Trump Blasts CNN After Top Aide's Heated Interview

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Tapper asked Miller about allegations laid out in the new book, 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, ' by Michael Wolff.

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A senior aide to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a new book rattling the White House, called his boss a genius and launched an attack on news coverage before a TV anchor urged him to calm down and cut off their interview.

'Steve Bannon's eloquence in that description notwithstanding, it's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments, so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive, ' Miller said. CNN reported that Trump Jr. was sent the email on September 4, 2016, days before a trove of stolen emails were publicly released.

"That was a snide remark", he said.

"- just like the huge embarrassment that you had when you got the Comey testimony wrong", Mr. Miller continued.

Miller grew incensed and accused Tapper of being "condescending", and the two started talking over each other. Tapper said that Miller was dodging his questions and performing for "an audience of one" - Trump.

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'.

Miller, a Duke graduate, had previously battled CNN's Jim Acosta over President Trump's immigration policy. "And I think I have wasted enough of our viewer's time", the long time host told Miller.

Mr Bannon is depicted in the book as questioning Trump's competence and as describing a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump jnr, Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous".

(CNN) - CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump's mental abilities in the wake of a book claiming Trump does not read or properly process information presented to him.

"His role has been greatly exaggerated whereas the President hasn't gotten the due for he deserves for the movement that he put together to tap in to the kinds of people whose life concerns don't get a lot of attention on CNN", said Miller.

"I'm sure he's watching and he will be happy that you said that", Tapper replied. On Twitter, Trump insisted that he was a "very stable genius" in defense of some critics speculating about his mental health.

Miller refused to answer serious questions about the New York Times report that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russian Federation investigation, has in his possession a letter outlining the president's reasoning for firing former FBI Director James Comey - which Miller reportedly had a hand in drafting.