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Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to get case info

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 months ago

Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to get case info

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a trump aide has been banned from the justice department and official installed by the trump administration as a liaison at the justice department has been banned from the building three people familiar with the matter told the Associated Press Heidi stirrup was told within the last two weeks to vacate the building after top justice department officials learned she was trying to collect insider information about ongoing cases and department work on election fraud the people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter stir up a top ally of trump adviser Stephen Miller had been quietly installed at the justice department as a White House liaison a few months ago Mike Rossi at Washington

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Michael Steele, former RNC chairman: 'Donald Trump is the biggest block to the American Dream'

Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart

06:51 min | 4 months ago

Michael Steele, former RNC chairman: 'Donald Trump is the biggest block to the American Dream'

"Michael steele. Welcome back to the podcast. It would not be election day without you here. I'm going to ask you the same question. I always ask you but instead of at the end of doing it at the beginning. Are you still a republican. Absolutely yes even more. So and why. Because i really appreciated the number of republicans who have served inside the administration who recently left the administration to come out and say that this is not us. This is not what republicanism is is not what conservatism is. They agreed to stand with us in the center of the town square to declare our independence of trumpism and our resiliency in fight against it. And i appreciate that. Because i know it's not easy. It's not an easy thing for them to do. So tells me that there is a vibrancy left inside the party. And i think that we will find more and more of that vibrancy in the weeks and months ahead now. Those means won't be a fight. There will be a fight. Trumpism does not leave his host that easily and we know that i've called for political. Ima and i think the party's gonna need one and very happy to administer it so obviously i ask you that question all the time this time. I've asked the question because you've joined the lincoln project which has become you know a hero to people within the democratic party and certainly a lot of people who don't like the president because it has been unsparing in its criticism to put it lightly. So let's talk about the lincoln project and why you decided to go from. Being part of the establishment of the republican party is a former chairman of the republican national committee to joining an outfit. That's doing everything to defeat the standard bearer of the party right now president trump. It wasn't as hard transition as well may think because if you follow any part of my political career in the dc area you realize establishment was not something you would use to describe me out your very own newspaper and i have had bills battles so for me. It wasn't that big a move. Because i've always argued against a lot of the very things that checked off a lot of the then tea party. Now trump kind of conservatism. Because it's not really borne out of anything anchored to some of the core. Things at the party's articulate. And he says this really annoyed annoyance with the system the way it is and so a lot of us have always come spoken to that and saw how it would ravage. The base in many respects transition was not that hard for me to move off of it but it was made even easier. By the fact i watched how family in different the party was to its own existence. How profoundly indifferent it was to its own value system and how profoundly indifferent it was to the men and women who have served honorably and well from president to the door knocker on a campaign carrying that banner raising high that gop flag only to have it pissed on by donald trump and those who enabled him inside the party so for me that moment joining the pirate ship as we like to call it over at the lincoln project was easy because it was hanging out with kindred spirit who understood what this fight was about. This is more than just. Oh trump trump is bad for america. This was there's a lot of stuff that's going on right now. In america that is bad for america and we wanted to show that and speak to it and the party labels did matters. So a susan collins and lindsey graham. We're going to get just as much of a hit as donald trump or stephen miller. So it's important to understand what this is about and certainly what it is not about it is about first and foremost country has always been that and will always be that. And as i think. Steve smith and read jalen and rick wilson and others have noted when we get beyond this cycle which we hope will will result in the election of joe biden then we will begin to dismantle the deconstruction of the administrative state. That was put in place by steve bannon and and ryan's pre-bus on behalf of this president and maybe bury it in salt the earth with it where it's buried so that we don't have to go down this road again and yet here. We are at a moment where the president still has a fifty fifty shot of being re elected president of the united states. I mean from your vantage point just as a political tactician what would it say to you about where we are as a country and who we are as people if president trump is reelected. And that's the core point. I'm glad you raised because at the end of the day. All of the mac nation politics aside this ultimatum about how people see themselves and how people see their future in how people regard the values and the principles in the ideals of a fledgling nation. We are still a fledgling nation. You considered a great nation of the world who've been around so five six times seven times as long as we have who've weather storms far worse than we weathered but you know we have that hit me yet. Knowing that history we still fall into some of those same troops in most same. Trappings and his does speaker lot. Jonathan about how we see ourselves. We have in some respect be combination of victims and we are so angry at other that we've been project back on cells victimhood meaning while i can't because of them i don't get because of them my son and my children won't because of them. Well okay. let's start with that. That's not what this country about. There's not one slave or immigrant who's come to the shores. Who said that. Well i can't because the native americans

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No, social media isn't biased against conservatives

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

05:31 min | 4 months ago

No, social media isn't biased against conservatives

"Yesterday the CEO's of Google facebook and twitter testify before the Senate and a hearing that was supposed to be about a fundamentally important Internet law called section two thirty. It's about liability protection for tech companies. Instead, the hearing ended up being about how much power big tech companies hold and how they wheeled it. Republicans accused social media platforms of Anti Conservative bias Democrats said, platforms aren't doing enough to curb the spread of disinformation. It went about like this Mr Gordon. Who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear issue is not that the company's before today are taking too many posts. Now issue is that the leaving too many dangerous post up. That was senators, Ted Cruz, and Ed. Markey and we now have none other than marketplace tax molly would here to talk about this and I asked her. Is it true that tech platforms have an anti conservative bias? There is no evidence to show that platforms have an anti conservative bias, and in fact, there is research as of this very week that says that facebook actually. Promotes right wing content to the point that it is its own sort of right wing echo chamber, and in fact, Kevin Roose at the new. York Times set up basically an automated system that every single day posts the top performing links on US facebook pages in the last twenty, four hours and every single day. The vast majority in fact are from right wing new sources. It does though stem from argument that I've heard not just from the right. But also from the left that these companies do wield a lot of power, they can take whatever they want down and that people want to know why you know when it happens that they should be more transparent with their their moderation policies and processes. How much common ground is there on that I mean, that is absolutely true. These companies should be more transparent about how their processes work and unfortunately because they have not been over and over and over it's basically open the door to the kind of frankly posturing and performance that you see every time these two use appear before Congress and it's only gotten worse I think that that would be. In some ways, a fairly easy fix. These are our rules they are enforced consistently and with regularity, and that would end a lot of these arguments but unfortunately, the platform so far have not done that now in the actual last days before a presidential election, they're kind of scrambling in front of all of us real time to figure out solutions and it's obviously not working. No one's happy with it. One of the other issues we heard about brought up mostly by Democrats was about disinformation specifically about how much responsibility tech platforms have to take it down. What did we learn once again, we didn't learn much from. All of the shouting but I think what we're learning is that increasingly this conversation which a lot of people believe is about section two thirty and this liability shield of the tech platforms have related to what their users post is not actually what this is about. It's about disinformation and so far we've seen proposals from the GOP to alter the way that section two thirty works that would arguably punish platforms for not allowing disinformation to spread. and. Then on the other side of the equation, you have certainly Democrats but also researchers, academics, journalists saying these companies have allowed disinformation to spread to a dangerous degree and they need to do more to stop it on both the advertising side and the content side. Here's the thing that is a little bit tricky to discuss a lot of the time when conservatives in Congress say that conservative content is being censored. The content that they're referring to is disinformation. They give you know frequently the example of the commentators diamond silk who have had their content taken down because it promoted misinformation around the corona virus as one example, and so we find ourselves in this tricky position where increasingly there are there people in the GOP who are embracing? Cunanan, in back just this week, Stephen Miller the White House political adviser reportedly told journalists that Abidin administration would enable widespread sex trafficking of children that is a Q. and non talking point is conspiracy theory that has spread on the Internet and so because we're in this moment where we're right before the election where disinformation has played a huge role in the two thousand sixteen election and in elections since it is really impossible to separate the politics. From the conversation around speech particularly when so many of these talking points are impact themselves misinformation or did. Researchers. Just re re released evidence that president trump himself is the single largest source of misinformation around covid nineteen in the coronavirus, and that makes us a tricky conversation to have because it feels partisan. But if you agree that truth is truth and certain things are true in certain things aren't then it is sort of a nation that has to be had.

