Trump Stooge Craps on Statue of Liberty
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Trump Stooge Craps on Statue of Liberty

>>If you’ve been watching developments in
the Trump Administration immigration policy over the past few years. It’s very easy to see that in this story,
we know who the villain is at this point, but they’re not satisfied. And in an attempt to reach a cartoon super
villain level, they’re taking issue now with even sympathetic poems about immigrants. Ken Cuccinelli, who’s currently the acting
Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services. Was asked about the famous poem at the base
of the Statue of Liberty. They give me your tired, your poor, and take
a look at his spin on it.>>Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus’s
words etched on the Statue of Liberty, give me your tired, your poor. Are also part of the American ethos?>>They certainly are, give me your tired
and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge. That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty
at almost the same time as the first public charge law was passed, very interesting times.>>Although, you mentioned, the American dream
is built on this idea that this is a place where you can come and build a life.>>It’s part of it.>>It’s part of it, only a part of it? I didn’t know that, so he just literally rewrote
the Statue of Liberty, as long as you’re not gonna be a public charge, costing us money. So all of you suffering from the potato famine,
go back to Ireland where you belong, okay? Go to your s-hole country where there’s a
famine. Okay, we here, we don’t want the government
taking care of anybody, so no poor people, only rich people for now on. No more Irish, no more Italians, right? Cuccinelli? Right, you’re Italian and your ancestors very
likely would have been kicked out under your rule. Did they really come over wealthy, are they
lords or barons of the old empires in Italy? Probably not, probably your parents were poor,
right? And, well, maybe we should think about deporting
you and your entire family, we’ll have to, hey, you know what? Let’s get into the family history of everybody,
because apparently if you’re not rich enough. This country doesn’t want you according to
Trump/Cuccinelli rule. In fact, the last half hour The Young Turks
is just for members, and we members make this show happen. And so in that we’re going to bring on Stevo,
he’s one of our hosts here, one of our employees here. And his family’s Korean, when they came over,
they were dirt poor. And yes, they took some government assistance
while they were on a Green Card.>>In the Trump/Cuccinelli law, they would
have been banned from ever being citizens. You wanna see somebody rage? Watch today’s last half hour of The Young
Turks! In order to do that, members
get an extra half an hour. Now back to Cuccinelli, look, this guy’s deplorable
through and through. If you don’t remember his history-
>>I do.>>When he was in Virginia, the main law that
he tried to pass unsuccessfully, but that he was known for, was to outlaw oral sex.>>No!>>Surely just in a group that he doesn’t
like, right, not overall, for everybody?>>No, everybody, it didn’t matter whether
you were gay or straight, sodomy of all forms, including oral sex. He was trying to make it illegal in the state
of Virginia. So if you have sex in that way, which I imagine
is an enormous percentage of Virginia, given that it is theoretically for lovers.>>percent!>>Okay, he would have arrested almost the
entire state, because he’s a religious, fundamentalist, nut job, and now-
>>Sent them to jail for one to five years!>>Could you imagine? Your Honor, it’s true, I received oral sex. Guilty, go away for four years! What, so insanity, insanity.>>The only person who, other than him, was
excited about that law was, DJ Khaled was gonna move there, but didn’t end up happening.>>Well, back then, there weren’t Incels,
now that there are Incels, they might be excited about it. Woo, then no one else gets to have it, too!>>Okay, so this is the kind of low-life that
Trump finds and fills his government with. And now, the whole point, I love to bring
up that law because it’s so insane. But the second reason is he did it because,
hey, I’m really religious, and I’m gonna impose my religion on you. Well, I’m atheist, I can get all or any kind
of sex I like. No, no, no, no, you gotta to listen to my
religion. Why? Because we live in a free country, okay? But now Mr Religious, all of a sudden Jesus
said if you’re rich, better chance of a camel passing through the eye of a needle. Than a rich man getting into heaven, Jesus
was literally against the rich! Now Cuccineli’s like, if you’re not rich,
you’re not getting in to America, it’s the reverse of the Jesus rule, reverse! And he’s like, well, look, Jesus loved the
rich, and he only wanted the rich to come into the Sacred Land. You don’t believe in Christianity or religion
at all! All you believe in is hate and supporting
the rich donors that gave you the goddamn money in the first place.>>I think they think that the miracles that
Jesus performed were like going up to a person with 20/20 vision. And minorly increasing their acuity, like,
that’s not what he did!>>No.>>He’s helping out the least among us, literally
going to the prostitutes, the lepers and all of that, that’s who he was a fan of.>>No, no, no, you don’t remember the parable
where he goes and makes a millionaire a billionaire?>>mm-hm.>>That’s their insane view of Jesus Christ,
read the Bible, read the Bible!>>Really, I know you want to talk more about
the Bible and that’s totally fine. But I wanna talk a little bit about pop culture,
because I sort of alluded to this and joked about it. The intro where, whenever in like usually
sci fi, whenever they wanna really shock your consciousness. They take an iconic symbol of America and
they pervert it in a little way. In The Handmaid’s Tale, they take the Washington
Monument, they turn it into a cross. In Planet of the Apes, they put an ape on
the Lincoln Memorial. And here he’s taking perhaps the most iconic
poem that serves a function in American politics in society. And turning it as some sort of attack against
people who can’t stand on their own two feet, people who need a little bit of assistance. That is that level, it’s dystopic, the way
that he’s approaching US government.>>Yeah.>>And he’s in charge of it! This isn’t a pundit, this isn’t a candidate,
this is the guy in charge of that process!>>And it’s also Orwellian, so I’m gonna end
on the actual poem, cuz they’ve turned it on it’s head about. Hey, but we don’t want any of your bums, right? So the actual poem is, give me your tired,
your poor, give me your tired, your poor. Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to
me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. That’s America, that’s America, not Cuccinelli’s
version where it’s a religious theocracy only for the rich. That’s gross, and that is un-American, and
that’s exactly what Cuccinelli and Trump are.


