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Why Do Comics Laugh at Their Own Jokes? It’s No Accident

Does Donald Trump laugh?

Last year, manypublicationspointedout that in the presidential campaign, he never let loose even a chuckle, leading to much speculation and some philosophizing. A survey of four decades of guest appearances on late-night shows reveals Mr. Trump does indeed laugh, but rarely. Particularly after he turned down an invitation to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, an event meant to let a president show off his lighter side, it’s tempting to draw a c

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