Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller appears to fall asleep during White House meet on school safety
Stephen Miller apparently finds school safety exhausting.
Photographers caught the senior White House adviser rubbing his eyes, yawning and nodding off during an hour-long Monday meeting called in response to the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Miller, who has become one of President Trump’s most trusted advisers, appeared to be fully asleep in one of the photos.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily News.
The 32-year-old adviser’s hard-right stance on immigration has landed him in trouble with both Democrats and Republicans, many of whom blame him for blocking bipartisan policy proposals.
Trump hosted the White House meet with 35 governors from across the country to discuss how the nation’s schools can become safer and less susceptible to gun violence.
Echoing talking points from the National Rifle Association, Trump has proposed arming teachers as a way to deter school shooters. Trump’s proposal has drawn condemnation from politicians on both sides of the aisle, who say more weapons in schools will exacerbate the problem.
During Monday’s sit-down, Trump lambasted a sheriff’s deputy who didn’t enter the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz walked through the corridors, methodically killing his former classmates and teachers with an AR-15 assault rifle. Contrary to the deputy, Trump said he would have rushed into the school even if he was unarmed.
“You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump said. “And I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too.”