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Greg Ruben / Axios

President Trump's lone representative on the Sunday shows today was his senior policy advisor Stephen Miller.

Miller, a true believing populist nationalist, was a prime mover of the controversial travel ban. He didn't retreat one inch or acknowledge a single Administration mistake during his appearances today.

Here are the highlights:

On Trump's achievements (CBS's "Face the Nation"):

  • "The President of the United States has accomplished more in just a few weeks than many presidents accomplish in an entire administration."

On next steps with the travel ban (ABC's "This Week"):

  • "We have multiple options and we're considering all of them. We can appeal the emergency stay to the Supreme Court. We can take our case on bond for the 9th Circuit. We can continue the appeal with the panel. Or we can return to the district court and have a trial on the merits ... we can pursue further executive actions."

On Trump's right to attack federal judges ("Fox News Sunday"):

  • "Statements that you can't criticize a judge demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of what it means to have separate and equal branches."

On what the White House has learned from its handling of the travel ban (CBS's "Face the Nation"):

  • "I think that it's been an important reminder for all Americans that we have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become in many cases a supreme branch of government."

On whether he has evidence to support Trump's assertion that voter fraud cost him victory in New Hampshire (ABC's This Week):

  • "George, go to New Hampshire. Talk to anybody who has worked in politics there for a long time ... I can tell you that this issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who's worked in New Hampshire politics. It's very real. It's very serious. This morning, on this show, is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence.

On whether the President retains confidence in General Flynn (NBC's "Meet the Pres"s):

  • "They did not give me anything to say ... It's not for me to answer hypothetical. It wouldn't be responsible. It's a sensitive matter."

The verdict: The President — of course — was watching.

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has summoned FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn to the West Wing for a 9:30am meeting Tuesday to explain why he hasn't moved faster to approve the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, two senior administration officials told Axios.

Why it matters: The meeting is shaping up to be tense, with Hahn using what the White House will likely view as kamikaze language in a preemptive statement to Axios: "Let me be clear — our career scientists have to make the decision and they will take the time that’s needed to make the right call on this important decision."

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Scott Atlas, a controversial member of the White House coronavirus task force, handed in his resignation on Monday, according to three administration officials who discussed Atlas' resignation with Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump brought in Atlas as a counterpoint to NIAID director Anthony Fauci, whose warnings about the pandemic were dismissed by the Trump administration. With Trump now fixated on election fraud conspiracy theories, Atlas' detail comes to a natural end.

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