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Pastor Stephen Miller Gets Mistaken For Trump Adviser of Same Name, Gets Attacked on Twitter

( [email protected] ) Feb 16, 2017 05:51 PM EST
Stephen Miller, an associate pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church's campus in Prosper, Texas, suffered the wrath of social media on Sunday after Twitter users mistook him for President Trump's controversial senior adviser who has the same name.
This photo shows the real Stephen Miller, Trump's policy aide, at which Twitter opposition was actually meant to be directed Sunday after he shared false statements about alleged voter fraud. Instead, everyone's angry messages mistakingly filled up the account of a pastor from Texas with the Twitter handle of @stephenmiller. Reuters

Stephen Miller, an associate pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church's campus in Prosper, Texas, suffered the wrath of social media on Sunday after Twitter users mistook him for President Trump's controversial senior adviser who has the same name.

The president's aide Stephen Miller tangled with hosts on all of the TV network political programs on Sunday morning. Fact checks revealed Miller's false talking points on alleged voter fraud, reports Chicago Tribune. ABC's "The Week" host George Stephanopoulus repeatedly challenged Miller, noting he had provided no evidence. But Miller charged ahead, using the word "fact" three times in a vain effort to bolster his position.

Afterward, Trump tweeted: "Congratulations Stephen Miller -- on representing me this morning on the various Sunday morning shows. Great job!"

Many people were not as impressed with Miller's claims, and took to Twitter to tell the Trump administration official.

Unfortunately, the handle @stephenmiller belongs to the pastor, not the adviser. In fact, the Stephen Miller in Washington, D.C. does not appear to be on Twitter, reports KSDK-TV.

At the end of Pastor Stephen Miller's church service, he said he saw a barrage of Tweets in his account and was "Like, 'what's going on here?'"

Hateful comments quickly filled the pastor's timeline. One asked: "Is there a worse human being that @stephenmiller?"

"There were some that were really kind of scary like 'your mom should have aborted you' or 'you should tie your family up and burn your house down with you all in it,'" added Pastor Miller.

However, the pastor turned all the negativity into something positive for his family. "If everyone who tweeted hate at me, or shade at me, instead gave to our adoption, they would be fully funded to come home from China," he shared to his 32,000 followers.

"I did. I tweeted that out. Hashtag 'Love Trumps Hate.' And I said, 'I'll make it easy for you' and I put a link to our Paypal - our fund for our adoption."

Surprisingly, Twitter users sent $1,300 to help his family adopt two children from China.

 

 

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