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#EndorseThis: Kimmel Hosts Franken For Tandem Roasting Of Trump

Have you missed Al Franken as much as we have? He’s back! And Jimmy Kimmel got him for a fascinating and funny interview.

Not surprisingly, the former Minnesota Senator has a lot to say about the botched Iowa caucuses, Trump’s weird State of the Union address, Trump’s lies about health care, the overall weirdness of life under Trump, and much more.

Franken talks about his advice to old Senate colleagues during the impeachment trial – including the sharp question he posed to the president’s legal team via text. And he recalls a very strange, very funny New York encounter with Trump himself.

(Oh, and Al mentions his fantastic new podcast, too.)

Click and enjoy.

#EndorseThis: On SNL, Santa’s Tricky Moment With Savvy Kids

When the great Kenan Thompson put on his Santa Claus suit to hear Christmas wishes from children, he didn’t expect the unseasonal and uneasy questions they’d pose about the most troubling recent news events.

These kids want to know about Franken, Moore, and Trump — and even Matt Lauer’s “toys.” And they’ve drawn an unwholesome lesson: “If you admit that you did something wrong, you’re in trouble. But if you deny it, you get to keep your job!”

In the end, Santa’s elf Kate McKinnon offers an uplifting message to brighten the SNL cold open. Things will get better — but maybe not for another 3 years, 42 days and 24 minutes.

#EndorseThis: Dark Russian Comedy With Donald Trump Junior

Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend.

But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr.

During eight hours of closed testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, the president’s eldest son declined to answer questions about a key conversation with his father. Because there was an attorney present during that crucial chat about Junior’s infamous Trump Tower meeting to get “dirt” on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, he asserted “attorney-client privilege.”

It isn’t too hard to laugh at that comical claim — or at Trump Junior, period. It only hurts when you realize that you’re laughing at the First Family of the United States.

Danziger: Sacrificial Ham

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 and one novel.

Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.