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Stephen Miller becomes latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

Big Al and JoJo

00:16 sec | 5 months ago

Stephen Miller becomes latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

"But after White House aides, Stephen Miller tested positive For covert 19 Yesterday, Miller Mary depends. His press secretary who was with Pence. The vice president's office now seems to accept the plexiglass Benson's office saying the vice president tested negative today for Cove in

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White House coronavirus cluster

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

01:21 min | 5 months ago

White House coronavirus cluster

"D C is seeing a spike in covert 19 cases. The location of the cluster. The White House 24 White House staffers have now tested positive, including Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, who was diagnosed yesterday. Speaking today, chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters the president who still has the virus is quote in very good health and may work from the Oval schedule right now is fluid. We're looking at his prognosis from a health standpoint, correspondent Ben Tracy tells us. A spike in cases among Pentagon officials can likely be traced to a White House events. Ove It also now has virtually All of the nation's most senior military officials in quarantine, including Joint chiefs Chairman General Mark Millie and Vice Chairman General John Heighten, who coordinates the military's covert response. They were exposed to Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Charles Ray. It's unclear where he contracting the virus. But he tested positive Monday, eight days after this visit to the White House for an event for military families where a few people wore masks. An email that went around to Trump staffers yesterday, said all contact tracing for positive cases connected to the White House has been completed. Not so, says New York Times reporter Michael Shear. He tested positive for the virus following direct contacts with White House officials, he tells CNN. There's been no outreach by the White House to follow up on his case.

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Stephen Miller becomes the latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

Democracy Now! Audio

00:45 sec | 5 months ago

Stephen Miller becomes the latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

"Well as president trump continues to battle covid nineteen from the White House after leaving the hospital on Monday at least eleven White House officials and their aides have tested positive for the virus the people around him it's more like two dozen. On Tuesday trump's anti immigrant senior adviser Stephen. Miller became the latest high level official to announce a positive test. The disease has also reached the highest echelons of the US Military Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley, and several other senior members of the Pentagon's leadership are quarantining after the vice commandant of the U S. Coast. Guard Admiral Charles Ray tested positive

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Stephen Miller, senior White House aide, tests positive for coronavirus, officials say

MSNBC Morning Joe

00:22 sec | 5 months ago

Stephen Miller, senior White House aide, tests positive for coronavirus, officials say

"White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller is now the latest White House officials who test positive for covert nineteen. He released a statement saying he last tested negative on Monday afternoon and that he tested positive yesterday. Well, that's more information than we're getting from the president who will not tell us when he lost tested

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Stephen Miller becomes the latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane

01:05 min | 5 months ago

Stephen Miller becomes the latest White House aide to test positive for COVID-19

"Adviser Stephen Miller has tested positive for covert 19 Miller, the latest member of President Trump's inner circle to test positive here. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracey as crews in has mad suits disinfect parts of the White House. A Corona virus outbreak in the president's inner circle grows the virus now infecting his top staffers, communications AIDS and now reportedly one of his military aides. I don't want to go backwards. The president's doctors, who have not briefed reporters since the president left the hospital, sending out this four sentence update after meeting with him, saying his vital signs are stable and that the president reported he has no symptoms. And now I'm better and maybe I'm immune. I don't know. The president is acting as if he's fully recovered, wanting to return to the Oval Office and the campaign trail, even though he still believed to be contagious and UN powerful medications, including the steroid decks and Method zone. Doctors say a patient's energy level can dramatically crash once treatment ends. President Trump's doctors have also not release the results of his chest X rays, which would reveal if he has lung damage or pneumonia. Then Tracy

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White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for coronavirus

WSJ What's News

00:49 sec | 5 months ago

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller tests positive for coronavirus

"Another of president trump's top aides has positive for the corona virus senior adviser Stephen Miller says he self-isolating, but the full spread of the virus inside the White House isn't clear. Here's the journals Gordon Liu bold. He joins now several role more than a dozen or so top officials within the White House who have tested positive and our now quarantining I should say though that that does not include because the White House won't disclose information all the other White House staffer housekeepers, the valets and all the other people keep the building going on a daily basis and how many people those people have tested positive. In addition several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff went into quarantine on Monday night after attending meetings at the Pentagon with a coastguard. Later tested positive

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Trump has COVID-19: More than two dozen administration officials, associates and others have tested positive

WBBM Evening News

00:27 sec | 5 months ago

Trump has COVID-19: More than two dozen administration officials, associates and others have tested positive

"A top adviser, Stephen Miller, has tested positive for the Corona virus, Senior administration official says Miller and previously tested negative. His White House officials have tried to contain an outbreak of the complex that has infected the president, The first lady and more than a dozen other aides and associates and we'll have more from CBS coming up at the bottom of the hour.

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Trump Covid post deleted by Facebook and hidden by Twitter

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

00:48 sec | 5 months ago

Trump Covid post deleted by Facebook and hidden by Twitter

"Today facebook and twitter had to take action against Donald Trump Stupidity facebook removed claim by Donald Trump today but the seasonal flu is deadlier than the coronavirus twitter labeled that tweet misinformation. Donald Trump's stupidity is deadly as of type the United States has reported seven, million, five, hundred, seven, thousand, seven, hundred, four cases of corona virus including the president of the United States. And as of tonight, this country has suffered two hundred eleven thousand, nine, hundred and forty, four deaths from corona virus that number does not yet include. Anyone who attended the trump White House spreader event that preceded the reported infection of the president three. Senators. Chris Christie Kellyanne Conway now Stephen Miller and others.

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Stephen Miller latest White House adviser to test positive for COVID-19 in Washington DC

Mac and Gaydos

00:25 sec | 5 months ago

Stephen Miller latest White House adviser to test positive for COVID-19 in Washington DC

"Stephen Miller, President Trump's senior advisor and speech writer, has tested positive for Corona virus. A senior administration official says Miller had previously tested negative. White House officials have tried to contain an outbreak of the White House that has infected President Trump the first lady and more than a dozen other aides and associates. His wife, Katie Miller, who serves his communications director for vice President Mike Pence, previously

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The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

"I hi might Mike cross Rossi your a reporting reporting president another White trump House halts staffer covert has tested nineteen positive relief talks for covert until after nineteen the election Stephen talks Miller between president the trump Donald administration trump's senior and adviser congressional and Democrats speechwriter on a new tested culvert positive nineteen relief for the corona package virus were Tuesday scuttled by Miller president thus joins Donald a Trump list Tuesday that includes for the president weeks before the First election Lady day and more the president than a dozen announced other his aides decision and associates via tweet writing who have that tested house speaker positive Nancy for Pelosi covert nineteen was not negotiating the president returned in good to the faith White House only Pelosi Monday evening had spoken after with treasury receiving secretary aggressive Steven treatment Mnuchin for the virus earlier in the at day Walter Reed trump military said Medical after Center he is since re elected last Friday a major stimulus the president's bill physician will be passed navy commander Sean trump has Connolly asked Senate said Majority in a memo Leader released Mitch McConnell by the White to focus House instead that trump is on experiencing confirming Supreme no symptoms Court nominee of cold Amy at nineteen Coney Barrett Mike Mike Rossio Rossio Washington Washington

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The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

"I hi might Mike cross Rossi your a reporting reporting president another White trump House halts staffer covert has tested nineteen positive relief talks for covert until after nineteen the election Stephen talks Miller between president the trump Donald administration trump's senior and adviser congressional and Democrats speechwriter on a new tested culvert positive nineteen relief for the corona package virus were Tuesday scuttled by Miller president thus joins Donald a Trump list Tuesday that includes for the president weeks before the First election Lady day and more the president than a dozen announced other his aides decision and associates via tweet writing who have that tested house speaker positive Nancy for Pelosi covert nineteen was not negotiating the president returned in good to the faith White House only Pelosi Monday evening had spoken after with treasury receiving secretary aggressive Steven treatment Mnuchin for the virus earlier in the at day Walter Reed trump military said Medical after Center he is since re elected last Friday a major stimulus the president's bill physician will be passed navy commander Sean trump has Connolly asked Senate said Majority in a memo Leader released Mitch McConnell by the White to focus House instead that trump is on experiencing confirming Supreme no symptoms Court nominee of cold Amy at nineteen Coney Barrett Mike Mike Rossio Rossio Washington Washington

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The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting another White House staffer has tested positive for covert nineteen Stephen Miller president Donald trump's senior adviser and speechwriter tested positive for the corona virus Tuesday Miller thus joins a list that includes the president the First Lady and more than a dozen other aides and associates who have tested positive for covert nineteen the president returned to the White House only Monday evening after receiving aggressive treatment for the virus at Walter Reed military Medical Center since last Friday the president's physician navy commander Sean Connolly said in a memo released by the White House that trump is experiencing no symptoms of cold at nineteen Mike Rossio Washington

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The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

The Latest: Top Trump aide Stephen Miller tests positive

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting another White House staffer has tested positive for covert nineteen Stephen Miller president Donald trump's senior adviser and speechwriter tested positive for the corona virus Tuesday Miller thus joins a list that includes the president the First Lady and more than a dozen other aides and associates who have tested positive for covert nineteen the president returned to the White House only Monday evening after receiving aggressive treatment for the virus at Walter Reed military Medical Center since last Friday the president's physician navy commander Sean Connolly said in a memo released by the White House that trump is experiencing no symptoms of cold at nineteen Mike Rossio Washington

