Wednesday May 27, 2020

It’s Miller Time

He’s the 32-year-old upper middle-class adviser behind Trump’s child separation policy who is reviled by Republicans and Democrats alike. Here, Marion McKeone charts the rise of Stephen Miller, painting a disturbing image of a dangerous, unrepentant arch agitator, driven by fervent nationalism

8th July, 2018
Stephen Miller, senior policy advisor to President-elect Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower on January 6, 2017 in New York. / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

When Stephen Miller was an eight-year-old student at the elite Franklin Elementary School in Santa Monica, he was required to share a desk with another eight year old. Before his new desk mate could seat himself, Miller took a roll of white masking tape and taped several strips down the centre, dividing the desk into two distinct portions. He warned the new arrival that under no circumstances was he to cross the boundary he had...

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