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.”
Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report
President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.
"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.
Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.
Maddow is visibly shocked Trump is claiming in court the president can’t even be investigated
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC was flabbergasted by the latest court moves by President Donald Trump as he continues to hide his tax returns from investigators.
The host noted the ongoing legal battle Trump is waging to keep his accounting firm, Mazars, from handing over eight years of his tax returns to New York state investigators.
The host was shocked by the headline on the front-page of The Washington Post website.
[caption id="attachment_1544917" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Headline in The New York Times: "Trump Lawyers Argue He Cannot Be Criminally Investigated" screengrab.[/caption]