Stephen Colbert Says He Misses ‘That Feeling’ of Being a Proud American

Comedian Stephen Colbert has made it loud and clear that he doesn’t feel “proud” to live in the United States any longer.

While in New Zealand, the host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” asked two actors if they were proud of their country, and in return, shared how he feels about the current state of his country.

“Are you proud of your country here?” Colbert asked, to which New Zealand comedian and actor Bret McKenzie responded, “Oh yeah, love it.” New Zealand actress Lucy Lawless also said she was proud of her country.

Colbert then went on to say, “I miss that feeling.” Lawless responded, “What must that be like?”

Colbert was in Wellington, New Zealand, filming part of his late-night show — on which he has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and the state of the nation under his administration.

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Colbert has taken many swipes at Trump in the past, including calling one of the president’s speeches “B.S.” before it even aired. Additionally, he has shared why he doesn’t want Trump on his show.

“The quick answer would be no, because it would be hard for me to be properly respectful of the office, because I think that he is so disrespectful of the office that it’s very hard to perceive him as I would want to perceive a president in terms of their status and the dignity and the representation of the United States so I think just for safety’s sake, it wouldn’t be a good idea,” Colbert previously told CNN.

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Mark Schlesinger

I miss patriots like Bob Hope, Jack Benny, etc. Big deal.


Colbert is an American?
Considering his behavior — who knew?


Hmm…surely an *ahem* wit like Colbert can come up one thing, any thing that makes him proud to be an American. He’s not even trying. That’s how deep TDS goes.

It’s like marriage or any relationship. There’s no 100% guarantee. Apparently there’s SOMETHING here he cannot speak about that keeps him here, whether he’s willing to admit or not.


I would imagine were I have to Colbert under extreme duress (electrode placement is critical) I could get him to admit when he was proud to be an American. I’d bet it was under #44.

He has the money to fix that, especially if a candidate who makes him proud gets elected and starts taxing the sh*t out of him. Moving is an option.


Disgrace. I wish all these haters would go where they aren’t ashamed of. I voted for Obama and felt the same way about those that said this kind of crap back then too (though there were far less of them). Yes, there are lots of ‘mes’ out here that voted for Obama and are now Trump supporters.





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