- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Andy Richter, the longtime sidekick to TBS late-night host Conan O’Brien, compared President Trump to a long-dead genocidal dictator via his Twitter account Wednesday.

The comment came Thursday afternoon as a reaction to question posed by Washington Post political journalist Chris Cillizza.

“I ask again though: Why can’t Trump be praised for delivering a good speech full stop?” Mr. Cillizza, who is generally fairly critical of the president, asked in a Twitter post Wednesday morning.

Reacting to the post more than eight hours later, Mr. Richter tweeted, “Yeah, and Hitler was nice to his dogs[.]”

Last month, Mr. Richter, responding to a follower who lamented the comedian’s sharply partisan screeds on Twitter said, “It’s pretty simple; you endanger democracy, we take away your jokes[.]” 

And on Friday, the comedian said President Trump was the “ideal” speaker for CPAC due to his “simplistic” and “racist” vision of the world.

• Ken Shepherd can be reached at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

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