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Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert formed a Super PAC earlier this year to mock the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for unlimited, anonymous money in politics. And now he’s running for president.

On his show Thursday night, Colbert announced the formation of an exploratory committee “for my possible candidacy for president of the United States of South Carolina.”

Which means he has to play the same game all the other candidates are playing, pretending he’s not “coordinating” with his Super PAC even though it’s staffed by his friends and coworkers:

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With Jon Stewart at the helm, Colbert reportedly having received donations from tens of thousands of people, and TV time cheap in South Carolina, the potential is there for the comedian to actually make a difference in the Republican primary race.

If he’s serious.

Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks you may recall from his many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Now working as a "correspondent" for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Triumph recently convened a focus group of real live Trump supporters to discuss current issues, such as the dismantling of Confederate statues and unemployment. The group watched some fictional Trump-Pence campaign ads to gauge their reaction to potentially extreme proposals by their idol.

Even Triumph, who always presumes human stupidity, was exasperated by their answers.

It's uproariously funny, the way only a gang of mindless Trumpists can be.