Trump Adviser Tackles Reporters on Immigration
President Donald Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller was combative with reporters in the White House press briefing on immigration, blasting them for their bias on the issue.
Miller appeared at the podium to discuss the RAISE Act, a proposed bill to move to a skills-based immigration system.
“I know you guys will have lots of fun,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said as she introduced Miller at the beginning of the press briefing.
He didn’t disappoint.
Miller called on New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush and CNN’s Jim Acosta, apparently ready for a conflict.
During the press briefing, he tangled with Acosta challenging him over the spirit of the Statue of Liberty and the poem added to the platform of the monument. When Acosta cited the poem’s line about “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” Miller disputed the nature of his question.
“The statue of liberty is a symbol of American liberty lighting the world,” Miller replied. “The poem that was added later.”
Acosta accused Miller of monument revisionism, and later accused him of trying to allow only people from Great Britain and Australia by having an English requirement.