Miller slams CNN for 'low journalistic standards' during Fox interview


The White House and CNN insiders don't agree on much recently, and that trend continued Monday, when a spokesperson for President Trump denied that senior policy adviser Stephen Miller had to be escorted out by security after an interview with Jake Tapper a day earlier.

Mr Miller appeared on CNN's State of the Union to answer questions about Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a controversial new account of the Trump presidency by journalist Michael Wolff.

Tucker then expressed great dismay that "there was a video apparently taken, without your knowledge" - meaning the few seconds where Miller kept shouting after Tapper went to commercial - and a transcript of that exchange was leaked.

Miller, in turn, scolded Tapper for making "condescending" and "snide" remarks and bashed CNN for airing "24 hours of negative, anti-Trump, hysterical coverage".

"This is the reason they don't put you on TV", Tapper responded. Miller initially brought up Trump's statement on Bannon's quotes in the book, in which he said that "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency".

Miller, during his CNN appearance, praised Trump as "a self-made billionaire who revolutionized reality TV and who has changed the course of our politics".

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

While Trump had a decidedly different view of the segment, many Twitter users applauded Tapper's decision to pull the plug on Miller.

"I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time", Tapper said. Even though the CNN host had to cut Miller off after things got out of control, they kept their intense fight going off-camera, and Miller reportedly had to be escorted out of the building afterwards.