a bad habit they share with Trump.)