Donald Trump taps former Sessions aide to write inaugural address

Stephen Miller

Sen. Jeff Sessions‘ former 31-year-old policy wunderkind Stephen Miller has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to pen his inaugural address.

Miller’s words will be centerstage January 20 when Trump delivers the highly anticipated speech from the U.S. Capitol.

No stranger to Team Trump, Miller left Capitol Hill back in January where he began writing most of Trump’s prepared speeches on the campaign trail, including Trump’s address to the Republican National Convention in July.

According to, “early discussions of the address have focused on laying out some of the structural problems facing the country, and then framing Trump’s first-term agenda in more nationalistic than ideological terms.”  From there the speech will focus on the nation’s education system, infrastructure, border security, the state of the military and the economy, including the outsourcing of jobs.

Earlier this month, Trump announced Miller will serve as Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President for Policy.

“Stephen played a central and wide-ranging role in our primary and general election campaign,” Trump said in a news release. “He is deeply committed to the America First agenda, and understands the policies and actions necessary to put that agenda into effect. He is a strong advocate for protecting American workers, and will fulfill a crucial role in my Administration as my senior advisor on matters of policy.”

In addition to being the campaign’s chief speechwriter, throughout 2016 Miller served as Trump’s top advisor on policy where he oversaw the entire policy operation, led the policy development and formulation efforts, and directed strategic policy decisions on a day-to-day basis. He is currently the policy director for the President-elect’s Transition Team.