Twitter Erupts After Contentious Trump Adviser Claims Sean Spicer ‘Always’ 100 Percent Correct (VIDEO)
Looks like Saturday Night Live might have a new character from Trump’s administration to mock: Stephen Miller, a top adviser to the president who seems to have appeared out of nowhere. He was contentious and obtuse and Twitter peeps drubbed him and his boss with hilarious tweets after he popped up like acid reflux on CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox, Raw Story reports.
Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Speaks Perfect Robot
Broadcasting from the White House briefing room, one of Miller’s talking points was this: What a great guy White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is. Even though Spicer defended keeping a five-year-old Iranian boy detained for hours without his mother at a major airport in Washington, D.C., because he could be a “possible” terrorist. And even though he spews copious amounts of “alternative facts” (read lies), in which he continually browbeats the press and fanned the controversy regarding over the size of the crowd that showed up at Trump’s inauguration.
And on the Sunday morning news shows, Miller resorted to fear-mongering and defending Trump’s travel ban on seven heavily Muslim countries. He wrongly contended that the judiciary was not the “supreme” branch of government. But then it’s obvious that Miller, just like the rest of Trump’s crew, lives in “alternative fact land.” To prove that he told Meet The Press host Chuck Todd that Sean Spicer was “always” 100 percent correct.
But it was his contentious interview with George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s This Week that drew the most ire. Miller adopted a stern, robot-like tone during the interview, especially when Stephanopoulos asked him about Trump’s claims of voter fraud, which have been widely debunked, Deadline reports:
“George, it is a fact and you will not deny that there are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote,” Miller said. “That is a scandal, we should stop the presses and as a country we should be aghast about the fact that you have people that have no right to vote in this country registered to vote canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country. That’s the story we should be talking about and I am prepared to go on any show anywhere, any time, to repeat it and say the president of the United States is correct 100 percent.”
Stephanopoulos fired back that Miller provided “zero evidence” for Trump’s claim that he’d have won the popular vote if voter fraud hadn’t happened and then offered a terse “thanks a lot for joining us this morning.” But Miller wasn’t having any of it and promised Trump will protect the country from terrorism, create jobs and fix voter fraud.
“You can start by providing evidence to back up your claims,” Stephanopoulos said, ending the interview.
Clearly frustrated, the news show host tweeted this:
White House senior advisor doubles down on unsubstantiated NH voter fraud claims: “Voter fraud is a serious problem in this country.” pic.twitter.com/VZ40gBU7wT
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) February 12, 2017
He did have one person in his corner: His boss.
Congratulations Stephen Miller- on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
Fortunately, people on Twitter were unimpressed with sentiment, and they did what they do best: Rip the clueless politician of the moment a new one.
Here’s what some had to say:
After listening to Stephen Miller on #thisweek, it’s now clear where the crazy starts in the Trump administration. Bring him on again!
— Jim McGrath (@jimmcgrath) February 12, 2017
Watching @GStephanopoulos trying to keep his head from exploding while interviewing Stephen Miller. That’s some varsity-level patience.
— Adrianna (@MorazonInc) February 12, 2017
we’ve learned this morning that Stephen Miller also lies for a living.
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) February 12, 2017
Stephen Miller lies with such a straight face you have to wonder how his psyche got so twisted.
— Darren Garnier (@reinrag1a) February 12, 2017
Some wondered if he was reading from a script, or if he was reading from a TelePrompTer because his eyes kept darting from right to left.
Senior Policy Advisor to Trump, Stephen Miller interview on abc this am. FRIGHTENING ROBOT clearly reading not discussing.
— Candace McLallen (@candarita) February 12, 2017
— Misti Richter (@MistiRichter) February 12, 2017
Either way you look at it, Twitter users were clearly not drinking this guy’s Kool-Aid.
Honestly, I feel like I need to be sprinkled with holy water after listening to Stephen Miller. #MeetThePress
— Laurie Crosswell 🌞 (@lauriecrosswell) February 12, 2017
Check out the interview with Stephen Miller on This Week with George Steph. It’s literally one of the worst press debuts ever! #robotman D
— Danny Shipka (@dshipkaPR) February 12, 2017
— Medium Rarely (@MediumRarely) February 12, 2017
Stephen Miller doesn’t have anything to add- period. Robot repeating sound bites. Can’t answer just re-directs to sound bites. https://t.co/pIkv1zu5Hy
— Ladybug (@vivpenick) February 12, 2017
Stephen Miller on @ThisWeekABC. Wow. All his responses were very “scripted” – scary to watch him read/yell his angry diatribes. So angry
— MaryAnnCarothers (@mcarothers1) February 12, 2017
What happened to Stephen Miller? Head Trauma?
— Terrapin Stationers (@TerrapinPrints) February 12, 2017
Stephanopolous smacks down Miller’s claims of voter fraud in the video below.