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#EndorseThis: Laughing At The Horses' Asses In Trump's White House

The Late Show now features a series called "Tuning Out The News" – short animations that combine cartoon "news" characters and real live human beings, addressing the issues of our day. Or simply lampooning any convenient knuckleheads.

In this very brief but hilarious 'toon, the whimsical conceit is that the abject butt-kissing by Trump's servile staff might induce a horse to sing. If you've ever watched that kind of pathetic spectacle -- reproduced on Tuesday by the White House Domestic Policy Council -- this clip will look familiar. (Don't miss Brooke Rollins, who runs domestic policy, sucking up to "arguably the most successful businessman in our country's history.") And it will make you whinny with laughter.

Just click.



#EndorseThis: Colbert’s Catchy Impeachment Jingle

Impeaching the president is a very solemn and historic matter,of course. But dark humor is never far below the surface when discussing DonaldTrump, and the impeachment announced by House Democrats on Tuesday morning isno exception – as Stephen Colbert reminds us.

The Late Show host’s annotation of the announcement is masterful (as is his mild trolling of the committee chairman who showed up late to this historic event). Colbert and his bandleader Jon Batiste even have a catchy holiday jingle to remind you what this scandal is all about.

Just click and laugh.

#EndorseThis: Trump Booing At World Series Inspires The Late Show

Whether you watch baseball or not, by now you’ve probably seen video of fans at World Series Game Five lustily booing Donald Trump — who ventured out from the White House with Melania and a few of his Congressional stooges to Nationals Park on Sunday night. Seeing Trump’s expression change from smug smile to stony grimace as he hears them booing and chanting “Lock Him Up” will never get old.

The Late Show deploys that instant classic video in a cold open that imagines fans singing Take Me Out to the Ballgame— with freshened lyrics relevant to the moment. It’s short but oh so sweet.

Click and chortle — and sing along.

#EndorseThis: Putin Responds To The State Of The Union

Delivered in the U.S. Capitol, the State of the Union address is seen around the world — and perhaps nowhere with greater glee these days than in the Kremlin. Can you imagine what was on the mind of Trump fan Vladimir Putin as he heard the American president speak?

The Late Show writers bring us the Putin response. Click for laughs.

#EndorseThis: How Colbert Celebrated Democratic Victory

The Late Show went live on Election Night, allowing Stephen Colbert (and his trusty bandleader Jon Batiste) to celebrate the Democratic House victory in real time. He had a bottle of whiskey and a glass on hand in case things went badly wrong — and felt the need for a long gulp when Ted Cruz won.

But the mood was mostly upbeat as Stephen noted that House Democrats, with subpoena power, can now open investigations into the Trump administration. “And we’ll finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical!”

And he has a pungent take on Trump’s boast that with him as president, a midterm election is no longer boring.

Just click. We’re beginning to wake up from this nightmare.

#EndorseThis: Colbert Can’t Stop Watching Trump Speech Slur

Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the United States unmistakably blunders into a speaking slur that will make you laugh and shudder at the same time.

Colbert says he could watch that moment over and over. And in fact he rolls tape again and almost loses it on stage — no doubt with that same sense of comic horror. Whatever this portends, it’s certainly something to see at least once. Whew.

#EndorseThis: Colbert Parses That Funny (And Flakey!) Trump Tweet

How many laughs can Stephen Colbert squeeze from a single Trump tweet? Whenever somebody really irritates the president — someone like Senator Jeff “Flakey” Flake (R-AZ), for example — the Late Show host brings forth comedy gold.

Parsing nearly every phrase typed by those stubby fingers, Colbert seems truly disappointed that the most powerful man in the world communicates on a level well below the average fourth-grade bully. He catches one very embarrassing misspelling. And he has a few choice words as well for Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, “the oldest trick-or-treater on the block.”

#EndorseThis: Colbert Spoofs Trump Feuds With Flake And Corker

Like almost everyone else in America, Stephen Colbert is enjoying Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s erupting feud with Trump. Brawling broke out again on Twitter Tuesday, after Corker denounced the president on TV morning shows and Trump fired backs several angry tweets.

“Some of what Trump said about Corker was not true,” notes an earnest Colbert. “Specifically, all of it.”

He proceeds to fact-check (and spell-check) the Trump Twitter barrage to great hilarity. And then he moves on to the Senate floor speech of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, who offered fellow Republicans a grave warning about the president before announcing his own retirement. Somehow Colbert finds the humor there, too.