The fireworks were not over after CNN host Jake Tapper cut Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Stephen Miller, off in the middle of his rambling and sucking-up rant about his boss. Tapper had to cut Miller’s mike and go to commercial. Fortunately, CBS News’ Arden Farhi posted a transcript of what happened after the cameras were turned away.
We heard that the head Trump sycophant had to be escorted from the building, but that was just part of what happened. Miller kept ranting like a mad-man, because The State of the Union host refused to let him have a free alt-right Trump commercial.
After the interview was over, the president’s head speechwriter said:
‘Jake, what I care about is having three minutes to tell the truth about the President of the United States.’
Tapper observed that he had given Miller a good opportunity to speak:
‘I let you give, like, a three-minute filibuster at the very top.’
As if the world was as Trump obsessed as he was, Miller complained:
‘You gave me two minutes!’
Graciously, Tapper sought to end the interview, as only a long-time professional can do:
‘OK, Stephen, thanks for coming in.’
Although Miller knew exactly what that meant, he refused to comply and said angrily:
‘You should be ashamed of yourself. Honestly.’
Then, Tapper, who had clearly had enough of the smarmy character, told Miller that his tantrum was exactly why the White House would not put him on cable news. The host said:
‘That’s why they don’t put you on TV.’
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Miller decided that he was going to use a technique that must have worked when he was two, but did nothing to affect Tapper. He whined about being cut off. Tapper said that given that the guest had spent “the entire interview attacking CNN, he should not have been so offended.
With an indignant little humph, Miller responded:
‘I’m not acting offended. I am offended. I’m offended by you and I’m offended by your network!’
Read the whole transcript below.
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