A former Trump aide has been criticised for the “hypocrisy” of calling president Biden’s stance on immigration “cruel and inhumane”, when he was responsible for Trump’s policy on separating migrant children from their families.

Stephen Miller, who was a White House policy advisor under the ex-president, made the comments during an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show on Wednesday.

He said: “What we are seeing here is the cruelty and inhumanity of Joe Biden’s immigration policies. He came into office and announced that there’s an open door, and that young people who come to this country illegally are going to be resettled instead of returned.

“He is forcing thousands of young children into the arms of smugglers, into the arms of traffickers, into the arms of coyotes…

“Children are being taken away from their families in the Northern Triangle, in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, those countries are being deprived of their future.”

Miller then went on to add that immigrants were “being put in harm’s way” as a result of Biden’s restoration of a “catch and release” policy.

“That is cruel, that is inhumane, and we are seeing the results of that right now. He took a secure border. A humane border. A safe border. And he’s turned it into this,” he continued.

The comments were met with anger and frustration from Twitter users, who accused the aide of “gaslighting” – with one individual describing it as “hypocrisy on steroids”:

Meanwhile others chose to mock Miller’s hair instead, comparing it to the animated character Megamind:

This wasn’t a particularly brainy moment for the Trump aide, though.

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