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The fine people at The Simpsons are now getting in on sending up Donald Trump’s candidacy, in a promotional sketch released on YouTube.

In the sketch, titled “Trumptastic Voyage,” Homer ends up at The Donald’s announcement speech — and soon gets lost in a mystical journey through the man’s hair.

“Ahhh, it’s so wispy,” Homer says, exulting. “It’s a gravity-defying combover. I can’t believe that this was once on his ass.”

Just a few of the pop-culture and political references that we’ve picked up:

  • 0:00, the initial setup — Trump’s paid actors as cheering supporters at his announcement.
  • 0:19 — Trump’s stoic descent from on high (via escalator).
  • 0:42 — The destroyed Statue of Liberty from Planet of the Apes.
  • 0:45 — Bigfoot. (For some reason.)
  • 0:47 — Amelia Earhart, who disappeared during a solo airplane voyage in 1937.
  • 0:50 — NBC canceling its deal with Trump for the Miss Universe pageant.
  • 0:52 — Macy’s firing The Donald.
  • 0:54 — The character “Anger” from Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out
  • 0:57 — The primitive ape-men and the mysterious Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, plus McDonald’s character Hamburglar.
  • 1:00 — Trump putting his name on everything.

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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, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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New details about the direct role that Donald Trump played in developing a strategy to overturn the 2020 election were revealed in a federal court filing from election coup attorney John Eastman late Thursday.

Eastman is several months into a battle to keep records of his work for Trump in the run-up to January 6 confidential. but in his latest parry to bar access to emails he says should be protected under attorney-client privilege, he has revealed that Trump sent him at least “two hand-written notes” containing information “he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation” challenging election results.

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