- A CBS News reporter on Monday tweeted a transcript of the conversation between Stephen Miller, a top White House aide, and Jake Tapper, a CNN host, following their heated interview on Sunday.
- Business Insider reported Sunday night that Miller had to be escorted off the set by security after ignoring requests to leave.
The White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told CNN’s Jake Tapper he was “offended” when Tapper cut him off the air after a contentious interview on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Tapper told Miller once the cameras were off that his actions on air were why the White House did not put him on TV.
That’s according to a transcript of their post-interview conversation that a CBS News reporter tweeted on Monday. The reporter said it was based on two sources and an audio recording of the exchange.
On Sunday, Business Insider reported that Miller had to be escorted off the set of CNN’s “State of the Union” by security after ignoring several requests to leave the studio.
The interview went off the rails quickly after Tapper pressed the White House aide on claims about President Donald Trump in Michael Wolff’s new book on the administration, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
Miller sought to delegitimize quotes in the book from the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, called Trump a “political genius,” and blasted CNN.
Tapper then told Miller there was just “one viewer you care about right now” and said during one particularly heated exchange that he should “settle down.”
“I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time,” Tapper said, cutting Miller off mid-sentence. “Thank you, Stephen.”
Once off the air, the transcript says, Miller told Tapper he “should be ashamed of” himself, to which Tapper replied, “This is the reason they don’t put you out on TV.”
Later, after Tapper told Miller to not “act all offended,” Miller replied that he was “not acting offended,” the transcript says.
“I am offended,” Miller said, according to the transcript. “I’m offended by you, and I’m offended by your network.”
Read the transcript:
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