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Stephen Miller tosses sushi dinner over insult

Senior White House policy adviser spent $80 on takeaway meal but threw it away when eatery worker gave him the finger

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

White House Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, right, listens during an event with President Donald Trump on the White House complex in Washington, June 22, 2018. (Susan Walsh/AP)
White House Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, right, listens during an event with President Donald Trump on the White House complex in Washington, June 22, 2018. (Susan Walsh/AP)

It’s not easy being a senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, and according to a report from the Washington Post, no one knows that better than Stephen Miller, the reported architect of the administration’s controversial policy to separate illegal migrants from their children.

The newspaper on Monday ran a review of various incidents in which Trump staff have been accosted by unhappy members of the public. In one story, allegedly told by Miller himself to White House staff, the policy adviser ordered an $80 takeaway sushi dinner from a restaurant near his home.

As he left with the food a bartender followed him outside and called his name. When Miller turned around the man raised both middle fingers at him and also verbally insulted him.

Miller, enraged and concerned that the food may have been tampered with, threw the sushi away, the report said.

Last month Vanity Fair cited a White House adviser as saying that Miller, a Jew, is like the “Waffen-SS” and “actually enjoys seeing those pictures at the border” where strict border policies saw immigrant children separated from their parents after crossing from Mexico to the US.

Amid national and international outcry against the images, the Trump administration said it would stop dividing families.

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