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

04:23 min | 5 months ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Latino USA

"People watching that speech they thought it was clearly racist because there's like a handful of custodians for very large school and most of them were people of Color. So it struck people is almost like he was trying to incite a riot One of the student government leaders had to push him off the stage because she thought that people were going to start brawling as a result of Miller's rhetoric. And what's really important to highlight is that like as all of this was happening, Miller had started to be Mentor D- by these two right wing figures who ended up playing critical roles in his career and those people are David Horowitz and Larry. Elder and you got to talk to both David Horowitz and Larry. Elder about Stephen Miller so. How did they end up mentoring this kid from Santa Monica which is basically a pretty liberal place. Yes. So I obtained private correspondence between these two men and Stephen Miller that showed that they. Truly, helped indoctrinate him as a teenager and starting with Larry Elder. So he's he calls himself the sage from south central. He's black conservative longtime talk radio and TV host what about black racism black bigotry and Black Anti Semitism and he believes that black people. Are More racist than white people and that racism against people of Color is no longer a serious issue. So Miller Calls Inter. Elders radio show when he was in high school to complain about his school and. Elder. told me. He was very impressed with how articulate Miller was as a young man. He was impressed with how Miller dressed in a very formal way and he decided that he was going to have Miller on more regularly and they basically from that point on became lifelong friends with elder reassuring Miller that he wasn't being racist in his actions and who's David Horowitz. He's the former Marxist maybe wondering how it came to be agnostic Jew and ex radical would write a book about the war to destroy Christian America. Who ended up becoming a conservative writer he runs this group called the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Horowitz teaches young conservatives that the political left poses a literal existential threat to America because of their ally ship with Moslems, black people and others, all of whom happen to be people of Color, the southern poverty law center identifies him as anti Muslim and anti immigrant extra mess but he insists he's not away nationalist he's not racist. He sees himself as colorblind. Stephen. Miller heard about David Horowitz through one of his conservative friends and he ended up reaching out ten to invite him to speak at Santa Monica high school and Horowitz had actually heard Stephen Miller on the Larry elder show and also been taken by him and so he agreed to come to campus and after they met Horwitz ends up becoming this father figure to Stephen Miller. Stephen Miller ends up graduating from Santa Monica High, and moving on to study political science at Duke University and he ends up inviting David to speak making this event. Happen was not easy. We besieged many departments. Many institutions at Duke University for funding. Many of them wanted nothing to do with us. That's when Hurwitz comes to tell students. That there are being indoctrinated by their teachers into hating America. The basement of the universe. The abysmal standards of university he rails against indoctrination meanwhile indoctrinating Stephen Miller through high school and through college and encouraging him to believe that he had to save the country from certain destruction. Through all of this, Miller was seen as sort of a pariah. You know people just kind of roll their eyes dismissed him. He just seems so out.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

07:24 min | 6 months ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Is so articulate and you know so passionate about these issues CBA Miller didn't really you know or like like other teenagers, he was very articulate and food. Larry elder starts to invite him as a guest regularly because he was so impressed with him. And it was through being on Larry elder show that David Horowitz heard him describe David Horowitz's. Steven. HORWITZ is a former Marxist who became a conservative writer and during this time that he met Stephen Miller, he was really focused on teaching young conservatives like Stephen Miller have to use the language of the civil rights movement which David Horowitz was familiar with. Against the civil rights movement. So casting white men as victims of discrimination based on their skin color and calling liberals and people of color the real racists and calling liberals and people of Color. Oppressors. And David Horowitz was listening to Stephen Miller, but I mean there were a lot of people listening to Stephen, Miller on Larry elder a lot of people who later went onto shape trumpism. There was Steve Bannon heard him you know Andrew, Breitbart heard him. Alex. Marlowe and a lot of these people remember listening to teenage Stephen Miller on the Larry elder show and being very impressed with him. But David Horowitz. When he gets a call from Stephen Miller inviting him to. Speak at the at his high school. He he agrees because he also was just you know he saw Stephen. Miller as a kindred spirit and he thought he was really gutsy for going out there with his his views against multi-culturalism against his school and David Horowitz. Kind of takes Stephen Miller under his wing and becomes almost like a father figure to Stephen Miller really early on inviting him over to his house to talk about Ideas Lynn leader. Aung really fostering his career. And he told Stephen Miller hope and fear are the two greatest weapons politics but fear is more compelling and the Republicans should appeal to Americans base instincts rather than talk about Republicans success at job creation instead attack the Democrats as job destroyers. Yes, he he is the one who really taught Stephen Miller the importance of appealing to people's base instincts. He eventually feeds strategy paper to Stephen. Miller, that talks about the political utility of these emotions and how the Republican Party needs to remake itself around demonization of its political opponents but but even Horwitz indoctrinates Stephen Miller out of young age in this idea that American civilization is being threatened by too many Brown and black people coming here because white men are responsible for for this unique culture that we cherish and that too many Brown and black people would destroy it and so Stephen Miller. This is when he starts to really see a mission in his life and a sense of purpose. And David Horowitz gives them the tools for fighting this mission. You know inverting the language of the civil rights movement and using fear and hostile emotions in order to rally people around has caused. The kind of over the top language that Stephen Miller uses when he speaks when he writes speeches for president trump the American carnage kind of language you can neck that impart to a novel called the camp of the saints from Nineteen seventy-three, a dystopia novel that influence John Stanton who founded the anti immigration groups that you were talking about an influenced the person who funded those groups and I think Stephen Miller read that book to. Yes Terry this this is a book that Stephen Miller actually promoted in two thousand and fifteen. He sent an email to some breitbart writers telling them to write an article showing parallels between the Book and Real. Life, and the book. It's about the destruction of the white world by Brown refugees who are described in really. Horrific. Language that is meant to get you to feel disgusted by Brown and black people. It refers to them as monsters and beasts, and teaming aunts toiling for the White Man's comfort. You know refers to them as centipedes it just just really dehumanizing language and in addition to that it also. Explicitly endorses hatred and violence against people of Color, as a survival mechanism against this imagined white genocide. So. This is a book that for me when I read it with a real turning point in my understanding of Stephen. Miller you know aside from already being very familiar with has demonization strategies and his anti-immigration policies. This made it very clear to me that you know Stephen Miller ascribes to this white supremacist idea that Brown and black people pose some kind of. To America. Were among the many riddles surroundings Stephen. Miller is you know he's Jewish his grandparents were were immigrants and he espouses some views that are espoused by white supremacists. White. Supremacist hate Jews. Jews to like leave the country or at least living in a separate space on their own. How. Does he reconcile that I'm sure you don't know the answer to that but don't you wonder. I do you know I one of the stories that I found the most interesting in my research for the book is the story of Stephen Miller's grandmother Ruth who on his his grandmother on his mother's side who spent her retirement compiling the family history you know how how they were refugees who fled nationalist agitators and you know these pogroms against the Jews these massacres against the Jews. And came here to the United. States and she recorded the family history. She said that she was recording it for her grandchildren like Stephen Miller so that they would never forget the value of people who come to this country with nothing but the clothes on their back and speaking no English just as Stephen Miller's answers came to this country. How have people in Stephen Miller's extended family? Reacted to his extreme views. You Know I. interviewed a number of his relatives and most people in his family with the exception of his parents and his siblings who declined to talk to me. They're very ashamed to be associated with with Stephen Miller and the the legacy that he's created around the family name because of the fact that you know.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:54 min | 6 months ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Of cheap labor in the form of mass migration. So these ideas of demonization that Stephen Miller really incorporated into jeff sessions is rhetoric. So he becomes Jeff Sessions Press Secretary and then sessions and Miller end up in the trump administration. And Steve Bannon help get Stephen Miller into the trump administration and bannon was another one of Stephen. Miller's mentors. What was Bannon's role in Stephen Miller's life before bannon was pushed out of the trump administration. So, Bannon you know gives Stephen Miller a platform on on Breitbart Wild Stephen Miller was working for Jeff Sessions He. He basically Stephen Miller was given free rein over a lot of the writers at Breitbart to just kind of shape their stories and and provide them with ideas ideas that they were expected to turn into stories, and during this time is when Stephen Miller was feeding you know articles from white nationalist and white supremacists. Websites to Breitbart and and having them do stories about them. You know painting immigrants as an existential threat. So bannon, he gives them a platform on Breitbart and connect him with the people on the trump campaign where Stephen Miller was initially providing free. Labor. For the trump campaign, you know sending over talking points and memos, and then eventually gets himself hired in two thousand sixteen as the senior policy advisor and top speechwriter for president trump. Let's take another break here, and then we'll talk some more. If you're just joining us my guest is Jean Guerrero author of the new, book hatemonger Stephen Miller Donald Trump and the white nationalist agenda. She's an investigative reporter who has covered the border Mexico.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:23 min | 6 months ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Talk Radio Astonished to find a black man who not only wasn't going to chastise them but who often agreed with them. So he starts off listening to Larry elder than he calls into Larry Larryelder then he becomes a guest on Larry Elder, how did he get to the point of being a guest on right wing Talk Radio? Yeah from from a very young age Stephen Miller has been really great about using the media to forward his views and to get power and when he was a teenager. Larry elder when he heard Stephen Miller call in and and start to criticize his high school for its multi-culturalism and alleged lock of patriotism you know regurgitating a lot of the views it Stephen Miller had been hearing on rush limbaugh. Larry elder was just super impressed. He tells me that he just couldn't believe that there was this teenager who is so articulate and you know so passionate about these issues, Stephen Miller didn't really you know or like like other teenagers he was very articulate and Larry elder starts to invite him as a guest regularly because he was so impressed with him. And it was through being on Larry elder show that David Horowitz heard him described David Horowitz's. Yeah Steven Horwitz is a former Marxist who became a conservative writer and during this time that he met Stephen. Miller he was really focused on teaching young Conservatives Lake Stephen Miller how to use the language of the civil rights movement which David Horowitz was familiar with. Against Civil Rights movement. So casting white men as victims of discrimination based on their skin color and calling liberals and people of color the real racists and calling liberals and people of Color oppressors? And David Horowitz. It wasn't just David. Horowitz was listening to Stephen Miller but I mean there were a lot of people listening to Stephen Miller on Larry elder a lot of people who later went onto shape trumpism. There was Steve Bannon heard him. You know, Andrew Breitbart hurt him Alex Marlowe and a lot of these people remember listening to teenage Stephen Miller on the Larry elder show and being very impressed with him. But David Horowitz you know when he gets a call from. Stephen Miller. Inviting him to speak at the at his high school he he agrees because he also was just you know he saw Stephen Miller as a kindred spirit and he thought he was really gutsy for going out there with his with his views against multi-culturalism against his school and David Horowitz kind of takes Stephen Miller.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

