Steve Bannon expresses regret over comments in West Wing tell-all

Michele Moreno
January 8, 2018

Miller went on CNN's State of the Union today for an interview with host Jake Tapper, and when Miller started to do his usual dance - lying and obfuscating (great word, look it up) - Tapper decided he wasn't going to take any of that shit.

Mr. Miller, in his defense of the president, called him a "political genius" who could rattle off complete paragraphs on the fly in response to news events and then deliver them "flawlessly" to a campaign audience.

"There's one viewer you care about right now and you are being obsequious, you're being a factotum in order to please him, OK?"

CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday morning made headlines of his own after he cut off White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller during a contentious interview.

Mr. Wolff also repeated an assertion in the book that many in the White House had talked about the possible invocation of the 25th Amendment, a constitutional provision that permits a president's powers to be transferred to the vice president when the vice president and a majority of the cabinet or a body created by Congress conclude that the president is incapable of performing his duties.

Miller repeatedly described Trump as a "political genius" and complained about the unfair treatment during the interview.

In his book, Wolff relied heavily on on-the-record interviews with Bannon, who was critical of other White House aides and Trump's children.

Miller downplayed Bannon's role in Trump's campaign and at the White House during the early months of the administration as "greatly exaggerated".

Mr. Trump, however, defended Miller, tweeting shortly after it aired that his aide "destroyed" Tapper during the appearance.

(Miller, who was working for the campaign at the time, said he did not know anything about that meeting).

"The book is best understood as a work of poorly written fiction".

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist has issued a statement to the news site "Axios" reaffirming his support for the president and praising Trump's eldest son.

Meanwhile, Trump's top policy adviser, on Sunday (Monday NZ Time) eviscerated Bannon over comments attributed to him in a new book, calling him an "angry, vindictive person" whose "grotesque comments are so out of touch with reality".

"I'm with him nearly every day", Mr. Pompeo said on "Fox News Sunday".

In the book, Bannon predicted that the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation would "crack" the younger Trump "like an egg on national TV". Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well.

"Because it's my show, and I don't want to do that", Mr. Tapper said.

Tapper finally cut Miller off. Miller said Tapper was "condescending", and seconds later, Tapper said Miller wasn't answering the questions and ended the interview.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

Other reports by Insurance News

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