Colbert: There Are Rules Against W.H. Employees Shilling Products, It’s Called Laws

‘That was written after the 1882 White House endorsement of Chester A. Arthur’s muttonchop bangles!’

COLBERT: "But watching her do that on a TV show is weird. Don't you think it should be against the rules for a White House employee to shill products? (Cheering and applause) Funny story, it is. Under these vague kind of rules called 'laws' — specifically, the law stating 'An employee shall not use his public office for the endorsement of any product or for the private gain of friends or relatives.' Yeah. Very important law. Very important law. It's been on the books for a long time. That was written after the 1882 White House endorsement of Chester A. Arthur's muttonchop bangles!"

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