A contentious interview between Stephen Miller, Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday ended in the former being escorted out of the set by security guards. Whenever this happened, Tapper said that Miller was not answering the question he was asked and cut him off.
Fox News has obtained a transcript of the conversation that occurred off-camera immediately after Tapper cut Miller off and the show went to commercial. The reporter said it was based on two sources and an audio recording of the exchange.
"I get it: There's one viewer that you care about right now, and you're being obsequious and you're being a factotum in order to please him", Tapper responded. "I can only tell you my experience, which is that I joined the campaign in January of '16", he said, prompting Tapper to ask about Bannon's role in Miller's hiring. At least some Republicans believe Miller is installing policies in a potential immigration bill knowing full well it would not pass in the Senate, where the GOP now has a razor-thin majority, according to the report. "I am offended. I'm offended by you and I'm offended by your network".
MILLER: You get 24 hours of negative, anti-Trump, hysterical coverage on this network. "This is like taking it to a whole new low", she told ABC's This Week.
Tapper then accused Miller of refusing to answer his questions so he could earn the president's approval.
Miller chose to spend his time attacking CNN and praising Trump for things that aren't even true rather than answering the questions asked by Tapper.
However, most of the social media users did not the share Trump's perception of the interview.
Miller became unhinged quickly, prompting Jake Tapper to state the obvious: he was putting on a performance for an audience of one: President Donald Trump.
"I think that like many things CNN says, the story has the most important virtue of all CNN stories as being not true", said Miller. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!" he posted.
Miller called Bannon's remarks "grotesque", saying his criticism of Trump "reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discredible author".