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As Schmidt has discovered, the Washington Post has published some great articles about this topic, and the one that was published this morning REALLY spotlights the guy who is THE most responsible for the shutdown:
(I noticed that Dutch came to the same conclusion earlier this morning).
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) — whose doomed immigration compromise with Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was the target of that Trump tirade in the Oval Office — blasted Miller as a primary reason for the continuing standoff over border issues.
If you saw the interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, you'll agree that Stephen Miller is a complete ass, and I am being very diplomatic when I use that term, since he deserves far worse.
If you read Miller's bio on Wikipedia, you will discover where he got his crazy ideas.
Prior to his current job, he was the communications director for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, who is famous for discriminating against black people.
Prior to that, he was the press secretary to Michele (queen of crazy) Bachmann
Before that, he was press secretary to Arizona Representative John Shadegg, who has a long history of being an obstructionist.
Miller wrote Trump's inauguration speech , and was the chief architect of Trump's travel bans. As the Wiki article about him mentions, "he has, on multiple occasions, made false or unsubstantiated claims regarding public policy" which is EXACTLY what Trump does on a daily basis.
Oddly enough, Miller was brought up in a liberal-leaning Jewish family in California. His mother;s family were IMMIGRANTS from Russia in the early part of the 20th century, and his great grandmother ONLY spoke Yiddish. His mother;s family eventually learned English, and became successful businessmen in Pennsylvania.
One of the reasons that the NRA contributed $30 million to Trump's campaign is that Miller became a devout conservative after reading Wayne LaPierre's book, "Guns, Crime, and Freedom."
The comments under "early life" reveal that fact that his conservative credentials go all the way back to high school.
While at Duke, he did fundraising for white supremacist Richard Spencer.One of Miller's professors at Duke has stated that "Miller seemed to assume that if you disagreed with him, you were either malevolent or stupid about your thinking - incredibly intolerant."
To sum this guy up, this buy has been a complete a**hole most of his life. Then again, so has Trump.