02:59 min | 7 months ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Trumpcast

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Trumpcast

Trumpcast

03:42 min | 7 months ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Trumpcast

"He could go I mean, could he ever have imagined that he ended up with this much political power and second part if trump hadn't come along, you would have aspired to edit breitbart have run for office himself. What do you think? Well, so David Horwitz, his mentor tells me that Stephen Miller initially wanted to become a senator. And at one point, you actually hear Stephen Miller talking about he gives us national TV interview on the Nancy Grace Show I. Believe it was in college any talks about how his dream is to become a prosecutor and then run for office somewhere Yeah. I mean I think he's always had political aspirations and believed that you know getting consumed on this on this ideological mission that would eventually get him. There is spoke for many classmates at Duke and his high school who even though he was very offensive to people you know like writing columns about how racism is a figment of your imagination and attacking multiculturalism it was offensive to people but people just kind of rolled their eyes you seemed. So fringe that people thought he could never actually do any real damage. He did you know graduate kind of adds pariah. He didn't have a job he drifted for a little while in Europe. He he went on his birthright trip to Israel with a friend and wasn't really sure what to do with his life until David Horowitz, came to the rescue again and and got him his first job with tea party congresswoman, Michelle Bachmann, and eventually with Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions. So the setting him up careerwise I wanNA talk about Duke. For a second because he also yeah, got on the national stage while they're lately I've seen people asking me on twitter. How is it possible that? So many of the kind of gruesome figures around trump went to Harvard. went to Yale Law School. You know people like, crisco batch that I that I until very recently I thought. Must be like remote outlier who? went to some online turner diary school turns out to have gone to Harvard gotten a martial gone to Oxford and then gone to Yale Law School. So who knows you know we're at a moment where kids in my son's high school are getting their admissions to college revoked. To have posted racist stuff on there instagram's. But this was a time where you know you start to think that Harvard Yale Dartmouth Duke felt like they wanted to let in a quota of these people and there's no mystery that this was Stephen Miller was when he applied do. You know. So I don't know I. What do you do you feel like Duke has an and other other colleges? You know that whitewash the reputations of people or make them look much more mainstream than they are have any responsibility because you know Stephen Miller. Duke student has a lot more credibility than Stephen Miller Internet. Yeah I mean I I've. I. Absolutely. Think these institutions played a role in in. Stephen Miller's rides to power and part of it is because Stephen. So skilled at using the arguments of the left against the left you. Getting his column at Duke University's newspaper a regular column at the chronicle by appealing to desires for a diversity in his case intellectual diversity. So let's let this guy come here and spouses racist views because it's different. Yeah. I mean Stephen Miller..

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Pence's press secretary tests positive for coronavirus, Trump says

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00:50 sec | 10 months ago

Pence's press secretary tests positive for coronavirus, Trump says

"This week the world drew closer to four million culvert nineteen cases at two hundred seventy thousand deaths globally in the U. S. alone there are over one point two million cases and around seventy six thousand deaths the deadly virus has reached the White House and aides to the president and vice president the president identified the positive cases the vice president's press secretary Katie Miller she's a wonderful young woman Katie she tested very good for a longer time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive Katie Miller is the wife of the president's senior aide Stephen Miller the revelation raises the prospect that many west wing staffers have now been exposed six aides to vice president pence were taken off air force to ahead of a trip to Iowa this morning one of the president's valets who last attended to him Tuesday has also tested

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Vice President's Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19

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00:50 sec | 10 months ago

Vice President's Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19

"This week the world drew closer to four million calls at nineteen cases at two hundred seventy thousand deaths globally in the U. S. alone there are over one point two million cases and around seventy six thousand deaths the deadly virus has reached the White House and aides to the president and vice president the president identified the positive cases the vice president's press secretary Katie Miller she's a wonderful young woman Katie she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive Katie Miller is the wife of the president's senior aide Stephen Miller the revelation raises the prospect that many west wing staffers have now been exposed six aides to vice president pence were taken off air force to ahead of a trip to Iowa this morning one of the president's valets who last attended to him Tuesday has also tested

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"stephen miller" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

