Chris Wallace presses Stephen Miller on 'send her back' chant at Trump rally

Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAnything-but-bipartisan 1/6 commission will seal Pelosi's retirement. Here's why Biden walks fine line with Fox News Aides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book MORE on Sunday pressed White House senior adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' 'Just say we won,' Giuliani told Trump aides on election night: book MORE about the "send her back" chant targeting Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarProgressives camp outside Capitol to protest evictions Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia US launches second Somalia strike in week MORE (D-Minn.) at a Trump campaign rally in North Carolina. 

The exchange came during an interview in which Wallace repeatedly pressed Miller about Trump's recent comments and his history of controversial statements. 


Wallace brought up the "send her back" episode as the two engaged in a back-and-forth about Trump's recent attacks against a group of minority congresswomen on "Fox News Sunday."

Miller said he rejected the notion that "if you criticize someone and they happen to be a different color skin that that makes it a racial criticism."

"If you want to have a colorblind society, it means you can criticize immigration policy, you can criticize people's views, you can ask questions about where they're born and not have it be seen as racial," Miller said, prompting Wallace to ask, "Can you also say, 'Go back where you came from'?"

Miller responded by noting that Trump had already disavowed the "send her back" chant that occurred as the president targeted Omar, a Somali refugee, at a rally. 

Wallace interrupted, stating that Trump was only "clear after the fact."

"Excuse me, he let it go on for 13 seconds, and it was only when the chant diminished that he started talking again," Wallace replied. "He said nothing there or in his tweet after the rally that indicated any concern about the chant."

Miller reiterated that the president "disagreed with" the chant.

"But the core issue is that all the people in that audience and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beat up, condescended to, looked down upon, talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington, D.C., and their allies in many quarters of the media," he added. 

The interview came one week after Trump told four freshman Democratic representatives — Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate House adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire MORE (N.Y.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators House passes spending bill to boost Capitol Police and Hill staffer pay Omar reflects on personal experiences with hate in making case for new envoy MORE (Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyProgressives camp outside Capitol to protest evictions Pelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans On The Money: Schumer, Warren call on Biden to extend student loan pause | IMF estimates 6 percent global growth this year MORE (Mass.) — to "go back" to the "crime infested places" they came from before speaking out about the U.S. government. 

The House voted days later to condemn the remarks as "racist." 

Trump has stood by his comments, saying that the congresswomen should leave the U.S. if they are unhappy. He said last week that he was "not happy" with the "send her back" chant at a North Carolina rally.