On Fox News, White House aide Stephen Miller did not get good reviews for his manic performance with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday morning that forced the State of the Union host to shut down the interview and go to commercial.
During a panel discussion on Fox media analyst Howie Kurtz’s Spin Cycle, the host broke off from a discussion about author Michael Wolff’s blockbuster book about President Donald Trump’s White House 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 admitted before 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 rating 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.
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