Chris Wallace Sh*ts All Over Stephen Miller, So That's 'Sad'
El Presidente Trumpito's syphilis-addled brain tweets from last week, when he told four congresswomen of color ("The Squad," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley) to "go back where you came from," sent Republicans on a weeklong Circe De SuRacists acrobatics to excuse it.
We went from Kellyanne Conway's
impromptu Ancestry.com with journalists to racists at a Trump rally chanting "Send Her Back" which Trump basked in before trying to gaslight people into believing he opposed to it only to later follow it with "sorry not sorry" while doubling down. Normally, any sane person would let this die down so the media/news cycle could move on. But norms don't exist, President Fucksquib is not a sane person, and time is a flat circle we are doomed to repeat.
So early Sunday morning, while probably fast food constipated, Donnie decided to tweet:
I don't believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2019
So who better to speak about racism than Trump's own Wormtongue, Stephen Miller, on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace.
Seen here providing immigration council to Trump Giphy
Miller was perhaps expecting a warm Fox News embrace, because he was thrown off quickly when Wallace's first question set the tone for this interview:
WALLACE: You are the president's senior policy advisor and his chief speechwriter. His tweets this week about those four congresswomen, and let's put them up: Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came -- are the latest in a long string of controversial comments by Mr. Trump, some of which I know that you helped draft.
What followed was Wallace dropping receipts like singles! Miller attempted to appear calm while using Republican talking points about "racist" having "become a label that is too often deployed" by "the Left." Miller rattled off stats about historically low black unemployment rates, historically low Hispanic unemployment rates, etc., while conveniently failing to explain policies Trump passed to accomplish these. (Hint: There aren't any. These statistics are trends that have continued since Obama's presidency.)
Wallace then outlined Trump's birther history and his racist presidential announcement when Miller accidentally revealed his racism and got called on it:
MILLER: I couldn't disagree more. I mean, let's take, for example, the issue of the recent indictment we saw of 22 MS-13 gang members in California.
WALLACE: Well, we're not talking about hardened criminals.
When asked about Trump's history of racism, the GOP always pull out their latest strawman to excuse their cruelty to all people of color: Everyone is MS-13! Miller then tried to justify Trump's birtherism with John McCain. Wallace was having none of that:
WALLACE: No, there were never raised questions about John McCain. There are questions about whether he was born in the Panama Canal or not. There was never a race question about John McCain.
MILLER: I fundamentally disagree with the view that if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color skin, that that makes it racial criticism. In fact, you saw from -- you saw from --
WALLACE: He wasn't criticizing him. He was questioning whether he is an American.
Miller also tried his own acrobatics about the "Send Her Back" chants:
MILLER: The -- first of all -- and I'm glad we can now get to what I think we really want to focus on, with the "send her back" chant, the president was clear that he disagreed with it.
WALLACE: No, he was clear -- he was clear after the fact. He let -- Excuse me, he let it go on for 13 seconds and it was only when the chant diminished that he started talking again.
MILLER: Right, but --
WALLACE: He said nothing there -- he said nothing in his tweet -- I promise I'm going to ... but he said nothing there or in his tweet after the rally that indicated any concern about the chant.
Miller tried to smear Rep. Omar by taking her out of context to call into question her patriotism because of her criticism of policy but Wallace unleashed even MORE receipts of the numerous times Trump insulted America and Obama. Miller tried to excuse this as politics before Wallace called him out ... again:
WALLACE: Wait, wait, wait, wait. No, wait a minute. The fact of the matter is that people can have a legitimate difference of opinion about policies, whether we want to go one way, we want to go another. Under the Constitution that you so believe in and I believe in, the First Amendment allows everybody to say it. We're not talking about constitutional rights. The president said that President Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history. When asked about Putin, he said, there are a lot of killers, you think our country is so innocent? That isn't, you know, his view. That's being sharply critical of the United States, as critical as the four members of Congress -- of "The Squad" have been.
Mr. 'America First' was first in line to insult the US for eight years prior to being elected.
Wallace concluded by debunking the newest myth, that AOC called the US "garbage." Miller tried to misinterpret her words again, even after they are read in context, while accidentally admitting his lying:
WALLACE: Here's what she actually said talking about her proposals for the country: "All of these things could sound radical compared to where we are, but where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of 10 percent better from garbage shouldn't be what we settle for. She didn't say the country was garbage. She said some of the policies she opposes are garbage."
MILLER: It's impossible to read the quote that way. The quote -- what she's trying to say is --
WALLACE: She said: This idea of 10 percent better from garbage shouldn't be what we settle for. She's talking about her proposal.
MILLER: It's literally impossible to read the quote that way. What she's saying is there's a debate in the Democratic Party in which some people want to improve, in her mind, 10 percent from garbage, which maybe we'll say is Obamacare, where she wants to do, say Medicare-for-All, which she views being I guess 70 percent better than garbage. Her point is we're starting at garbage, so I want to go a little better than garbage.
WALLACE: I understand that. I understand it. But she's talking about -- she's talking about policies.
Watch the full clip below to watch Trump's "Mr. Sparkles" of racism, Stephen Miller, try to clean a mess by smearing it more:
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