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The Crazy Year in Politics (Besides Trump and Clinton)

From a dabbing would-be senator to Ken Bone, it's been a strange year in the political sphere



    The Crazy Year in Politics (Besides Trump and Clinton)
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    It's a tradition for NBC News to sum up the oddest, silliest and most head-scratching political moments of the year, but this year was a strange one.

    Even if the social media fodder from the deeply divisive battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton election now feels as stale as Christmas leftovers, there were plenty of other hilarious moments from 2016 that remind us that we're all human — even in politics.

    There was the good old-fashioned physical humor of Ben Carson spectacularly bungling his entrance to the February ABC News debate. That month, fellow candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Jeb Bush implored an audience to "please clap" as he spoke at a town hall.

    Democrats weren't strangers to unintentional comedy either: California Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez tried dabbing at the end of a debate, earning a side-eye from her eventually victorious opponent.

    And that doesn't even touch on Ken Bone, Birdie Sanders and the rest of politics' funniest moments of the year.