Politics and More Podcast

12:15 min | 1 year ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast

"Stephen Miller once the communications director for Senator Jeff Sessions Miller shaped many of the trump administration's most hard-line immigration policies. The United States is a nation of immigrants but it also has a long history of hostility to immigration in modern times. Certainly no precedent has taken on anti immigration mantle as assertively as Donald Trump during his first week in office he signed three executive orders on immigration to begin building the wall to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities and the order became known as the Muslim ban. Which has just been expanded to prevent immigration from Nigeria and five other countries and there's also child separation the cancellation of Dhaka preventing asylum-seekers entry. These are all initiatives from the White House policy. Chief named Stephen Miller our opponents the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned or immigration reporter Jonathan Blitzer has profiled Miller in this week's issue of the New Yorker. John Right about a moment in two thousand thirteen. The last time that a comprehensive partisan immigration bill ever came before. Congress and you describe in detail about how a very young Capitol Hill aides still in his twenties named Stephen Miller when about sabotaging the process. So what happened. It's quite incredible. I mean now we think looking back we think you know. Do Democrats believe you know workable believing workable solutions on immigration issues? So polarized how do we get both sides to come to some consensus state on the issue? The consensus existed in two thousand thirteen and the votes were there. What was the consensus? I mean this was rough outline sweeping comprehensive immigration reform that would have granted a pathway to citizenship to a large chunk of the eleven million undocumented people living in the US in exchange for what we're fairly typical establishment kind of hard line compromises increased border security increased enforcement personnel Kind of tough on on illegal immigration measures in exchange for a legalization program. So what role does an aide Stephen Miller plan and making it all crash and burn so at the time there were already votes in the Senate To to pass the bill out of the Senate But sessions was in on all of the discussions as we're all the Republicans at the time for the most part the hardline. Republicans were thinking okay. We can't stop this bill from becoming law but we can try to get our key issues into it. Miller comes to the table as sessions communications staffer not as his policy person. And and the only thing that Miller is doing when he enters the room is he's listening into the conversations. He's cribbing what he can from the policy discussions and he's learning how to take some of those policy details out of context to pump them into talking points. How did he do it? You know little things little details. That probably didn't even strike people in the room is being terribly consequential. At the time there was one measure. And this is a particularly dramatic. One where Marco Rubio? Who's one of the members of what was called the gang of Eight? Who were driving this this. This Reform Bill Rubio in a bid to show that he could be tough on crime along. The border proposed distributing cell phones to residents in the borderlands so that they could call. Dhs With reports of criminality border crossings. Things like that. Miller takes that detail and turns it into what he called Amnesty phones for illegals and in the right wing media that crazy detail starts to circulate. Amnesty phones amnesty phones. Wow you actually can be eligible for a grant A four a phone. It looks like a two year grant program to receive a cellular phone and articles this morning as you can imagine fairly amusing. Move over Obama phone. This is the. This is the amnesty. So you know. That's that's a ridiculous example. There are of course much more sort of piercing examples that really scare Republicans so for example. There's always this issue of how you can deal with people who've committed crimes. Where do you draw the line offering some sort of path to legalization for people with criminal records? So here's Crisco back when he was the Kansas Secretary of state in two thousand thirteen speaking very much in the same voice as Miller in opposition to that this administration has been drawing very strange line and saying we don't regard you as a criminal. We don't regard you as a threat to public safety until you've been convicted in a court of law. Merely being arrested for drunk driving or arrested for assaulting. A federal officer isn't enough and I think that's a problematic line so by the time the bill passes out of the Senate and makes it into the House House. Republicans are thinking. Why on Earth would we get into this? So it's what we're saying. Is that a flak a flak for Jeff sessions played an important role in bringing a comprehensive immigration bill to cropper. That's right. He had just a total obsession with thinking that Bill. So the failure of that bill can be seen as a kind of turning point certainly in immigration reform and the whole drama after. Mitt. Romney Lost Twenty twelve election to Barack Obama. The Republican National Committee commissioned report. That warned that if the party did not embrace immigration reform it would keep on losing elections and four years later we have perhaps the most anti immigration president in the history of the country. What happened? Well there's a key moment in between that from two thousand twelve and the election of two thousand sixteen and that is in two thousand fifteen. The Republicans take control of the Senate They have at this point sort of ridden. The tide of the tea party movement. Anti Obama sentiment Sessions now Is in a position of more power than he ever was. And he and Miller in two thousand fifteen create a document Called an immigration handbook for the new Republican majority. And if you read that document now it's actually uncanny. How similar all the policy proposals are to the very things. That trump campaigned on playbook on immigration essential Book how did Stephen Miller find his way? Onto the trump campaign and the trump circle trump was not an obvious candidate for members of the restriction of movement. All those guys loved head crews initially. No one took from seriously and trump. Wasn't someone who actually had a vision on immigration. His his view of the issue was a kind of run of the mill. Illegal as bad legal is fine and that that wrangled with the real kind of hardline. True believers the Stephen Miller types but a key figuring all this was of course Steve Bannon who saw in trump A real spokesperson kind of charismatic. Lightning rod type figure. Who could help as he wants? Told Jeff sessions personify these issues for you and they can feed him live because trump is soft clay in this way because he's he can manipulate him and get him to say what you need to to one degree. Yes but I also think that the trump offered to them was a really kind of visceral identification with the cause So when trump famously descends the elevator trump tower and talks about Mexican rapists..

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"stephen miller" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

11:37 min | 1 year ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"You're listening to the New Yorker Radio Hour and I'm David Ramnik. We're talking today about the enormously influential. White House adviser Stephen Miller who's far right. Wing views on immigration have become absolutely mainstream in the trump administration. The New Yorkers Jonathan Blitzer has written a thorough and important account of Stephen Miller his rise and his role in the White House John. What's the relationship like between trump and Miller? What I've always heard is that they kind of this. Good cop bad cop sort of relationship. That trump really exactly. It's it's a suspenseful question I think for the most part trump likes to say you know. I'd be open to this thing but Steven Steven would never go for it. And that's kind of the Dynamic and allows these seventy odd year. Old President is trying to make sure that he's policing the young aide in his thirties. You know it's something that Miller for all of his bravado is actually very careful about he he knows that the kiss of death and this administration is to be identified as the brains behind the man. you know he he can't let on that. He is the one who effectively manipulating trump on these issues. Back in November. The Southern Poverty Law Center released a collection of emails. That Miller had exchanged some editors at Breitbart those emails from Two Thousand Fifteen to twenty sixteen included links to white supremacist websites and novels. Do you think Miller's policies are influenced by that kind of raw ideology? I think yes. He denies it. Of course I think what specifically alarming about what came through. Those emails was one his source material. Who is reading? He's reading actual white. Supremacist websites that pedal the view that the you know the white population in the US is being overtaken that you know the idea of diversity in the US is tantamount to hordes cultural surrender. Did Miller suffer any consequences? After the email dump seems not none. This is one of the surreal aspects of covering this administration in the broader public. Of course it was national news. I think in the White House. This was not really an issue at all for all the noise about many issues including the wall build the wall. Since trump took office w-what concrete changes has made to our immigration system. How is it markedly different? Well for one thing. He is effectively ended the practice of asylum at the US southern border which the US is obviously always seen in a bipartisan way. As a key part of its identity. He's completely slashed the refugee program in the last year of Obama's presidency for example the US vowed to to resettle one hundred ten thousand immigrants a year under trump. The number is now eighteen thousand And so he's really dismantled kind of the whole of the asylum and refugee program and through rules and regulations and a lot of obscure technical stuff. the White House is essentially redefined. Who can qualify for legal residency in the US? I think Miller was behind the trump administration's child separation policy the most controversial thing of all in. He apparently advocated for ice officers to Yank children out of school and in December. He instituted plans to use unaccompanied migrant children as bait as bait to catch their undocumented parents. Why the focus on children? Well Miller's view is an extreme manifestation of what had always been a certain establishment position in some ways which was border policy is GonNa help the US control even who makes the trip to the US. And so for years from the George W Bush years through the Obama years there was a thing that the Department of Homeland Security and an Orwellian way called the consequence delivery system. And the idea was if you treat people harshly enough at the border you sent a deterrent message. Throughout the region Miller is so obsessed with the idea of punishing people at the border itself it becomes an end itself and so his actual thinking on for example. The treatment of immigrant children is if you treat children badly enough in theory may be. You can scare parents away from ever traveling with their kids. Were sending their kids once they arrive in the US. As Adam Serwer once wrote in the Atlantic The cruelty is the policy. That's right the cruelty is the point. That's right and you know early on. Even people like Lindsey Graham. Who at the time was seen as a moderate? Republican bellwether in Congress recoiled from a lot of the positions. That were propounded by Stephen Miller. The reason we yank these things back is because Mr Miller known for a long time. I know he's Passion. I know is an early support the President I'll just say his view of immigration has never been in the mainstream the Senate and I think we're going never gonNA get there as long as we embrace concept's that that cannot possibly sixty one of the concepts that I just completely reject as. We have too much legal immigration. That was Lindsey Graham speaking in early two thousand eighteen. He has since become one of the president's most vocal defenders Congress so much of what Miller proposes seems legislatively inconceivable at were just totally outside the mainstream long past any boundary of thought. What's the purpose of pushing such extreme immigration platforms? What what's in it for trump well for Miller standpoint there to gains For trump in in taking that approach the first is the conversation has shifted wealth. The right of where it's ever been and second congress no longer has the power to legislate given how polarized Washington is and so for someone like Miller. Why bother trying to water down A BILL IN ORDER TO LURE MODERATES Into voting for if there's never going to be a vote on any of these policies if the politics are too intractable to begin with then. Why don't you just enunciate your principles? This Miller's thinking. Enunciate your principles clearly. Don't apologize for them and push in other ways and I think that's really been the approach that we've seen and it's frankly it's the scariest fact of his of his agenda. Now that in the absence of Congress you basically have the executive which has wide latitude to to exercise its discretion on immigration policy doing whatever it wants and increasingly now. The courts are starting to buckle. I mean at this point. The president has appointed more than one hundred eighty new judges to the federal judiciary a lot of in the past. The nationwide injunctions immediately blocked some of trump's most aggressive immigration policies are being lifted by some of his own appointees at higher appellate levels judiciary. And so I think Miller's view is look. We're playing the long game. This is a fight. Let's let's do get out. And of course that will that phenomenon. Moly increase radically if Donald Trump is reelected in twenty twenty one person to rival Stephen Miller for power and access in the White House is Jared Kushner. Who's been circulating a six hundred? Page merit-based Immigration Bill and I wonder how aligned Kushner and Miller are on immigration. So Jared Kushner didn't wade into the space of immigration policy by choice. The president asked him to spearhead this effort to come up with a comprehensive immigration reform plan. And so the plant itself is the plan of someone who is generally moderate on immigration. But who is taking the temperature of the Republican caucus in Congress and obviously the White House to for Miller's view There is on the one hand a lot to like in Kushner. Six hundred page immigration bill namely the fact that legal immigration is on the table. Which is something that was inconceivable. Just a few years ago and yet on the other hand there are some causes for concern for Miller that are in the bill namely that the overall number of legal immigrants would be allowed into. The country doesn't change and so for someone like Miller who wants the net number of people entering the country to go down every year. This bill might be too moderate for his tastes. Are they buddy? There they get along really well And they were policies concerned. Make these situational alliances. They never say anything bad about the other person which is something that in trump's Washington is more or less unheard of and they are kind of muddling through together so this summer the this is. This is extremely important this summer. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether the administration can cancel Daca. What's Miller's plan? If this happens this is probably the most alarming prospect It really looks like an ones obviously hesitant to prognosticate and try to predict how the justices will rule but it really does look like based on the oral argument that the justices are pretty skeptical of the argument. The administration doesn't have the ability or the legal authority to cancel Daca so it seems likely that that program might be a threat under threat. Is there an implication for the election? There is and I think what Miller will do is Miller will seize on that that ruling to push all of the most extreme things that he has ever wanted and so one person said to me. Look if you thought Miller is bad in early two thousand eighteen you're GONNA see that times ten and and but that's a winner for them. I understand why to winner for the base is a winner for all those contested counties in the states that we know by heart As the crucial states in a November election. It's interesting I think that if you're a congressional Republican this is just a huge headache for you. You don't WanNa have to go on the record one way or the other. You don't want to buck the president's position because the president so popular with the Republican base but dreamers as we all know at this point are hugely popular in a bipartisan way across the country and so why go after them At a moment when your own political future is is at issue I basically the White House doesn't particularly care about Congressional Republicans. I think this is what's in the best interest of the White House at least as White. House senior adviser see it and so they're going to charge ahead and Miller is gonNA essentially use the population of dreamers affected by the Supreme Court ruling as hostages in a series of negotiations that he is going to force down the throats of Democrats on the hill and he is basically going to say through it. All on the president's GonNa say through it. All the Democrats have an opportunity to help. Save these DACA kids and they're not gonNA take it. Jonathan Blitzer thanks so much thanks. Jonathan Blitzer Profile of Stephen Miller is available now on New Yorker Dot Com. I'm David Ramnik. Thanks for listening today. Please join US next time for the New Yorker Radio The New Yorker Radio Hour is a co production of WNYC studios and the New Yorker. Our theme music was composed performed by Merrill Garbis of tune yards with additional music by Alexis quadrant. This episode was produced by Alex Barron. Emily Boutin Ave correo Rianne. Corby Cala Leah David Krosno Carolina. 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"stephen miller" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

