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#EndorseThis: On Puerto Rico, John Oliver Roasts Trump’s Bigotry, Falsehoods and Failure

As Trump continues to astonish and exasperate the world with his ugly tweets about Puerto Rico, John Oliver calls out his racist blather, cruel insensitivity, blinding egomania, and sheer brass. We see the president praising his own piss-poor performance in the post-hurricane crisis and slagging those lazy Puerto Ricans for expecting help after an unprecedented natural disaster.

Whenever we think we’ve seen Trump’s worst, he proves that he can go still lower. It’s kind of impressive, in a very bad way.

Meanwhile, the Last Week Tonight host reliably finds the funny side of Trump’s gross misconduct — such as his absurdly bogus excuse for the failure of the GOP’s latest “health care” bill. For Oliver, this humiliating episode is cause for instant celebration, complete with marching band. And of course, we agree.

#EndorseThis: With Al Franken, Jimmy Kimmel Again Blasts Graham-Cassidy

Following two nights of intense monologues against the Graham-Cassidy bill, Jimmy Kimmel doubled down again on Thursday with a special guest appearance by Senator Al Franken (R-MN) — whose combination of wit and wonkish wisdom is so reliably effective against right-wing lies.

“Usually I don’t like it when comedians get involved in politics,” Franken deadpans, after thanking Kimmel for his “important” defenses of Obamacare.

Enjoy the banter between two talented comedians, and stay for the devastating critique of the Republican plan to destroy Medicaid, remove insurance protections, and cripple American medical care.

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Strikes Back Against Cassidy, Graham, And Fox News

Yesterday Jimmy Kimmel’s Tuesday night monologue criticizing the Graham-Cassidy health care bill — and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), co-sponsor of that “scam” — erupted into a nationwide debate. Cassidy and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) both appeared on television to defend their radical legislation, while other Republican voices piped up to attack Kimmel.

The insouciant Kimmel responded with fresh and funny barbs, aimed not only at the two Senators but also Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, too. (They won’t recover anytime soon.)

Nor did the comedian let viewers off easily. Stop texting for a minute, Kimmel told his audience — and call the Senators whose votes can stop this travesty. It was good advice. And he posted their Capitol Hill phone numbers to make it simple.

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Calls Out Cassidy Over Health Bill “Scam”

Jimmy Kimmel is usually a sunny, funny guy. But at the moment, he’s very, very angry. So angry, in fact, that the comedian and late-night host devoted his Tuesday night monologue to a rant about Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), co-sponsor with Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of the latest Republican attempt to gut the health care system.

You may recall that during last spring’s debate over Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, Kimmel argued passionately that every family in America should have the same benefits that saved his newborn son from a congenital heart defect.

Although conservatives attacked the comic for “politicizing” his son’s ordeal, Cassidy seemed supportive. He appeared on the show to present his “Jimmy Kimmel test” for health legislation, promising full coverage for every needy child and family, much to Jimmy’s delight.

But now he understands that Cassidy’s actual bill not only fails to provide any of the protections they agreed are so vital, but is even worse in some ways than previous Republican proposals (as he explains clearly and succinctly).

Furious that Cassidy lied to him on live TV, Kimmel is calling him out. And he has sarcastically invited the Louisiana senator to take a new “Jimmy Kimmel test.”