White House aide Stephen Miller on Monday continued to jab CNN the day after he was abruptly cut off by one of the network's anchors during an interview.
Speaking on Fox News, the senior White House policy adviser said his encounter with CNN's Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" showed the network's perceived bias and hostility towards President Donald Trump.
"It's just another example of CNN's very low journalistic standards," Miller said in an interview on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "I was glad to have people hear what I said on camera and off camera."
He added: "CNN has been extraordinarily biased, extraordinarily unfair to the president and is not giving their viewers honest information."
Miller's comments came after his combative Sunday interview went viral. Tapper cut Miller off saying he had "wasted" enough of his viewers' time. During the interview, Miller repeatedly sidestepped questions about whether President Trump personally met with Russians in Trump Tower in June 2016 after they met with his son, Donald Trump Jr.
After the interview, Trump praised Miller in a series of tweets, saying Tapper got “destroyed” in his 12-minute interview with Miller.
“Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”
Miller and other Trump surrogates have been making the rounds in the media in an effort to discredit journalist Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which has raised questions about Trump’s mental fitness.
In the Fox interview, Miller also refused to cede ground on Trump's immigration policy insisting that any policy would combat the consequences of any action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. President Trump has signaled at least some willingness to negotiate on DACA.
“Look, we need them all because the reality is that anything you do on DACA it will have predictable consequences,” Miller said. “You will have an increase in illegal immigration so you will need to have a wall. An increase in the overall number of people coming into the country and have to deal with chain migration. If the deal with the Visa lottery.”
Democrats have threatened oppose a government funding bill without a deal to protect so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and in many cases have no relationship to their country of birth.
Dreamers had been protected from deportation under DACA, which President Trump rescinded, with a six-month delay, in September. Trump has said that he hopes Congress would use the time to solidify Dreamers into law, promising that if they couldn’t, he will “revisit the issue.”