In this week’s Burst Your Bubble column, Jason Wilson looks into conservative thinking on Stephen Miller’s clash with Jim Acosta

When Trump’s aide Stephen Miller rounded on CNN’s Jim Acosta in a press conference yesterday, the “alt-right” and the nationalist wing of conservatism came alive.

Miller’s turn at the podium combined an announcement of White House support for the Raise bill – which will halve legal immigration – and open disrespect for “legacy media”. Miller managed to embody a kind of soft white nationalism; his performance was just the thing ardent nationalist Trump supporters had been clamoring for while the president got lost in the weeds of healthcare and tax reform.

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