Donald Trump has hired a top aide to Alabama Republican Sen. [crscore]Jeff Sessions[/crscore] for his presidential campaign, a sign that the Republican front-runner would continue focusing on the issue of immigration in a general election.
Before accepting the job as a senior policy adviser to Trump, Stephen Miller served as communications director for Sessions. He announced his hiring in an email to friends and colleagues.
The Alabama senator advised Trump on immigration as the candidate developed a policy paper on the subject. Trump also held a rally last year in Sessions’ hometown of Mobile, Ala., where the senator took the stage and briefly donned a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Sessions has not yet endorsed anyone in the race.
“I’M IN HEAVEN!” conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted in response to Miller’s hiring after it was reported by The Washington Post.
“He’s not backing down on immigration,” Coulter, who holds similar views on the topic as Sessions, said of Trump.
I'M IN HEAVEN! Trump hires Sen. Sessions' brain trust, Stephen Miller – https://t.co/yUNCGAGQLE He's not backing down on immigration.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 25, 2016