Friday, 22 February, 2019

Trump Aide Forcefully Escorted Out of CNN After Contentious Interview

Melinda Barton | 10 January, 2018, 11:42

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller sat down Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper and the exchange went about as well as expected, given the cable network's blood lust for Miller's boss.

Miller had just completed the interview with Tapper, who cut him off at the end.

Wolff, author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", said during an interview Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that Trump and White House officials "sort of invited him" and granted him access past year. "Your being obsequious, you're being a factotum in order to please him [Donald Trump] and I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time", Tapper charged, abruptly ending the interview and turning to the camera to announce another item.

Miller also refused to answer most of Tapper's questions, leading the host to suggest Miller's comments were aimed at one individual - Trump himself.

White House policy advisor Stephen Miller delivered a Golden Globes worthy performance for best actor in an insane drama of his own creation on Sunday.

Miller's interview with Tapper was extremely contentious, and ended when Tapper made a decision to abandon the segment and move on to other subjects. Kimmel is entertained by a follow-up tweet from Trump, saying Bannon is the leaker "known" as Sloppy Steve.

Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president's defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump's fitness for office. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!" he said in a later tweet.

As the interview progressed, Miller talked at length about experiences on the campaign trail, his perceptions of the president, CNN's negative coverage of the president and Tapper's inability to relate to working class people.

Fire and Fury is the book Donald Trump doesn't want you to read... and Jimmy Kimmel is loving it.

Nevertheless, legal experts immediately predicted Trump would be unable to stop publication, and the publisher moved up the release by several days, only to get a flood of publicity about the books sensational charges about the president.

"Here' what we know is true", said Carlson, adding, "There was a video apparently taken without your knowledge of you on the set after the segment ended during the commercial break and someone - apparently from CNN, I don't know who else would have access to it - leaked that to other news organizations".

Most of the Donald Trump-related TV coverage is now going to Michael Wolff and his Fire and Fury book.

Michael Wolff appeared Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House".