"Get rid of your accent. I did. Be a legal immigrant. I'm a legal immigrant. Come to the country [but] just buckle your knees a little bit, make the effort to learn the culture, assimilate to the point that you can ... all [be] proud of who you are and where you come from. ... Great, whatever you're proud of, just tip your hat to America, which is the melting pot and makes it all possible," he said, before admitting to digressing.