Photos from European Pressphoto Agency photographer Jim Lo Scalzo show Miller rubbing his eyes, yawning and tilting his head down with his eyes closed. He was attending a meeting about school safety with state governors from around the country.
Stephen Miller, a senior advisor to president Donald Trump and one of the most strident anti-immigration voices in his administration, was apparently caught mid-slumber during a meeting today at the White House.
It’s no doubt been a hectic few days for the White House, as it works to respond to outrage over a school shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.
During Donald Trump’s address at that meeting, the president promised several solutions to combat gun violence, including banning bump stocks, increasing armed security in US schools, increasing access to “mental institutions”, and creating an early warning system that flags potential mass shooters.
Trump also called for “commonsense measures that protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans while keeping guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others”, and for “a culture in our country that cherishes life and condemns violence.”
Stephen Miller, senior advisor for president Donald J. Trump, rubs his face as the president speaks about ways to combat mass shootings at high schools during a meeting with the nation’s governors in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)
Stephen Miller, senior advisor for president Donald J. Trump, nods off as the president speaks about ways to combat mass shootings at high schools. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA)