Colbert Vs. Miller: The Stephens Battle Over Statue of Liberty Meaning
The debate about national identity and American values rages on.
Late Show host Stephen Colbert mocked White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller after Miller told reporters this week that the famous poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty — “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” — was not truly reflective of Lady Liberty’s symbolism in the world.
“I’ve never seen a presidential administration refuse to fully endorse the Statue of Liberty. What are they going to do next?” Colbert quipped, then parodied the president: “I don’t know, Liberty Bell? I like bells that don’t crack.”
The contention arose after President Trump unveiled a plan to cut legal immigration in half over the next decade, reigniting a debate about national identity and American values, according to the New York Times. Take a look at the clip above.
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