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The Daily Show‘s Jordan Klepper figured out exactly what Donald Trump’s campaign is: It’s literally a circus. And so Jordan went to a Trump rally in New Hampshire, featuring boisterous crowds of fans, reality-TV stars, and a big-talking ringmaster at the center of it. “A memory that will last for — possibly four years. God help us all.”

Larry Wilmore looked at the latest developments in Flint, Michigan, with the effort by citizens of Michigan to recall Gov. Rick Snyder — only to see some of the petitions rejected by the state for spelling and grammatical errors. “Hold on, the water is filled with poisonous particles — and you’re concerned about dangling participles? ‘For crimes against humanity, knowingly poisoning the people of Flint, the citizens demand the immediate resignation of the governor, who we must hold responsible.’ ‘Who?’ I believe in this case it should be whom! The murderer stays!”

And on a better note, Conan O’Brien sat down with the legendary Carl Reiner, who told stories about his service in World War II, where even then he became a performer to entertain his fellow troops throughout the South Pacific. Carl summed it up, to great applause: “I must say, I killed.”

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks

As I write, it's impossible to guess how this sitcom ends. Boss Trump's comic opera coup attempt has clearly failed, as even Emily Murphy, the hapless head of the General Services Administration was forced to concede. Once Pennsylvania and Michigan certified that Trump had lost both states, she really had no choice. The formal transition to Joe Biden's presidency has begun.

President Putin will be disappointed. Discrediting democracy is Job One for the Russian dictator. Peddling phony claims about voter fraud and election rigging is right out of the Kremlin playbook. It's become unfashionable to say so, but that's the biggest reason Putin invested in Trump to begin with.

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