At just 33 years old Miller is best known for his interesting hair choices and extreme views. He is supposedly the most right-wing voice in Trump’s ear on immigration and the architect of some of Trump’s most regressive and inhumane immigration policies such as separating migrant children from their families.
Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called out Miller’s role in a recent tweet, sharing an article about Miller’s influence on Trump’s immigration policies and saying: “Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.”
Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage. https://t.co/7NyMDgojd7
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 8, 2019
In response Trump took to his favored medium, Twitter, sharing a Fox Business clip in which guest Jeff Ballabon accused Omar of “assaulting Jews” and of being “the most dangerous anti-Semite we’ve ever seen.”
“She (Congresswoman Omar) keeps on assaulting Jews…”
Jeff Ballabon, B2 Strategic, CEO pic.twitter.com/WMKN9RQm2n
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2019
He further quoted the Fox Business guest saying it was “completely unacceptable for Congresswoman Omar to target Jews, in this case Stephen Miller.”
“What’s completely unacceptable is for Congesswoman Omar to target Jews, in this case Stephen Miller.” Jeff Ballabon, B2 Strategic, CEO. @Varneyco
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2019
Prior to Trump’s tweets his loyal, if not very bright, son Don Jr. had already chimed in to call Omar the “head of the Farrakhan Fan Club,” claim that she is spreads “anti-semitic bigotry” and to decry her for her words about Miller.
I see that the head of the Farrakhan Fan Club, @IlhanMN, took a short break from spewing her usual anti-semitic bigotry today to accuse a Jewish man of being a “white nationalist” because she apparently has no shame. https://t.co/y96IG8E7Y6
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 8, 2019
Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, along with Rashida Tlaib, has become a favorite target of the right wing in recent months after her criticism of an Israeli lobbying group was decried as anti-semitic by a series of disingenuous Republican morons.
As such Omar has been the target of threats and Islamophobic propaganda attacks since her election both from random lunatics and from the GOP itself. (Republicans would of course swear that their repeated attacks have nothing to do with the whole muslim thing.)
For her part, Omar is not backing down. The Congresswoman tweeted about Miller again in the wake of Trump’s comments.
“It’s hard to imagine how Trump could be any more extreme on immigration than he already is. But rest assured, it’s not hard for Miller to imagine.”
This is an🚨sign!
We can’t afford to tip toe, let’s address this head on. The world is watching! https://t.co/X1F3d3jVaz
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 9, 2019
Unsurprisingly the internet disagreed with Trump’s assessment of the situation and was nice enough to correct him.
Nope. She just told the world that you have a White Nationalist running your immigration policy.
Nice try though. 🤗
— 🇺🇸 (@Freefree0Bobbie) April 9, 2019
Rep. Omar doesn’t assault “Jews”…
She is attacking Stephen Miller, a racist White nationalist asshole, who happens to be Jewish.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 9, 2019
I don't see in her tweet where she says anything about Miller being Jewish. Are you saying no one can criticize him for his horrible immigration policy without being anti-semitic?
— Pat Flanagan (@PatFlanaganDes) April 9, 2019
hey mister president sir, I'm a Jew and I say that Stephen Miller is a white supremacist. I'm a Jew calling him a white supremacist because he is a white supremacist and all the demagoguery in the world won't sweep Stephen Miller being a white supremacist under the rug
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 9, 2019
Just because she criticizes someone who happens to be Jewish, doesn’t mean she’s attacking Jewish people like me.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 9, 2019
She is attacking a White Nationalist not because of his religion, stop conflating religious beliefs with fascists and white nationalists they are two different things. Nothin in Judaism would tell Millier to adopt the policies he has pushed since day one.
— Kevin MacDermott (@Kevmacd) April 9, 2019
That's not what assaulting a Jew is. She is stating her opinion just as you do. But the real question here isn't about his nationality or religion. But is he a white nationalist who happens to be Jewish? You need to lay off Fox news. It's garbage.
— NNChick (@NNChick) April 9, 2019
Because she called an asshole an asshole? I'm fairly certain that the Jewish people don't have a monopoly on being assholes. For instance, you, yourself with your ever changing German/Swedish father and your big brain must know all about being a HUGE asshole.
— Jolen Whitworth (@JolenWhitworth) April 9, 2019
— Ryan Horsley Frost (@RyFrost) April 9, 2019
Her tweet didnt mention Jews!
She just tweeted saying Stephen Miller is a white nationalist.
He is! It's irrelevant that he is a Jew.
You're also a white nationalist.
Does this means I'm attacking all fake Christians like you?
Truth is you're retweeting it as you hate muslims pic.twitter.com/34sNBEe6QK
— The Unspoken Truth (@UnspokenTruth80) April 9, 2019