Talk-show host Samantha Bee on Wednesday attacked President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE’s senior policy adviser Stephen Miller as the reason for the three-day government shutdown. 
 
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 GrahamWhat would John McCain do? Sunday shows preview: Trump ratchets up trade war with China White House won't move forward with billions in foreign aid cuts 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.