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Stephen Miller has a very high opinion of Trump's oratorial and political skills

Credit where it's due: President Trump defied almost all predictions when he beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, in his (mostly) maiden run for political office. And one of his most effective tools was his heavy schedule of campaign rallies, where he would address large crowds, often without a script. He is not, however, commonly known as a speaker who relies on eloquence or soaring rhetoric to make his points — and his poll numbers continue to hit new historical lows every month. Stephen Miller, Trump's senior policy adviser, doesn't care. "President Trump's the most gifted politician of our time and he's the best orator to hold that office in generations," he said on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show Tuesday night, wearing a rather cosmopolitan-looking suit.

Trump is lucky to have such fans in his employ. Maybe Miller will get that communications director promotion yet.