Stephen Miller Could Take Over White House Communications

White House adviser is being considered for Scaramucci's old job
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2017 11:20 AM CDT
Stephen Miller Is in the Running For Scaramucci's WH Job
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller speaks during the daily briefing at the White House.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

One week after the controversial 10-day tenure of White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci came to a dramatic end, officials in the Trump administration are floating the possibility that senior policy adviser Stephen Miller could get his job, Axios reports. Miller, an immigration hardliner, saw his stock rise in the White House last week after he got into an on-camera argument with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during the daily White House briefing about Trump's support of a Republican plan to cut legal immigration in half. Miller accused Acosta of having "cosmopolitan" views on immigration, apparently pleasing Trump.

Though Miller is in the running for the communications job, he is reportedly not at the top of the list. CNN reports that new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who ousted Scaramucci last week, is strongly considering his former spokesman at the Department of Homeland Security, David Lapan, who has worked with Kelly for more than a decade. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon favors Miller for the role. If Miller does get the job, he can look forward to being impersonated again by comedian Pauly Shore, who mocked the White House adviser's briefing performance in a recent Funny or Die video, per Deadline Hollywood. (More Stephen Miller stories.)

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