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Like Rachel Maddow, Garry Trudeau is a master of digging out obscure facts and "connecting the dots", and today's Doonesbury strip is a good example of this.
Erstwhile reporter Roland B Hedley Jr. made the claim the the Taliban had endorsed Trump for re-election, a claim so outrageous that I had to look it up.
"This election is a tough call because one candidate was endorsed by both the Taliban and the KKK and the other was endorsed by a broad bipartisan coalition and The New England Journal of Medicine," screenwriter and author Bess Kalb wrote in a tongue-in-cheek post on Sunday. At the time of writing, the post had been retweeted more than 70,000 times and liked by more than 310,000 Twitter users.
On Saturday, October 10, the Taliban did endorse Trump's re-election in an interview with CBS News. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the group, told CBS that the Taliban's leaders "hope" Trump wins in November.
"We hope he will win the election and wind up U.S. military presence in Afghanistan," Mujahid said. The spokesman pointed to a recent tweet from the president promising that U.S. troops would be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2020.
"Trump might be ridiculous for the rest of the world, but he is sane and wise man for the Taliban," a senior Taliban leader told CBS News.
David Duke, the former grand wizard of the white supremacist group, has repeatedly voiced his support for Trump. In July, Duke endorsed Trump and also suggested the president should select Fox News host Tucker Carlson as his running mate.
"Trump & Tucker is the only way to stop the commie Bolsheviks! It is the only path to beat them! #TrumpTucker2020," Duke tweeted. The former KKK leader was later banned from Twitter.