Trump aide Stephen Miller repeats Trump’s blatantly false claim about mass illegal voting. There is zero evidence. pic.twitter.com/9NvPXjPYVO
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 12, 2017
Trump Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller, the 31-year-old architect of Trump’s Muslim ban, did chat show roulette this Sunday morning. However, it was his appearance on ABC’s This Week that drew the most heated reactions. Miller made a number of false statements during his robotic appearance. He was reading cards, as his eye movements made clear, and he actually said, “I do want to say that Sean Spicer has always — is 100 percent correct.”
In the above clip, host George Stephanopoulos confronted Miller over Trump’s continued false claims that “voter fraud” lost him the popular vote. (Three weeks into Trump’s presidency, and we’re still hearing about this.) Miller put on a bizarre performance, and the host wasn’t having it. The conversation climaxed with Miller raving about this horrible “scandal,” which is something he truly believes should be the media’s focus, forever:
“The White House has provided enormous evidence with respect to voter fraud, with respect to people being registered in more than one state. Dead people voting, non-citizens being registered to vote. George, it is a fact and you will not deny it that are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote. That is a scandal! We should stop the presses and as a country we should be aghast about the fact that you have people who have no right to vote in this country registered to vote, canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country. That’s the story we should be talking about! And I’m prepared to go on any show, anywhere, any time, and repeat it and say the President of the United States is correct, 100 percent.”
Did he really say “stop the presses”? Yes.
Miller persisted, at which point Stephanopoulos continued to remind Miller that there was “zero evidence” for Trump’s voter fraud claims. And when Miller wouldn’t stop repeating himself, the host thanked him for his appearance and moved onto the next guest, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Meanwhile, Twitter’s reaction can best be summed up by Soledad O’Brien.
The Trump senior advisor is enjoying a moment in the spotlight. The New York Times published an intriguing Saturday profile, in which he’s detailed as a die-hard believer in the president’s policies who once introduced himself at a college party like this: “My name is Stephen Miller, I am from Los Angeles, and I like guns.” That’s worth reading, and this entire ABC News appearance definitely showcases some amazing theatrics. You can see it all below.
For what it’s worth, Trump thought Miller was just great.