Stephen Miller: 'Squad' of Dem Congresswomen 'Detest America'
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday charged that four minority congresswomen under attack by President Donald Trump “detest America as it exists,” and vowed Trump’s reelection campaign will take that “view… to the ballot box.”
In a contentious interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Miller argued the Democratic lawmakers — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — want a socialist government.
“These four congresswomen detest America as it exists, as it currently is constructed,” he declared. “They want to tear down the structure of this country… they want it to be a socialist, open borders country.”
“There’s a gigantic enormous distinction between Donald Trump saying ‘I’m gonna get on the world stage and put America first in every single thing we do’ versus the view that says America should never come first and American citizens should never come first, which is their view, and that’s what we’re gonna take to the ballot box,” he added.
Host Chris Wallace also sparred with Miller about Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism of Obamacare, saying her use of the term “garbage” was talking about policy.
“She’s saying that America in her view right now is garbage,” Miller declared.
Wallace batted back with a 2014 Trump tweet in which the then-real estate mogul said of former President Barack Obama: “Everything he touches turns to garbage.”
“That’s not AOC. That’s Donald J. Trump,” Wallace said.
Miller pushed back, saying “throughout this interview you’re continuing to conflate Donald Trump’s criticisms of President Obama with AOC’s deep and systemic criticisms of the country itself.”