Trump Jr. slams Omar for labelling Stephen Miller a ‘white nationalist’
Donald Trump Jr. on Monday took aim at Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) for calling White House adviser Stephen Miller a “white nationalist.”
“I see that the head of the Farrakhan Fan Club, @IlhanMN, took a short break from spewing her usual anti-semitic bigotry today to accuse a Jewish man of being a ‘white nationalist’ because she apparently has no shame,” the president’s eldest son tweeted Monday night, referring to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks for years.
I see that the head of the Farrakhan Fan Club, @IlhanMN, took a short break from spewing her usual anti-semitic bigotry today to accuse a Jewish man of being a “white nationalist” because she apparently has no shame. https://t.co/y96IG8E7Y6
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 8, 2019
Trump Jr.’s tweet came in response to a post shared by Omar on Monday in which the Minnesota Democrat blasted Miller, who is widely seen as one of most hard-line advocates for stricter immigration laws in the Trump administration, as a “white nationalist.”
“Stephen Miller is a white nationalist,” Omar said in a tweet. “The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.”
Stephen Miller is a white nationalist. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage. https://t.co/7NyMDgojd7
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 8, 2019
The lawmaker’s tweet also featured a link that pointed to story from CNN reporting that Miller lobbied the president to withdraw his nomination of Ron Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Miller had reportedly said he didn’t support the appointment because Vitiello wasn’t fully in favor of shuttering the border.
Trump previously nominated Vitiello, who was named the acting head of ICE last year, but the White House withdrew his nomination last week. Trump told reporters that he was “going in a tougher direction.”
“We’re going in a little different direction,” Trump said last Friday. “Ron’s a good man, but we’re going in a tougher direction.”