Pauly Shore didn’t waste any time when he decided to impersonate Trump aide Stephen Miller. He immediately made this hilarious Funny or Die sketch that lampoons Miller’s verbal scuffle with a reporter over the Statue of Liberty and the poem “The New Colossus.”
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In the sketch, which uses real footage from the briefing featuring CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Shore’s Miller presents some “alternative facts” about the Statue of Liberty. “She’s not holding a book, she’s holding an iPad,” he says.
“Why don’t we talk a little history? In the year 2000, did you know a mutant known as Wolverine scaled the Statue of Liberty in a climatic showdown with Sabretooth,” ‘Miller’ asks, referencing the climatic scene from the 2000 “X-Men” movie. “Or when the Ghostbusters brought the Lady Liberty to life with the power of Ectoplasm? Was that violating — in your opinion Jim Acosta — the Statue of Liberty law of the land?”
“Look at me directly in my forehead and tell me I’m not lying,” he adds, before wrapping up the briefing with a beautiful apology.