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Sat Feb 16, 2019, 10:04 AM

25. Trump's State of the Union was Stephen Miller's

Washington Post story

Described by colleagues as maniacally obsessed with immigration but at times lacking in political savvy, Miller's loyalty to Trump is responsible for his longevity and expanded influence as someone who has their hand on Trump's spoken word on nearly ever issue, according to some of Miller's former colleagues.

“He's the keeper of the campaign promises — Bannon was the keeper of that list and now he's gone,” a former White House official told Power Up. “He also has a pen on every speech that the president gives. Miller is crafting all of them, which means that he has the last scrub of all of the policy. It’s a pretty simple recipe to be honest,” the official said of Miller's influence.

“Miller's not a very good speechwriter but he has Trump's voice,” a second former White House official told us.

Trump “is expected to return to the same nativist themes of fear of 'criminal illegal aliens”'and economic usurpation in 2020,” my colleagues Josh Dawsey and Anne Gearan report, topics Miller is also keen to message. Those inside the White House characterize Miller as an uber-strategist for policy objectives, much like Karl Rove or David Axelrod were in previous West Wings on politics. But Miller's imprint is also reflective of Trump's basic instincts on the core issue of immigration.

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