White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller clearly is not former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer — no, he’s a lot tougher on reporters than Spicer ever was.
In this hilarious clip, CNN’s belligerent White House correspondent Jim Acosta is humiliated by the more intellectual and reasoned Miller, who’s clearly on top of his game when addressing Acosta’s obviously biased question.
The question regards America’s supposed “immigration traditions.” But as Miller points out in answering, Acosta ignores a larger historical perspective on American immigration (which varied wildly from a numerical perspective over the past two centuries, with a peak of 1.3 million immigrants in 1907 from a low of 8,000 just after the Constitution was ratified in the country’s first days).
Acosta also assumes that the White House, in desiring immigrants to speak English, wants to favor Anglo-Saxon emigrants over those from other countries. This latter point is not correct, as Miller painstakingly reminds Acosta, despite the correspondent’s protestations.
In short, Miller quickly shows why the president has some of the best people in their fields working for the White House and also shows why he probably should be allowed to deal with the press more often — because he’s simply better at it than other presidential staffers.
Watch as Miller eloquently showcases his full talents in this segment from YouTube’s Mark Dice.