Stephen Miller has a reputation for enjoying confrontation and defending unpopular positions. It’s how he rose from a lowly alt-right troll advising controversial back-bench Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann to become President Trump’s senior policy advisor – at least the one left standing after multiple senior advisors have left the West Wing.
While observers in Washington have long been aware of his racist, xenophobic record advancing ultra-conservative initiatives behind the scenes, most Americans learned who he was and what he was all about after his petulant media appearances defiantly defending the president’s Muslim travel ban back in early 2017.
According to a report in the New York Post, however, he may be losing his carefully cultivated edge faster than he’s losing hair. Sources tell the Post that Miller was confronted by someone in a Washington, D.C. restaurant who challenged him on the Trump administration’s family separation policy – which he bragged about masterminding – and he “scurried away” rather than engaging the patron.
According to The Post, the customer confronted Miller – in a Mexican themed establishment, no less – and said, “Hey look guys, whoever thought we’d be in a restaurant with a real-life fascist begging [for] money for new cages?”
This incident flew largely under the media’s radar when it happened, but just two nights later Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen got caught on camera confronted by activists after her shameful press conference earlier that day. She, too, found herself in a Mexican restaurant of all places, and she had a similar albeit more publicly humiliating reaction to Miller.
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Miller didn’t respond and scurried away, the witness said. But he didn’t leave the restaurant — unlike Nielsen, who abandoned MXDC Cocina Mexicana on Tuesday when protesters marched in chanting ‘shame!.‘
Miller’s cowardice in the face of criticism is a testament to the weakness of the Trump Administration on the issue of family separation and the transparency of their pathetic lies about why they’re enforcing it. Now that the president has completely caved on the issue, Stephen Miller’s defiance, if it ever was more than a front, is as useless as he is.