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When comedian Robert Smigel appeared on The Last Laugh podcast early this summer, he revealed that his greatest creation, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, would almost certainly be entering the 2020 election fray—despite a deadly pandemic that had moved much of the campaign off the trail. 

On Wednesday night, he made good on that promise by delivering a hilarious focus group full of very real Trump supporters on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

 

“The Trump presidency has been four years of him making shocking and hate-filled remarks,” Colbert said at the top. “I’ve often wondered, is there any message, is there anything he could do, anything he could say, anything he could put out that would cause him to lose his most loyal supporters?” 

To answer that question, the host turned to Triumph, who explained, “Despite the travesties of his coronavirus response, the failed economy, and California’s exploding trees, President Trump’s loyal followers have stuck with him through the good times and the end times.”

“One wonders if anything the president says or does could cost him their ‘herd mentality,’” he continued. “So we brought these actual Trump supporters to this actual focus group research center, where this actual moderator showed them a series of actual fake Trump campaign ads.” 

    Throughout the sketch, Triumph stayed uncharacteristically quiet behind the one-way mirror, sipping bleach out of a martini glass, as the Trump fans managed to roast themselves by barely batting an eye as the moderator showed them increasingly absurd ads for the president’s re-election campaign.

    With the help of voice actor Jeff Bergman, who brings Trump to life on the Colbert-produced Our Cartoon President, Smigel and his team somehow managed to get this group of MAGA fanatics to defend electrified Confederate statues, a new “best of three” election plan, and child labor to replace essential workers since, as Trump puts it in one ad, kids are “immune to the Hong Kong fluey virus.” 

    When the Trump supporters heard fake “leaked” audio of Trump asking his medical experts if they have “tried putting a person in the microwave” to cure COVID-19, they accused the moderator of selective editing. “Maybe there’s a sliver of, like, well, maybe microwaving would do something to help,” one woman offered hopefully.

    Only one man objected, saying, “If you admit to that, that you would possibly think about using an immigrant in a microwave, like, that crossed your mind? Take an old person, that’s done nothing wrong, and microwaving him? Nobody’s going to go for that.” Then he added, “I mean, I would still vote for him, but that was stupid.” 

    “There you have it. The people have spoken, occasionally in coherent sentences,” Triumph concluded at the end of the segment. “And in the end, no matter whom you support, we can all agree, America is blessed with an informed electorate, and the future is brighter than ever…for me to poop on.” 

    For more, listen to Triumph the Insult Comic Dog creator Robert Smigel on The Last Laugh podcast.

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    Minnesota police investigating alleged ballot harvesting by Ilhan Omar supporters

    Police in Minneapolis are investigating a report by a right-wing activist group of alleged illegal ballot harvesting by supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota.

    “We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements,” the Minneapolis Police Department said in a Monday statement, according to Fox News. “No further information is available at this time on this.”

    Project Veritas reported on Sunday that the Minnesota Democrat’s supporters were illegally collecting ballots and bragging about it on social media.

    Although ballot harvesting, the act of a third-party collecting ballots from the residences of voters, is legal in many states, it is often limited to the number of ballots collected per individual. In the Project Veritas report , a man identified as Libon Mohamed was seen boasting about the large number of ballots he had collected.

    Mohamed said he had collected “300 ballots for Jamal Osman,” who is a member of the Minneapolis City Council. The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that there is a three-person limit to the number of ballots that can legally be harvested.

    “Numbers don't lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Look, all these are for Jamal Osman,” Mohamed said in the video.

    President Trump called for an investigation into the report.

    “This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range!” Trump said in an early Monday morning tweet.

    This is totally illegal. Hope that the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review??? If not, why not??? We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement. Saved Minneapolis & Iron O Range! https://t.co/yete31P680

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 28, 2020


    Omar’s senior communications director Jeremy Slevin dismissed Project Veritas's reporting as a distraction.

    “The amount of truth to this story is equal to the amount Donald Trump paid in taxes of ten out of the last fifteen years: zero. And amplifying a coordinated right-wing campaign to delegitimize a free and fair election this fall undermines our democracy,” he said according to Newsweek while referring to the New York Times report on Sunday about Trump’s tax returns.

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