Stephen Miller: 'Not true' that I was escorted off CNN's set
White House senior policy adviser gives insight on President Trump's priorities on immigration, chain migration, DACA talks with Democrats and the aftermath of his controversial interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. #Tucker
White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, an architect of President Trump’s immigration policy, told Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Monday night he was not escorted from “extraordinarily biased” CNN after his fiery interview with Jake Tapper flew off the rails the day before.
“Like many things CNN says, this story has the most important virtue of all CNN stories, of being not true,” Miller told Carlson. “It's an amusing story, but not a true one.”
Carlson asked if Miller would be escorted out by security if he were an MS-13 gang member.
Miller responded that if he were an MS-13 gang member, “they would be clamoring to get me into the voting booth.”
His interview with Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday morning ultimately turned into a shout-fest, with the CNN star eventually cutting it off entirely.
Miller appeared on Carlson’s show to further discuss Trump’s immigration policies: ending chain migration, ending the diversity lottery, and financing the border wall.
He said Trump’s immigration reform is based on that the country should be as loyal to Americans as Americans are loyal to the U.S. — citizens who obey the laws, follow the rules, pay their taxes, and show up and vote.
“Donald Trump has a very ‘radical’ idea. And that’s that when we make changes to our immigration laws, the group we should be most concerned about are hardworking, everyday Americans. The citizens who make this country run,” Miller told Carlson.
Miller said the tougher vetting procedures must happen because immigrants should only be allowed in America if they add value to the economy.
Miller told Carlson, “We can have an immigration system that 10, 20, 30, 50 years from now produces more assimilation, higher wages, more economic opportunity, and better prospects for immigrants and U.S.-born alike.”