President Donald Trump attended the wedding of senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday evening, according to the White House.
The wedding took place in the president’s Washington hotel, just blocks from the White House: “The President is at Trump International Hotel for the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Miller,” read a statement sent to reporters. Though the White House didn’t identify the bride, Miller was engaged to Katie Waldman, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump returned to Washington from Florida, where he attended the Daytona 500 NASCAR race — which was later postponed because of inclement weather.
White House statement: The President is at Trump International Hotel for the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Miller. pic.twitter.com/U7DMg60Cgi— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) February 17, 2020
Miller, an immigration hard-liner and frequent speechwriter for the president, is one of the few remaining staffers from Trump’s 2016 campaign. Miller has been instrumental in shaping the administration’s immigration policies, with ties to Trump’s “Muslim ban" and "zero-tolerance" family separation policy.
He also came under fire from several Democrats after reports emerged of him pushing theories popular with white nationalists to Breitbart News.
Waldman previously worked for Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona. Waldman was also previously the spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, where she defended the administration's family separations policy and made some controversial comments about immigrants.