Stephen Miller goes Kellyanne Conway: Trump adviser blasted for dishonesty on Sunday morning shows

Stephen Miller's credibility is rapidly running out

By Matthew Rozsa

Staff Writer

Published February 13, 2017 1:40PM (EST)

 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to praise his senior policy adviser Stephen Miller for his televised defenses of the president.

But critics have pointed to a series of troubling statements by Miller that displayed contempt for basic constitutional principles and, like Trump's more prominent spokesperson Kellyanne Conway, reek of dishonesty.

"It’s so much worse than I thought," Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," said Monday. Brzezinski was referring to Miller's statement to Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday criticizing the judicial branch for standing up to President Trump's executive orders. "We do not have judicial supremacy in this country," Miller had argued at the time.

"That was the worst performance out of anybody," Scarborough said. "That was horrendous. An embarrassment."

Scarborough and Brzezinski weren't alone in condemning Miller's performance. During an appearance on ABC's "The Week," Miller repeated a number of false claims about voter fraud in order to advance President Trump's narrative covering up for his loss of the popular vote. These included dishonestly claiming that Democratic voters were bused into New Hampshire to swing that state to Clinton, dishonestly claiming that noncitizen voters helped account for Clinton's popular vote margin of victory, and dishonestly claiming that the White House has already provided proof of widespread voter fraud, according to The Washington Post's fact-checker Glenn Kessler.

By Matthew Rozsa

Matthew Rozsa is a staff writer at Salon. He received a Master's Degree in History from Rutgers-Newark in 2012 and was awarded a science journalism fellowship from the Metcalf Institute in 2022.

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