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  • Above Ground

    Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director said that the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty referred to:
    "Of course that poem was referring back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies."
    > There it is, out in the open. > We just want white people.

  • Vlad the Impaler

    I think they should knock down the Statue of Liberty it doesn't represent the values of the USofA, anyway its French, its foreign. They should build a new statue of Trump made in America out of American steel and put a plaque at the bottom with Ken Cuccinelli's poem on it. Tell you the truth it wouldn't surprise me if it happened.

  • NachtKaiser666

    Jesus was a hippie and definitely hated materialism.

    If Jesus came back today, Republicans would crucify them. Then again he was crucified by conservatives back then, so that's pretty much the same.

  • Jeremy Dirr

    As a Virginian, I can confidently say COOCHinelli, was just upset that he never got a blowjob in his life. He's more upset now that he spends half his workday under Trump's desk, with cheeto dust on his lips.

  • Ashitaka

    "The parable when he makes a millionaire a billionaire". Good one; Jesus was making it rain fat stacks on Roman governors ?

  • Renard Leblanc

    Freedom of religion includes freedom from religion.
    @4:25 "passing through the eye of a needle…" There's more than one interpretation of this… one is that they "eye of the needle" referred to the gates of Jerusalem, which were so narrow that a camel with saddlebags couldn't pass through them. Second, that kamelos, "Camel" is a mistranscription of the word kamilos, meaning "cable," so, picture trying to thread a sewing needle with a 3 inch rope, and you'll get the right picture.
    Besides, when Jesus tells everyone "don't be wealthy," a young rich man despairs, and Jesus says: "With man this is impossible, through God all things are possible." So, really, the passage is about how rich people can get into heaven, as long as they're Christian.

  • DMG Byrnes

    To revise the Statue of Liberty poem to say "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and will not become a public charge" is nothing short of disgusting, abominable, ableist bullshit.

