On Saturday, MSNBC’s Alex Witt talked to former White House communications official Omarosa Manigault Newman about the grip that Stephen Miller has over President Donald Trump’s policies.
“From your time inside the White House, looking at Stephen Miller, how much influence do you think he really has?” asked Witt.
“Stephen has a significant amount of influence, and he has the president’s ear,” said Omarosa. “It was interesting sitting in those senior staff meetings with him because he was always quiet. He would take in what everybody was saying, and then when he would go and meet with the president, he would leverage that to advance his own agenda. He’s clever and he has the influence to to get the different policies he wants across.”
“Are you saying that he would throw others under the bus?” Witt pressed her.
“Oh, all the time,” laughed Omarosa. “He’s so strategic that he’s learned to play each side to the middle, and he has gained the trust and the ear of the president, and that’s all that matters in this Game of Thrones that is the Trump administration.”
“Do you think this is the beginning for him?” Witt asked. ” In other words, do you think we can see further resistance from Stephen Miller, whether it’s focusing on DHS or or facets of the administration.”
“Stephen Miller has made it very clear from the very beginning about his bullet points for what he wanted with immigration,” said Omarosa. “And one after the other, we’ve seen him effectively get those things across, from separating parents at the border, that’s all Stephen Miller, to the idea of moving these folks that come across the border to sanctuary cities, that’s Stephen Miller. Every single time he’s been able to get his way, and I don’t doubt that whatever he wants to advance, whether that’s shaking up DHS or any of these other policies, that he’ll get it done.”
Disgraced former Rep. Allen West: God told me to run for office again — this time from Texas
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said on Monday that God has called on him to run for Congress again.
West, who was disciplined in the military for conducting a mock execution on an Iraqi, became a conservative torchbearer while in Congress. During his tenure, he asserted that over 80 Democratic members were communists.
In a blog post on Monday, West explained that he had not intended to seek office again.
"I believe that you must fix your eyes firmly upon God," he said. "So, here I am in Texas, where I came, not to seek any political office, however, there is a calling."
Far-right motive seen in German pro-migrant official’s murder
German prosecutors said Monday they suspect a far-right motive in the assassination-style murder of a pro-migrant city official that stunned the country two weeks ago.
This would make the night-time killing of Walter Luebcke, 65, with a close-range gun shot to the head "a political assassination," they said.
A man in custody, identified only as 45-year-old Stephan E., is believed to have killed Kassel city administration chief Luebcke on June 2, federal prosecutors said.
Trump reelection launch is being overshadowed with a flood of really bad news: Washington Post reporter
Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker couldn't help but note that the launch of President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is being drowned out by a flood of bad news.