WH's Miller Responds: CNN Has 'Very Low Journalistic Standards'

'Fire and Fury' by all means

'Fire and Fury' by all means

Stephen Miller, Trump's top policy adviser, assailed Trump's former chief strategist Stephen Bannon for comments in the book alleging that Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, now a key White House adviser, and then-campaign manager Paul Manafort were "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" for meeting in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign with Russians claming to have incriminating information about Trump's challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

In an interview on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Miller denied getting pulled from the CNN's "State of the Union" set after Carlson sarcastically asked if Miller thought he would have kicked out had he been an illegal immigrant from the violent MS-13 gang.

Miller called Tapper "condescending" and attempted to say that CNN has 24/7 negative coverage of Trump and the viewers deserved to hear three minutes of the truth.

After Tapper asked Miller if Trump's tweet helps or hurts his cause, Miller went off about CNN's validity as a legitimate news network, saying that CNN has created a "toxic environment" and continued to deliver "fake news".

As Miller tried to defend Trump and refute the portrayal of him in the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Tapper said, "There is one viewer that you care about right now".

Miller also refused to answer most of Tapper's questions, leading the host to suggest Miller's comments were aimed at one individual - Trump himself. Miller said the "whole White House staff is deeply disappointed in his comments" in the book.

Fire and Fury is the book Donald Trump doesn't want you to read... and Jimmy Kimmel is loving it. 'He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job.

"You know, I literally kind of knocked on the door and said, 'Can I come in?' And they said, 'OK.' And I came in, I sat on the couch and that's the point of view I have written this book from", Wolff told host Chuck Todd.

Trump has claimed that he "authorized Zero Access" to Wolff at the White House to do his research for the book. He urged his followers to "watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"

Tapper interrupted Miller there, saying, "I'm sure he's watching and he's happy that you said that". The interview became so contentious that Tapper cut the interview short and said Miller was wasting his viewers' time. The book by Michael Wolff paints him as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of his office and whose competence is questioned by aides. "The President is one of the hardest workers I've ever seen and puts in long hours and long days almost every day of the week all year long".

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