Just in case you didn’t believe us when we said that Trump is bad for comedy, here is exhibit 483: Last night, five late-night hosts, each with a team of writers, told essentially the same joke. When New York Times writer Sopan Deb first noted it on Twitter, I assumed
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Sure, maybe ABC’s Designated Survivor—where Kiefer Sutherland’s low-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman is stuck with the job of president only after literally every other qualified human being preceding him in the line of succession gets blown up—operates on a level of improbable melodrama. But, as Stephen Colbert put it to Sutherland on Tuesday’s Late Show, perhaps the concept of a person “entirely unqualified to be president” suddenly being in charge of the country isn’t as outlandish as it used...