On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert went after White House advisor Stephen Miller and President Trump‘s new immigration plan, which he called “kinda like Weight Watchers but the goal is to lose brown people.”
“Ah, it’s the classic immigrant tale,” he began. “You come here at 28, speaking perfect English with a briefcase full of cash and a dream that if you work hard, your kids can go to the same college you did.”
He then mocked Miller, who he called a “national forehead preserve,” for his dismissal of the poem that’s on the Statue of Liberty.
“There’s a lot of crazy in his explanation there,” he reacted. “First off, I have never seen a presidential administration refuse to fully endorse the Statue of Liberty. What are they going to do next? ‘I don’t know, Liberty Bell. I like bells that don’t crack.'”
Colbert actually agreed with Miller that “we’re never going to live up to” the poem.
“It’s an aspirational document!” he continued. “Like ‘love your neighbor as yourself,’ or ‘all men are created equal,’ or ’employees must wash hands before returning to work.’ It’s something to strive for!”
The Late Show host then proposed putting a new poem on the Statue of Liberty.
Give me your wealthy, your rich, your huddled MBAs yearning to be tax-free,
Send these, the English-speaking, fully insured to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door,
And lift my leg upon your filthy pore,
P.S. No fatties please.
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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