Defending Stephen Miller: A ‘Brilliant and Courageous’ Man
President Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller has come under fire for his role in crafting the president’s pause on immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, and is being cast by prominent media figures as a toxic influence within the administration. But for the conservatives who know Miller best, a far different picture emerges of the 31-year-old man who’s become a significant player in the White House.
The Daily Caller article below talks about my influence on Steve Miller (it calls me his “mentor”), and in particular my role in influencing Miller and Bannon to adopt a $130 bill voucher program for inner city kids. February is Black History month and President Trump marked it by meeting with black leaders in the White House. I believe if Trump is successful with this voucher program and his promise of a New Deal for the inner cities, he can win 20-25% of the black vote. If he does that, the Democrats can’t win a national election.
From The Daily Caller:
David Horowitz, a long-time mentor to Miller, strongly disputes that characterization. In an interview with The Daily Caller, the conservative commentator effusively praised the White House advisor.
“He’s a good guy, Steve Miller, one of the most brilliant and courageous young men I’ve ever met,” he told The Daily Caller.
The Frontpage Magazine founder recalled how he helped Miller in his conservative activism at his California high school and was impressed by how a teenager could show such dedication to his political beliefs — amid very strong opposition from school administrators and his fellow students.
He jokingly added he wondered how Miller got into Duke University, considering how much he upset those in charge at his school.
When asked about the policy advisor’s politics, Horowitz had a surprising answer. “Steve has John F. Kennedy views,” Horowitz told The DC. “He’s a John F. Kennedy Republican.”
He said that Miller shares with Kennedy the commitment to uplift lower-income citizens into the American dream, and he believes the young political operative exceeds “JFK liberals” in one particular regard.
“Steve Miller cares for the inner-city kids in more ways than John F. Kennedy did. He’s better than the JFK liberals,” Horowitz argued. “He and [Steve] Bannon are responsible for the $130 billion scholarship program for inner city kids, but that doesn’t get any coverage.”
When it comes to immigration, an issue Miller specializes in, Horowitz says his protege’s concern comes from a desire to preserve America as a healthy “secular democracy” and believes that every “patriotic American” should agree with the Trump aide’s hardline position on the subject.
“Anybody with a half a brain would be concerned with immigration,” the commentator told The DC. “Who wouldn’t be concerned with America’s borders?” [more...]
David Horowitz is the author of Big Agenda: President's Trump's Plan to Save America, which is the first major book to be released on Trump's presidency, and reveals major components of his "first 100 days" plan and first-term agenda.