Stephen Miller Calls Trump Indictment A “Tragedy”

On Thursday, Stephen Miller expressed his sadness after former President Donald Trump was indicted in federal court in South Florida, calling it a “tragedy.”

According to ABC News, Trump was indicted on seven charges in the Southern District of Florida, which include the illegal possession of classified documents, conspiracy, and obstruction. These are charges related to the former president’s retention of classified documents after leaving office. 

Miller previously worked as a senior adviser in the Trump White House.

Guest host Harris Faulkner asked if Miller thought Democrats had opened Pandora’s box politically.

Miller hoped that the Republican Party, the conservative movement, and those who value the rule of law would unite behind President Trump. He expressed that he is taking the indictment personally, stating that they had been with President Trump during his 2016 campaign and had served in the White House for all four years of his administration. 

Miller criticized President Joe Biden and referenced allegations made by Republicans that he took a bribe while serving as second in command under Barack Obama. Miller stated that the indictment’s timing and the revelation of a bribery scheme involving Joe Biden were not coincidental.

According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Monday, most Republicans feel that Donald Trump’s federal criminal accusations are politically motivated and that he is well ahead of his closest competitor in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.

According to the poll, which was conducted on Friday, the day after Trump was charged, 81% of self-identified Republicans said that politics were driving the case, demonstrating the extreme division of the American voter. Democratic President Joe Biden has frequently said that he is not connected to the legal action initiated by the Department of Justice.

In the Reuters/Ipsos survey, 62% of participants, including 91% of Democrats and 35% of Republicans, believed it was plausible that Trump had unlawfully held sensitive papers at his Florida property, as investigators claimed.

But the indictment has not hurt Trump, with 43% of Republicans saying he is their preferred candidate. 

53% of Republicans in deep blue California back Trump for the 2024 candidacy.