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Colbert auditions Sean Spicer, Trump Jr., and more as new Kermit voice

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It’s never been easy being green, and when word came this week that the longtime voice of Kermit the Frog was stepping down after 27 years, Stephen Colbert got to thinking just who could replace him.

For Wednesday’s Late Show cold open, Colbert offered a humorous look at some purported Kermit auditions that put the voices of President Trump and his cohorts into Kermit’s mouth.

The first take began with Kermit being voiced by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. After being instructed that Kermit is supposed to be relatable to children, he recited Spicer’s notorious gaffe about Hitler, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and chemical weapons.

The second audition clip featured Kermit as voiced by Donald Trump Jr., in this case defending his Russian email scandal. “Someone sent me an email, I can’t help what someone sends me,” he said.

“He’s a frog, but he’s not dumb,” came the reply. “Can you say something a little less stupid?”

Watch the clip above for more Kermit auditions. The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.