CNN host Erin Burnett nearly lost complete control of her own show on Thursday night as CNN political analyst and Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon went head to head with CNN contributor and former Trump spokesman Jason Miller over the president's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Avlon began on the offensive and stated that the president's move to leave the Accord was more about the "nationalist wing of the White House" than anything else.
Burnett interjected and asked Miller about Trump's claim that he’s pulling out of the Accord over jobs, when there are many jobs within the "green" industry to be had.
“The reason they call them green jobs is because they’re so expensive to create,” Miller answered. “Many of these green jobs aren’t self-sustainable — they have to continue putting money into them.”
Miller added that the U.S. would see financial ramifications of epic proportion had they stayed in the Paris agreement.
After this, Avlon began shouting at Miller, telling him to "stop using spin and fake stats."
Miller, clearly offended, told Avlon "You can't tell me to stop!" and repeating "no, no" time and time again while Avlon continued shouting over everyone trying to speak.
Burnett finally interjected and took control of the conversation, which by this point had spiraled wildly out of control. Once she'd gotten things under control, Burnett then gave each of the men a chance to speak.
About leaving the Paris Accord, Trump, during a Thursday conference held in The White House's Rose Garden, said, “We’re getting out, and we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine.”
See the full exchange in the video below.