CNN’s Jake Tapper Abruptly Cuts Off White House Adviser Stephen Miller


CNN’s Jake Tapper Abruptly Cuts Off White House Adviser Stephen Miller:

President Donald Trump’s Saturday morning tweet storm has been the dominant news story in the US over the weekend. And with the White House staff still in disarray following the publication of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” book, senior aide Stephen Miller took to the Sunday shows, appearing on “State of the Union” With Jake Tapper to rebut CNN’s questions about Trump’s fitness for office and some of the claims in Wolff’s book about former Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon’s role in the administration.

But the mood on camera quickly turned caustic, as Tapper accused Miller of cynically repeating talking points crafted to placate the president, while ignoring questions about the claims raised in Wolff’s book.

Miller responded by lashing out at CNN for inaccuracies of its coverage of the president, and accused it of failing to represent the perspective of the American voters who voted for Trump.

Tapper replied with more jokes about Miller performing for an audience of one.

“I’m sure he’s watching and he’s happy that you said that,” Tapper said

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Stephen Lendman: Trump Senior Advisor Stephen Miller

Trump Senior Advisor Stephen Miller:

Last December, a Trump transition team press release announced his appointment “to serve as Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President for Policy.”
Trump was quoted saying he’ll “fulfill a crucial role in my administration.” In January 2016, Miller joined his campaign after serving as press secretary for House members Michele Bachmann and John Shadegg, as well as communications director for Senator Jeff Sessions, now Trump’s attorney general.
He was president of Duke University’s chapter of right-wing/pro-Israeli extremist David Horowitz’s Students for Academic Freedom. He wrote conservative articles for the school newspaper.

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