Stephen Miller's disastrous Sunday interview with Jake Tapper only got worse after the cameras stopped rolling.
After CNN’s Jake Tapper abruptly ended a Sunday morning interview with White House aide Stephen Miller, accusing him of being “obsequious” and refusing to answer substantive questions, Tapper continued to undress the guest during an off-camera exchange.
“This is the reason they don’t put on TV. OK?” Tapper told Miller, after the aide complained off-camera about the just-ended interview. “This is the reason.”
That according, to a tweet from CBS White House producer Arden Farhi:
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
The contentious interview on Sunday concluded with an unhinged Miller trying to attack Tapper in order to avoid questioning. The host quickly shut Miller down: “I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time. Thank you, Stephen.”
It appears the two men then continued their contentious exchange during the commercial break.
Tapper’s point is an accurate one in that Miller is rarely allowed to venture onto television to defend the administration. Last summer, he famously made an appearance at a White House press briefing to discuss immigration and soon went off on a wild tangent where he attacked the Statue of Liberty, among other absurdities.
Meanwhile, following Miller’s disastrous CNN interview, he was repeatedly asked to leave and, according to Business Insider, “He ignored those requests and ultimately security was called and he was escorted out.”
So yeah, this is why they don’t put Miller on TV.