'Fire and Fury' Is 'Grotesque' and 'Fiction': Stephen Miller

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Miller then tried to energize Trump's base by saying Trump "tapped into something magical that is happening in the hearts of this country", to which Tapper replied, "The president has an approval rating in the 30s".

Miller also described the former chief strategist's role was "greatly exaggerated" and twice called Trump a "political genius".

Wolff's bare-knuckle "Fire and Fury" quotes key aides and portrays the Trump White House as a fetid stew of backbiting, incompetence and dysfunction and paints Trump as craven, unstable and far out of his depth in the Oval Office. "Is the president really arguing that Steve Bannon had nothing to do with him or the presidency?" CNN did not offer a public statement about the incident, but a staffer confirmed the events on background to a CBS reporter who used the information like it was an official statement, prompting a CNN public relations vice president to head to Twitter to clarify.

Others questioned Miller's motives.

Both CNN and the White House declined to comment on the nature of Miller's exit from the channel following the interview.

Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo said Mr Trump was "completely fit" to lead the country. "This is like taking it to a whole new low", Haley said on ABC's "This Week".

The picture painted by the book, said Mr Miller, "is so contrary to reality, to the experience of those who work with him (Mr Trump)".

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Neither CNN nor the White House have immediately responded to request for comment.

On Friday morning, as Mr Trump made his way to Maryland, Mr Wolff was in front of television cameras in NY, defending his work and denouncing the President.

Miller's interview on CNN's State of the Union quickly grew heated, with Miller criticising CNN's coverage and moderator Jake Tapper accusing Miller of speaking to an audience of one: his boss.

At least as of July, Bannon told me, during my interviews with him for my book, Bannon: Always the Rebel, that he and Miller were close and that they continued to think exactly alike.

During a friendly interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday night, Miller said the story was bunk. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"

President Trump praised Miller, tweeting shortly after the appearance which at times devolved into an on-air shouting match, that his aide had "destroyed" Tapper.

"The President is one of the hardest workers I've ever seen and puts in long hours and long days almost every day of the week all year long".

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