White House aide Stephen Miller’s angry tantrum against Jake Tapper didn’t end after the CNN host prematurely ended their interview and cut off Miller’s microphone.
CBS News’ Arden Farhi has posted a transcript of what went down between Miller and Tapper after CNN’s State of the Union went to commercial on Sunday — and it shows that Miller continued ranting furiously at Tapper for not giving him a free platform to shower praise on President Donald Trump.
“Jake, what I care about is having three minutes to tell the truth about the President of the United States,” Miller told Tapper after the interview ended.
“I let you give, like, a three-minute filibuster at the very top,” countered Tapper.
“You gave me two minutes!” Miller complained.
OK, Stephen, thanks for coming in,” Tapper responded, obviously trying to move on from the interview.
“You should be ashamed of yourself,” an angry Miller replied. “Honestly.”
Tapper responded by telling Miller that his on-air tantrum was one reason why the White House very rarely booked him for spots on cable news shows.
“That’s why they don’t put you on TV,” Tapper said.
As Miller continued to complain about Tapper cutting him off, the cable news host shot back by noting that he shouldn’t be so offended since he spent “the entire interview attacking CNN.”
“I’m not acting offended,” Miller replied. “I am offended. I’m offended by you and I’m offended by your network!”
Read the whole transcript below.
Here’s a transcript of at least part of the not-seen-on-TV conversation between Stephen Miller and @jaketapper during the commercial break that followed the @CNNSotu interview… pic.twitter.com/NhBFrEeesA
— Arden Farhi (@ArdenFarhi) January 8, 2018
Miller spent his segment on “State of the Nation” deflecting questions and attacking the network until finally Tapper cut him off, saying, “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”
Two sources told Business Insider that as the network went to a commercial break, Miller was asked to leave several times, but refused.
Finally, security officers were called who escorted Miller from the premises.