The TBS host branded it the “The Miller Shutdown,” blaming Trump’s key immigration adviser and calling him a "political smallpox blanket."
 
Bee first mockingly called Miller a “real American success story” for sticking to his conservative beliefs and earning a position in Trump's inner circle.   
 
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“He is the exact same racist a--hole he’s been since childhood," Bee said.  "But now he has the president’s ear and has the power to ruin thousands of people’s lives.” 
 
Miller and chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE reportedly pushed Trump to avoid cutting a deal with Democrats to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program ahead of the deadline to fund the government last week. 
 
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: More urgent for kids in Kentucky to have secure border than new school 
 White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration Limbaugh calls 25th Amendment discussions 'silent coup' MORE (R-S.C.) criticized Miller for “yanking back” negotiations with Trump, saying that “as long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we are going nowhere.”
  
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders scoffed at Graham’s remark, saying it was “ridiculous” to blame Miller for the stalled negotiations.