President Trump’s senior adviser for policy was recently escorted off the set of a CNN broadcast after clashing with host Jake Tapper, according to Business Insider.
Business Insider on Sunday reported that Stephen Miller was removed after verbally sparring with Tapper live on that morning’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Two sources close to the situation told Business Insider that Miller was asked to leave CNN’s set several times after Sunday’s taping concluded.
Miller ignored those requests, Business Insider’s sources noted, and he was eventually escorted out after security was summoned.
Fireworks erupted between Miller and Tapper Sunday while the pair were discussing CNN’s coverage of Trump’s administration.
Miller repeatedly criticized CNN for treating Trump unfairly, leading Tapper to ultimately cut short their segment together prematurely.
“You have a 24 hours a day of anti-Trump material and you’re not going to give three minutes for the American people to hear the real experience of Donald Trump,” Miller asked Tapper at one point.
“I get it,” Tapper said later. “There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you’re being obsequious and you’re being a factotum in order to please him, OK.”
“And I think I’m wasted enough of my viewers’ time,” Tapper continued after seemingly alluding to Trump. “Thank you, Stephen.”
Trump on Sunday tweeted that Miller “destroyed” Tapper in the pair’s exchange, adding that the CNN host is a “flunky” for the network.
“Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration,” he wrote. “Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”
Miller and Tapper verbally battled over author Michael Wolff’s controversial new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the White House.”
“Fire and Fury” paints an unflattering picture of Trump’s administration, with the book claiming many of Trump’s closest allies consider him unfit for the presidency.