Stephen Miller: ‘Not true’ that I was escorted off CNN’s set


TUCKER CARLSON IS UP NEXT. ♪ ♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” SET TONIGHT. HE WAS AT CAMP DAVID OVER THE WEEKEND AS THE PRESIDENT AND SEVERAL TOP CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HASHED OUT THEIR PRIORITIES ON IMMIGRATION AND WELFARE REFORM. MILLER THEN APPEARED ON CNN YESTERDAY TO DISCUSS ALL OF MICHAEL WOLFF’S NEW BOOK. CNN PULLED THE PLUG ON THE INTERVIEW.>>THE REASON WHY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S EXPERIENCE IS WHAT I’VE SEEN WITH HIM TRAVELING TO MEET THOUSANDS OF FOREIGN LEADERS WITH HIS INCREDIBLE WORK.>>YOU ARE NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION.>>YOU HAVE 24 HOURS A DAY OF INTIME TRUMP MATERIAL. YOU WILL NOT GIVE 3 MINUTES –>>I GET IT. THERE’S ONE VIEWER THAT YOU CARE ABOUT RIGHT NOW AND YOU’RE BEING OBSEQUIOUS, BEING A FACTOTUM IN ORDER TO PLEASE HIM. I THINK I’VE WASTED ENOUGH OF MY VIEWERS TIME. THANK YOU. AS REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS CALL FOR JEFF SESSIONS TO RESIGN –>>Tucker: THAT GOT PRETTY INTENSE AND IT CONTINUED DURING CNN LEAKED A TRANSCRIPT OF MILLER’S POST-INTERVIEW REMARKS. IF THEY WERE APPARENTLY ON TAPE, ALL DONE IN AN EFFORT TO EMBARRASS HIM. STEPHEN MILLER JOINS US TONIGHT. THANKS A LOT FOR COMING ON.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>Tucker: CNN CALLED AROUND TO NEWS ORGANIZATIONS AND SAID YOU WERE EXTORTED OFF THE SET BY SECURITY. PRESUMABLY YOU ARE NOT A PHYSICAL FIGHT, YOU ARE NOT ARMED. DO YOU THINK IF YOU HAVE BEEN, I DON’T KNOW, A MEMBER OF MS-13 HERE ILLEGALLY, THAT CNN WOULD HAVE HAD SECURITY PULL YOU OFF THE SET?>>I WOULD ASSUME IF I WERE A MEMBER THEY WOULD BE CLAMORING TO GET ME INTO THE VOTING BOOTH. I THINK THAT LIKE MANY THINGS CNN SAYS, THE STORY HAS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIRTUE OF ALL CNN STORIES AS BEING NOT TRUE.>>Tucker: HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW IS TRUE, WHAT IS STRIKING TO ME ABOUT THE WHOLE THING. THERE WAS A VIDEO APPARENTLY TAKEN WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF YOU ON THE SET AFTER THE SEGMENT ENDED DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAK, AND SOMEONE APPARENTLY FROM CNN, I DON’T KNOW WHO ELSE WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO IT, LEAKED THAT TO OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATIONS. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?>>IT’S JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF CNN’S VERY LOW JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS. I WAS GLAD TO HAVE PEOPLE HERE WHAT I SET ON CAMERA AND OFF CAMERA. CNN HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY GIVING THEIR VIEWERS HONEST INFORMATION.>>Tucker: SO HE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT IMMIGRATION. THE DACA DEBATE IS OBVIOUSLY THE FOCUS OF A LOT OF ENERGY IN THE CONGRESS RIGHT NOW. THE PRIORITIES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION YOU HAVE SAID OUR ENDING CHAIN MIGRATION, FINANCING A BORDER WALL AND ENDING THE DIVERSITY LOTTERY. OF THOSE THREE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORITY FROM YOUR POINT OF BECAUSE THE REALITY IS THAT ANYTHING YOU DO ON DACA IT WILL HAVE PREDICTABLE CONSEQUENCES. YOU WILL HAVE AN INCREASE IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SO YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE A WALL. COUNTRY AND HAVE TO DEAL WITH CHAIN MIGRATION. IF THE DEAL WITH THE VISA LOTTERY. AMERICA. DONALD TRUMP HAS A VERY RADICAL IDEA AND THAT IS WHEN WE MAKE CHANGES TO THE IMMIGRATION LAWS, THE GROUP WE SHOULD BE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT HIS EVERYDAY HARDWORKING AMERICANS, THE WHO PAY THEIR TAXES, SHOW UP AND VOTE. THE PEOPLE WERE LOYAL TO THIS COUNTRY AND DONALD TRUMP IS SAYING OUR COUNTRY SHOULD BE LOYAL TO THEM IN RETURN.>>Tucker: DEMOCRATS ARGUE BACK THAT ENDING CHAIN MIGRATION AND ENDING THE DIVERSITY LOTTERY WOULD PREVENT A LOT OF PEOPLE — DECENT PEOPLE FROM COMING INTO THE COUNTRY. WHAT IS THEIR ARGUMENT AGAINST FINANCING THE BORDER WALL? WHY DO YOU THINK THEY OPPOSE THAT?>>AS YOU KNOW, THEY ALL VOTED FOR A BORDER BARRIER, A HARD PHYSICAL BORDER BARRIER BACK IN 2006. HILLARY CLINTON VOTED FOR, ET CETERA. A NEW POSITION THEY APPARENTLY HAVE THAT THEY ARE OPPOSED TO ANY FORM — POINT FOR DEMOCRATS? A BUNCH OF THEM HAVE SAID, INCLUDING IN LEADERSHIP, WE ARE WALL, WHY?