10:45 min | 1 year ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis

"That you have it will people are never always careful to say think Miller is quite arrogant person as well as many white nationalist of course are so I just I preserved them in was searching for an opportunity to give them to News Organization to properly vet and then have the sheriff other news outlets who could pursue deletes about this person. I wonder if you could translate some the ideas in the emails from me because me as someone who has an interacted with the white nationalist community. I don't understand. Some of the ideas are where they come from. I'm Stephen Miller talks a bit as you you about the next America. What does that mean? It's the same kind of rhetoric we see on Tucker Hacker Carlson's Fox News show whenever he says immigration will make America of horror and ended instead our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation obligation to admit the world's poor they tell us even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided because non white people will be able to immigrate here servers set by Ted Candies on nine hundred sixty five immigration act. That's what that means and American become a worse country if it's not majority European and they believe that people are not only dangerous individuals but an existential threat to America. That's that's where the phrase new American means to become dangerous place for white people and a CENA's emails to that Miller talks about the melas poem at the bubbles that you've liberty calling it ridiculous A So interesting because of course we just had that conversation about that poem and whether by denying benefits fits the people who are coming into the country making so that if you don't have healthcare you can't come in whether that is violating the spirit of that poem. Yes it absolutely. He is and Miller had a very intense hatred for that poem. He directed me to write a new story attacking it. Because I was watching. Tucker Clawson and Lindsey Graham and John McCain about it it sounds like the overwhelming majority of these refugees at least the ones fleeing Syria are men probably a lot of them were combatants that make sense why is it in the interest of Americans to have them come here. I went back to find this interview. It's about a plan to let Syrian refugees into the US we have always welcomed refugees under certain circumstances watching it. Now it's pretty stunning to think about. How different this conversation is twenty? Nineteen it's hard to imagine Lindsey Graham Damn going on Fox News saying something like this so I would like to think that America's a special place that Americans have welcomed people in the past who have been fleeing oppression go reports on the statute of Liberty by one a balance our national security against our character people like Tucker Carlson Elson and Katie. McHugh part of the media engine that changed these talking points as tyrod hostile or coal about the parliament immigration Shen Miller. Would you know would frequently praise my work to Bannon saying down a great job. This is a phenomenal story. It should be the lead Stephen Miller also references this book called the camp of the scenes. which I'd I'd never heard of before? Can you explain a little bit. The significance of this book is a book that I have not read it circulated in all these white nationalist circles. And it's about a third lick people of collar coming to Europe and You know there are scenes in which a woman is raped to death in it and they call is your up in. It's held up as a warring ask. What's going to happen? The accord white nationalists to white majority countries Stephen Miller's emails with Katie they're like a roadmap to understanding the ideology that Katy now says she disavows. It's not a pretty journey reading them talking to her. It's hard not to be skeptical of Katie's motives mostly because it's hard to believe that someone could make such a drastic turnaround around after being so extreme. Katie says it's a process. Can you describe your life now. I mean you spent years. Here's living in DC living that DC reporter life. It sounds like you're living a pretty different life right now. Yes so I'm healing. I'm surrounded by wonderful the people I'm working regular jobs right now and figuring out where I'm going to graduate school because I'd like to study environmental policy. You didn't want to let us know where you're living now details. That would let people find you. Why why my safety is concerned? And I'm trying to rebuild a quiet peaceful life. I'm not trying to become the famous person I guess what I don't. I don't want that. I really want a quiet life working as an academic and just helping people by means volunteering so to me. It's not about. It's really not about searching the spotlight. I've been disentangling myself. Trying to expose this ideology all Jews were people about it also rebuilding a healthy life away from all of it. I wonder what you'd say your ideology is now. Oh well I've donate Bernie Sanders. That should give you an idea. And I definitely have much more compassionate than it used to you feel it conservatism. itself can make into very cold calculating person. It doesn't careful others especially libertarianism that kind of ideology. That's why I'm new. You know longer subscribe to those beliefs. I do believe we need to wipe all medical debt leaning Medicare for all. We need to abolish all all student. Loan debt is support policies which which helped people make their lives better so that there's less suffering world young. When you described to another reporter the beliefs of the people you worked with Breitbart? It sounded kind of nihilistic like the point wasn't not ought to not be racist but to laugh at those who called you racist. It really was because it was just about making liberals angry angry at whatever cost to your country and your soul and I certainly do. Not Subscribe to that specially not any longer. It sounds like more than anything. What you were getting away from was that laughter that sort of not caring miss? Yes because actually there's a very good reporter. His name is Robert Evans. Who does a lot of work about researching Fascism and one of the things he he talks about in fascist dismisses using laughter as a means to humiliate dominate your opponents. It's not genuine Sherman Joe kind of laughter. It's it's like a force and is deeply nihilistic laughing at the world thinking it smokeless. You can't fix it but you can at least make your enemies angry. That's the kind of mindset that Breitbart had end up for right publications and far right people have it. Strikes me as extremely online is very online. Yes yes that's why I tell people people log off of you know you need to rounder. You need have real life you need to surround yourself with real people you to have real responsibilities and we'll dreams room hopes at not. Just you know doing what I did. which is making a living by mocking people online and making find them from getting upset? Do you think you would have changed if you hadn't been fired on. That's a good question because I was Extremely online surrounded by Breitbart the company every day. I worked very very long hours so I I would just say I'm grateful for being fired. Ah Awful for that because it did lead me to change it. I wonder what you might say to someone who says it looks like you're trying to bring Stephen Stephen Miller down and bring him down maybe to get some of the stink off of you know. That's that's absurd. I upset that this person who is a white nationalist is crafting White House policy. And it's hurting very vulnerable people. I I don't believe in hurting vulnerable. People and I do not believe someone who's described sued discredited waistlines Nugenix. WHO believes in those things should be crafting white White House policy? What do you want the result of sharing these emails to be? I would like people to be aware that white nationalism is shaping White House policy that we can speak up as Americans to save. It's unacceptable due on Stephen Miller to be fired. I don't want him shaping immigration policy and I believe the eighty plus Congress. People are saying calling him for him to resign because he should be ashamed of having these views. I'm struck by the fact that you said you don't necessarily WANNA similar fired. You want him to resign for you. What is the difference? What I don I say that because I don't believe trump will fire him? He's too close to the president. I just hope that I don't think he will will recognize his wrong. No white nationalism is not an ideology you should subscribe to and that he should resign and change his his life for the good of the country and for his own conscience Katie McHugh. Thank you so much for joining me. Thank you so much. Katy mccue worked for Breitbart news from two thousand fourteen to twenty seventeen. And that's the show. What next is produced by Mary? Wilson Jason De Leon Daniel Hewitt and Mara Silvers. I tell me what you thought about this show I would love to hear from you. I'm on twitter at Mary's desk. Thanks for listening. I'm Mary Harris. I'll talk to you tomorrow talk.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"This Representative ill Hon, Omar has called Stephen Miller, a white nationalist. Stephen Miller is a high ranking immigration adviser for President Trump. He's a brilliant guy. I think they ought to put him on TV more thing, he's Jewish as she doesn't like Jewish people to begin white nationalist, a Jewish guy is white nationalist Johan, Omar. This is all they've got somebody does something white nationalist white supremacist white this white privilege, white, whatever. Just you just you just have to by the way, grab somebody number eight real quickly. This Alex burns. I mentioned that many in the drive-by media really frustrated what he's doing here on emigration. He's being him in by having to keep campaign promise. This has happened on CNN's new day today discussion about Trump New York Times national political cove respondent, Alex burns had this to say about Trump's thinking about being reelected twenty twenty years saying picture of somebody who feels really kind of hemmed in by his twenty sixteen campaign promises. Right. That this is a guy who was looking back at things he said, he would do his advisors have said very consistently. He wants to run on a theme of promises made promises kept a more three dimensional politician might say at this point that I'll get into new spaces, and I'll show voters side of me or an agenda that they haven't seen yet. Because elections are also about the future. But this is a president who's focused on the past his past campaign. Focus on the past. He's focused on the pets campaign. He's keeping promises he's being sidetracked. And they say it's Donald Trump who is out of touch. Now, we have a montage here. Stephen Miller bunch of Democrats on the drive media obsessed by Stephen Miller, I think he's running Trump's immigration policy in demanding all these people be fired. So we put together a montage of the obsession the Democrats drive bys have regarding Stephen Miller, the president reportedly turns over immigration policy to Stephen Miller engineered and directed immigration hard. Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller is reportedly consolidating his control over ministration policy. Stephen Miller is playing a key role. The dark Lord of anti-immigration, Stephen Miller. This apparently being led by Stephen Miller driven in large part by Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller, immigration liner, immigration hardliners. Stephen. We're talking about thirty three year old Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller because Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller Miller, Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller Kirsten Nielsen was pushed out by Stephen Miller. Stephen Miller pulling the strings like this from his purchase Stephen Miller, his white nationalist tendencies of really obvious. Stephen Miller is said to be the driving force Stephen Miller. They're obsessed. He's been there since day one. He's been working on this since day one. But not all of a sudden, they're obsessed white nationalist, Stephen Miller, you ever known a Jewish person.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

