It is difficult to watch Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller without thinking of the Gollum in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings book. It is not so much his appearance as what he says. After all, Miller has been POTUS’ most rabid influence for an all-white country, never mind that the U.S. has always been a mixture of immigrants. Now, the president has pulled out his most loathsome spokesperson to defend Trump’s national emergency.
Miller appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to defend Trump’s end run around Congress due to his fake national emergency crisis. The commander-in-chief did not get the money he wanted to build his wall from the elected lawmakers. They said no, so he created a fake crisis to get his money and military builders. The TV host asked Miller to give him any example of another president in recent history invoking a national emergency as Trump did:
‘Can you find one case like that.’
Miller pulled out the example of President George W. Bush after September 11, 2001 using the 1976 National Emergencies Act and once in the Gulf War. Then, Wallace asked if Trump violated the Constitution:
‘Chris asks Stephen Miller is the President’s order violates the U.S. Constitution.’
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The president’s aide said:
‘This is a deep intellectual problem that is plaguing this city. Which is we’ve had thousands of Americans die year after year after year because of threats crossing our southern border. This is a threat in our country… and if the president can’t defend this country, then he cannot fulfill his constitutional oath of office.’
Trump bypassed Congress and went to several agencies to lift vital money out of their budget to build his wall. He ironically took $2.5 from the Defense Department’s drug-interdiction programs, $3.6 billion in military construction for family housing, and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset-forfeiture fund.
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