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Comic legend Mel Brooks: If I were making a Trump sitcom it would be about a powerful idiot

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Comedy legend Mel Brooks said in an interview this week that he considers GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to be nothing more than comedy fodder.

The creator of such farces and parodies as Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs said he hopes Trump stays in the race because he thinks he’s hilarious. The comments were made this week in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“If I were doing a sitcom I’d do it about a powerful idiot like this guy, who’s running a big corporation or a big network and we’d get to see behind the scenes what an idiot he is,” Brooks said. “The most interesting thing happening was Fox News turning on Trump. That’s hysterical. It’s like Bavaria fighting with Austria — they’re both Germans!”

Brooks, who is Jewish and often skewers Hitler and the Nazis in his work, made the comments before Trump said Thursday he thought Muslims should be forced to have special identification cards, drawing comparison to Nazis making Jewish people wear yellow-colored Stars of David on their clothes.

Trump was on Saturday Night Live this month, propping himself up as the butt of a joke in which comedian and Seinfeld creator Larry David shouted off-stage, “Trump’s a racist!” The real estate mogul, who is combative, bombastic and constantly on Twitter attacking people and boasting, has been criticized for remarks calling migrants from Mexico criminals and rapists.

“Thank God for Trump,” Brooks said. “He’s grist for the comic mill and we need it, God bless him.”

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Trump’s horsewhip-carrying chief of protocol will resign after intimidating State Department staff: report

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President Donald Trump's chief of protocol plans to step down just ahead of the G-20 summit in Japan, according to Bloomberg News.

Sean Lawler, whose job includes assisting the president in diplomatic talks overseas and with foreign leaders in the White House, faces an investigation from the State Department's inspector general for intimidating subordinates, including carrying a horsewhip around the office.

The president reportedly did not care for Lawler, at one point asking officials why he still works at the White House.

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Jerry Falwell, Jr blasted as ‘un-Christian prat’ after trying to defend Donald Trump in battle with Southern Baptist ethics chief

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. was ripped online for attempting to rationalize President Donald Trump's detention camps for children.

Dr. Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, posted on Twitter an Associated Press story on the "perilous conditions" at a Texas Border Patrol station holding 300 children.

"The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this," Moore wrote.

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How one woman taunting a homeless McDonald’s employee turned his life around

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A woman in Fayette County, Georgia recently took to Facebook to disparage a McDonald's worker who was sleeping in the restaurant. "I go and tell an employee there is someone is asleep in their booth and her response was 'oh yeah, we know hee hee, it's ok' and I said 'not really but whatever,'" she wrote.

It turned out the sleeping employee, Simon Childs, is a 21-year-old homeless father who had recently lost his mother and was trying to catch some rest between multiple shifts at the restaurant.

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