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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:46 PM

Miller Defends Trump's Criticism Of US As Boosting 'Principles Of Western Civilization'

Source: Talking Points Memo


By Cristina Cabrera
July 21, 2019 11:02 am

White House immigration advisor and speechwriter Stephen Miller went full dog whistle on Sunday, saying that President Donald Trump was merely upholding the “principles of Western civilization” when he criticized the US in the past.

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Yet, as Fox News host Chris Wallace pointed out to Miller, Trump’s complained about the US plenty of times, particularly during his 2016 campaign. “I think President Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history,” Trump said in a clip Wallace pulled up. “Nobody respects us, they are laughing at us, we don’t know what we’re doing.”

“Why is what those congresswomen have said any worse than what you just heard Donald Trump say?” the Fox reporter asked Miller.

“Anybody who’s running for office, right, left, or center, always points out with they think America can do better and where America needs to go,” Miller responded. “But there’s a fundamental distinction between people who think that we need to lean into and strengthen America’s core values, whether it be our constitutional values, the rule of law, the principles of Western civilization, or people who think it would basically need to turn America into Venezuela.”

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Reply Miller Defends Trump's Criticism Of US As Boosting 'Principles Of Western Civilization' (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 21 OP
dalton99a Jul 21 #1
Lonestarblue Jul 21 #17
duforsure Jul 21 #2
paleotn Jul 21 #3
Bradical79 Jul 21 #4
William Seger Jul 21 #13
ancianita Jul 21 #5
DallasNE Jul 21 #6
Hulk Jul 21 #7
Berlin Expat Jul 21 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 21 #9
MarcA Jul 21 #10
Polybius Jul 21 #11
Bob Loblaw Jul 21 #12
Mr.Bill Jul 21 #14
rawhideal Jul 21 #15
flyingfysh Jul 21 #16
BlueIdaho Jul 21 #18
txbruin Jul 21 #19
truthisfreedom Jul 22 #20
WhoWoodaKnew Jul 22 #21
turbinetree Jul 22 #22

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:54 PM

1. Yeah. "Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" - Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)

"I'd ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you're talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?"

"White nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization - how did that language become offensive?"

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:44 PM

17. Western civilization is just code for white, Euro-centric populations.

Just another dog whistle to the racists in the Republican Party, which is most of them today. Other then being elected, I have to ask what the Republicans have as their end goal. Another race war. Street fighting as in the 60s but with assault weapons that kill lots more people. What is it they’re pushing their supporters to do? I can’t see anything but violence coming out of this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:07 PM

2. Miller's a loser

Feeding racist ways to hurt and divide people with. That the type of people trump surrounds himself with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:24 PM

3. When is this hemorrhoid's 15 minutes over?

Sorry, dude, but western civ. isn't the end all be all. It's merely a passing fad in the long course of history.

Reminds me of the old Sting song, All This Time....

Teachers told the Romans built this place. They built a wall and a temple and an edge of the empire garrison town. They lived and they died. They prayed to their gods, but their stone gods did not make a sound. And their empire crumbled 'till all that was left were the stones the workmen found.

The river is still flowing, hemorrhoid.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:38 PM

4. Stephen "Mentored By A Nazi" Miller

Talking to us about American values. That's rich.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:09 PM

13. Trump apologist talking about "constitutional values" and "the rule of law"

... is just as ludicrous.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:02 PM

5. The quesion is, using TV's platform, does he convince the electorate by using such lofty language.

We know he's behind racist policies and practices of his big boss, but do the viewers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:04 PM

6. Miller Reverts To Strawman

Claiming the 4 Congresswomen of color want to "turn America into Venezuela". You can't get any more intellectually horrendous than with made up charges like this. Indeed, how is this any different than McCarthyism but with a dollop of racism - it isn't. And Chris Wallace let him get away with it. Where was the pushback?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:07 PM

7. This evil, sick, twisted crazy bastard is dangerous.

He’s a lunatic on a leash. Watching and listening to him is scary. He looks like he’s ready to break into laughter at the thought of locking up infants and takes pleasure in ripping families apart and putting them in cages...smoke emits from his ears at odd moments in the interview when he gets on a roll spewing his garbage in front of the cameras. This evil son-of-a-bitch needs to be watched carefully, and hopefully taken out of society sooner than later.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:17 PM

8. Yeah....Miller's definition of "Western civilization"

can probably be summed up in 14 words.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:39 PM

9. Stephen Miller and civilization do not belong in the same sentance.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 02:59 PM

10. Their perverted view: hate and fake are strengthening core values

and the corollary: strengthening core values is hate and fake.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 03:11 PM

11. No more spray-on hair?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 03:21 PM

12. The most punchable person in the union.

nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:27 PM

14. What his ilk is too stupid and uneducated to realize

is that civilization existed all over the world at different times in history. They act like "western" people invented it a few hundred years ago.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:11 PM

15. Miller

POS

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:53 PM

16. I notice that the people who blather on about "Western civilization" understand it the least

I suspect that they don't know much about the ancient Greeks, history, philosophy, the European Enlightenment, etc.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:17 PM

18. Dog Whistle Racist Bullshit

From a true fascist. This piece of shit is the poster boy for White Supremacy in the White (and I do mean WHITE) House.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:00 PM

19. As a 1st Gen American/2nd Gen of Holocaust Survivors

Miller is a disgrace to the American Jewish community, and does he not realize that if the fascists ever take over, he'll be the first to go?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 06:44 AM

20. Yawn

45:0 Squad:4

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 08:57 AM

21. What is it about Duke alumni?...

Richard Nixon
Stephen Miller
Rand Paul
Kenneth Starr
Elizabeth Dole
Ron Paul

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 01:10 PM

22. This racists POS has never read a book on the principles of Western Civilization

.......................fuck him....................his ass should be in jail..................I keep thinking of his fucking racists policy and this...................................

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/06/26/mexico-video-father-and-daughter-border-drowning-rio-grande-vpx.cnn


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