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#EndorseThis: Klepper Reasons With Unreasonable Anti-Vax Fanatics

Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper hit the streets again to attempt to debate far-right Republicans who can't discern fact from fiction to save their lives. Literally

In Klepper's latest Fingers the Pulse, he went to an anti-vax protest outside the home of Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City to get to the bottom of the irrational thinking of anti-vaxxers.

"Normally when I'm in search of an angry mob of people screaming anti-science, deep state, vaccine microchip conspiracy jazz, I head to the Heartland of America," Klepper jokes. "But it turns out I could find those very same people in my very own backyard."

Their embarrassment is amusing, in that midnight-dark way now so familiar to us.

Watch:

Jordan Klepper Debates Anti-Vax Mandate Protesters in NYC | The Daily Show www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Jordan Klepper Confronts MAGA Rioters At The Capitol

Jordan Klepper goes to Trump events and argues with the wing-nuts -- and then airs video on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. So Klepper was present when the MAGA gang stormed into the Capitol exactly one week ago -- as Congress was certifying Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

Brave Klepper's encounters with the despicable mob were scary, revealing and even strangely comical. See it all unfold again with him on the ground.



Jordan Klepper Sees It All at The Capitol Insurrection | The Daily Social Distancing Show www.youtube.com

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Reads Excerpts From The Mueller Report

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Comedian Jordan Klepper on Saturday posted an interview with Bill and Hillary Clinton during which the former Secretary of State turned Democratic presidential candidate read experts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and suggested a crowdfunding page should be started to send Attorney General William Barr back to law school.

In the video, Klepper asks the Clintons to help him decide which crowdfunding campaigns he should support, eventually landing on one trying to recruit Hillary Clinton to record an audiobook of the Mueller report.

As she reads the segment where Mueller writes that Russia “perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign it would benefit electorally,” Klepper asks Hillary to repeat the reading, with feeling.

“Imagine like, you have a history with it,” Klepper suggests.

Earlier in the video, Klepper asks if he should support a crowdfunding campaign to send a random guy to a law class to impeach Trump.

After the Clintons shoot down the idea, Klepper protests that “this is a guy who just wants to take a few classes to attempt to impeach Donald Trump.”

“Yeah, but he’s not in a position to do that,” Hillary Clinton responds.

“We gotta really digest what’s in the Mueller report, because we know what the attorney general said about it is not true,” Bill Clinton adds.

“He should go to law school,” Hillary Clinton offers, “… for continuing legal education.”

You can watch the video below:

#EndorseThis: Jordan Klepper Thinks Pro-Family Separation Trumpists Are In Flatland

Comedy Central anchor Jordan Klepper has scaled the heights of political satire with his faux Fox News orthodoxy, a staple of “The Opposition” that will be sorely missed.

Klepper is on fire in today’s monologue, a full-scale assault on “don’t trust ’em” Trump conservatives who refuse to acknowledge the tragedy at the U.S.-Mexico border. The news is reporting on family separation, so it must be Fake News. Right? In trademark cagey style, Klepper exposes the GOP’s complete abdication of reason on immigration policy, all while needling toxic men’s literature and pounding away mercilessly on a shameless Tucker Carlson.

Oh, and the clip begins with one of the funniest one-liners in Comedy Central’s history. Don’t drink any beverages and hit play at the same time. Seriously, it’s that good.

Click for a spit-take.

#EndorseThis: Jordan Klepper’s Trump TV Is As Terrifying As A Roseanne Tweet

Jordan Klepper’s style is a little different from most comics featured by #EndorseThis. With his premise as a self-satirizing right-wing Trumpist, the jokes come fast and loose, and often at the expense of a clear narrative.

But Klepper can chalk up this sketch as one of the cleverest bits of comedy from the Trump era. Examining 45’s dark new influence over TV sitcoms, Jordan begins with a shot across the bow at Roseanne Barr, a macadamia nut farmer (and Twitter wingnut) who pretends to be an average blue-collar citizen on ABC.

