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‘Somebody give this guy a Xanax’: Stephen Colbert brutally mocks Trump’s Obama-wiretap tweet storm

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Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked Donald Trump over his “weekend tweet storm,” nailing the president for claiming—without evidence—that former President Barack Obama tapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

Colbert referenced Trump’s Saturday tweet, sent at 6:45 a.m., that charged Obama with tapping the president’s wires “just before the victory”—a move the president called “McCarthyism.”

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“Who wakes up that angry?” Colbert asked, noting Trump’s tweet time. “I’m serious, somebody give this guy a Xanax. Or a bran muffin. Or a bran muffin just stuffed with Xanax, like a ‘branax,’ or something.”

The Late Show host then hounded the president for later tweeting that the unverified phone tapping “Is Nixon/Watergate.”

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“Wait you just said it was McCarthyism!” Colbert exclaimed. “Now it’s Nixon/Watergate? Pick your historical analogy.”

“This is the Pearl Harbor of Hindenburg, Great Depression, D-Day, finale of Lost! Finale of Lost,” Colbert joked.

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Watch the clip below, via @colbertlateshow Twitter:

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Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.

Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News

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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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