January 15, 2020

"While the Democrats debated their debate in Iowa, [President] Trump tried to steal the limelight by holding a 'Keep America Great' rally up in Milwaukee," Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday's Late Show. Trump brought up Tom Cruise while bragging about the U.S. military strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, "rambled on about stuff he liked," and finally "launched into his favorite topic: household appliances."

And "Trump wasn't afraid to talk about the hot-button issues, like dishwasher efficiency," Colbert said, showing the president's now-routine dishwasher rant. "First of all, we cannot let this guy become president," he deadpanned. "Second, nobody does that, it's all made up. And third, I'm gonna say we should not take dishwasher advice from a man who eats the majority of his meals out of a cardboard bucket."

At Tuesday's Democratic debate, "everyone was focused on Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren after Bernie reportedly told her a woman can't win the presidency," Jimmy Fallon said at The Tonight Show. "Most Americans disagreed while every Oscar voter sided with Bernie." President Trump was at the college football national championship game in New Orleans Monday night, "and this is cool, the referees actually used his tie to measure first downs," Fallon joked. He also revealed what Trump and actor Vince Vaughn (might have) talked about at the game.

Yes, "the president and first lady were at the game," and "Trump was thrilled with himself," retweeting "not one but two videos of the crowd cheering for him," Jimmy Kimmel said at Kimmel Live. "The president loves to get love from a crowd, which — you know, I actually have an idea that could solve a lot. I say we move the Oval Office to the Superdome. Trump can sit at a desk right on the 50-yard line and get cheered by people all day. He'd be so happy, and maybe it would distract him from ruining the whole world."

Kimmel recounted how an enterprising man at a Trump rally last month "pulled a pretty good one on the president," getting Trump "to sign a copy of his own impeachment report." Trump's Senate impeachment trial will start as soon as next Tuesday, he added, running through some of the "damning new evidence" the House had just released from one of "Rudy Guiliani's Ukrainian dirt-diggers, Lev Parnas." Watch below. Peter Weber

2:30 p.m.

Mort Drucker, the beloved artist known for his work at MAD magazine, has died at 91.

Drucker died Wednesday at his home in New York, his friend John Reiner confirmed to The New York Times. Reiner told CNN's Jake Tapper his death was not thought to be related to COVID-19.

After joining MAD in 1956, Drucker's hilarious caricatures satirizing pop culture soon became iconic, and he illustrated more than half of the magazine's movie parodies from the 1960s through 2008, per the Times. In a 2000 interview with the Times, he noted, "I think I've drawn almost everyone in Hollywood."

Among Drucker's other notable work includes the poster for George Lucas' American Graffiti; according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucas personally drove to Drucker's home on Long Island to convince him to draw it.

"The World has lost a not just an extraordinary talent but a shining example of kindness, humility and humor," the National Cartoonists Society said in a statement.

MAD fans on Thursday quickly began sharing their favorite cartoons from Drucker's legendary career, including his parodies of Jaws and Star Wars. "Many of his illustrations are as vivid in my mind as the movies and TV shows that inspired them," The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff wrote.

Reiner told CNN's Jake Tapper that Drucker's final words to him were, "I'm the luckiest man — I've had a wonderful life." Brendan Morrow

2:11 p.m.

First lady Melania Trump is officially donning a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, although the jury's still out on whether her husband will follow suit.

In a social media post Thursday, the first lady shared a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a surgical mask, touting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation "to wear cloth face coverings."

"Remember, this does NOT replace the importance of social distancing," she wrote. "It is recommended to keep us all safe."

Melania's masking comes one week after President Trump announced he would not be wearing a mask, despite the CDC-issued guidelines urging people to do so. At the time, Trump implied that it would be odd to be "sitting in the Oval Office, behind that beautiful Resolute Desk" while wearing a mask, so it's unclear how he's taking this news.

The photo of the first lady appears to show her wearing a surgical mask rather than the CDC-recommended "cloth face covering," the former of which is recommended only for use by health care professionals and medical first responders amid critical supply shortages.