Bannon 'Regrets' Explosive Comments As Surrogates Denounce Wolff Book On Sunday Shows

  • Bannon 'Regrets' Explosive Comments As Surrogates Denounce Wolff Book On Sunday Shows

Bannon 'Regrets' Explosive Comments As Surrogates Denounce Wolff Book On Sunday Shows

"Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration", the president tweeted.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, also defended Trump's stability, saying "he didn't become the President by accident".

"I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common: They all say he is like a child", Wolff said in an exclusive interview on NBC's "Today".

CNN's Jake Tapper went head-to-head with Stephen Miller on the Sunday morning State of the Union show in the aftermath of the explosive book Michael Wolff book about the US President's rise to power.

Mr. Wolff also repeated an assertion in the book that many in the White House had talked about the possible invocation of the 25th Amendment, a constitutional provision that permits a president's powers to be transferred to the vice president when the vice president and a majority of the cabinet or a body created by Congress conclude that the president is incapable of performing his duties.

Miller also spent a huge chunk of the interview blasting CNN and claiming that the network could not be relied upon because its coverage is often critical of Trump.

The White House issued a statement Wednesday attacking Bannon as excerpts of the book emerged with quotes attributed to him that denigrated the President and Donald Trump Jr.

When Tapper got to the president's mental fitness, Miller turned it into a full-on slap of CNN, saying there was a "crisis of legitimacy" and a "toxic environment" at the network.

Miller, in turn, scolded Tapper for making "condescending" and "snide" remarks and bashed CNN for airing "24 hours of negative, anti-Trump, hysterical coverage".

"I saw a man who is a political genius", Miller said, adding that as a candidate, Trump had "tapped into something magical that is happening in the heart of this country". As Tapper asked questions about differing allegations in the book, Miller dismissed the book as "grotesque", a "pure work of fiction" and "a pile of trash through and through".

Late Saturday, Mr. Trump laid out the administration's 2018 legislative agenda while flanked by top-ranking House and Senate Republicans.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

Growing frustrated as Miller began evading questions and repeating his talking points, and glowing praise of Trump, Tapper cut him off early and went to a commercial.

"I think I have wasted enough of my viewers' time", Tapper told Miller as he abruptly ended the aide's air-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.

"I would have been delighted to have written a contrarian account here: Donald Trump, this unexpected President is actually going to succeed", Mr Wolff said.