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So it turns out the chief Trump lackey who asserted that "the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned." is really bad at interviews and even worse at losing, who knew.

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Yelling at journalists will definitely convince people that the book is fake news.

Apparently concerned that his tweets proclaiming himself to be a “very stable genius” did not convince the American people of this fact, on Sunday President Trump dispatched senior White House adviser Stephen Miller to repeatedly shout this point on CNN. At several points during the deeply bizarre interview, Jake Tapper accused Miller of hamming it up to please Trump, who was presumably tuning in to his least favorite TV network.

“There’s one viewer you care about right now, and you’re being obsequious, you’re being a factotum in order to please him,” Tapper said, ending the interview as Miller tried to shout over him. “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”


Trump seemed to confirm Tapper’s theory by quickly tweeting his praise for Miller, but perhaps the performance wasn’t solely for the president’s benefit. According to Business Insider, Miller remained so agitated that eventually CNN had him escorted out of the studio:

White House adviser Stephen Miller was escorted off the set of CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday after a contentious interview with host Jake Tapper.


Two sources close to the situation told Business Insider that after the taping was done, Miller was asked to leave several times.


He ignored those requests and ultimately security was called and he was escorted out, the sources said.

Arden Farhi, a producer with CBS News, backed up this report:

“The segment was over and Mr. Miller was politely asked to leave the set multiple times—after refusing to leave, he was escorted out by security.”

As Tapper alluded to in the interview, Miller was once seen as Steve Bannon’s ally in promoting a nationalist agenda, but as the White House strategist’s star fell, he aligned himself with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. According to the Washington Post, in the fallout from the publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, White House aides have made it clear that all Trump allies must pick a side: the president’s, or Bannon’s.

Bannon issued an apology over the weekend, but it did nothing to improve the situation. Trump’s friend and Newsmax chief executive Christopher Ruddy dismissed the mea culpa, saying it had “nothing to do with repairing the relationship with Trump,” and everything to do with “repairing his relationship with Trump supporters who read Breitbart and big donors he depends on” (primarily, the Mercer family).

The Post reported that Bannon knows his political future looks grim:

He has tried to convince allies in recent days that all will be fine — even texting one “onward!” — but he seems jolted and “even more manic than normal,” in the words of one person who spoke to him. He has remained ensconced in his Capitol Hill townhouse, with a rope on the steps blocking people from approaching. “STOP!” a large red sign reads, urging visitors to check in downstairs.

“He knows he is at his lowest point,” said one associate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. “He won’t tell you that, but he knows it.”

But one Bannon ally told Politico that there’s a silver lining: “You’ll see a more serious Bannon come out of this.”

Finally, we may see a more serious side of the guy portrayed as the grim reaper on Saturday Night Live.

Perhaps Stephen Miller?s CNN Meltdown Wasn?t Just for Show

Seriously, dude is unhinged and the body language is akin to a cornered animal. He knew he was going to get grilled on the Wolff book, and he was being thrown to the dogs on national TV. Unfortunately he couldn't make an argument with his one talking point about the book, so he just shouted at Jake Tapper until he got cut off. Sad.
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Did you ever wonder if it's all a big reality show and we're in the balcony seats?
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Did you ever wonder if it's all a big reality show and we're in the balcony seats?
Well, elect a reality show president, get a reality show. Garbage in, garbage out.
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No big surprise CNN is bias or lied 'bout escorting Miller off the set.

Tapper is a partisan tool who came off ridiculous and defeated.

Only thing missing from the interview was Tapper wearing a Hillary Clinton t-shirt.

Stephen Miller calls CNN 'extraordinarily biased' after chaotic Jake Tapper interview, denies being escorted off set | Fox News

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, an architect of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday night he was not escorted from “extraordinarily biased” CNN after his fiery interview with Jake Tapper flew off the rails the day before.

“Like many things CNN says, this story has the most important virtue of all CNN stories, of being not true,” Miller told Carlson. “It’s an amusing story, but not a true one.”

Miller added, “CNN has been extraordinarily biased, extraordinarily unfair to the president, and is not giving viewers honest information.”

Carlson asked if Miller would be escorted out by security if he were an MS-13 gang member illegally in America.

