On Sunday, White House aide Stephen Miller got his interview cut short by CNN’s Jake Tapper due to his manic performance. The White House aide received a lot of criticism, even Fox News ripped Miller.
The news network was holding a panel discussion on Howie Kurtz’s Spin Cycle when the host broke off from a discussion about author Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” to address Miller’s outburst
“On the subject of the president watching television,” Kurtz began. “Earlier today a White House official, Stephen Miller, was on CNN talking to anchor Jake Tapper. He turned on his former colleague Steve Bannon and called his remarks in the book ‘grotesque and vindictive.’ And also said that CNN is 24 hours of anti-Trump hysteria.”
“It was a very testy interview,” Kurtz said prior to reading President’s Trump’s tweeted response to Tapper, and adding that Trump was obviously watching.
“Yeah, he just guaranteed the rebroadcast of that show, those ratings are going to go through the roof,” campaign strategist Mo Elleithee agreed.
“I didn’t see anything unfair in Tapper’s questions although it was a testy interview” the Fox host offered.
“That’s right, and I haven’t seen the whole interview yet,” Elleithee stated. “But there was a clip at the end where Tapper was trying to ask Miller several questions and Miller, all he would do was just lavish the president with effusive personal praise to the point where Tapper said you’re only speaking to an audience of one right now.”
“Moments later, the president verified that with his tweet,” Elleithee added with a smirk.
“I guess he doesn’t just watch Fox News,” conservative commentator Gayle Trotter added as the panel began to laugh.
Take a look at the panel discussion below: