When the name “Stephen Miller” began trending on Twitter today, some members of the Resistance were hoping it meant that Donald Trump’s white supremacist adviser had resigned, or been fired, or been arrested for obstruction of justice. No such luck. Instead the story involves Miller, a bartender, multiple middle fingers, and sushi being thrown into the trash.
Stephen Miller is, by his own admission, one of the architects of Donald Trump’s illegal and inhuman policy of kidnapping thousands of immigrant children from their parents and locking them inside cages in concentration camps. Not surprisingly, more than a few mainstream Americans have a problem with that. Last month there were reports that Miller was dining in a Mexican restaurant when another patron confronted him and called him a “fascist.” Now we’re getting another such story, this time coming from Miller himself.
Miller decided to get some takeout sushi from a restaurant near his apartment, and let’s just say that it didn’t go well for him. A bartender followed him out of the restaurant, gave him two middle fingers, and cursed him out, according to a new Washington Post report. Then there’s this sentence, which we wish we could frame and hang on a wall: “Outraged, Miller threw the sushi away.”
That’s right, Stephen Miller, a guy who is so far removed from any human empathy that he’s abducting immigrant kids and locking them in cages, lost his appetite simply because a bartender wasn’t nice to him. The really weird part is that this story is coming not from the bartender or a restaurant patron, but from Miller himself. He seemed to think that he could gain sympathy by throwing away his own dinner. Considering Miller’s key role in Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice antics, he should probably be aware that there’s no sushi in prison. He might want to enjoy it while he can.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report