Photographer appears to catch Stephen Miller sleeping during White House meeting on school safety
A White House photographer on Monday appeared to capture senior adviser Stephen Miller dozing off during a meeting focused on school safety.
A series of photos taken by the European Pressphoto Agency showed Miller nodding off, rubbing his eyes and yawning during Monday’s meeting, which lasted more than an hour.
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President Trump met with governors from around the country and members of his administration to discuss school safety in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a Florida high school.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, allegedly opened fire on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others. The shooting has prompted renewed debate about gun laws and how to prevent future school shootings.
The meeting, one of several the administration has held following the massacre, came as the Broward County Sheriff’s office faces criticism for its handling of the shooting. It was revealed last week that an armed sheriff’s deputy stationed at the school remained outside the building while the gunman was inside.
During Monday’s meeting, Trump claimed he would have run into the high school, even without a weapon, to stop the shooter.
“You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump said. “And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too.”
Miller has emerged as a contentious member of the Trump White House. His media appearances have been heated and heavily criticized, and certain GOP members of Congress called him out by name during immigration policy negotiations earlier this year, accusing Miller of blocking bipartisan policy proposals.
Monday’s meeting also focused on infrastructure, economic development and other subjects.