During a White House meeting that featured the nation’s governors discussing school safety measures with Donald Trump in the wake of this month’s horrific shooting in Florida, Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller thought it was an appropriate time to take a little cat nap.
Photos from European Pressphoto Agency photographer Jim Lo Scalzo show Miller rubbing his eyes, yawning and tilting his head down with his eyes completely closed.
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Considering that the meeting was about addressing school shootings, and a senior White House staffer used that time to catch up on some rest instead of paying attention to the latest policy changes really speaks volumes.
During Donald Trump’s address at that meeting, the president promised several solutions to combat gun violence, including banning bump stocks, increasing armed security in US schools, increasing access to “mental institutions,” and creating an early warning system that flags potential mass shooters. Trump also called for “commonsense measures that protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans while keeping guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others,” and for “a culture in our country that cherishes life and condemns violence.”
Out of everyone, Miller should be the most attentive person in the room, since this discussion is about policy changes and he is (unfortunately) the top policy adviser. Now, we can expect the White House to twist this story up tomorrow. Sarah Sanders will no doubt inform us he wasn’t sleeping, he was sending thoughts and prayers. Then she will scold the “fake news” media for capturing live photos. Classic move.
But then again, maybe a snoozing Stephen Miller is better for the country than him being awake and creating policy.
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