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Trump is ‘shredding American democracy’ with baseless fraud claims, Seth Meyers warns

Trump is 'shredding American democracy' with baseless fraud claims, Seth Meyers warns

“Trump promised for months that this is exactly how he’d react if he lost, and now he’s doing it and shredding American democracy in the process,” said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Wednesday. “If anything, this might be the first time he’s delivering on what he promised.”

The U.S. presidential election was called for President-elect Joe Biden days ago, and President-eject Donald Trump continues to shut his eyes, block his ears, and scream “voter fraud” at the top of his lungs. There’s still no evidence of widespread election fraud yet Republicans are still pushing this story, Meyers noting that this willfully ignorant bullishness bears strikingly similarities to narratives we’ve heard before. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert hammers Republicans for supporting Trump’s delusions of dictatorship

Stephen Colbert hammers Republicans for supporting Trump's delusions of dictatorship

It’s been about 50 billion years since the 2020 U.S. presidential election was called for President-elect Joe Biden, and President Donald Trump is still refusing to concede. It’s an embarrassing state of affairs, made all the worse by Republicans like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continuing to support Trump’s delusions.

On Tuesday, concerningly, Pompeo told journalists that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” To be clear, Trump lost the presidential election to Biden. Him remaining in power for a second term would constitute a coup d’état.

“If that was a joke, you just bombed so hard you violated the Geneva Convention,” said Late Show host Stephen Colbert. “You know all those dictators you visited, Mr. Secretary? That wasn’t supposed to be an internship!” Read more…

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Seth Meyers explains why Republicans are to blame for the Midwest’s delayed election results

Seth Meyers explains why Republicans are to blame for the Midwest's delayed election results

“I spent most of the night clenching so hard I have six pack abs now,” Late Night host Seth Meyers said on Wednesday. 

Election Day in the U.S. has come and gone, but global stress and anxiety has only intensified. Though Democratic candidate Joe Biden is currently leading, President Donald Trump has already made an extremely premature victory declaration and is calling for the ballot counting to stop, stating he intends to take the matter to the Supreme Court

As Meyers explained in a whopping 21-minute Closer Look segment, this is “deeply dangerous authoritarian behavior” that severely undermines America’s democracy. These are not fraudulent votes that Trump wants to discard. They are legitimate votes from registered U.S. voters that were submitted before the voting deadline and just need to be counted. Yet the president is actively fighting to ignore these ballots because they may not be favorable to him. Read more…

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Did Trump just use the soundtrack of a kids’ movie at his convention?

Did Trump just use the soundtrack of a kids' movie at his convention?

OK, hear me out.

I have seen the animated film Sing approximately 700 times. (I have five-year-old twins, that’s my excuse.) I have also subjected myself to all four bleak, droning nights of the Republican National Convention. As I was watching the main event — aka one long abuse of presidential power — unfold on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night, I came to a strange realization: The soundtrack to this unethical campaign rally bore a striking similarity to the Sing soundtrack.

Exhibit A: Ivanka Trump walked out to give the speech introducing her father to a tinny-sounding version of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.” It caught my attention because I immediately wondered if Sir Elton would sue the Trump campaign for using it.  Read more…

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