Miller responded that if he were an MS-13 gang member, “they would be clamoring to get me into the voting booth.”

His interview with Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday morning ultimately turned into a shout-fest, with the CNN star eventually cutting it off entirely.

The CNN anchor said, “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time,” when the two men couldn’t come to an on-camera agreement regarding Michael Wolff’s controversial anti-Trump book.

Fox News previously reported that the conversation continued off-camera immediately after Tapper cut Miller off and the show went to commercial. Miller and Tapper argued until the commercial break was about to wrap up and the live set had to be cleared.

“I let you give like a three-minute filibuster at the very top,” Tapper said before Miller fired back, “You gave me two minutes.”

Miller said the leak of this post-interview exchange is evident of CNN’s “low journalistic standards.”

Miller appeared on Carlson’s show to further discuss Trump’s immigration policies: ending chain migration, ending the diversity lottery, and financing the border wall.

He said Trump’s immigration reform is based on that the country should be as loyal to Americans as Americans are loyal to the U.S. — citizens who obey the laws, follow the rules, pay their taxes, and show up and vote.

“Donald Trump has a very ‘radical’ idea. And that’s that when we make changes to our immigration laws, the group we should be most concerned about are hardworking, everyday Americans. The citizens who make this country run,” Miller told Carlson.

Miller said the tougher vetting procedures must happen because immigrants should only be allowed in America if they add value to the economy.

Miller told Carlson, “We can have an immigration system that 10, 20, 30, 50 years from now produces more assimilation, higher wages, more economic opportunity, and better prospects for immigrants and U.S.-born alike.”
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Tapper is a partisan tool who came off ridiculous and defeated.

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yeah I watched it. Miller is the tool here.
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yeah I watched it. Miller is the tool here.
Right, over 90% of CNN'S Trump coverage is adversarial with accuracy no bar to so-called reporting. Never mind that Miller refused to meekly accept Tapper's fake news assertions that the Fire and Fury book was based on fact. Pushing back against the CNN propaganda makes you a "tool."
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That Trump and his supporters think Miller "won" this exchange is a solid benchmark of their collective delusion. Tapper deserves a Pulitzer just for this. You can't "debate" Trumpers who don't recognize objective truth, only spin.


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Right, over 90% of CNN'S Trump coverage is adversarial with accuracy no bar to so-called reporting. Never mind that Miller refused to meekly accept Tapper's fake news assertions that the Fire and Fury book was based on fact. Pushing back against the CNN propaganda makes you a "tool."
who's that one guy-don't know if he's cnn or msn but he really raked author of the book over coals; so did a woman interviewer who I think was on cnn. but they are not going to facilitate a fee campaign ad no.
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That Trump and his supporters think Miller "won" this exchange is a solid benchmark of their collective delusion. Tapper deserves a Pulitzer just for this. You can't "debate" Trumpers who don't recognize objective truth, only spin.


Tapper's whole approach was the opposite of objective proof instead it was an insistence that Miller respond to the sensationalist trash in the book as fact. When Miller refused to play along with Tapper's frame the CNN host responded with a tantrum to warm the hearts of the infantile resistance zealots.

It's not a good idea to show a childish Photoshoped picture of the object of your derision clad in a Nazi uniform when you bray about the other side being delusional. Exposing your own delusional state merely confirms your projection.
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who's that one guy-don't know if he's cnn or msn but he really raked author of the book over coals; so did a woman interviewer who I think was on cnn. but they are not going to facilitate a fee campaign ad no.
That's the point, Tapper insisted that Miller treat the hideous caricature in the book as.an accurate representation of the Trump administration. When Miller insisted that his first hand experience with Trump contradicted the lies and spin in the book, Tapper lapsed into a childish tantrum.

How dare anyone contradict the Resistance narrative Tapper the so-called objective news person was spinning. Indeed, CNN was so worried about Tapper being shown up as a rank partisan they we're pedaling recordings of the off air exchange between the two men to other networks as a distraction. Miller said go ahead and broadcast it but none of the other networks took it up as news.

If Tapper had been anything like a remotely responsible journalist he would have investigated the book's credibility before using it as a basis to attack Miller. But it fed his anti Trump bias so he just assumed it must be true.
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