Tapper cuts off Miller after heated interview


President Donald Trump's chief policy adviser and a top intelligence official denounced an unflattering new book Sunday that has renewed questions about the commander in chief's fitness for office.

Miller dismissed both Bannon and Wolff's credibility, saying the author was a "garbage author of a garbage book", and that claims in the book were "a pile of trash".

At another moment during the interview, Miller discussed Steve Bannon, saying, "It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive". Tapper was referring to Miller's boss, President Donald J. Trump.

Miller's interview on CNN's "State of the Union" quickly grew heated, with Miller criticizing CNN's coverage and moderator Jake Tapper pressing Miller to answer his questions.

"Steven, I'm trying to get to the issue of the president's fitness", Tapper said.

With that, Tapper cut off Miller and tossed to commercial.

The appearance was one of Miller's first major Sunday show television interviews since the beginning of the administration, when he made a slew of appearances defending the president's travel ban.

CNN host Jake Tapper cut off a weird and fiery interview Sunday with White House adviser Stephen Miller about President Donald Trump's mental acuity, CNN's coverage of the administration and the truthfulness of Michael Wolff's explosive new book.

Tapper noted that President Trump had recently called himself a "stable genius" in response to Wolff's book, which alleges that the president is not fit to serve.

"And I'm sure he's watching and he's happy that you said that", Tapper replied. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"

Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. That word means subservient or servile, and Tapper said, "there's one viewer that you care about right now..."

"It happens to be a true statement", Miller said of the characterization. And I know you think I'm interrupting you, but frankly, the American people deserve to have two or three minutes of the truth. His kicker was, "And I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time". He also wrote Trump's speech for the 2016 Republican National Convention.