Uncle of Trump Aide Stephen Miller Compares Administration’s Actions to ‘War Crime’

“It would have been considered a war crime.”

David Glosser, uncle to Stephen Miller — senior adviser to President Donald Trump — spoke about a letter ​condemning his nephew’s role in the administration’s immigration policies.

Glosser spoke Tuesday morning with ​CNN host ​John Berman to discuss a ​recent editorial, published by Politico, in which he criticized his nephew for endorsing the Trump administration’s controversial immigration ​policies.

Glosser wrote that Trump and his administration publicly parade “the grieving families of people hurt or killed by​ migrants, just as the early Nazis dredged up Jewish criminals.”

Glosser said that the administration’s policies would be considered a “war crime” if committed by a foreign nation.

“The administration has had an increasingly hostile posture towards desperate people trying to enter the country,” Glosser said. “Various members of the family, as well as myself, thought I could no longer…have a quiet voice on the subject in light of the incarceration of all these children.”

“Had any other country done this during a time of war,” Glosser added, “it would have been considered a war crime.”

Why: The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism for its practice of separating migrant children from their families at the border.

Although immigration authorities have since ​ceased the practice, criticism surrounding overall Trump administration policies toward immigrants continues to rage.


Berman, on Glosser’s harsh criticism: “For you, was it hard to come to the point to go so public with criticism like this?”

Glosser, somberly: “I write this more in sadness than in anger…but, I felt it was incumbent upon me to raise my voice to let people know that this is a country of immigrants, and our family was immigrants — in fact we were refugees.”

Glosser on how Miller should remember his roots: “If my ancestors had not immigrated to the United States when they did, and they waited a few more years…the door would have been shut. My parents would have gone up the crematory chimney. I wouldn’t have been born, my sister wouldn’t have been born, and certainly Stephen would have never existed.”

Berman asks: “Who are you trying to reach with this?”

Glosser says the United States was built by immigrants: “What I want to do is I want to convince people to open their minds and open their hearts to realities of immigration…we have been made strong and large and wealthy…by the strengths, the smarts, the muscle, the brains, and the enterprise of millions of immigrants.”

Berman, asking how other relatives feel: “Writing this so publicly criticizing your nephew, is everyone in your family on board on this?”

Glosser says he has the support of his family: “I wouldn’t offer to speak for my entire family, but dozens of family members have encouraged me to push forward with this.”

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