Jared and Ivanka admire Stephen Miller — even as they alienate everyone else in White House

On Saturday, the New York Times published an in-depth feature exploring the complicated power dynamics between Jared Kusher, Ivanka Trump and a long roster of administration officials.


The Times lists all the people who have run afoul of "Javanka." They include Trump's first chief of staff, Reince Priebus; strategist Stephen K. Bannon; White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II. operative Kellyanne Conway; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson; and Michael D. Cohen.

Oddly, one of the few key White House officials that Jared and Ivanka do not appear to have sparred with is Stephen Miller, chief architect of the administration's zero tolerance policy towards migrants, which resulted in kids getting separated from their parents and caged at the Southwest border.

Miller's approach to migration was so widely reviled that White House officials, including Kirstjen Nielson and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, got hounded out of restaurants by activists.

After a bartender at a restaurant yelled at him, Miller threw his $80 take-out sushi in the trash.

None of this appears to have negatively impacted his relationship with Jared and Ivanka, even though Ivanka claimed to oppose child separation.

"And they regard Stephen Miller, a supporter of some of Mr. Trump’s harshest stands on immigration, as a walking policy encyclopedia," the article notes.

Before joining the Trump campaign, Stephen Miller held a series of communications positions for right-wing lawmakers, including Michele Bachmann and Jeff Sessions. He also has also been accused of collaborating with white supremacist Richard Spencer in college, a claim that he denies.