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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Continuing his racist attacks on Baltimore, President Donald Trump tried to get some laughs out of his rally Thursday night by making a joke out of the city’s murder rate.

Trump said the city’s murder rate was higher than a series of countries, and then said with a smirk, “I believe it’s higher than … give me a place that you think is pretty bad, give me a place…”

Someone shouted out “Afghanistan,” a suggestion he gleefully took up.

“I believe, we’ll check the number, and if we’re wrong, they’ll tell us tomorrow. There’ll be headlines! ‘Trump exaggerated!” he said.

The crowd laughed.

“I do believe it’s higher than Afghanistan,” he said.

“The President of the United States is using people’s kids, mothers, fathers, who have died on the streets of Baltimore as a punchline at a campaign rally,” noted New York Times reporter Erica Green.

Watch the clip below:

Sarah Cooper

Screenshot from Twitter

Now that we know how badly Donald Trump screwed up his 60 Minutes moment – he couldn't wait for us to find out the usual way – all that's left is commentary. And who better to comment on any Trump interview than comic Sarah Cooper? She mimes both the president and Lesley Stahl with a manner suited perfectly to the topic: "How to climate change."

Never mind that this encounter actually occurred a couple of years ago. Nothing has changed, except that Cooper is here to deliver righteous scorn. You will enjoy, and meanwhile her lip-syncing serves the ultimate good cause of saving the planet from its would-be destroyer via World War Zero.

"I don't know why Lesley Stahl even gives Trump the time of day," Cooper wonders. Good question!

Click and chortle.