White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller and New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush got into a heated tussle during Wednesday’s press briefing over immigration.
Thrush asked Miller to cite a statistic to support the idea that American workers lose jobs to immigrant workers. Miller preferred to speak in more vague terms.
Miller: Let’s also use common sense here, folks. At the end of the day, why do special interests want to bring in more low-skilled workers.
Thrush: I’m not asking for common sense. I’m asking for specific statistical data.
Miller: I think it’s pretty clear you’re not asking for common sense. If I could just answer your question.
Thrush: Common sense is wonderful.
Miller: I named the studies, Glenn.
Thrush: Let me finish the question.
Miller: Glenn, I named the studies. I named the studies.
Thrush: I asked you for a statistic.
Miller then took a shot at Thrush and his employer, The New York Times
“Maybe we’ll make a carveout in the bill that says The New York Times can hire all the low-skilled less-paid workers from other countries and see how you feel then about low wage substitution,” Miller said.
“I’m asking for statistics,” Thrush said again.
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