Donald Trump’s longtime aide John Miller is calling his boss’ controversial travel ban “unconstitutional” and “disgraceful.”
The Republican nominee, who was tapped to lead the Trump campaign’s foreign policy team in January, revealed his personal story in a new book, “He Was a Very Quiet Person,” which will be released on Wednesday.
He told the New York Times that he and his wife divorced after three years of marriage and that his first wife left him when he got pregnant with their son, Barron.
Miller was a career diplomat who worked with Obama on the UN Security Council, working as a liaison to foreign ministers and foreign aid officials.
He was a special envoy for Iran under President George W. Bush.
Miller was also an aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) during his confirmation hearings, and Trump has said that Miller was his top foreign policy adviser.
Miller said that he was the only person who could talk about Trump’s travel ban because he was one of the only people Trump would invite to dinner and other social events.
“I don’t think he was a guy who was afraid to talk to people,” Miller told the Times.
“He was really open with people, he was friendly, he’d go out and he’d have dinner with friends and people.”
Trump’s travel restrictions were initially scheduled to go into effect on January 27, but were pushed back to April 20 because of the first lady’s visit to the United States.
Miller said that while Trump’s executive order was technically legal, it was also unfair to those who were traveling to the U.S. to visit family.
Miller told the newspaper that he thought the president’s order was “a disaster.”
“It’s like they don’t even know what the hell is going on, because they have the president of the United State,” he said.
“This is just a disgraceful, un-American, unconstitutional ban, and it’s just a complete and total waste of taxpayer dollars.”