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Colbert rips Giuliani’s racism denial: ‘Racists don’t exist- they’re like unicorns and his sense of shame’

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CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert is counting down the days to the election — aren’t we all — and noted that the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is not going so well, but that hasn’t stopped his surrogates from denying reality

“We are 13 days from the election,” Colbert began. “And it is a hard time for those on-board the Trump Train. Because, somehow, it hit an iceberg and is sinking.”

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“Trump’s surrogates are doing just what the passengers on the ‘Titanic’ did– remaining calm on the ship and talking about how great it is,” he continued. “Just this morning — just this morning — Trump got some much-needed support from former New York Mayor and daytime Dracula Rudy Giuliani. Here’s what Rudy had to say when asked if Trump was racist.”

Showing a clip of Giluiani saying, “To say that Donald Trump is a racist is outrageous. To call anybody a racist is outrageous,” Colbert smirked and nodded approvingly.

“Exactly,” he told the audience. “To call anyone ‘racist,’ well racists don’t exist. They’re like unicorns, or Giuliani’s sense of shame — you can’t find it anywhere!”

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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.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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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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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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