President Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, berated CNN reporter Jim Acosta for his “cosmopolitan bias” during a press briefing last Wednesday. According to a report from the Washington Post, Miller’s dig was an attempt to imply “that the journalist somehow bore an air of swampy elitism.”
During the press briefing last Wednesday as he discussed President Trump’s immigration policy, which he played a large part in forming. The new immigration policy is supposed to give priority to English speaking individuals who can financially support their families.
In an effort to do his job, Acosta asked Miller if the Trump administration plans to simply “bring people in from Great Britain and Australia.”
But he didn’t stop there. He continued, adding:
‘I can honestly say, I am shocked at your statement that you think only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English. It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to shocking degree – this is an amazing moment.’
Apparently, it takes one to know one, however. Miller currently resides in a $1 million condo in D.C.’s CityCenter, an area that’s known for being upper class, according to the Post. The building’s slogan also speaks for itself, as the Post notes, “You are where you live.”
On Monday, Acosta took to Twitter to take a slam at Miller, who’s currently under consideration to replace Anthony Scaramucci to become Trump’s third communications director.
‘When I was 28, I was a local reporter in Dallas renting a studio apartment. But we did have a nice pool.’
When I was 28, I was a local reporter in Dallas renting a studio apartment. But we did have a nice pool. https://t.co/ABARmPdCMd
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 7, 2017
Acosta’s tweet included a link a tweet from the Washington Post‘s Aaron Blake, who also slammed Miller for his “cosmopolitan bias”:
‘Talking about other people’s “cosmopolitan bias” when you can afford a half-million-dollar DC down payment at 28…’
Miller, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, purchased the condo for $973,000, and pays close to $1,800. The Post also notes that “Stephen Miller Cordary Inc.” is listed as the buyer, which is a company that shares the same address as his father’s real estate business.
It looks like yet another example of how those who live in glass houses really shouldn’t throw stones.
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