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Pooping on the Primaries: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Hits Campaign Trail

And he should fit right in.


Our favorite insult-spewing television celebrity — no, not you, Donald Trump — hits the campaign trail with a one-hour election special appearing next month exclusively on Hulu.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will take viewers to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina on what is likely to be a bitingly satirical tour of voting in the early primary states.

The cigar-chomping, Montenegrin Mountain Hound puppet with an Eastern European accent — best known for his savaging of “Star Wars” fans and other targets on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show — has already put in appearances at one of the Democratic debates and at a Tea Party convention, and has hounded Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on a series of campaign stops.

Triumph, through his publicist at Funny or Die, declined our request for an interview.

“I don’t have time for this shit,” Triumph said in a statement. The cursing cur’s most recent TV gig was “The Jack and Triumph Show.”

Triumph will have to up his game if he hopes to compete with Cruz’s freshman year roommate at Princeton, Craig Mazin. The screenwriter, whose credits include “The Hangover Part II,” “Identity Thief” and “Scary Movie 4,” has been lampooning the Republican presidential hopeful on Twitter. (Mazin also declined our request for an interview.)

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