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After the phenomenal results of the Iowa caucuses, the late night shows were left wondering: How would Donald Trump take his defeat?

Conan O’Brien had a phone call with “Donald Trump” himself, who revealed the secret behind his seemingly gracious concession speech Monday night: Every single Xanax pill he could find. But then suddenly it all wore off, and we found out what The Donald really thinks: “@#$% Iowa.”

Stephen Colbert highlighted Trump’s declaration that he would return to Iowa, and even buy a farm there. In fact, Stephen discovered, Trump already did something like this — when he performed the theme song to Green Acres at the Emmys.

Larry Wilmore examined some of the zanier elements of the Democratic caucus totals, like the sheer closeness of it — and the winning of some local delegates by coin tosses. And then The Nightly Show correspondent Holly Walker showed the latest tie-breaking method: Arm-wrestling.

The Daily Show reviewed the winners and losers of Iowa — with Jordan Klepper explaining to Trevor Noah how exactly the actual winners Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are not being viewed as the winners. The real winners: Third-place Republican Marco Rubio, and second-place Democrat Bernie Sanders.

Jimmy Kimmel observed how the Republican presidential candidates are always talking about God. So he took actual quotes from the candidates — and had them repeated aloud from the mouth of Jesus Christ.


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Allies of former President Donald Trump have advised members of the Republican Party to cool down their inflammatory rhetoric toward the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation following the execution of a search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday.

Trump supporters, right-wing pundits, and lawmakers have been whipped into a frenzy over what Trump called a "raid" by federal agents in pursuit of classified documents removed from the White House during Trump's departure from office.

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On August 20, 2022, Donald Trump will have been gone from the White House for 19 months. But Trump, unlike other former presidents, hasn’t disappeared from the headlines by any means — and on Monday, August 8, the most prominent topic on cable news was the FBI executing a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in South Florida. Countless Republicans, from Fox News hosts to Trump himself, have been furiously railing against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). And in an article published by Politico on August 11, reporters Kyle Cheney and Meridith McGraw describe the atmosphere of “paranoia” and suspicion that has become even worse in Trumpworld since the search.

“A wave of concern and even paranoia is gripping parts of Trumpworld as federal investigators tighten their grip on the former president and his inner circle,” Cheney and McGraw explain. “In the wake of news that the FBI agents executed a court-authorized search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, Trump’s allies and aides have begun buzzing about a host of potential explanations and worries. Among those being bandied about is that the search was a pretext to fish for other incriminating evidence, that the FBI doctored evidence to support its search warrant — and then planted some incriminating materials and recording devices at Mar-a-Lago for good measure — and even that the timing of the search was meant to be a historical echo of the day President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974.”

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