Verbal uppercuts on the media have defined how the Trump administration reacts to criticism. Defending your boss is nothing new. But the way they do it is.
Stephen K. Bannon, who is quoted in a new book calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in 2016 “treasonous,” said that Mr. Trump was “both a patriot and a good man.”
The president’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, said comments by Stephen K. Bannon in a new book were “out of touch with reality,” “vindictive” and “grotesque.”
The changes have had far-reaching consequences, both for the immigrants who have sought to make a new home in this country and for America’s image in the world.
The newest blueprint includes hiring 10,000 more immigration agents and eliminating protections for some migrant children.
The proposed number is the lowest any White House has sought since 1980.