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Colbert hysterically ridicules Trump’s doctor: His letter was ‘yanked from where the sun don’t shine’

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Late Show host Stephen Colbert gave his own diagnosis on Monday of Harold Bornstein’s assessment of Donald Trump.

“Bornstein proved he’s a true gastroenterologist because the letter seems like he yanked it from where the sun don’t shine,” Colbert said of Bornstein’s heavily-criticized letter describing the GOP presidential nominee’s health last December.

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Colbert pointed out that critics have wondered whether Trump himself wrote the letter, given the use of terms like “astonishingly excellent” and Bornstein gloating that the real estate magnate’s exams had yielded only “positive” results.

“Positive results are always good,” Colbert cracked. “Blood pressure? Positive! Cholesterol? Positive! Chlamydia? Positive!”

Besides the fact that he looked like a “very questionable Gandalf,” Colbert was concerned over Bornstein’s admission that he was “rushed” and “anxious” when he wrote the letter, given that Trump had a driver waiting for him outside of his office.

“Rushed, anxious, five minutes, driver waiting,” said Colbert. “You definitely want the candidate’s physical to sound like losing your virginity on prom night.”

Watch Colbert’s commentary, as aired on Monday, below.

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Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why

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According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.

As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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