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Trump Toons

This short cartoon perfectly, brutally captures the fallout from Trump's TV-tweeting

If you read or watch the news, you probably know the routine: America's 71-year-old tweeter-in-chief, President Trump, has his phone handy while watching TV, and he tweets out something that sets Washington's hair on fire. The news media drops everything to report Trump's 140-character thoughts and analyze the tweet, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends it, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is asked to respond live on cable news. You might find this Trump-tweet media ecosystem sad, but cartoonist Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) found it darkly comical. In his short cartoon, for Topic's The Nib, Tomorrow imagines the fallout from Trump angrily live-tweeting classic 1960s TV shows, and it's frighteningly plausible. Watch below. Peter Weber