Stephen Miller Claims Trump Has Stemmed ‘Tide of Illegal Immigration’ in Spittle-Flecked Interview
Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller capped off a characteristically saliva-soaked interview by claiming that Donald Trump has “taken historic action to stem the tide of illegal immigration, but was patiently and repeatedly corrected by Margaret Brennan.
On Sunday morning’s edition of CBS News’ Face the Nation, Brennan asked Miller about Jakelin Caal Maquin, the 7-year-old girl who died in custody of the Border Patrol.
“Who bears responsibility for her death?” Brennan asked.
Miller shifted blame away from Border Patrol, instead blaming the smugglers who assist migrants, and by extension, the “left.”
“Border patrol, though, says it wasn’t adequately equipped to deal with the record number of families coming across,” Brennan noted, asking “Why aren’t they?”
“One of the great tragedies is the loopholes in our immigration laws and deficiencies in immigration laws and left wing rulings that incentive the most vulnerable populations to come to our country,” Miller intoned, ignoring Brennan’s actual question about the Trump administration’s failure to prepare for the effects of its policies, as detailed by the administration’s own inspector general.
As Miller began to recite statistics about the record number of children showing up at the border, Brennan noted that “The administration hasn’t been able to deter people from making the trip.”
And when Brennan asked Miller if there will be a shutdown over the border wall, Miller interrupted his patter to claim that “This president has taken historic action to stem the tide of illegal immigration.”
Unfortunately for Miller, the facts say otherwise. Year-over-year apprehensions at the Southwest border have increased dramatically under Trump’s administration, including a whopping 38 percent increase in November over the previous year’s total.
Watch the clip above, via CBS News.
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