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Stephen Miller Helped Sink Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ 2.0

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.

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.

Contact Helen Chernikoff at chernikoff@forward.com or on Twitter @thesimplechild

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