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If you find the daily deluge of Trump scandals too dizzying to follow; if you need to step back, take a breath, and gain perspective on the unfolding national disgrace of this administration; if you are simply exhausted and confused, then Trevor Noah is ready to help. Well, at least he will help to grapple with the events of the past week, which is about as much as anyone can handle .

What the Daily Show host offers, aside from a pungent, highly instructive review of the saga’s developments since the Comey firing, is a quick lesson in why nearly 40 percent of Americans don’t quite comprehend the hoodlum character of this president and his associates. Of course it’s because they’re hypnotized by Fox News Channel. But actually watching Trump’s favorite TV personalities try to spin away his defects and delinquencies is hilarious, in that depressing style we must now accept as funny.

Steve Doocy, Tucker Carlson, Kimberly Guilfoyle — they’ll all still be spinning as the paddy wagon pulls up to the White House.

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