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Travel ban architect drafting Trump speech on Islam: report

Travel ban architect drafting Trump speech on Islam: report

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, who was thrust into the spotlight for his role creating the controversial travel ban, will write President Trump's upcoming speech on Islam, CNN reported.

Miller is drafting speeches Trump will give in Saudi Arabia and Israel.

In Saudi Arabia, Trump will "deliver an inspiring yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and the president's hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world," national security adviser H.R. McMaster said.

“The speech is intended to unite the broader Muslim world against common enemies of all civilization and to demonstrate America’s commitment to our Muslim partners,” McMaster said.

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Miller played a key rule creating the administration's initial travel ban on citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, which was denounced by critics as a fulfillment of Trump's promise for a "Muslim ban."

Miller, who helped write Trump's GOP convention and inaugural addresses, is also writing a second speech in Israel that will be given at the ancient fortress of Masada, according to CNN.

Other advisers giving input for the speeches include McMaster, senior adviser Jared Kushner and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.

Trump is preparing for his first foreign trip, which will also include stops in Belgium and the Vatican.

The trip comes as the Trump administration is battling several controversies, including reports that the president shared classified intelligence with Russian officials and asked former FBI Director James Comey to end a federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.