Prior to Trump winning in 2016, his anti-immigration aide Stephen Miller exchanged many emails with a reporter from Breitbart, who has now leaked hundreds of those messages after renouncing the far right. They show him revealing his white supremacist views, quoting fascist and racist groups and obsessing about crime committed by immigrants.
In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch.
The emails, which Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart News in 2015 and 2016, showcase the extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency. These policies include reportedly setting arrest quotas for undocumented immigrants, an executive order effectively banning immigration from five Muslim-majority countries and a policy of family separation at refugee resettlement facilities that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General said is causing “intense trauma” in children.In this, the first of what will be a series about those emails, Hatewatch exposes the racist source material that has influenced Miller’s visions of policy. That source material, as laid out in his emails to Breitbart, includes white nationalist websites, a “white genocide”-themed novel in which Indian men rape white women, xenophobic conspiracy theories and eugenics-era immigration laws that Adolf Hitler lauded in “Mein Kampf.”
Among other groups, he repeatedly cites VDARE and American Rennaisance. And he encourages the reporter to read “The Camp of the Saints,” a racist book published by a French fascist named Jean Raspail, a novel that is wildly popular among neo-Nazis and other white supremacists for advocating the “white genocide” myth that immigrants are coming to the West to destroy white people and white culture (whatever that is). Who represents “white culture,” Anne Frank or Adolf Hitler? John Stuart Mill or Mussolini?