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In the opening scene of Saturday Night Live’s cold open, Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) finds Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) hiding in his desk at the Justice Department.

“This is Matthew Whitaker’s office now, Jeff,” she reminds him.

“Yeah, I know,” he replies. “I don’t understand how Mr. Trump could replace me with Matt Whitaker. He’s just a shady businessman with no experience who’s blindly loyal to Donald Trump. OK, hearing it out loud, that makes sense.”

Poor Sessions then ruminates on his “good times” in service to Trump, greeting a parade of buffoonish figures parading through his office as he packs up — iMike Pence (Beck Bennett), Donald Jr. (Mikey Day) and Eric Trump (Alex Moffat) — before yodeling Adele’s heartbreak anthem, Someone Like You.

But he is interrupted by the arrival of a final interlocutor when Robert Mueller (Robert DeNiro) steps in with a few words of appreciation, and a special gift.

Click and laugh.

 

Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks you may recall from his many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Now working as a "correspondent" for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Triumph recently convened a focus group of real live Trump supporters to discuss current issues, such as the dismantling of Confederate statues and unemployment. The group watched some fictional Trump-Pence campaign ads to gauge their reaction to potentially extreme proposals by their idol.

Even Triumph, who always presumes human stupidity, was exasperated by their answers.

It's uproariously funny, the way only a gang of mindless Trumpists can be.