Stephen Miller's fondness for white nationalism laid bare in leaked emails to Breitbart, AOC calls for his resignation
President Donald Trump's senior policy advisor Stephen Miller sent hundreds of emails to Breitbart News talking of white nationalism, the Confederacy, far-right extremist ideas, and denigrating black and Hispanic communities in the country.
The revelation was made after a former Breitbart editor leaked nearly 900 of Miller's emails to Hatewatch, a blog that monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right.
Miller's emails, which were sent between 2015 and 2016, were examined by the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLW) Hatewatch section, which revealed that nearly 80 percent of the messages were related to race or immigration.
The emails were sent in the time period when Miller worked as an aide to then-Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, and later as a senior advisor for the campaign of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Miller, in the emails, promoted white nationalist conspiracy theories, including "white genocide". He reportedly also offered news tips to Breitbart on how to cover immigration and to focus more on stories related to crimes committed by black and Hispanic people.
The former Breitbart editor, Katie McHugh, while speaking to the SPLC, said, "What Stephen Miller sent to me in those emails has become policy at the Trump administration."
McHugh, who was fired from Breitbart in 2017 for an anti-Muslim tweet, publicly renounced her alt-right ties in an interview with Buzzfeed.
The SPLC report stated that the senior Trump administration advisor, who played a key role in formulating the president's immigration policies, also discussed topics related to Nazi literature and Central American refugees.
In an email sent to Breitbart in September 2015, Miller recommended that the publication write about The Camp of the Saints, described as a "racist French novel" by the SPLC, which is popular among white nationalists and neo-Nazis.
Reports state that nearly eighteen days after his email, Breitbart editor Julia Hahn published a story about Pope Francis urging America to open its borders to "impoverished migrants," citing the Camp of the Saints in the headline.
After the release of the controversial emails, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for Miller's resignation in a tweet on Wednesday. “Stephen Miller, Trump’s architect of mass human rights abuses at the border (including child separation & detention camps w/ child fatalities) has been exposed as a bonafide white nationalist,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “He’s still at the White House shaping US immigration policy. Miller must resign. Now."