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Stephen Miller is the latest insufferable liar and bigot on Team Trump

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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Trigger warning: Bias in the article.

Only a portion of the article is shared since it is quite long but a link is provided below for those who wish to read the article in it's entirety or view the embedded videos.

.......this weekend the nation got a new level of confirmation that Stephen Bannon is not the only Steve pulling the strings. Stephen Miller, a 31-year-old Duke graduate who somehow found a way to be an outspoken critic of Maya Angelou while in college, now serves as Donald Trump’s Chief Policy Advisor.

Nevermind that he has no advanced experience crafting policies. Nevermind that he, like most of Trump’s cabinet picks, lacks any graduate education on policy or law or international affairs or diplomacy. The most educated man in the White House knows how to perform brain surgeries — so, naturally, they put him in charge of housing.

For the past few months I repeatedly heard that Stephen Miller was a pompous, arrogant, rude, bigot. This remark from a Duke administrator says it all:

“He’s the most sanctimonious student I think I ever encountered,” said John Burness, Duke’s former senior vice president of public affairs and government relations. “He seemed to be absolutely sure of his own views and the correctness of them, and seemed to assume that if you were in disagreement with him, there was something malevolent or stupid about your thinking. Incredibly intolerant.”

It’s deeper than that. People who knew Miller in middle school said he was a bigot back then and expressly ended childhood friendships with Latino students over their ethnicity. “I can't be your friend any more because you are Latino,” Jason Islas says he was told by Miller the summer before they began high school. In fact, in an amazing piece of investigative journalism from Univision, they uncovered instance after instance of bigotry, xenophobia, and homophobia from throughout Miller’s time as a student at Santa Monica High School. Because it was simply not that long ago, witnesses and documents have been relatively easy to find.

Students said he ended all relationships with any non-white students that “he used to make fun of the children of Latino and Asian immigrants who did not speak English well.” Not only that, but in his own writings uncovered by Univision, he regularly complained about the rights and privileges of Muslim students, LGBT students, and particularly Latino students — who made up over 30% of his school — the largest school in the district. The very existence of a gay club spooked him. He could not believe that the school invited a Muslim guest speaker.

School Board member Oscar de la Torre shared repeated stories of clashes with the teenage Miller and recalled that the student showed up for a meeting designed to discuss how the school for support black and Latino students. Except Miller showed up to destroy the meeting, de la Torre told Univision Noticias.

“He wanted to sabotage us,” de la Torre said. “He confronted everyone, denying that racism existed. He said that was a thing of the past.”

Are you reading what I’m writing here or what? In the White House right now, serving as Chief Policy Advisor, is a young, inexperienced bigot whose racist roots go back to his childhood. Another student, Natalie Flores, said Miller had “an intense hatred toward people of color, especially toward Latinos."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/king-stephen-miller-latest-liar-bigot-team-trump-article-1.2971639


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Ms.KitKat
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM

And, so it appears that the kid who harassed and belittled immigrants, Muslims, and other students and staff of color, was actually the architect of Donald Trump’s disastrous Muslim ban. Of course he was. Your Chief Policy Advisor should play a chief role in crafting policies, but this man is dangerous. He has no substantive experience crafting policy. Even in his limited roles working for, of all people, Michelle Bachman and Jeff Sessions, he wasn’t crafting policy, he was a communications guy. He has no credible national security experience, but was said by two government officials to be running some National Security Council meetings — which is batsh-t crazy.

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Then, this weekend, perhaps thinking he was ready for primetime, the White House unleashed Miller on the Sunday morning shows.

What I saw was not simply unconventional or weird, even, but downright disturbing and unethical. Often looking like a deer caught in the headlights, or perhaps reading from a teleprompter, with tones and vocalizations that seemed not to quite match the words coming out of his mouth, the man simply told lie after lie after lie. I would call it peculiar, but dishonesty is now the norm out of the White House. However, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever watched - in part because it’s not actually a joke — this inexperienced bigot is crafting America’s new (failed) policies.

In evaluating his statements, independent fact-checkers repeatedly gave him four Pinocchios, the worst score a statement can receive. He lied over and over and over again — with a straight face - to the very intelligent people who were interviewing him and refused to allow him to lie without being challenged.

...Shame on the 62,979,879 who voted for Donald Trump. This is pretty much what we thought we’d get from him, but seeing it in action is worse than I could’ve ever imagined.

CraziestTexan39
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 1:38 PM
That guy is such a TOOL. I LOVED what Steven Colbert said
numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Feb. 15, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Ahhhh So Why would you vote for people who was dead set against gay marriage?

jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 2:07 PM
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I can't handle watching him on TV. He has dead eyes and talks like he still has a retainer in his mouth.
Ms.KitKat
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 5:41 PM

I only saw him once on Meet the press this past Sunday. I honestly never knew who he was before then and the way he came across- he was a pompous ass. But I figured- he got to the posiiton he is because he is a pompous ass.lol

Anyway- while watching him, he was clearly reading from the teleprompter. He has excellent diction but I watched his eyes shift to my left, his right and center again. I wasn;t sure at first but as I watched, the more I was certain of it.

His answers were all scripted as if he knew what was going to be asked. Whenever Chuck asked a follow-up question it seemed went off script were the only times he paused, took a breath and then seemed to find his scripted answer.

He came across as quite polished- Almost! But still not very genuine. My word for him would be : shifty.

Quoting jessilin0113: I can't handle watching him on TV. He has dead eyes and talks like he still has a retainer in his mouth.


BluesPagan2.0
by IWantTacos on Feb. 15, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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How many spin doctors does one president need in his first month in office?
GloriousChaos
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 6:15 PM
But but but Trump is going to stop racism!

Maybe he can start with his staff
coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2017 at 6:20 PM
A lot.

Quoting BluesPagan2.0: How many spin doctors does one president need in his first month in office?
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