Late Night Roundup: Rupert ‘Murdick’

Late Night Roundup: Rupert ‘Murdick’

Larry Wilmore examined Rupert Murdoch’s bizarre tweet this week, saying that Ben Carson would be a “real black president” who could “properly address the racial divide.”

As Larry said: “Let’s unpack this 140-character putdown — from the nearly 140-year old character.”

Stephen Colbert highlighted the latest craze of ultra-religious cranks who falsely predicted the end of the world. He even sent them a greeting card: “My deepest condolences — for everything still existing.”

Trevor Noah examined the new bipartisan initiative to reform America’s criminal justice system — which really highlights just how crazy our current system actually is.

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President Vladimir Putin, left, and former President Donald Trump

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