Trump Defends Surrogate Who Called Him a Genius in Contentious CNN Interview

White House aide Stephen Miller blasts Steve Bannon, touts Trump as 'political genius' amid book blowback

Trump Blasts CNN After Top Aide's Heated Interview

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

White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller is denying reports that he had to be escorted out of CNN after a contentious interview with network anchor Jake Tapper on Sunday.

According to the newly released transcripts, Miller continued to argue with Tapper. The reporter said it was based on two sources and an audio recording of the exchange.

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. 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".

"You're being obsequious and a factotum in order to please him and I think I've wasted enough of my viewer's time", Tapper said as Miller attempted to speak over him.

Both CNN and the White House declined to comment on the nature of Miller's exit from the channel following the interview.

"That's why they don't put you on TV", Tapper said.

"Steve Bannon's eloquence in that description notwithstanding, it's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments, so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive", Miller said. "I'm offended by you, and I'm offended by your network".

On Friday, Trump is due at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland for a medical exam conducted by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who performed President Barack Obama's last several physicals while he was in office.

Wolff was asked by Colbert about the attacks on him, which have included Trump's accusation the book was "a work of fiction", rather than an accurate portrayal of him and the White House. "This is like taking it to a whole new low", Haley said on ABC's "This Week". Miller went on FOX News the next day and told Tucker Carlson that wasn't true, further bashing CNN in the process. He urged his followers to "watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"

TAPPER: I think - I think the viewers right now can ascertain who is being hysterical.

Wolff told NBC yesterday: "I truly do not want to say the president is a liar", but that he had indeed spoken with Mr Trump for about three hours during and since the campaign.

Things escalated when Miller tried to defend President Donald Trump in the interview and blasted CNN's critical coverage of the president.

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