Fox News' Juan Williams: Trump Must Fire Stephen Miller Over 'Hatred of Immigrants'

Williams argued that if Trump fails to fire Miller, then the president will have proved that he is 'either himself a racist or someone who gives aid and comfort to avowed racists'

From left, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, policy adviser Stephen Miller, and chief strategist Steve Bannon watches as President Donald Trump signs an executive order
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Long-time Fox News analyst Juan Williams called for U.S. President Donald Trump to fire his senior adviser Stephen Miller over “leaked emails [that] fuel the suspicion that he harbors a long-held hatred of immigrants, especially when they are not white.”

Williams referred to the some 900 emails Miller sent from March 2015 to June 2016 that “showcase the extremist, anti-immigrant ideology that undergirds the policies he has helped create as an architect of Donald Trump’s presidency,” according to a report on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

SPLC’s Hatewatch blog reviewed the emails, which were leaked by then-Breitbart reporter Katie McHugh.

In an opinion piece published in The Hill, Williams argued that “In Miller’s case, what was once just suspect—or at most thought to be implicit—is now explicit. That hard-edged reality can lead to only one conclusion—Miller must be fired.” 

Williams argued that if Trump fails to fire Miller, then he will have proved that he is “either himself a racist or someone who gives aid and comfort to avowed racists.” 

“Miller’s awful beliefs are particularly alarming right now because an increasingly racially diverse nation with a rising number of immigrants is seeing its president and the Republican Party becoming the angry face of one race – whites,” continued Williams.

Williams concluded: “The only question now is: Where are Republican voices demanding Miller’s firing?”