Earlier this morning Senior White House Advisor Stephen Miller appeared on Jake Tapper’s “The Lead.” A fiery exchange occurred between the two when Miller veered away from Tapper’s questioning.
— CNN (@CNN) January 7, 2018
People instantly jumped on social media to take sides. Some believe Tapper censored Miller while others believe he ended the interview professionally.
Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2018
Of course, President Trump took to Twitter to call out Tapper and CNN.
Jake Tapper the journalist who likes to silence people. He blocks people on Twitter he cuts people off in interviews wow! He’s a true liberal
— ????? (@taxfreegodiva) January 7, 2018
Just out of curiosity, what is the definition of a “true liberal?”
You’re wrong , tapper was professional and he was right about him talking to one viewer and called him out on it , the guy was on a mission from the start so tapper was right to cut him off
— connie messina (@ConnieMessina) January 7, 2018
Technically, both sides had a mission. Miller was on a mission to bring up points he thought were valid. Tapper, on the other hand, had specific questions he want answered.
Is it fair to say both failed at their mission?
Tapper desperate for attention, couldn't control the interview so cut Stephen off. A real host could've handled the interview, and kept it going.
— Strawberryhill (@strwbrryhills) January 7, 2018
Makes you wonder if the mic cutoff was a Tapper decision or a producer decision.
Well done Tapper! Should have shut him up even earlier. This was to be an interview, not a monologue in support of a demagogue.
— Needle (@theneedle7) January 7, 2018
That really would have upset people.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 7, 2018
TDS for short?
So basically Trump advisor Stephen Miller went on Jake Tapper’s show and started trolling (which is the primary tactic of suspected white supremacists) and other suspected white supremacists are pretending Miller “won” the debate
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) January 7, 2018
How did we jump to white supremacy?
Anyone who watches the entire interview will see Tapper get flustered when speaking with Miller and cut the interview short saying "It's my show"@POTUS was right, Tapper got destroyed and took his ball home #RealTalk #WaynesTake
— ?Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) January 7, 2018
That’s one way of looking at it.
OMG this guy is Such. A. Tool. I am absolutely convinced that everything Stephen Miller says and does can be traced back to being rejected by someone he asked to Junior Prom when he was 16. https://t.co/IFgOakW1xo
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) January 7, 2018
A handful of well-known people also decided to defend Tapper. Some are reporters, others are political big wigs.
“I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers time” Jake Tapper said to Trump Advisor Stephen Miller
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 7, 2018
I’ve known @jaketapper for more than 15 Years and have been a friend and a source, and at times a guest on his air – what he achieved today combined years of journalistic integrity, human restraint and presence of mind that very few people possess.
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) January 7, 2018
Not everyone can possess restraint, that much is true.
For those angry at @JakeTapper for cutting off Stephen Miller (who was incredibly obnoxious & refused to abide by basic protocol of letting others talk), watch his aggressive interview today of the always slippery @RepAdamSchiff. He treats everyone equally https://t.co/nf4ZfKiY1N
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 7, 2018
Does this prove that Tapper is hard on every guest of his?
Tapper should just bill himself as an opinion pundit, its clearly what he wants to be https://t.co/JBm9W7iQ8m
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) January 7, 2018
Them some fightin’ words.
Prediction for tomorrow’s Fake News Awards
Toby Keith will sing the intro
Scott Baio will serve Subway subs at afterparty
Jake Tapper- 9 Fake News Awards
Chuck Todd- 3 Fake News Awards
NY Times- 14 Fake News Awards
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 7, 2018
What network is this airing on?
Are your fake news awards still happening tomorrow?
If so, can you give Jake Tapper the viewer’s choice award for that performance today with Stephen Miller?
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) January 7, 2018
Guess it’s Trump TV?