MNBC national security reporter Julia Ainsley said on Monday that President Donald Trump keeps his controversial policy advisor Stephen Miller around because he likes his White House aides to be in a constant state of fear that they’ll lose their jobs.
“There is another reason Miller has stayed on in this administration and become so close to the president,” Ainsley said. “The president realizes that kind of rhetoric and that kind of treatment of employees and officials works for him. He likes that brand.”
Trump, Ainsley said, enjoys it when his staff lives in terror — and Miller provides exactly that.
“He wants people to be nervous to keep their jobs, he wants the Secretary of Homeland Security to be afraid to walk into the Oval Office if the numbers of border crossers have gone up over the last month,” she continued. “And that’s exactly the position that Kirstjen Nielsen found herself in.”
“Another thing I know is that the circle of people who discuss these issues just keeps getting smaller,” Ainsley added. “They want to cut out people who might either leak what they want to do or would disagree with it. So he’s surrounding himself with people like Stephen Miller.”
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‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election
Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.
But conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen warned Republicans it would be a bad idea during an appearance with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."
Here are some of the videos of the scene:
A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020