With the incredible rate of departures from within his administration, there is always room to move up in Donald Trump’s White House. And one of the biggest “success stories” is the rise of 34 year-old adviser Stephen Miller.
While he is one of the more controversial people in the President’s orbit, Miller re has the ability to influence policy. There have been repeated calls for Trump to make a speech on race relations. It’s being reported that the President will make that speech and that it will be written by Miller.
Reporter and frequent Trump sparring partner April Ryan tweeted on Tuesday, “Stephen Miller, who crafted Donald Trump’s immigration policy at the southern border, including separating families and caging children, is preparing a White House speech on race relations.”
Stephen Miller, who crafted @realDonaldTrump immigration policy at the southern border, including separating families and caging children, is preparing a @WhiteHouse speech on race relations. @aurnonline #AURN report https://t.co/2BMNkGPqgq
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) June 9, 2020
It has long been alleged that Miller has white nationalist beliefs. In November of 2019, a trove of emails from Miller were leaked. The messages featured Miller promoting articles form white supremacist websites like VDARE and AmRen.
Having Stephen Miller write the White House speech on race relations is like having Jeffrey Dahmer select the menu items.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 9, 2020
Following the leak, a number of prominent Democrats called for him to resign or be fired. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez created a position which read, “Stephen Miller has repeatedly peddled white nationalist conspiracy theories, pitched nativist stories to Breitbart reporters, and worked together with right-wing leaders like Richard Spencer. This man cannot serve in the White House. Sign your name to demand his resignation immediately.”
Bernie Sanders also bashed the Trump adviser, tweeting, “Stephen Miller’s white nationalist views are a danger to the American people. We are going to defeat this hateful administration and everything it stands for.”
Stephen Miller's white nationalist views are a danger to the American people. We are going to defeat this hateful administration and everything it stands for. https://t.co/xQzvhanO8n
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 12, 2019
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.