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Fox News host presses WH adviser Stephen Miller on 'Send her back!' chant at Trump rally

Fox News host presses WH adviser Stephen Miller on 'Send her back!' chant at Trump rallyWhite House adviser Stephen Miller in an interview Sunday defended President Trump’s attacks against four Democratic lawmakers of color that were condemned as racist by Democrats and civil rights groups.



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Fox News host Chris Wallace tells Stephen Miller: 'No question' Trump is 'stoking racial divisions'

Fox News host Chris Wallace tells Stephen Miller: 'No question' Trump is 'stoking racial divisions'"I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but there's no question that he is stoking racial divisions," said "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.



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Fox’s Chris Wallace Confronts WH Adviser Stephen Miller: ‘No Question’ Trump’s ‘Stoking Racial Divisions’

Fox’s Chris Wallace Confronts WH Adviser Stephen Miller: ‘No Question’ Trump’s ‘Stoking Racial Divisions’Making his first major television interview in months, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller found himself grilled relentlessly by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Sunday over President Trump’s repeated racist taunts of Democratic congresswomen of color.Miller, the chief architect of the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration policies, appeared on Fox News Sunday and immediately defended both the president’s week-long racist tirade against the so-called Squad and a Trump rally crowd’s “Send Her Back!” chant. After saying the audience members behind the chant were like other “patriotic members” who are “tired of being beat up” by left-leaning members of Congress, Miller went on to claim that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)—a member of the Squad—had “profoundly outraged” him as an American Jew by calling border detention centers “concentration camps.”Stephen Miller Keeps His Head Down as Trump Makes His Nativist Dreams Come TrueWallace, meanwhile, noted that both before and after his election, the president has been even more critical of America than the four progressive congresswomen, highlighting a series of comments in which Trump said the country has a “lot of killers” and that “nobody respects” the United States.“Why is what those congresswomen have said, in general, any worse than what you just heard Donald Trump say—President Obama is ignorant, this country is killers, on and on?” Wallace asked the White House aide.Miller insisted the difference was that Trump wanted to “strengthen America’s core values” with his remarks while the Squad believed the country should turn “into Venezuela,” prompting the Fox News anchor to push back and point out we “are not talking about constitutional rights” but Trump’s own sharp criticisms of the United States.Wallace then went on to confront Miller on the overarching theme of the president targeting the congresswomen.“Nobody has any problem with what the president’s policies have been, it’s when he goes into stoking racial fears,” the Fox host declared. “I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but there’s no question that he is stoking racial divisions.”Miller contended that the “core element of the president’s philosophy is ‘America First’” before pivoting to Ocasio-Cortez, accusing her of saying undocumented immigrants are “more American than Americans.” AOC, however, has never actually said this. The New York lawmaker has noted that immigrants historically commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans, She's also said that asylum-seeking refugees "are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be."Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Trump adviser Stephen Miller says outrage over 'racist' remarks meant to 'silence and punish'

Trump adviser Stephen Miller says outrage over 'racist' remarks meant to 'silence and punish'"I fundamentally disagree with the view that if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color of skin, that happens to be a racial criticism," he said.



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Mnuchin's Chief of Staff Eli Miller Plans to Join Blackstone

Mnuchin's Chief of Staff Eli Miller Plans to Join BlackstoneMiller will work on public policy at the world’s largest alternative asset manager, according to a spokeswoman for New York-based Blackstone. Mnuchin last week announced that Miller is leaving the Treasury Department. Miller’s role has been less as a Wall Street liaison and more a trusted adviser to Mnuchin, helping ensure his boss’s political survival in a White House full of adversaries vying for influence.



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Donald Trump Jr. slams Ilhan Omar for calling Stephen Miller a 'white nationalist'

Donald Trump Jr. slams Ilhan Omar for calling Stephen Miller a 'white nationalist'Trump Jr. tweeted that Omar "took a short break from spewing her usual anti-semitic bigotry today to accuse a Jewish man of being a 'white nationalist.'"



