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Jon Stewart uses tweet exchange with Trump to encourage voting

Technically Incorrect: Speaking at a charity event, the comedian probes the intellect and funny bone of the Republican nominee.

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This story from a gray-bearded sage has generated more than 1.1 million views on YouTube since Tuesday.

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If you haven't already done it, perhaps you should next week.

No, I don't mean leave the country because, whoever wins, it's going to be carnage.

I mean vote -- and then leave the country because, whoever wins, it's going to be carnage.

On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart appeared at a Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York and encouraged people to head to the polls.

He did so by means of a story. He told of a Twitter exchange with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

He entitled the tale: "The Day I Woke up To Discover Someone Was Tweeting Weird S*** About Me."

It all began on April 24, 2013. This was the day that Trump tweeted: "I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz -- I mean Jon Stewart@TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated."

Trump later continued, tweeting that Stewart "should be proud of his heritage."

Stewart found it odd that Trump was indirectly pointing out that Stewart is Jewish by noting his given name and referencing his "heritage." Stewart assumed his face gave it away.

He ended up tweeting back that Trump's real name was actually "F***face Von Clownstick."

Oddly, Trump didn't find this funny. He accused Stewart of having it stolen from "a moron on Twitter."

"Four days later, perhaps the next president of the greatest country in the world, at 1:30 in the morning, tweeted, 'Little Jon Stewart is a pussy and would be hopeless in a debate with me,'" Stewart recounted.

The comedian's message, one that so many might still need to hear: "Vote wisely."

I suspect, though, that wisdom has deserted many and been replaced by Twitter feuds and desperate urges.

Some see a choice between the same and the insane. Some don't feel great about either party. Some want to bring the whole edifice down and see what happens.

Perhaps this is, after all, the United States of Von Clownstick.