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Stephen Colbert examined Donald Trump’s amazing ability to predict future events — if they’d already been in the news. “How spooky — it’s like Trump has some kind of fifth sense that lets him see what’s in newspapers and on TV’s.”

And Stephen is joining in: “Tonight, I will attempt to predict — the predictable!”

Seth Meyers took a more serious tack, in examining Trump’s newest wave of racist paranoia: “What’s scary is, Trump has crossed the threshold from fun, wildcard candidate who said crazy things and made debates watchable — to someone who is spreading dangerous rhetoric.”

And James Corden talked about Donald Trump’s quest to become the Time Person of the Year: “in a speech he said, ‘I assume they’re considering me, but they can’t do it — even if I deserve it, they can’t do it.’ And that is also the thought process you should have when you’re thinking of voting for Trump for president.”

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