More than a million jobs have been created since President Trump took office. And while how much credit Trump should get for U.S. job creation is up for debate, the Trump administration has certainly given comedic impersonators plenty of job opportunities:
• Alec Baldwin as Trump
• Kate McKinnon as Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway
• Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump
• Melissa McCarthy as White House press secretary Sean Spicer
• Mario Cantone as short-lived communications director Anthony Scaramucci
And now we have another newly employed name to add the list: Pauly Shore, who delivered a spot-on impersonation of White House senior adviser Stephen Miller for the website Funny or Die.
During a White House press briefing last week, Miller sparred with CNN’s Jim Acosta over Trump’s new immigration policy in light of the famous verse inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
Acosta said the new policy — which seeks to cut the number of legal immigrants by half — is not in keeping with the spirit of Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, which reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
Miller downplayed the poem’s significance, saying it was added after the statue was erected.
In a two-minute spoof posted over the weekend, Shore’s Miller offered a different argument.
“The whole reason we put the Statue of Liberty here is to show the rest of the world that here in America we got some beautiful babes,” he said. “And another you might not know, Jim, is that she’s not holding a book, she’s holding an iPad.”
He also gave the press corps another alternative history lesson.
“In the year 2000, did you know a mutant known as Wolverine scaled the Statue of Liberty in a climactic showdown with Saber Tooth?” he asked. “Or in the f***ing 1980s, when the Ghostbusters brought the Lady Liberty to life with the power of ectoplasm. Is that violating, in your opinion Jim Acosta, the Statue of Liberty law of the land?”
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