Jake Tapper cuts off contentious interview with Trump aide Stephen Miller

Watch Stephen Miller and Jake Tapper spar in extremely heated debate — then producers cut Miller’s mic

Stephen Miller, seen here on August 2, 2017, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that comments in a new book from former Trump aid Steve Bannon are "grotesque".

Extracts from Fire and Fury have raised questions about Trump's mental health, which in turn led to the former reality TV star to tweet he was a "very stable genius".

"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, concluding the interview as Miller struggled to get a word in.

The president also referred to Wolff's book as a "Fake Book" written by a "totally discredited author" in a separate tweet.

Stephen Miller attends a meeting between US President Donald Trump and small business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.

Miller downplayed Bannon's role in Trump's campaign and at the White House during the early months of the administration as "greatly exaggerated".

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

The CIA Director, a top policy aide and a former campaign manager made appearances on Sunday talk shows to defend Donald Trump's fitness as president and to bash a new tabloidlike book that has caused delirium in the nation's capital for the better part of a week.




"It reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discreditable author", Miller said.

Despite having "no knowledge" of the meeting, Miller said he was certain all of the allegations in Wolff's book are "a pure work of fiction" and "nothing but a pile of trash through and through". Stephen Miller was the senior policy adviser for the Donald Trump campaign and was then named Senior Adviser to the President.

Pompeo tells "Fox News Sunday" that Trump is "completely fit" to be commander in chief and that it's "ludicrous" he's being asked such a question.

"Because it's my show, and I don't want to do that", Mr. Tapper said. Miller also went on to say it was "unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments, so out of touch with reality".

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

In the end, Tapper cut the interview short, telling Miller, "I've wasted enough of my viewers' time" before turning to pitch the next segment - all while Miller impotently continued to rant at Tapper from off camera.

Tapper finally cut Miller off. "If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen where you can say whatever comes to your head".

Tapper grew exhausted of Miller repeating pro-Trump and anti-Bannon talking points and called the aide's constant interruptions "hysterical, ' as he cut the interview short by announcing, 'I think I've wasted enough of my viewers" time'.

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