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CAIRO (AFP) – U.S. Middle East envoy William Burns will arrive in Cairo on Friday night, a senior Egyptian official said, as international efforts to resolve Egypt’s political crisis ramp up.

“Burns is arriving tonight. He will meet with foreign minister Nabil Fahmy tomorrow,” the source told AFP.

Burns, the under secretary of state for the Middle East, has already visited Egypt once since the July 3 ouster of president Mohamed Morsi.

His latest trip comes after E.U. foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visited in a bid to mediate a peaceful solution to the stand-off between Morsi supporters and the army-installed interim government.

EU Middle East envoy Bernardino Leon and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle have also held talks in Cairo this week to urge both sides to reach a compromise.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sparked an uproar among Morsi supporters on Thursday after saying the military was “restoring democracy” when it deposed the the Islamist president.

Photo Credit: AFP/Fayez Nureldine

Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.