Trump allies defend him against book's claims

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The "Morning Joe" host said CNN's Jake Tapper correctly identified the White House official's intended "audience of one" - the president Miller serves as a senior adviser.

Business Insider quoted two sources as saying that after the recording of the interview, Miller was politely asked to leave several times, and then security was called and he was escorted out.

Miller called Tapper "condescending" and attempted to say that CNN has 24/7 negative coverage of Trump and the viewers deserved to hear three minutes of the truth.

Tapper eventually cut off the Trump advisor's microphone, telling him that he'd "wasted" enough of his viewers time.

While the interview started off in a balanced manner, it went off rails when Tapper brought up the topic of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", which has caused quite a bit of controversy in the recent days.

President Trump Tweeted 2Xfollowing the exchange, supporting Mr. Miller, denouncing Mr. Tapper as a "CNN flunky", a vowing to win the argument of attacks in the media. Bannon was chief executive of Trump's campaign and chief strategist at the White House, before he left August 18, 2017.

He also challenged Trump's contention that he "never spoke to him for the book".

"The reality is that the president is a political genius who won against a field of 17 incredibly talented people, who took down the Bush dynasty, who took down the Clinton dynasty", Miller said.

Trump allies defend him against book's claims
Trump allies defend him against book's claims

Bannon's comments were previewed in Wolff's just-released tome, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House".

Stephen Miller, Trinity '07, butted heads with Jake Tapper in a heated interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

Frustrated the interview is cut short by Tapper.

Wolff added that "100 percent of the people around" Trump, "senior advisers, family members, every single one of them, questions his intelligence and fitness for office".

When the CNN host tried to end the conversation, Miller kept going: "You should be ashamed of yourself". "I'm offended by you, and I'm offended by your network".

Before things got contentious, Miller made his worst stumble when answering for Bannon's assertion that there was no way Trump didn't meet with the Russians who attended the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Regardless, it seemed like Miller accomplished what Tapper insinuated that he was seeking. And I also will say that the author is a garbage author of a garbage book.

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