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Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 05:39

While senior White House adviser Stephen Miller's Sunday appearance on CNN's State of the Union seemed pretty unhinged for those just tuning in, it followed what's been a successful formula for him in the past: get into a shouting match with a "fake news" journalist, horrify the mainstream press, and earn praise from the White House and right-wing media. In the book, Bannon makes a number of scathing critiques against Trump and his inner circle, including calling a meeting between Trump campaign officials with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the presidential campaign "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".

The reference angered the president, who last week lashed out at Mr Bannon, saying he had "lost his mind".

CNN had no immediate response to Gidley's comments about Miller's departure. "It's an amusing story but not a true one", said Miller.

One thing that was depressing about this interview was to watch Miller go after Steve Bannon. The CNN host then cut the interview short and jumped into a teaser for the next segment. Bannon's apparent advocacy for letting Wolff hang around the White House is inexplicable, as are some of the statements Bannon apparently made to Wolff attacking Donald Trump Jr., and so forth.

"You worked hand in glove with Steve Bannon in the White House and on the campaign", Tapper asked.

"I think I have wasted enough of my viewers' time", Tapper told Miller as he abruptly ended the aide's air-time.

The president also blasted Tapper as a "CNN flunky".

In a series of tweets dispatched Saturday morning from the frigid Maryland woods, where he was huddling with congressional leaders at Camp David, Trump, 71, declared himself a "very stable genius" and "like, really smart". "He left on his own will", Gidley said on Monday afternoon.