Fox News host shuts down Stephen Miller's defense of Trump's hypocrisy and racism - 2019-07-21
Stephen Miller, a top White House adviser said to be the architect of the administration's cruel anti-immigrant policies, went on Fox News Sunday to defend President Donald Trump's latest round of racist and hypocritical attacks on congresswomen of color. The interview went rather poorly for him.
Host Chris Wallace began the interview by asking Miller about Trump's recent tweets attacking Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and demanding that they go back to their home countries (Omar was born in Somalia and came to the United States as a child, the other three are natural-born citizens). Miller responded that the president isn't a racist because the jobless rate has been falling for racial minorities.
"I think the term 'racist,' Chris, has become a label that is too often deployed by left/Democrats in this country simply to try to silence and punish and suppress people they disagree with, speech that they don't want to hear," Miller began, asserting that Trump "has been a president for all Americans" because of "historically low black unemployment rates, historically low Hispanic unemployment rates," and his crackdown on immigration "to protect safety, security, rising wages for all American citizens."