White House adviser Stephen Miller was accosted at a Mexican restaurant by a patron calling him a "fascist" - two nights before Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was hounded out of another south-of-the-border eatery, sources told The Post.
The encounter took place on Sunday at Espita Mezcaleria.
Shortly after the article was published, left-wing journalists began to share it across Twitter, which resulted in Miller's phone being inundated with aggressive phone calls and texts. Some people have reported that users could get suspended just for linking to the Splinter story-even if the tweet itself didn't contain Miller's number.
Coppins suggested that the controversy, which is sweeping social media and drawing nationwide protests, is not a deterrent for Miller, but rather one of his aims: "For Miller, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug". When the "zero tolerance" policy came to light, many reportedly suspected that Miller had something to do with it; indeed, as The New York Times reported over the weekend, Miller was instrumental in bringing the policy about.
Twitter's rules against harassment prohibits users from posting private information of others without their express consent. Today, we temporarily blocked accounts that shared this information until they deleted the Tweet that violated our rules.
"At this time, the number that was previously being shared is no longer a valid number and, as such, we are no longer enforcing our policy against individuals tweeting or linking to that information", Twitter said.
But bowing to public pressure, the US President on Wednesday signed an executive order that reverses the separation policy.