Stephen Miller, the senior policy adviser for President Donald Trump, had to be escorted off the set of CNN’s “State of the Union” by security after a very tense interview with the show’s host, Jake Tapper, according to reports.
For most of the 12-minute interview, Miller bashed CNN and praised Trump, refusing to directly answer Tapper’s questions.
After having enough, Tapper told Miller the interview was over, but Miller continued to talk, forcing producers to cut his microphone so the show could head to commercial break.
But according to Business Insider, which first reported the news, once the show went to commercial, Miller didn’t want to leave the set.
A CNN source told the Washington Examiner that Miller was “politely” asked to leave the set several times, but he ignored each request. That’s when security was called to escort Miller off the premises.
How did the interview go?
The widely anticipated interview began cordially. But it quickly got tense as Miller refused to directly answer Tapper’s questions. Miller simply used the prime airtime to bash a new book about Trump, CNN and Tapper.
The interview really went off the rails when Tapper told Miller that he was sure the president was happy with his performance. Miller called the comment "condescending."
After more back-and-forth, Tapper simply had enough.
"I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time,” he told Miller. And with that, the interview ended.
Trump later reacted to the interview on Twitter:
Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. W… https://t.co/eIIiydV1hR— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1515338150.0