Trump Blasts CNN After Top Aide's Heated Interview

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White House policy adviser Stephen Miller refused to leave the CNN set on Sunday after a fiery interview on "State of the Union" and was escorted out by security, according to a CNN source.

The book is based on interviews with the president, senior staffers, and aides inside the White House, including with former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who is quoted criticizing Trump's family and inner circle.

"That just tells Trump supporters and signals to them and gives them more of an inclination to believe and argue that CNN is pro, I guess, coup, almost", says Houck.

Mr Miller's interview on CNN quickly grew heated, with Mr Miller criticising CNN's coverage and moderator Jake Tapper pressing Miller to answer his questions. "And you're being obsequious, you're being a factotum in order to please him".

Miller came on the show to defend Trump's image in response to Michael Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury. He repeatedly described Bannon's comments in the book as "grotesque", saying his role in the White House was "greatly exaggerated".

CIA Director Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) gives President Donald Trump his regular intelligence briefings, and says Trump is fully engaged, understands complex issues and asks hard questions.

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Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo, who said Mr Trump was "completely fit" to lead the country, said he paused before answering because it was such "a ludicrous question". "Do you think if you have been, I don't know, a member of MS-13 here illegally, that CNN would have had security pull you off set?"

Security reportedly had to escort President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser Stephen Miller from the CNN studios on January 7 (video below). I have no politics when it comes to Trump. So, probably, unlikely that Stephen Miller is going to be invited back on to Jake Tapper's program.

"You've already made this point, Stephen", Tapper interjected.

UPDATE: Miller's boss approves of the interview.

Tapper questioned Miller about Trump's Saturday tweetstorm, in which he seemed to think that calling himself "a very stable genius" would deflect the growing suspicions, exacerbated by Wolff's book, that the president is in some way mentally unwell. Tapper then continued his broadcast while Miller continued to talk before his mic was cut. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!" he said in a later tweet. "I was glad to have people hear what I said on camera and off camera".

"And the tragic thing about this book - and there are many things about it that are unfortunate - but the portrayal of the president in the book is so contrary to reality, to the experience of those who work with him, to my own experience, having spent the last two years with him", Miller said.

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