  • Leo Andersson

    Deport Jesus back to Israel! And stop promoting all his filth, as well as the idea of nationalism. It's not American, and it's not European! Atheism, science, satanism, socialism, freedom, solidarity, and democracy are!

  • Diego

    This admnistration only accepts the rich, highly successful immigrants, that wouldn't bother leaving their lifestyles to come to Amercia.

  • Cherry Sky

    Italians and Irish were coming here to WORK hard and support themselves and they did not receive much from the government. Today lazy douchbags are coming here to leech off welfare and rape and murder. That's a big difference.

  • Damir Becirbegovic

    Italians have no right to complain about immigration, they came here and started a criminal organization that operated for over a century…

  • jacob edwards

    If you idiots do not understand yet, the Mafias of the World are running our country right now. They are in the background pulling the strings of the orange puppet.

  • Dana Harris

    Ken Cuccinelli is a stupid hack. If poor people could " stand on their own two feet" they wouldn't be poor in the first place…so dumb.

  • Rosie Puplett

    It is absurd and sad when Conservatives use the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of America and freedom etc but crap on the poem and the sentiment behind it.

  • creamsykle

    This rule put in place is the Democrats worse nightmare. Their plan of importing new voters will be destroyed if those imported people have to be able to support themselves. When people have to work for what they have they wont Vote for the Dems to come take it all away from them to give it to lazy andor uneducated people.

  • Patricia

    You mentioned going back to Ireland as an example. Actually, Ireland wants only the rich too, now. If you want to retire in Ireland, you need to have 50,000 euros in savings and an income of 5000 euros per month . However, you are not allowed to work or get a job to earn that money. Who has 5000 euro per month in social security? How many people has that kind of investment income? I doubt many.

  • Bob Brawley

    Ye as but that Korean guy . One of your host. He is a. liberal. Smarts ain't got nothing to do with it . Poor immigrants breed liberals . Socialism. Communism. Hum & Maoism


    CUCCINELLI is racist M*F* but more them this he is moron how has power to make damages to USA, with Trump´s help… impeachment is a solution, God help us all.

  • Jos Tow

    Then why are we giving the oil co. gas co. and many other corporations welfare Cant they stand on there own two feet. These guys are disgusting you can see right throw them. Doesn't he know he looks like a dummy.

  • karend169

    Hahahahahaha Outlaw oral sex? I have a feeling he wanted to outlaw it, cause, lack of better terminology, he wasn't getting any.



  • godonlyknows13

    Eat the poor. It's a modest proposal, but one that just seems to make sense. We should eat the poor.

    Now, now, Ik what ur thinking. But no I havent lost my mind. Hear me out! We could make the human meat of persons from the poorest families into a delicacy to be enjoyed by the wealthy. The country has fewer poor people and we dont have to support them anymore, and also these poor families get a much-needed surge of income by selling off their family members to be processed and packed.

    In fact! If you've noticed, poor families often have many children, many more than they are able to support and it drives them deeper into poverty… With this policy, having more children could be a way OUT of poverty, not deeper.

    If you're honest with yourself, you'll see. This proposal just makes sense. And it'd be really good for the economy.

  • Blues Jass

    It isn't your place to invoke judgment on anyone for your own sake. Ye shall be judged likewise. Don't twist the words from the bible unless you paraphrase them correctly

  • J - Hump

    ,when has a Republican ever had a soul or told the truth for that matter? They have always been the party of white supremacy, religious fanatics, sexists, hypocrisy, anit american ,liars, hate and the uneducated. Just watch the audience at any Trump KKK rally, sad, disgustingly pathetic and disturbing creatures. So unpatriotic and disrespectful to the heros that fought and died against white supremacists in W W 2. No shame or moral compass, just animalistic selfishness. The worst our country has to offer :/ Making America Gross Again. Reich on Republican party Reich on, As if SMH.

