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.

100 thoughts on “Trump Stooge Craps on Statue of Liberty

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  2. 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.

  3. go back to turkey , jenk …….. these communist never make sense ….. jenk could be back in turkland by tonight

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

  5. 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.

  6. Why do you keep using Hillary Clintons phrase? You must be a Hillary and Wall Street puppet!

  7. Go to Trumps rallies all those deplorable and poor uneducated are standing behind him.

  8. The poem was a sentiment in 1902. It's clearly outdated and should be removed.

  9. Cuccinelli is another of those passive racist Republiklans everyone hates. He proves why every time he opens his mouth.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. “Give me your tired… who can stand on their own two feet” he says. yep, makes sense

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. so wait.. this guy is th one person on earth that doesnt like blow jobs?…. yeah… he's gotta go…

  17. These evangelistic Christian clowns need to get out of government! We need a French-style revolution!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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


  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. "who can stand on their own feet"
    That's a big f*ck you to anybody who's in wheelchair..

  25. ,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.

  26. What's the issue with immigrants?? I'm one myself, who am I supposed to be harming??

  27. Sociopath after sociopath. This country is mentally ill. Trump has sent so many to hell along with himself.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.


    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) 😝🎉🌈

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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!

  36. i love how people cherry pick stuff out history and say "that"s America"🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  37. Big shout out to all the white nationalists and social Darwinists. What a reactionary jackass.

  38. I was thinking this was literally about a Trumper who pooped on the statue of liberty! lol

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. What about all the able bodied US males & fe males I see in public housing?

  43. 'Give me your tired', etc. Wonderful words but it doesn't mention illegals. That's why when migrants sailed past the Statue Of Liberty, they also had to be processed and documented. That's the bit the Left conveniently forget.

  44. No guys, Jesus went to the market outside the temple and set up a stall. With all appropriate documents and permits, of course.

  45. Farmers offered local unemployed US residents jobs in their fields. Most of them didn't last the day and the rest didn't show up the next day. We arrogant, entitled N. Americans are going to start feeling the crunch when fruit and vegetables prices go sky high because there is no one to pick the fields. You white nationalists screwed us all, including yourselves.

    The only option now is prison slave labor because N. Americans are too lazy to do the work. Make sure and tell you family members that when the prison has them working the fields. You can say "I did that" real proud like. I think they would have "Farmwork for Food" programs. I picked green beans as a kid. It's honest work. Have buses pick able bodied people up from public housing, section eight. Pay them a decent wage and get the crops picked. The corporate meat packing companies send buses to Mexico to get people. They can do the same for US citizens.

    Shut down and fine corporate food services that hire undocumented workers one week for the first offence. Two to three weeks the second offense. A month to six months. What ever it takes for them to get the point.

  46. Statue Liberty was given to commemorate the end of SLAVERY and for the ENSLAVED PEOPLE. Nothing to do with immigrants.

  47. Uhh, no. Do NOT give us your poor! Rather, give us your most energetic and most intelligent, most hardest working masses yearning to make America great again, not from the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, but more like your own Silicon Valley … And, don't even think about sending your homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door yada, yada, yada.

  48. Wait a second. Just F'in hold everything.
    Not only were my ancestors poor, but I am disabled.
    That makes me a public charge.
    I was already worried about my survival during the Trump reign.
    I sure don't feel any better.

  49. Our fascist slide has already started, but talk like this is what pulls the country down further. Exactly the logical progression made by the NAZIs…

  50. As much as a fan I am of TYT, I really do have a problem with the way they are distorting the bible, as well as the GOP, as well as anyone else who uses the Bible as an instrument of attack.

  51. Italian men not getting an oral sex? Cuccinelli is the true Republican full of shit manipulator!

  52. I heard this live and literally thought he was joking at first….

  53. Its called Doublespeak….all fascist speak it in the Animal Farm Yard 🙂

  54. When Cuccinelli's family came over from Italy I would be willing to bet you that some of them had to have help from someone to make it. This entire administration could all get sucked into a vortex to Hell and we would not lose a single thing. I almost am ready to believe that some of Hitler's people were more compassionate…..almost.

  55. The saddest thing about all of this. The percentage of Immigrants using public assistance are very minimal. the facts have shown overwhelmingly it's mostly American citizens uses welfare. t.mostly Trump supporters. Which I don't think anything is wrong with that because if anyone needs help I believe the government should provide that help, but to point the fingers onto immigrants is just disingenuous.

  56. Are these people for real. Dude wanted to outlaw oral sex? I’m sorry for his wife.😩😩 and is name starts with Cucci? Lol🤣

  57. Why do progressives confuse immigration law and Emma Lazarus poems so easily?

  58. Oral sex is actually outlawed in GA. Considered as sodomy. Basically outlawing being gay.

  59. those people who made the statue were pretty irresponsible. They should have made sure to etch "only if they are white and European" on the plaque.

  60. this may sound gross but one of my most wonderful experiences ever was licking a beautiful woman's asshole. I wonder how his law would apply to that?

  61. why don't you EVER report on human population growth and how that population growth is destroying the planet, the only home we and all other life has? for millions of years, the human population stayed below 1 billion people, in the past 150 years the human population has gone from 1 billion to over 7.7 billion causing uncontrollable global warming and massive animal extinction.

  62. Hey cenk , when every American homeless mother and soldier gets a home then maybe we can pay for new people. And you're misusing scriptures .

  63. Poems aren't immigration laws . We should not pay for anyone until all our sick and tired are cared for.

  64. To live freely is as idealogical as the term The American Dream, and of what Lady Liberty stands for. We can only live free within the allowances of the Constitutinal Law and within the permissions indoctrinated by immigration law that Constitutes all resettlements. If by observation citizens have announced an unattractiveness to what lies to the ideology of freedom in present time. So by so will observers look away at the unattractiveness of the ideologies for immigrants and not be wrong but be in sense.

  65. Cuccenelli(?) doesn't understand the mentality of the global wealthy. Yes, they'll pay whatever to become US residents and citizens then SLAP DOWN (probably seriously harm) knuckle heads like Cuccinelli and all those in the Trump circle. Oh well, Trump (or whomever is actually using the Oval Office) has not thought through yet another decision.

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