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

After Miller refused to answer questions about Bannon’s influence on the administration, Tapper cut off his guest and accused him of wasting his audience's time.

“There’s one viewer you care about. You’re being obsequious and you’re being a factotum in order to please him - and I think you’re wasting my viewers time. Thank you Stephen."

Tapper then abruptly launched into a teaser for an upcoming piece about Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the camera cut away.

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For what it’s worth, Trump tweeted his approval after Miller’s performance, writing that “Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”

 

 

 

Comments

CheapBastard False_Profit Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:07 Permalink

CNN hates anyone who supports Americans. Steven Miller is super smart and Fapper Tapper could not keep up with him.

More businesses are cutting the Fake news network off:

 

Gym chain bans Fake News cable because 'politically charged content' doesn't mesh with a 'healthy way of life'

 

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/gym-chain-bans-cable-news-networks-because-po…

 

 

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TheJuiceDid911 Pinto Currency Sun, 01/07/2018 - 17:01 Permalink

Exactly this, yes. 

 

I've been watching this phenomenon for awhile, and its objectively provable: those most angry and vocal against Trump, from the start, has been the pedophile-wing of DC, Hollywood, and the MSM. The average American might be shocked at just how populated this wing is.

 

I do see some desperation in their faces, and hear some hatred tinged with resignation in their tones... I feel justice is actually near, at long last. 

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swmnguy ReturnOfDaMac Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:03 Permalink

Yeah, it's a worthless conversation.  I can't stand to watch Jake Tapper anyway, because he's the kind of sap who would invite Stephen Miller to be on his show in the first place. 

Every administration has its worthless sycophants, no question, but they usually have a couple of functional skills.  Not Miller.  He can't even write a coherent sentence.  Miller learned early on, in middle school, that he could be rude to people and cry persecution whenever held to acceptable standards of behavior.  Teachers and schools have never figured out how to deal with this trick.

As a result, Miller was "Socially Promoted" all the way to the White House.

All of Trump's problems with the travel ban were Miller's fault.  Well, Trump's fault for letting Miller write the travel ban, instead of having a trained professional do it.  But no, Miller sucked up to Trump and Trump loves being sucked [up to]. 

Had Trump hired a pro, the travel ban would have been written to meet legal standards in the first place and there wouldn't have been any issues.  But Trump doesn't like hiring professionals, because they fact they are professionals implies they might have earned some success on their own and not exclusively due to the good graces of The Great Man himself.

So I have no idea what Tapper thought he'd get out of interviewing Stephen Miller.  Everyone else knew he'd get an incompetent, aggressive, arrogant, graceless professional flatterer who knows he has no actual functional skills, and his lifestyle depends on pleasing his boss.  A man who has no options has far more at stake than you do.  There's no point dealing with such people.  You know what's going to happen and they have no alternatives.  You never want to corner anyone; you always want to leave them a graceful way out.  But people like Miller have no grace, nor any other options.  Merely acknowledging them amounts to cornering them.

Tapper had to know this was going to happen if he brought Miller on the show.  That's Miller's only role: to obstruct, distract, to prevent any thoughtful conversation, to insult and annoy, and then to scream he's being mistreated when people respond normally to such behavior.  That's all Miller has ever done, and by this time, it's all he can do.

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Chuck Walla Jibe Ho Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:51 Permalink

What a perfect description of Tapper!

 

"Everyone else knew he'd get an incompetent, aggressive, arrogant, graceless professional flatterer who knows he has no actual functional skills, and his lifestyle depends on pleasing his boss.  A man who has no options has far more at stake than you do.  There's no point dealing with such people."

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sonoftx swmnguy Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:58 Permalink

I knew that I had nailed you when I talked about you throwing up the last of your blood and dying. Trump may be the biggest asshole worst president for this country in its history but this interview was JUST for Miller.

 

I had questioned myself for awhile. No longer. You are a poser. A good poser, but a poser. Maybe, just a pussy. Fuck off.

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Kayman Bes Sun, 01/07/2018 - 18:40 Permalink

B.ullshit E.mitting S.upplicant. Bes.

Fox is working as hard as it can to bring on the Dirty Noxious Criminals gang singing from the same corrupt song sheet, but it varies from tedious to pathetic, so Fox better watch out or they won't have an audience either.

 

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zorba THE GREEK Fritz Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:49 Permalink

Fritz...you pretty much summed it up perfectly. Once you get caught up emotionally debating one side or the other, you are wasting your life being someone's stooge. Nobody in politics is on our side. We are just the sheep waiting to be shorn...... the politicians are just fighting over who gets the lion's share of wool.

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swmnguy BandGap Sun, 01/07/2018 - 15:07 Permalink

You do know there's nothing the least bit odd about a restaurant, themed toward kids, whose owner supports one or another political party and lets his place be rented out?  A place without a basement, mind you, much less a labyrinth of torture dungeons, as the idiot with the hunting rifle discovered when he committed armed robbery and terrorism there?

Moreover, you do know "PizzaGate" is the most successful Reddit/4chan prank ever, with the most fools falling for it?  I mean, now that Pitbull really did perform at the remote Alaskan Wal-Mart, and Abe Vigoda is really dead?  If Justin Bieber really opens his next tour in North Korea, that would be better than this "PizzaGate" hoax.  But until Biebs and Rocket Man are besties, "PizzaGate" represents the bar for juvenile internet bullshit.

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