President Donald Trump has cheered the performance of top aide Steven Miller when he’s gone on television to support the president’s ban on travel from a group of Muslim majority countries.
Congratulations Stephen Miller- on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
That ban was recently retooled to address legal objections — namely, that it contained an unconstitutional bias against Muslims — that got it quashed by a federal judge in Washington state. But the changes weren’t enough.
A federal judge from Hawaii blocked the revised ban as well — and Miller’s robust defense is partly to blame. The plaintiffs fighting the ban cited Miller’s own words.
He told Fox News last month that both versions of the ban were “fundamentally” similar: “You’re still going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country,” he said.