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The late night shows caught up on the Republican debate — and to borrow a line from Donald Trump, there was a lot of material of which they could make fun.

Larry Wilmore highlighted all the talk in the debate about getting rid of birthright citizenship: “One of the only mentions in this three-hour debate of brown people in America was in the context of keeping them out.”

Larry also found another historical world leader whose mannerisms were a lot like Donald Trump’s: “Okay look, for everybody out there who’s saying, ‘Larry, are you really comparing Trump to Mussolini?’ Yes — that’s exactly what I just did.'”

Seth Meyers pointed to how the debate was held in front of President Ronald Reagan’s old Air Force One airplane, “a setting that made it look like the plane landed, and then they made everybody in first class get out and answer a bunch of stupid questions.”

Conan O’Brien brought on a special guest from the Republican debate: Donald Trump’s high-five coach.

James Corden recapped the debate, making it as a historic occasion: “the first time Donald Trump has ever set foot in a library.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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