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Stephen Colbert Rejects Trump’s Claim of ‘Presidential Harassment’

Stephen Colbert Rejects Trump’s Claim of ‘Presidential Harassment’

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Democrats in the House this week began a series of investigations into President Trump’s past conduct and finances, even as Trump urged them in his State of the Union address to stop investigating him. On Thursday, the president said on Twitter that the investigations planned by various House committees constituted “Unlimited Presidential Harassment.”

Stephen Colbert ridiculed the term, which the president has also used in speeches.

“Yes, presidential harassment — it’s like sexual harassment, only Republicans take it seriously.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Trevor Noah talked about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s push for a sweeping tax increase on the wealthiest Americans. Opponents are calling her ideas extreme, but Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal has broad public support, according to some polls.

“The truth is, 76 percent of Americans supporting the raising of taxes means it’s not that fringe. That’s a really impressive number, because usually the only thing 76 percent of Americans agree on is that extra guac should be free. And it should be — guacamole is a human right!” — TREVOR NOAH, citing a Morning Consult/Politico poll

“A motorist in the U.K. was arrested yesterday after he crashed his car while swerving to avoid hitting an octopus he claimed to have seen in the road. Officials became suspicious when they couldn’t find any squid-marks.” — SETH MEYERS

“Taco Bell just announced that delivery is now available nationwide. Taco Bell made the decision after stoners kept getting lost at the drive-through.” — JIMMY FALLON

“It’s February, which, as anyone in Virginia can tell you, is Blackface History Month.” — TREVOR NOAH

Nick Kroll has an animated Netflix series, “Big Mouth,” about going through puberty, but he probably shouldn’t actually teach sex education to high schoolers. Here was his advice on contraception: “What you want to do when you have a condom is get two men — comedians — to help you put it on.”

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