>>IF DEMOCRATS OPPOSE A BORDER WHILE THEY ARE JUST SAYING THEY WORLD. MOST OF THEM ARE GOOD, HARDWORKING, DECENT, HONEST, PRINCIPLED PEOPLE. TO BRING PEOPLE AND BASED ON THEIR ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMY, TO STAY PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS AND TO UPLIFT THE NATION AS A WHOLE. YOU THINK ABOUT OUR CURRENT SYSTEM OF CHAIN MIGRATION. OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS WE’VE ADMITTED ABOUT 10 MILLION PEOPLE THROUGH OUR CHAIN MIGRATION SYSTEM. TO UNDERSTAND HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT IS, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT EVERY HOUR THAT’S ABOUT THE SIZE OF A HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. EVERY DAY IT’S THE SIZE OF A LARGE HIGH SCHOOL. EVERY WEEK A SMALL CITY. EVERY MONTH THE MEDIUM TO AVERAGE SIZE CITY. EVERY YEAR A VERY LARGE CITY, A CITY THE SIZE OF WASHINGTON, D.C., OR SAN FRANCISCO. EVERY SINGLE YOU’RE JUST THERE CHAIN MIGRATION. WHAT IS THE EFFECTIVE OUT ON TAXPAYERS? WHAT IS THE UPPER LEFT EFFECT OF THAT ON WAGE EARNERS?>>Tucker: AND THAT’S ILLEGAL.>>THAT’S JUST FOLKS COMING IN ON GREEN CARDS THROUGH CHAIN MIGRATION.>>Tucker: I ALWAYS ASK THIS QUESTION OF PROPONENTS OF IMMIGRATION, INCLUDING OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. COUNTRIES, MOVING HER EVERY ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.>>Tucker: WHAT’S YOUR ANSWER?>>I HAVE MY OWN VIEWS ON IT, BUT I THINK THE IMPORTANT POINT IS ENDING CHAIN MIGRATION THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED FOR IS NECESSARY NOT JUST FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY BUT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY. IF YOU RECENT ATTEMPTED TERRORIT ATTACK IN NEW YORK. BROUGHT TO THE CHAIN MIGRATION SYSTEM. THEY CAME THROUGH HER NEPHEW’S GREEN CARD. IF THAT’S JUST NOT A SMART WAY FOR A COUNTRY TO RUN ITS IMMIGRATION SYSTEM.>>Tucker: WHAT SHOULD BE THE CRITERIA FOR ENTRY? PROFICIENCY IN THE LANGUAGE? WHAT ECONOMIC SKILLS DO YOU HAVE? DO HAVE A BACKGROUND IN SCIENCES? YOU HAVE A BACKGROUND IN LAW OR WRITING? LOOKED AT THINGS LIKE YOUR AGE. OBVIOUSLY YOU BRING IN SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE ON SOCIETY, SO YOU WANT FOLKS PRIMARILY IN THEIR WORKING YEARS.>>Tucker: WE INTERVIEWED SOMEONE LAST WEEK AND SAID WHO WILL PICK THE STRAWBERRIES? HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS, LOW-WAGE, LOW SKILLED IMMIGRANTS DO WE NEED A YEAR FOR THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR?>>AS YOU KNOW, ONLY ABOUT 1% OF THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION OF THE COUNTRY WORKS IN AGRICULTURE. IT’S DISCUSSED A LOT BUT IT’S A VERY SMALL PORTION OF THE OVERALL LABOR FORCE. THE TYPICAL JOBS AT A LOWER SKILLED IMMIGRATION NOMADIC IMMIGRANT RIGHTS YOU MIGHT BE CONSTRUCTION WORK, IT MIGHT BE HOSPITALITY WORK, RESTAURANT WORK, IT MIGHT BE NOT WORKING AT ALL AND JUST GOING ONTO THE WELFARE SYSTEM IF THERE ISN’T A JOB FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL.>>Tucker: IF THERE’S NO CLEAR ECONOMIC RATIONALE FOR AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM AND IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE THERE IS ONE, LOW SKILLED IMMIGRANTS, THEN WHY DOES THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SYSTEM SO VEHEMENTLY? WHAT MOTIVATES THEM?>>YOU ARE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTION BUT I THINK THE CONTEXT OF THIS DEBATE, THE QUESTION THAT THE PRESIDENT IS PUTTING FORTH FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS WHEN WE HAVE AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, WHOSE NEEDS THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS? FOREIGN NATIONALS AND THE NEEDS OF OUR OWN COUNTRY AND OUR OWN WORKERS? AT THE END OF THE DAY OUR HOPE FOR A BIPARTISAN DEAL WAS YOU HAVE ENOUGH DEMOCRATS SAY THAT LISTENING TO THE VOTERS IN THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAYING WE WANT TO SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST. WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE FOR THE SO EXCEPTIONAL AS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT I CAN REMEMBER WE HAVE A PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY WHO WHEN HE TALKS BUT IMMIGRATION, HE TALKS ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE EVERYDAY HARDWORKING PERSON.>>Tucker: WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF TIME SO I JUST WANT TO GET TO ONE QUICK POLITICAL QUESTION, ANY DEAL WITH THESE THREE COMPONENTS IN IT. IT BORDER WALL, REDUCING CHAIN MIGRATION, ENDING DIVERSITY LOTTERY. IT WHERE IS THE WIGGLE ROOM ON MAKE A CHOICE. THEY CARE A LOT ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. WE ARE SEEING IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A DEAL THEN YOU HAVE TO TOO. IF THEY ARE A ABLE TO AGREE ON THOSE TERMS THAT WE CAN HAVE A DEAL. AN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM THAT TEN, 20, 30 YEARS FROM NOW PRODUCES MORE ASSIMILATION, HIGHER WAGES, MORE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND BETTER PROSPECT FOR IMMIGRANTS

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