Trump eyes top policy aide for comms director role

Scaramucci was forced to vacate his communications director role following Kelly's swearing in as chief of staff. Kelly delivered the news in a face-to-face meeting with Scaramucci in his office, two people familiar with the sudden turn of events on Monday said, making getting Scaramucci out of the White House one of Kelly's first official acts as chief of staff.

During an appearance on Fox News' MediaBuzz, one-time Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson revealed her immediate reaction to the much-discussed confrontation.

Though Miller is in the running for the communications job, he is reportedly not at the top of the list.

He sparred with a CNN reporter who asked whether such a policy was potentially racist and ran counter to American values, and accused the reporter of having a "cosmopolitan bias".

Last week, President Trump fired Antony Scarramuci, the White House communications boss.

Scaramucci's stint at the White House came to an abrupt end after an expletive-laden interview with The New Yorker about his new White House colleagues was published.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (L) and Anthony Scaramucci conduct the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Miller previously worked on press and communications for Attorney General Jeff Sessions when he was in the Senate and for former GOP congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

While Miller's associates from the campaign praise him as a Bannon-style nationalist who channels Trump's base, he does have critics. Sean Spicer held the position twice and Mike Dubke once. The proposed ban has led to bitter protests and a string of legal challenges.

Acosta, a first-generation Cuban-American, reminded Miller of the words of Emma Lazarus engraved on a bronze plaque on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free".

On Wednesday, Miller had a shouting match with CNN's senior White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.

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