White House senior advisor Stephen Miller appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday to talk about America’s immigration system and his recent appearance on CNN.
Carlson and Miller first discussed the adviser’s viral interview with Jake Tapper on Sunday.
The Daily Caller co-founder said, “CNN called around to news organizations today and said that you were escorted off the set by security. Presumably, you are not a physical threat, you are not armed. My question is–but they thought you were a threat. Do you think if you had been, I don’t know, a member of MS-13 here illegally, that CNN would have had security pull you off the set?”
Miller responded, “Well, I would assume if I was a member of MS-13 here illegally, they would be clamoring to get me into the voting booth. But, I think that like many things CNN says, this story has the most important virtue of all CNN stories of being not true.”
Miller used the CNN appearance Sunday as the opportunity to bash the network, saying, “There is not a lot of coverage on this TV about the people getting slaughtered in sanctuary cities. You don’t do a lot of human interest stories about immigrant communities under siege from MS-13. He tapped into a reality that is happening in this country that is not covered on this network. And I know you think I’m interrupting you, but I think the American people deserve to have two or three minutes of the truth.” (RELATED: Stephen Miller Slams CNN In Interview With Jake Tapper [VIDEO])
Tapper eventually ended the segment abruptly, telling Miller, “I think I wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”
Carlson and Miller also discussed America’s immigration system.
The Daily Caller co-founded asked, “So, if there’s no clear economic rationale for our current immigration system and it doesn’t sound like there is one, there’s no economists saying ‘we need to bring in this number of low skilled immigrants,’ then why does the Democratic Party support our current system and want to liberalize the current system so vehemently? What motivates them?”
Miller responded, “Well, you’re asking the right question, but I think in the context of this debate, the question that the president is putting before the American people is, when we have an immigration system, whose needs are we fundamentally trying to serve? The needs of special interests? The needs of politicians, the needs of foreign countries and foreign nationals, or the needs of our own country and our own workers?”
He continued, “And so, at the end of the day, our hope for a bipartisan deal was that you could have enough Democrats say that listening to the voters and the voice of the American people, we want a system that serves American workers first. What Donald Trump has done that’s so exceptional, is, for the first time that I can remember, for the first time you can probably remember, we have a president of this country who when he talks about immigration, he talks about what is right for the everyday hardworking person…”