  • Donna McDonald

    The sad part is the far-right-wing and white supremacists isn't stand up for freedom and keep the government out of your life and business.

  • myfavs

    Kenneth is a privileged, wealthy, much-too-well dressed white man. Experiment: Strip Cuccinelli out of his expensive business suit and silk tie. Pull him out of his polished Italian leather shoes. Shave off his fancy haircut and take away his high salary. No cufflinks or silk socks. Put Kenny Boy in a menial job, barefoot in overalls and see how he likes it

  • Non ya

    The statue of liberty has nothing to do with immigration. It was given as a gift by the French to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. The poem titled “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus was added 17 years later in 1903 and is just that – a poem that is about the freedom to succeed. Welfare and other “benefits” did not exist at that time. Immigrants survived or failed based on their own merit. The U.S does not need any more leeches – we have enough of our own. The immigration act of 1903 allowed the deportation of immigrants who became a public charge within their first two years in the country. Bottom line is that those that will be a burden on our already taxed and straining infrastructure are not welcome.

  • Aaron Wantuck

    There we have it, a republican politician trying to take away your rights and tell you how to live dictating morality by changing the laws to what they believe to be right. These are the same people who claim the left wants to do the same thing. Its like they truly do not not understand what it means to actually infringe on people's right verse granting people the actual freedoms and rights. They get this confused all the time. Hint, abortion, gay marriage, etc are ACTUAL freedoms since a gay person getting married or someone getting an abortion has no effect on your personal life, while preventing people from having sex and sending them to jail if they do actually impacts on people's personal lives.

  • Figgot Tree


    The constitution is just a set of guidelines, we get to pick and choose which amendments we like and which we don’t.

    I can’t wait for 2020 so rewrite the constitution (and throw Trump in jail) ???

  • RadioLaPrincess

    First off, back then there was no such thing as welfare. Yes the majority were poor but they depended on family members here, or social services where they became productive. For many today, it's a bit different where many do (not all, not most) come here for benefits. An example is the Boston Bomber and his parasitic family. Those are the immigrants we shouldn't let in. Things were different years ago, nowadays we don't have the unskilled jobs we had then and we just can't accept everyone. I have no problem with the working poor coming but we need limits on those who will depend on welfare. I would be more understanding of welfare if everyone got it, but try getting it as a childfree poor person. It's almost impossible so unless that changes, it's not fair. More people on welfare (immigrants or not) means more taxes for the middle class, especially CF middle class.

  • Adam Smith

    IMO this statue needs to be blown up. If it doesn't exist then Liberals can't use its stupid poem as a stupid argument for illegal immigration

  • Weird One

    Jesus: It is easier to fit a camel through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to get into heaven.
    Donald Trump: I will build a needle so big you could fit a whale through it’s eye, and God is going to pay for it!

  • Clint Thomas

    Immigrants living off the taxes of the American people don’t deserve a green card, not go back! And the Irish immigrants helped make America great! But the TYT crew are shameless sadistic anarchists!

  • mark haas

    The poem on the statue of Liberty was inscribed long before America became a Welfare State. And the words apply to the IMMIGRANTS coming mainly from 18th century Europe and other societies whose systems severely curtailed economic and social Liberties. It wasn't talking about illegal migrants or false asylum-seekers "shopping" for welfare. That's just Democrats and Socialists PROJECTING their own meaning into the poem.

  • Remus0387

    Sad thing is the United States is becoming more and more like a dystopian fantasy, with far right ideologies becoming the norm, civil debate and rational discourse becoming obsolete. Anti Immigration and Anti Abortion laws, civil liberties being curtailed in the name of security and corporate entities and lobbyists calling the shots in Congress and the White House.

    Mr. Wednesday said everyone has a different idea of what "America" is to them and they will defend their version of it anyway they can, including guns, government legislation or Anti-Immigration rhetoric.

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