WH's Miller Responds: CNN Has 'Very Low Journalistic Standards'

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Miller chose to spend his time attacking CNN and praising Trump for things that aren't even true rather than answering the questions asked by Tapper. On Twitter, Trump insisted that he was a "very stable genius" in defense of some critics speculating about his mental health.

Stephen Miller, Trinity '07, butted heads with Jake Tapper in a heated interview on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. Colbert exclaimed. "But everyone knows that Miller's actual age is... 38? 61?"

"There is one viewer that you care about right now", Tapper said.

" Looks like somebody got a word-a-day calendar for the holidays!" he joked.

Miller was asked to leave the set multiple times but refused, after which security stepped in and escorted him off the "State of the Union" set, a CNN employee confirmed to The Hill.

Shortly after the interview, Trump tweeted that "Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration".

Regardless, it seemed like Miller accomplished what Tapper insinuated that he was seeking.

Miller's refusal to answer Tapper's questions led him to wrap the segment early, over Miller's objections, while saying, "I think I have wasted enough of my viewers' time".

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"But what I can tell you unequivocally is that the allegations and insinuations in this book, which are - which are a pure work of fiction, are nothing but a pile of trash through and through".

CNN has consistently declined to comment on the matter.

"I'm sure he's watching and he will be happy that you said that", Tapper replied.

But Tapper quickly turned the tables on Miller, continuing his tough questioning, and repeatedly observing that Miller was performing for "an audience of one".

In the book, the President's former campaign chairman and White House strategist, Steve Bannon, is quoted as saying a meeting Mr Trump's eldest son held with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer was "treasonous" and that his daughter was "dumb as a brick".

"That just tells Trump supporters and signals to them and gives them more of an inclination to believe and argue that CNN is pro, I guess, coup, almost", says Houck.

At least as of July, Bannon told me, during my interviews with him for my book, Bannon: Always the Rebel, that he and Miller were close and that they continued to think exactly alike. "I sat on the couch, and that's the point of view I wrote this book from; the point of this book is to have readers sit on the couch and watch what's happening in the West Wing", said Wolff.

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