WBT Charlotte News Talk

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk

"Representative ill hun, Omar has called Stephen Miller, a white nationalist. Stephen Miller is the high ranking immigration adviser for President Trump. He's a brilliant guy. I think they ought to put him on TV Moore thing, and he's Jewish as she doesn't like Jewish people to begin white nationalist, a Jewish guy as a white nationalist Ilhan, Omar. This is all they've got somebody doesn't is white nationalist white supremacist white this white privilege, white, whatever. Just you just you just have to by the way, grab somebody number eight real quickly. This is how burns I mentioned that many in the drive-by media, really frustrated. What's come think? He's doing here on immigration. He's being hemmed in by having to keep campaign promise. This has happened on CNN's new day today discussion about Trump New York Times national political cove respondent Alex burns had this to say about Trump's thinking about being reelected twenty twenty years Fisher of somebody who feels really kind of hemmed in by his twenty sixteen campaign promises. Right. This is a guy who was looking back at things he said he would do is advisors have said very consistently. He wants to run on a theme of promises made promises kept a more three dimensional politician might say at this point that I'll get into some new spaces, and I'll show voters aside of me or an agenda that they haven't seen yet. Because elections are also about the future. But this is president who's focus on the past his past campaign. Focused on the past he's focused on a pets campaign. He's keeping promises he's being sidetracked. And they say it's Donald Trump who is out of touch. Now, we have a montage here. Stephen Miller bunch of Democrats on the drive-by media obsessed by Stephen Miller, I think he's running Trump's immigration policy in demanding all these people be fired. So we've put together a montage of the obsession the Democrats in the drive bys have regarding Stephen Miller, the president reportedly turns over immigration policy to Stephen Miller engineered and directed immigration hardliners. Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller is reportedly consolidating his control over administration policy. Stephen Miller is playing a key role. The dark lore of anti-immigration, Stephen Miller. This apparently being led by Stephen Miller driven in large part by Stephen Miller. Stephen Miller immigration, hardliner, immigration, hardliners, Stephen. Miller what talking about thirty three year old Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller because of Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller Miller, Stephen Miller, Stephen Miller Kerstin Nielsen was pushed out by Stephen Miller. Stephen Miller pulling the strings like this from his purchase Stephen Miller, his white nationalist tendencies of really obvious. Stephen Miller is said to be the driving force Stephen Miller. They're obsessed. He's been there since day one. He's been working on this since day one. The now the sudden they're obsessed white nationalist, Stephen Miller, ever known a Jewish person.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Com. Slash join. All right. All right. We got a lot more stories for you. Oh, no, let's go forward. All right. The White House is working on a draft proposal, and this proposal would be a unilateral change in rules for legal immigrants here in the United States. And essentially it would make it even more difficult for legal immigrants to gain citizenship in the US. These are people who are currently in the US with visas or with green cards. They're individuals who are working paying taxes, and so the Trump administration, specifically, Stephen Miller wants to make it impossible for them to ever gain citizenship. And so this is the way that they plan on doing it. The crux of this proposal which has not been released yet would penalize legal immigrants if they or their family members have used government benefits defined very broadly widely in previous drafts of the PA, ah policy. So they need to work out the kinks of this policy in order to. Make it public. They have had one disaster after the other because they don't think these things through. So in this case, there were Hugh the CBO they're trying to figure out whether or not they can legally or ethically do some of these things. Now, the draft rule in its recent forms would include programs as expensive or expansive as healthcare subsidies under the Affordable Care Act as well as some forms of Medicaid, the children's health insurance program,.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Country in terms of deportations and vetting and things like that that will probably create more controversy and controversy that eastern student stephen miller viewed as constructive for them mckay though doesn't this create a huge challenge for some of these republicans defense pending seats in sort of purple areas of the country i mean on the one hand you know they wanted to express voters that they have little sympathy for undocumented immigrants breaking the law on the other hand lots of moderate voters are horrified but way by what the scene this is here this seems to pose a huge and daunting political challenge for folks out there no question republicans who are who are trying to defend seats and anything about the rightist of red states or register bread districts are going to have a very difficult time navigating this issue because on the one hand they can't alienate their base republican voters they're they're going to have to get those trump voters out there on the other hand independent voters moderate republicans certainly democrats are increasingly alienated by the trump trump administration's immigration agenda democrat it's going to be partly up to democrats here to effectively harness that outrage and turn it into a grassroots energy that will help them win elections but i don't see this as something that's to help republicans in in swing districts when states boy what a week what a story and it's not over yet mckay coppins and staff writer for the atlantic it's always a great pleasure to have you thank you so much i think much routing and my thanks as well kristen welker who joined us of the beginning of this hour nbc news white house correspondent listener you can continue this conversation get the on point podcast on our website on point radio dot org you can also follow us on twitter find us on facebook at on point radio on point radio was produced by anna bom bom in brian hardin ski eileen imada stuff no cuts sonus alison poli jeremy rollo james ross grace tattered gretchen voss and miriam wasser we had help from caroline anders our executive producer is karen shiffman i'm anthony brooks this is on point

