White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and CNN’s Jim Acosta got into a battle on camera during a press briefing.
The two were fighting over immigration, English-speakers, and “cosmopolitan bias”.
This comes after President Trump announced his support for legislation that would curb the level of legal immigration to the United States by instituting a skills-based immigration system.
For many this public fight just highlighted the Trump administration's issues with the press and the batt
One of the better exchanges in the five-minute battle was started by Acosta; what exactly does the Statue of Liberty mean?
“What the president is proposing here does not sound like it’s in keeping with American tradition when it comes to immigration. The Statue of Liberty says, ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’”
Miller seemed to take it as Acosta saying the statue was an invitation to immigrants.
“I don’t want to get off into a whole thing about history here, but the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of liberty and lighting the world. It’s a symbol of American liberty lighting the world. The poem that you’re referring to, that was added later, is not actually a part of the original Statue of Liberty.”