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Today’s Trump Apocalypse Watch: Getting Rid of the Heebie Jobbies

Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday.

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The Trump Apocalypse Watch is a subjective daily estimate, using a scale of one to four horsemen, of how likely it is that Donald Trump will be elected president, thus triggering an apocalypse in which we all die.

Here’s a fun/racist video:

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That’s a Trump fan asking him a question today at an appearance in Manchester, New Hampshire. “Why aren’t we putting our retirees, our military retirees, on that border or in TSA?” the woman inquires. “Get rid of all these heebie jobbies they wear at TSA!” Only the angry white reactionary God knows what exactly this woman was picturing, but from her hand gesture and the context, she seems to be confusing turbans with hijabs and saying that she wants Trump to replace turban-wearing TSA agents with veterans. (Incidentally, it appears that there is already a veterans’-outreach program in place at the TSA. It’s also legal to serve in the armed forces while wearing a turban!) “We are looking at that,” Trump replies. “We’re looking at that.” Our danger level remains low.

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