Stephen Colbert ‘Reveals’ Original Acronym For Anti-Immigration RAISE Act

Stephen Colbert has got the scoop on the naming of a controversial new immigration bill that President Donald Trumpis backing.Kind of.

On Wednesdays Late Show, Colbert examinedthe bill that the White House is calling theReforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act,orRAISE,which Trump trumpeted earlier in the day.

Colbert joked that the measure proposing to limit the ways foreign nationals can legally move to the U.S.wasnt always going to be known by that acronym. Trumps administration initially wanted to call itsomething entirely different, the comic teased.

But as becomes evident in the clip above, he admitted that the selected moniker was much better marketing than his spoof original name.

They didnt use it, Colbert said. I dont know why.

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