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Stephen Miller backs Trump as 'genius', and gets kicked off CNN

Stephen Miller backs Trump as 'genius', and gets kicked off CNN

Wolff has said the book was based on White House access, conversations with Trump and interviews with senior staffers, including Bannon. He also spared no love for Trump's daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

The cutoff came as Tapper accused Miller of putting on a show for President Trump by railing against CNN's coverage of him.

Bannon said Donald Trump Jr was "both a patriot and a good man", who had been "relentless in his advocacy for his father".

"Those statements are just absurd", Pompeo said on "Fox News Sunday".

"I went from VERY successful businessman, to top TV Star to President of the United States (on my first try)", he tweeted. In the book, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon makes a number of scathing critiques against Trump and his inner circle, including calling a meeting between Trump campaign officials with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the presidential campaign "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". Asked if folks in the White House talked about that possibility, he added: "All the time". Following Miller's praise of Trump, Tapper remarked: "I'm sure he's watching and he's happy that you said that".

CNN host Jake Tapper abruptly ended an interview with White House staffer Stephen Miller after the Trump aide began shouting about a new tell-all book that casts the White House in a bad light.




In the past, Pompeo has described Trump as engaged with the intelligence in his briefings, and said part of Trump's preferred briefing method involves visual aids and "killer graphics".

President Trump's former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon issued an apologetic statement on January 7, as Trump's anger at his unflattering comments in a new book continues.

"He delivers policy outcomes based on the information that we provide him", Pompeo said in a separate interview on CBS's "Face the Nation". Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, also defended Trump's stability and said, "he didn't become the president by accident". It should go without saying that Miller's performance was aimed squarely at Trump, but Tapper said it anyway.

"His role has been greatly exaggerated whereas the President hasn't gotten the due for he deserves for the movement that he put together to tap in to the kinds of people whose life concerns don't get a lot of attention on CNN", said Miller.

Trump again slammed the book on Twitter Sunday morning and appeared to reference questions raised about the mental fitness of former President Ronald Reagan, who disclosed in 1994 that he had Alzheimer's disease. The entire interview can be seen in the second video.