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Nielsen's exit is another victory for Trump adviser Stephen Miller

Nielsen's exit is another victory for Trump adviser Stephen MillerThe senior adviser and speechwriter is behind of some of the most restrictive components of Trump’s immigration agenda White House senior adviser Stephen Miller listens as Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP As news broke of the abrupt departure of Kirstjen Nielsen, Donald Trump’s second homeland security secretary, reports swiftly followed that the move had been orchestrated by Stephen Miller, one of the administration’s sharpest anti-immigration voices. Nielsen’s resignation on Sunday, following months of speculation, cast a spotlight on the forces behind the president’s controversial policies on immigration, where Miller has been shown to be squarely at the center of influence. The senior adviser and speechwriter is the architect of some of the most restrictive components of Trump’s immigration agenda. Bolstered by Trump’s frustration over promises including building a border wall and slashing legal immigration, Miller is poised to usher more hardliners into the administration, seeking to turn rhetoric into results. But some immigration experts said the White House may soon learn that the challenge is not one of personnel, but one of policy and expectations. “It’s fine for a White House adviser to have an outsize role in policy so long as there are demonstrable results,” said Rory Cooper, a Republican operative who played a central role in creating the homeland security department. “But right now, we’ve got seeming chaos around the department emanating from the West Wing.” Miller, 33, has been a prominent figure inside the White House since the first days of Trump’s presidency. He crafted the first iteration of Trump’s travel ban against Muslim-majority countries, which also indefinitely suspended the US refugee program, a move that sparked chaos and confusion at airports across the country. A rebuke from the courts followed but Miller, who famously dismissed the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty which welcomes migrants to American shores, was undeterred. A native of Santa Monica, California, Miller was raised in a liberal household but forged a conservative identity at a young age. His writings as a college student at Duke University showed a disdain for multiculturalism and hardened a reputation as a rightwing ideologue. Miller went on to work for the former Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, among the Republican party’s fiercest immigration hawks and later served Trump’s attorney general. In 2013, from Sessions’ office, Miller fought against a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would have given a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented migrants living in the US. Miller joined the Trump’s 2016 campaign as a senior policy adviser and is one of the few such staffers still by the president’s side. According to a report in Politico, Miller recently began berating mid-level officials at several federal departments and agencies, over rates of illegal immigration. As the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Nielsen soon bore the blame for failing to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border. Having forcefully defended the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the border last year, she insisted her hands were tied. In the one spot where they were actually able to recruit strong people, it was the White House interference that was the problem. Some of the president’s preferred approaches, such as reinstating family separations or shutting the border entirely, have invited legal scrutiny or threatened to derail the economy. Others have been rebuffed by Congress – such as funding for a border wall, which prompted Trump to lead the US into the longest government shutdown in history. Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of the president, once complained that Miller’s presence in the White House made any immigration deal impossible. “Every time we have a proposal, it is only yanked back by staff members,” Graham said last year. “As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we’re going nowhere.” Miller’s imprint on the Trump administration is so indelible that even members of his own family have distanced themselves from his worldview. “I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, an educated man who is well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country,” Miller’s uncle, Dr David S Glosser, wrote in an essay last year with reference to the family’s origins abroad. Despite Trump’s tough talk on immigration, migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America have continued to seek refuge at America’s borders. “Nothing they do at the border is going to stop a Honduran mother who wants to save her 13-year-old daughter, a Salvadoran family that wants to keep their 14-year-old boys out of the gangs, or a Guatemalan family who can’t feed his family unless he goes to America,” said Frank Sharry, the founder and executive director of America’s Voice, a progressive immigration reform group. Nielsen’s dismissal had less to do with her leadership at the department, he noted, than it did Trump and Miller looking to pin the blame on others for the failure of their own strategy. “They don’t have the levers to be as cruel and as mean and as lawless as they want to be,” Sharry said. “They’re using a sledgehammer for something that requires a multi-pronged, complex strategy.” Cooper said Trump’s looming reelection was likely driving the White House’s handling of the issue, particularly amid pressure from far-right supporters increasingly turned off by the administration’s inability to deliver. “I think that they’re looking ahead at 2020 and realizing they’re vulnerable on their record as opposed to their rhetoric,” Cooper said. “They’re speaking the language that some of their supporters want, but they’re not producing those results.”



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Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose Of Fentanyl And Cocaine, Autopsy Finds

Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose Of Fentanyl And Cocaine, Autopsy FindsRapper Mac Miller died in early September from "mixed drug toxicity" ― an



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Ariana Grande Posts Sweet Photo Of Mac Miller After His Death

Ariana Grande Posts Sweet Photo Of Mac Miller After His DeathAriana Grande posted a tribute to her former boyfriend and rapper Mac Miller



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Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization test

Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization testWhite House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump’s harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.



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