During an interview on CNN, White House staffer Stephen Miller was abruptly cut off the air by host Jake Tapper after he began shouting about a new tell-all book, Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House, which alleges that the president is not fit to serve.
Tapper remarked that President Trump had recently called himself a “stable genius” in response to Wolff’s book.
“It happens to be a true statement,” Miller replied.
“I’m sure he’s watching and he’s happy you said that,” a frustrated Tapper said.
“That was a snide remark,” Miller quipped, prompting Tapper to reply: “I have no idea why you are attacking me.”
The CNN host tried to ask questions about the book, but Miller yelled that CNN attacks Trump “24/7”.
“You have 24 hours of negative anti-Trump hysterical coverage on this network!” Miller shouted. “Viewers are entitled to have three minutes of the truth! Why don’t you just give me three minutes to tell you about the Donald Trump that I know.”
“Because it’s my show and I don’t want to do that,” Tapper jabbed. “Stephen, settle down, calm down.”
Tapper’s attempts to calm Miller failed. He then accused Miller of filibustering instead of answering questions that have been raised by Michael Wolff’s new book and was eventually forced to end the interview.
“Okay, you’re not answering the questions,” Tapper said. “I get it. There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious because you’re trying to please him. I’ve wasted enough of my viewers time.”
With that, Tapper shut off Miller and cut to a commercial break.
Watch the interview below.