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The latest multi-million-dollar Trump scandal is an invitation to satire, and Stephen Colbert accepts with gusto. The Late Show host acidly explains how the Trump campaign set up its recurring email donation under a mountain of fine print, knowing that its gullible supporters would never find the "opt out" button.

As Colbert notes, the Trumpsters, like their idol, aren't known for intensive engagement with words: "Their favorite reading genre is hat." Soon the campaign ramped up its ripoff to a weekly withdrawal from unwitting supporters, siphoning thousands from old wing-nuts on limited incomes.

It's a story that gives fresh meaning to "Stop the Steal." Click and cackle.




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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 and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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A Maryland anti-vaxxer is facing charges for threatening National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci over email-- going as far as to warn the face of America's COVID-19 response that he would be "hunted, captured, tortured and killed," among other things-- according to court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday.

According to the affidavit filed in support of a criminal complaint, Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr. committed two violations-- threatening a federal official and sending interstate communication containing a threat to harm, both of which are felonies.

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