There is more than one white nationalist in the White House. Stephen Miller is an American right-wing political activist and white nationalist who serves as a senior advisor for policy to Donald Trump. This we know, but really who is this 34-year-old who sits perched like a vulture on the president’s shoulder?
As others in the White House have been flung out of the president’s revolving door, Miller managed to remain in a symbiotic relationship with POTUS. What has he done to implant himself so deeply into the president’s psyche?
Miller and Trump have like beliefs about white supremacy at their very gut levels. Even as the American people have evolved into a more accepting group, Miller has objected as Confederate flags have been pulled down from their place in history.
The aide has been filled with conspiracy theories regarding immigration and fed them directly into the president’s ear. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) fights hate groups and has Miller well within its sites.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, he pushed:
‘[W]hite nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.’
These emails went from Miller to the very conservative website Breitbart News in the period between 2015 and 2016. What they showcased was disturbing and included:
‘[T]he extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency. These policies include reportedly setting arrest quotas for undocumented immigrants, an executive order effectively banning immigration from five Muslim-majority countries and a policy of family separation at refugee resettlement facilities that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General said is causing “intense trauma” in children.’
Hatewatch exposes the racist material that has influenced Miller and his policy decisions:
‘[It included] white nationalist websites, a “white genocide”-themed novel in which Indian men rape white women, xenophobic conspiracy theories and eugenics-era immigration laws that Adolf Hitler lauded in “Mein Kampf.”’
Eighty percent of his emails were focused on race or immigration.
‘When discussing crime, which he does scores of times, Miller focuses on offenses committed by nonwhites. On immigration, he touches solely on the perspective of severely limiting or ending nonwhite immigration to the United States. Hatewatch was unable to find any examples of Miller writing sympathetically or even in neutral tones about any person who is nonwhite or foreign-born.’
The aide wrote from his government email on January 26, 2016 these words:
‘I am excited to announce that I am beginning a new job as Senior Policy Advisor to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Should you need to reach me, my personal email address is [redacted].’
Miller’s emails about white nationalism have become policy in the Trump White House. After the tragic hurricane in the Bahamas, Trump said:
“I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug dealers.’
According to the CIA, the Bahamas population is over 90 percent black.
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