The White House may appoint a senior policy adviser with hardline views on immigration, who recently sparred with reporters in a televised briefing, as its new communications director, a senior administration official said on Saturday. Stephen Miller, a top aide and speechwriter for President Donald Trump, is a candidate to lead the White House’s communications team after a series of personnel changes in the more than six months that Trump has been president.
He was one of the authors of Trump’s controversial proposed ban on visitors from a half dozen Muslim majority nations, which has triggered protests and a slew of legal challenges. On Thursday, Miller briefed reporters at the White House on Trump’s support for legislation that would overhaul the current immigration system by creating a merit based system for issuing visas, favoring younger immigrants with advanced degrees.
Some of Miller’s “greatest hits” are below.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 13, 2017
Vid: “sick & tired of being told to pick up my trash when we have plenty of janitors who are paid to do it for us” Trump Adv Stephen Miller pic.twitter.com/cpoSGAdOGv
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 5, 2017