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The 5 best jokes from the Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj at the White House Correspondents' Dinner:

  1. "Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents' Dinner"
  2. "We've got to address the elephant that's not in the room. The leader of our country is not here, and that's because he lives in Moscow and it's a very long flight. It'd be hard for Vlad to make it."
  3. "You know Donald Trump doesn't drink, right? ... Think about that. That means every statement, every interview, every tweet completely sober ... He tweets at 3AM sober. Who's tweeting at 3AM sober? Donald Trump, because it's 10am in Russia and that's business hours."
  4. "Hillary Clinton couldn't be here tonight. She could have been here, but I think someone told her the event was in Wisconsin and Michigan. What? You guys, you know, Nate Silver told me that joke would kill. Nate Silver told me there was a 74.1% chance of that joke killing."
  5. "Sean Spicer gives press briefings like someone is going through his browser history while he watches."

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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.