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"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"To our caller i mean a movement of white nationalist autocratic rule i mean that's that's strong stuff but respond to to that so i tell you i what miller says because i did put this question to him of course a lot of people believe that he is motivated primarily by racism xenophobia or a white nationalist ideology miller fully owns the term nationalist he considers himself in american nationalist but he rejects white nationalism he says that he is not racist he is not a white supremacist he wants to help all americans but of course there are those who observed from the outside and even those who who have known him personally over the course of his life who say that there have been signs of kind of deep seated racism one person i talked to is named jason east lewis who grew up with stephen miller was actually friends with them when they were kids and he's now a progressive activists but what what jason told me is that shortly before they were friends through middle school and the summer before they entered highschool miller called him and told him that they couldn't be friends anymore and one of the reasons that miller gave them according to jason these last is was his latino heritage that was one reason they couldn't be no the the white house is of course disputed that said that wasn't true but this gets a you know a gets at this idea that there might be something deeper than just you know hard right immigration policy convictions motivating hindi and mccain in your profile stephen miller in the in the atlantic i'm looking at this page right now at duke university through an event called the great immigration debate stephen miller to know a graduate student named richard spencer who of course would go on to become one of america's leading white supremacists but you also make the case that when you put that to miller he said that he condemns richard spencer's views right well he does it actually did this to the washington post he said i condemn his views i have no relationship with him he was not my friend now again with all these things you you have utah to parse you know how much politics is applied and how much you know the truth is is there but it is true that they crossed out when they were to my guess mckay coppins staff writer at the atlantic magazine we're talking about the news this week on the border the president's executive order signed yesterday ending family separation his family separation policy we're also talking about stephen miller the top trump aide who's really got a lot to say about the president's immigration policy let's go to melanie who's calling from marblehead mass melania you're on the air go ahead i'm glad you called thank you very much anthony yeah it kinda dovetails off of what nick with thing in that i believe it is it's actually very fear provoking in general it's the situation and but where does it stop they straight up says a statement from the administration came out that it was being used as a threat who dissuade people from migrate illegal immigration to wear those threats going to stop i mean these are bully tactics that are being implemented by president trump and the administration which is used in the past and he will continue to use and when will we'll stop it with the citizens and only we got let me put the question to mckay coppins i mean mckay there's sort of two ways to look at this i mean one is through the prism of what you've been telling us about stephen miller and sort of the froth and controversy and chaos that has been created this week is exactly what people like stephen miller wants i guess another way to look at it is the president had to back down this week in signed that executive order i'm not sure where i stand on that but that's sort of the question that i guess i put that i think melania's raising among other things right well this question of of deterrence is important because you know president trump is not the first president who's tried to.

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:36 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Revoke reaction from his local class and i it's not that date believe the things he was saying but always elaborated everywhere you made for education rather than he believes that there's value in provoking at being re or outrages response from his opponents and he he kind of apply that same same idea to is work down the lighthouse he you know this the earth that first week drunk presidencies exactly the first week of the trump nc stephen miller was one of the key architects of the travel ban executive order that president trump's those having traveled over seven majority muslim countries into us frank the way if you'll recall the way had executive order was was implemented it was signed on friday afternoon it contained no guy in london imitation at and immediately plunged airports across the country the chaos and there were protests there and you know media swarmed cover the spectacle and to allow people watching on tv and putting myself back it seemed like evidence of complete disaster for the administration the fungal but then read some of the ford including you know an interview with c n n steve bannon workless even all around that executive order later said that the reason they implemented the executive order away they did what so that quote the snowflakes which show at the airport and right this no flakes being adjourned of derision the conservatives to describe lender also that are too mushy on her issues anyway so that that's a good example of i think the way that that miller coaching alliance he told me that he's long found value in general entre versi with the purpose of enlightenment and i think that you see that the order separation like you said when i talk with people mckay way let me just jump in here because i want to ask you do you think that stephen miller is sitting back there in the white house saying yeah this played out exactly the way i wanted to to on the border we wanted to so chaos we wanted to have outrage we wanted to have all this in the purpose of in the service of constructive controversy with the purpose of enlightenment i mean that seems far fetched but but to tell me what you think well first of all i didn't so this is over the border seperation policies implemented so i didn't talk to them about it i don't know for sure what he's thinking because we didn't time about it but the pattern everything else that you've done in this white house might conversations with people inside the white house out who know him i have no question stephen miller proceeding miller this is playing out exactly's who he he assured into this was a success at you know the obviously the fact that the president is rehearsing is position is probably blow to miller but i think part of miller was conservative the protests all of it was was good all good for he even told me when i interviewed him that that as long as americans are focused on immigration that he thinks the president is it doesn't matter what the wholesale doesn't matter what kind of out headlines getting if the issue that americans are focused on immigration in trump is so they could that some important persons of understand and mckay what do you think about that because that's something that really intrigued me in your piece this idea that as long as americans are focusing on immigration it's a win for trump because it would seem that this week it's distracting from a lot of other things that might be much more positive for example i mean if trump wants to tout the positive effects of his tax cut or a strong economy or alo jobless rate he can't talk about any of that because he's dealing with outrage from the pope from europe from the world from moderate republicans all across the country not to mention democrats yeah i would be understatement to say extremely stop the goal about syria you know her by one of the things are sizes that you know the amada between sixty eight i hitch dot immigration issues and trump won much and that's true but you also lost vote by millions of odors he he he.

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"A piece about his top adviser stephen miller and before we move onto that conversation mckay what do you make of that rally because in so many ways this seems to be the pattern i mean the president can use sort of the chaos that he sows as a rallying cry for his base that seemed to be happening in a big way last night often seems that even amidst his greatest political controversies is administration as suppose kind of deceived chaotic not retreats to an l all the rally you know state that wiling weiss stephen i out of they in the fashion of this order i think that also you earned the way that just had you played the way the crime was responded i thought it was notable that they responded or cheers for him signing the executive order to keep families together because they even among a lot of lukens elizabeth media she far but they also you know were poorly give him credit for for taking care of this issue in the back this he created the first let's right so mckay what we wanted to sort of shift this conversation and spend the rest of the hour talking about a couple of things and in particular the role of stephen miller speechwriter senior policy adviser you've written about him you describe him as trump's chief immigration enforcer describe the role of stephen miller in the trump white house stephen miller capitol hill where he was actually he who then senator sessions and even in this kind of twenties on capitol hill heat carved out reputation for himself as you know a hard right immigration into thirteen when there was a bipartisan wish to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill season miller was actually pretty keeble administrators yourselfer in drumming up at populous conservative opposition that they'll multi seeking it you joined the trump can't eighty alan the white house he is trump's chief speechwriter seeing them all the adviser but the issue that is best known for the issue of president often you know pays most attention to him i is immigration he hadn't throughout for example the congressional negotiations last fall and earlier this year over a dreamer sober over dot guy a seated miller was timing us pointman you was sitting fusions with senators he was room every advisor then you know important observation about the issue and he was offering vices messaging and he played a key role in advancing this family separation policy if there's basically anytime you see this administration making a move on immigration you can bet that stephen miller ads brinson brinson yeah now you describe him as someone and you had a long sit down with him last year when for a profile you did in the atlantic magazine which.

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"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"stephen miller" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"With his follow up the outrage over family separation is exactly what stephen miller wants mckay coppins it's good to have you thank you for joining us so we're gonna talk about stephen miller but i just want to start with you and just kind of do a quick update about where we are first of all with regard to signing this executive order what caused the president to back down and sign this executive order ending his policy of family separation at the border you know it's interesting obviously this was kind of a political crisis spiraling out of control to the administration and within the administration based on my own reporting reporting i've seen elsewhere it's clear that there were different camps as they're often are with situations like as a there were some within the white house like stephen miller and and some others who were expected this kind of outcry expected this kind of backlash and and were braced for it and even welcomed then there were others who who just couldn't abide this time to the images that were coming out of the support or and then we're just basic political issues i you know the president met with republican lawmakers from capitol hill amid this kind of growing backlash and it was clear from those who were at that meeting that the president knew he had a political problem on his hands and he was going to have to do something to to fix it but i also think that that there's a bigger a bigger dynamics here play which is that i you know the president wants to he he was trying to send a message with this and it was clearly you know in terms of domestic policy he was playing to his base in terms of the actual issue the substance of the issue is you know the administration says they were trying to create a deterrent for the for you know would be illegal immigrants and so the while they have kind of put a bandaid on the issue there's still a lot of outstanding questions and i'm not sure that the fundamental dynamics here of changed the president is still going to be pursuing an extremely hard line immigration policy zero zero tolerance essentially is still in place according to the white house but in terms of this band eight of the executive order let's talk a little bit about that what does the executive order actually do an end in your view what doesn't it do that that that remain maine's to be dealt with and struggled with so the basic bare bones language of the kind of hastily prepared executive order it directs the department of homeland security to keep detained families to get okay so what it doesn't do is doesn't address that first of all pair children who've already been separated from the parents when he three hundred of them as we understand it right yeah so there's no information or guidance in that executive order about how the when or if or how those people are going to be reunited those families are going to be reunited so that's a huge issue the other thing that it doesn't address that right now the administration can only detain families together for up to twenty days there's a nineteen ninety seven settlement agreement that restricts the detaining children pass twenty days so it as it stands now after twenty days at thorns would have to separate children from their families and less a judge or congress exac shen to to change that and so that that's the other big outstanding question interesting now that consent decree that you mentioned the nineteen ninetyseven consent decree known as the florist case so this stipulates the children can't be detained for more than twenty days so mckay is this going to lead to essentially another showdown in the courtroom if the trump administration tries to detain these families with their children for more than twenty days right that's what it seems like it's that the order that trump signed directs the attorney general jeff sessions to file a request with the federal judge in california who oversees the nineteen ninety seven settlement asking for changes that would allow us to detain families for as long as the.

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