Doing his best Michelle Obama impression, CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert admitted on a recent visit to New Zealand that he is no longer proud of his country.
Colbert, who featured parts of his visit on his late-night show, was taking a four-wheeled bicycle tour with two New Zealanders and asked, “Are you proud of your country here?”
“Oh, yeah, love that,” the man replied.
“I miss that feeling,” Colbert quickly shot back, sounding a little too rehearsed.
Of course, it was during the presidential campaign in 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that Mrs. Obama infamously said: “for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”
Considering she became an adult in 1982, that’s 26 years of her apparently not being very proud of her country. Not until her husband was running for president.
Decidedly liberal New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern invited Colbert to visit the country during previous appearances on his show and she was there to pick him up when he touched down at the airport.
“She has come on the show a couple of times already now, and she invited me to visit New Zealand both times,” Colbert said in one segment. “And the second time she said she’d pick me up at the airport. So recently, I got on a plane to see if she meant it.”
There was a common theme in the online responses to Colbert’s slight of America. See if you can pick up on it the responses from Twitter:
Caution: Adult Language
I’m proud of my country! I’m not proud of the political elite class that has decided they are entitled to both decide our elections and become wealthy by peddling the influence WE GAVE THEM. I don’t even consider many career politicians as Americans (Pelosi).
— True (@TrueBennett) November 21, 2019
I use to really like you. Maybe if you are no longer proud of America, you should stay down under.
— Russell Revell (@RussellRevell) November 20, 2019
Then he should move there. He’ll be happy and so will we.
— I’m the Norm (@norm_ray) November 20, 2019
Well, Colbert is free to stay in New Zealand. He’s part of the problem, anyway.
— Stormhawk31 (@Stormhawk31) November 20, 2019
Oh… I guess he was proud when our country used the IRS to target political opponents? When they lied to everyone about their healthcare? When they set race relations back decades? When they spied on the media? When they spied on political opponents?
What a crock.
— David (@DaveofCO) November 20, 2019
God your a tool Steve, we want to miss you! Go away, get your ear fixed and find another trade. Comedy is not your gig for sure, you’re to political. People don’t want to hear your politics all fucking night. I used watch your show, me and about a million people…
— Ben MacArthur (@MacArthurBen) November 20, 2019
Oh please. Just stay there and don’t come back. Think of all the money you’ve made off this horrible country.
— royt (@royt) November 20, 2019
Colbert is an idiot who uses slams against Trump to sucker gullible left wingers to boost his ratings making up for his lack of talent & comedic sense & timing. He couldnt polish Johnny Carson’s shoes. Without the politics his ratings would sink. He’ll secretly vote for Trump.
— Steven I Green (@greenrodeo5) November 21, 2019
Why would New Zealand want Colbert? He’s certainly of no value.
— Brian Ball (@BallBtball) November 20, 2019
I’ve been ashamed of Colbert for some time now. Used to be funny. Now just a lame old man.
— Jason Baucom (@frodisman) November 21, 2019
That’s okay the feeling is Mutual. Our Country isn’t Proud of @StephenAtHome Either
— Graceann Pepe ?? (@graceann_pepe) November 22, 2019
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