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‘Most awkward sabbath dinner ever’: Colbert mimics Jared & Ivanka’s first shabbos post-Charlottesville

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Stephen Colbert

“I hope you had a good week,” Stephen Colbert said in his opening monologue on Friday’s episode of The Late Show. “But I know that you haven’t because I live here too.”

Before detailing the goings-on of the day, Colbert gave a religious shout-out.

“To my Jewish friends, good shabbos,” he said. “To Jared and Ivanka, happy most awkward sabbath dinner ever.”

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He then went into an impression of Ivanka Trump starting her family’s day of rest with her presidential father.

“OK, let’s go around the table and say something we’re thankful for this week. Dad, we’re gonna skip you this time,” he said. “We’ll get you double next time.”

Colbert went on to discuss the week’s inescapable news item: that President Donald Trump “has been taking heat all week for being an apologist for some people who attended a neo-Nazi rally.”

“I just wanna say to Tom Arnold: if you have those outtakes of Trump saying the n-word on the Apprentice that you claimed, maybe release them now before he screams it at the turkey pardoning in November,” Colbert concluded.

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Watch the raucous week’s end opening monologue below.

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‘Crazy as a bag of hammers’ Lindsey Graham mocked for calling Trump’s too-late sanctions on Turkey a ‘game changer’

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As Kurd civilians are slaughtered in Syria after Donald Trump opened the door for Turkey to invade, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) came under withering ridicule for happily announcing the president's agreement to levy economic sanctions of Turkey as a "game changer."

The South Carolina conservative has been harshly critical of the president's decision to move U.S. military personnel out of Syria where they have served as a bulwark againts a Turkish invasion, and now that the slaughter has begun, Graham has been seeking a way to lessen the damage as people are slaughtered.

Late Sunday, Graham tweeted, "Just spoke with President @realdonaldTrump. I applaud his decision to work with Congress to stop Turkeys aggression in Syria through crippling economic sanctions. This decision by President Trump will be a game changer -- in all the wrong ways -- for Turkey."

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Kurdish forces warned they’d go to Putin and Assad if US withdrew: Former Trump envoy

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Now that President Donald Trump has made it clear that he will abandon Kurdish resistance fighters to be persecuted and killed by Turkish forces, the erstwhile U.S. allies are moving to cut a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to ensure their protection — all but wiping out U.S. support in the region.

Not only was this broadly predicted by experts, but according to The Daily Beast, former anti-ISIS special envoy Brett McGurk was warned explicitly by Kurdish officials last year that this would happen if America did not secure a deal to contain Turkey and ensure the Kurds' continuing security.

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White House finally issues response to macabre video showing Trump as mass shooter

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The White House press secretary issued a terse condemnation of a macabre online video depicting President Donald Trump gunning down media figures and Democratic rivals.

The video was shown at a conservative political event hosted at a Trump-owned hotel and attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose successor as press secretary was forced to comment the morning after reports about the video began circulating online.

"Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video," said Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary.

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