I’ll attend interagency meetings, Chris, where I know for a certain fact if I don’t invite the right people, the meeting will leak. Speaking of leaks, President Trump’s speech writer,
and architect of the administration’s anti-immigration policies, Stephen Miller,
sent at least 900 emails to editors at the far-right news site Breitbart,
between 2015 and 2016. This week we learned what was in those now-leaked emails. Spoiler alert: racist stuff! Hatewatch, a blog that monitors the
far-right obtained the leaked emails from Katie McHugh, who was an editor for Breitbart between 2014 to 2017. She leaked the emails to Hatewatch
in June this year for review. She was fired from the far-right publication
in 2017 after posting anti-Muslim tweets. She now rejects the far-right. In the emails, 80% of which
relate to the themes of race or immigration, Miller sometimes pitched stories to McHugh, and she sometimes sought out his opinion regarding the direction of her reporting. In the mountain of emails, Miller shared links from white nationalist sites, he plugged ‘The Camp of the Saints,’
a story about the ‘Great Replacement’ myth, he pitched a story about how Amazon pulled
Confederate merchandise down, but still sold ‘commie flags’ in the wake of the Charleston church shooting in which nine Black churchgoers were murdered by a white supremacist. Miller wrote ‘have you thought about going to Amazon
and finding the commie flags and doing a story on that?… It’s not a coincidence that in the midst of pushing the U.S.-ending trade deal, we’re seeing a historic artifact of real America be demonized and destroyed. Miller also expressed support for the same immigration policies that Hitler backed. [Stephen] This isn’t a court room, and I have a right to speak. [Tapper] Settle down, settle down. Calm down. I have a question for you about issues. McHugh told Hatewatch ‘what Stephen Miller sent to me in those emails has become policy at the Trump administration. If you wanna learn more about how Stephen Miller went from rejecting his liberal roots to fully supporting the far-right, here’s
Debra Messing on Trump’s fiery immigration hawk. Torture is the way to go. Torture is the celebration of life and human dignity. That’s Stephen Miller. President Trump’s Senior Advisor for policy. He is the mastermind behind the Muslim ban, and served as Trump’s warm up act en route to the White House. So who is he? I don’t know much about him. But I know that he’s pretty right wing. Stephen Miller was raised by Democratic parents deep in liberal, multicultural California. And it didn’t take long for him to reject it all. Stephen’s middle school classmates say he’s a motivated, serious guy, or at least that he ‘wants to be taken seriously.’ But the execution isn’t always exactly smooth. When he and other students were discussing how to fairly divide the last slice of pizza, Miller reportedly decided to just slap his down on it. And no one wanted it after that. By 14, Miller was a culture warrior, with a love for ‘Star Trek.’ A friend and fellow Trekkie said Miller called him to break off their friendship. I can’t be your friend anymore because you are Latino, he said. Miller continued his war against minorities throughout high school. He wrote columns attacking Hispanic students for not speaking English. Am I the only one who is sick and tired of being told to pick up my trash, when we have plenty of janitors who are paid to do it for us! Miller went on to Duke University, where his regular column, ‘Miller Time,’ gained infamy for its hard-line conservative views. Miller gained the most attention when he made his first television appearance on Fox News, and openly defended the Duke lacrosse case. It was always for them about their political agenda. And their political agenda has been from day one, to make a big issue out of racism and gender and class warfare. After school, Miller looked for work on Capitol Hill. Following a stint with notorious Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, He joined the man who would take him all the way to Donald Trump: Senator Jeff Sessions. Miller joined the Trump campaign soon after, regularly appearing as Trump’s warm up act at campaign rallies, and working crowds into a frenzy with red meat rhetoric. Will you come out and vote for your country, and your family and your children? Are you prepared to seize this once in a lifetime opportunity? But he didn’t have a national profile until July 2016, when he helped pen Trump’s nomination speech at the Republican National Convention. For 75 straight minutes, the longest convention speech in over 40 years, Trump painted Miller’s portrait of America: a failed state cradling on the verge of dystopia, beseiged by immigrants, rapists, cop killers, and terrorists, despite the economic and statistical evidence to the contrary. After the election, Miller continued to cultivate a key role in Trump’s White House inner circle. Along with Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, Miller is widely cited as an architect of Trump’s first executive order, banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries. When that travel ban was later rejected by the courts, Miller came out of the shadows to lead the public attack. I’m prepared to go on any show, anywhere, anytime, and repeat it, and say the President of the United States is correct 100 percent. But that may be the last collaboration between the ‘two Steves.’ As Trump distanced himself from Bannon, so did Miller. One White House adviser reported, Instead, Miller began aligning himself with Jared Kushner, working closely with Kushner’s Office of Innovation. Miller, the man who once wrote an op-ed titled ‘Sorry Feminists,’ is also spearheading women’s issues, alongside Ivanka Trump, tackling topics such as family leave and child care. He claimed that the gender pay gap is a myth, and argued that women get paid less because men work longer hours, and choose better paying jobs. Miller wrote, A former Republican Congressional aide recalls he and his colleagues feeling watching Miller at Trump’s campaign rallies. ’All the anger right underneath the surface just waiting to come through. Like what’s going to happen when this guy gets the power?’ Now the world is starting to find out. Are you ready? Hey, thanks for watching ‘Who Is?,’ did you know we have a podcast now too? On ‘Who Is? The Podcast’ I’ll dive deep into
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