CNN's Jake Tapper shuts down contentious interview with Trump aide Stephen Miller

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Miller, in his defense of the president, called him a "political genius" who could rattle off complete paragraphs on the fly in response to news events and then deliver them "flawlessly" to a campaign audience. "What happened here? What's going on here?"

In recent says, Bannon has tried to convince allies that all will be okay - even texting "Onward!" to one of them - but seems jolted and "even more manic than normal", in the words of one person who has spoken to him. Asked if folks in the White House talked about that possibility, he added: "All the time. The 25th Amendment concept is alive every day in the White House". "It's how to rationalise".

U.S. president Donald Trump and his aides have hit back at speculation about the president's mental health as controversy over an explosive book on his presidency continued over the weekend.

Miller and Bannon were once thought to be kindred spirits - both hard-liners on immigration who sought to exploit Trump's populist rhetoric to advance a nationalist agenda. He also spared no love for Trump's daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. "Why don't you just give me three minutes to tell you the truth about the Donald Trump that I know and that all of our campaign staff know?"

The very public apology was just the latest fallout from the release of "Fire and Fury", in which Wolff claims, after having had access to the West Wing during the first months of the Trump administration, that numerous president's top aides and confidants consider him paranoid, inept and even unfit to hold office. That meeting has been scrutinised by special counsel Robert Mueller III as part of his probe into the Trump campaign's contact with Russian officials during the 2016 election.

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This week, the president released a statement slamming Bannon, whom he said "lost his mind".

As for Steve Bannon, Miller said that his role was "greatly exaggerated" within the White House and that "It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive". Miller said Tapper was "condescending", and seconds later, Tapper said Miller wasn't answering the questions and ended the interview.

The first video shows the conclusion of the interview. Congress members summoned an Ivy League psychiatrist to Washington to discuss Mr Trump's mental fitness last month, according to Politico.

Later, Miller dodged another question about the president's fitness by attacking CNN for promoting "very fake news", and again proclaimed Trump's genius. 'Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!'

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