CNN's Jake Tapper shuts down contentious interview with Trump aide Stephen Miller

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller appears during a televised interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Jan. 7 2018

Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser for President Donald Trump, battled with CNN "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper on Sunday during a lengthy discussion on a myriad of topics.

Tapper grew exhausted of Miller repeating pro-Trump and anti-Bannon talking points and called the aide's constant interruptions "hysterical, ' as he cut the interview short by announcing, 'I think I've wasted enough of my viewers" time'.

"It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of tough with reality and obviously so vindictive", Miller told Tapper.

During the conversation, Miller repeatedly called Tapper "condescending" and accused CNN of "24 hours of negative, anti-Trump, hysterical coverage" that has led to "spectacularly embarrassing false reporting" from the network.

Before he was cut off, Miller fumbled when asked whether Trump met the Russian operatives after his son, Donald Trump Jr., got together with them in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower.

Finally, Tapper ended the performance.

While Trump had a decidedly different view of the segment, many Twitter users applauded Tapper's decision to pull the plug on Miller.

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Mr. Tapper then turned to the camera, even as Mr. Miller was still speaking, and cut to a commercial.

Tapper questioned Miller about Trump's Saturday tweetstorm, in which he seemed to think that calling himself "a very stable genius" would deflect the growing suspicions, exacerbated by Wolff's book, that the president is in some way mentally unwell.

CNN's Jake Tapper has a message for top White House aide Stephen Miller: Stop wasting my viewers' time.

As the discussion went on, Tapper attempted to ask additional specific questions, but Miller only wanted to bash CNN and Tapper and point out the reporting mistakes CNN made a year ago.

Per the book Fire and Fury written by Michael Wolff, which has salacious claims against the president including attacks on his mental state and asserting that Trump did not actually want to win the presidency, Miler said, "The book is best understood as a work of poorly written fiction".

"Okay, you're not answering the questions", Tapper said. "Libel laws are very weak in this country", Trump said.

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