22 February 2020

The Manipulator

The New Yorker will publish a fascinating but disturbing article next week (already online, link here) profiling Stephen Miller, Donald Trump's immigration specialist who has links to white supremacists.

The piece is titled "How Stephen Miller Manipulates Donald Trump to Further His Immigration Obsession" and the deck title is "Donald Trump's senior adviser has been the true driving force behind this Administration's racist agenda. How far will he go?"

Miller is a deeply, deeply disturbed individual who gives every indication he is a sociopath. Not withstanding he is descended from early twentieth century immigrants and refugees, he has a pathological hatred of immigration. He doesn't just want to end illegal immigration. He wants to end all immigration.

The article makes him sound like a pathetic loser and perhaps that fuels his hate. At one point in a meeting, when he became angered when discussing how to severely limit asylum seekers, Miller admitted "It's just that this is all I care about. I don't have a family. I don't have anything else. This is my life."

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