It gets better. Jordan’s companions Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp propose a reboot of classic American shows in the image of right wing voters. Seinfeld? Elaine turns into a mousy church wife. George Jefferson? Movin’ on down. Buffy gets rebuffed by a toxic male boss. And what about The Cosby Show? Why, it’s fine the way it is…especially the leading actor.

Click and enjoy as Klepper sends Trump TV down the tubes.

#EndorseThis: ‘The Daily Show’ Shows Trump Voters What ‘Extreme Vetting’ Looks Like

On Monday, Donald Trump proposed a system of “extreme vetting” to screen immigrants hoping to enter the United States. “We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people,” he said, proposing an ideological screening test inspired by Cold War measures designed to block the entry of communists and anarchists.

But a special report by The Daily Show illustrated that some Trump supporters would fail the test their candidate laid out.

Currently, Trump’s criteria for blocking immigration is pretty vague. However, he did specifically call out “extreme views about religion such as its oppression of women, gays, and non-believers.” That’s where The Daily Show‘s Jordan Klepper started out. You can probably see where this is going.

Standing outside of a Trump rally in Wisconsin, Klepper found one supporter who called same-sex marriage “disgusting.” Another said that women are not qualified to be president because “a female has more hormones.” Not exactly what you’d hope for among voters who purport to be against the oppression of women, gays, and non-believers.

This man-on-the-street style is not an accurate representation of the average Trump supporter. However, it does point to an inherent contradiction in the GOP candidate’s rhetoric: though he purports to defend these groups which he alleges are under attack, he has also made and encouraged disparaging remarks about many of those same groups.

Trump’s description of “extreme vetting” does sound eerily similar to his proposed bans on immigration. As liberal Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent puts it:

It’s pretty obvious what this “new” plan is really about. Trump wants to basically repackage his proposed Muslim ban — which has been widely denounced as fundamentally at odds with American values — by somehow making it seem in sync with American values such as pluralism and tolerance.

But the United States does have experience with ideologically screening prospective immigrants, beginning in the 18th century and continuing through the Cold War. Even today, immigration applications include several ideology-related questions: for instance, current applicants are asked whether they are affiliated with Communist or totalitarian parties. While the ethics of these measures can be up for debate, it has historical — and maybe legal — precedent.

Photo: Comedy Central/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Victory Infomercial

The late night shows were dominated Wednesday by Donald Trump’s bizarre combination victory speech, press conference — and infomercial for Trump products.

The Daily Show‘s Jordan Klepper stood by his own table of Trump merchandise, and gave his verdict on all of Trump’s claims of great branding success: “They’re crap, they’re just crap, all right. Trump Airlines was s#$t — the business defaulted, it was sold off; Trump Water is just generic water he slapped his name on; Trump University’s a joke. I mean, I spent all night looking into this stuff. Spoiler Alert: It’s all bulls#$t.”

Stephen Colbert declared: “That’s right, Trump gave his victory speech next to a pyramid of raw steak. He was either trying to prove Mitt wrong — or introducing his new running mate, ‘Trump/Pile of Meat 2016.’ Good luck telling them apart. It was like watching an infomercial — if he’s elected, this would make Trump the first president to come with a sticker, ‘As Seen On TV.'”

James Corden said of Trump’s wines: “The only thing I can imagine being worse than Trump 2016, is a bottle of 2016 Trump. Also, you can tell that it’s Trump’s winery — because they only sell white.”

Conan O’Brien also looked at the primary result in Michigan: “Almost 40 percent of people who voted for John Kasich said they did so because they don’t like the other guys — which explains his new campaign slogan: ‘John Kasich, the lesser of four evils.'”

And on The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard looked at the zaniest new meme in the presidential contest: the accusation that Ted Cruz is secretly the Zodiac Killer! (Not even the facts that Ted Cruz was born in 1970, but the Zodiac killings began in 1968, aren’t stopping this one.) But as Mike pointed out, Ted does want to kill — a lot of government agencies that play an important role in real people’s lives.

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Circus

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.”