‘Come to America:’ Stephen Colbert reacts to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s resignation

Late Present host Stephen Colbert has paid tribute to beloved New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who introduced her intention to step down in February. Ardern has stated she is leaving the function as a result of she “not [has] sufficient within the tank to do [the job] justice.”

“Wait a second, she’s leaving as a result of it is the fitting factor to do?” requested Colbert. “She did not lose an election or steal labeled paperwork or have a Boris Johnson intercourse get together? Are you Kiwis positive you know the way democracy works? Do you’ve even one deranged pillow salesman?”

Colbert recapped just a few of Ardern’s accomplishments throughout her spectacular six-year, together with main New Zealand in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, spearheading a ban on assault rifles after the Christchurch shootings, and constructing probably the most numerous authorities within the nation’s historical past. He additionally fondly recalled Ardern selecting him up from the airport and taking him to a barbecue with Kiwi singer Lorde on his go to to New Zealand, and jokingly referred to as her resolution to resign “egocentric.”

“You are the one world chief that I am mates with!” stated Colbert. “Do not make me begin hanging out with Justin Trudeau. Positive he is fairly to take a look at, however he smells like sizzling yoga and poutine.”

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