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Stephen Miller finds his safe space with Tucker Carlson on Fox News

The president's senior policy adviser went to his Fox News safe space to bash CNN and promote immigration policy


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Charlie May
January 9, 2018 3:01PM (UTC)

Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser to President Donald Trump, is upset about how he believes CNN treated him in the wake of a contentious interview with one of the network's top anchors, Jake Tapper. Naturally, Miller felt he needed more time on TV to defend himself, so he went to Fox News, where he could safely accuse CNN of nefarious activity while denying reports that he had been escorted out of the studio after the heated exchange.

Enter Tucker Carlson, who frequently seems to be devoid of any logic, who opened by asking Miller if he thought he would have been escorted off CNN property if he had been "a member of MS-13 here illegally," referencing the criminal gang.

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"Well, I assume if I was a member of MS-13 here illegally, they [CNN] would be clamoring to get me into the voting booth," Miller replied in a snide tone. His insinuation echoed the Trump administration's repeated assertion — without evidence — that millions of people in the U.S. voted illegally in the 2016 election.

Miller added that the reports of his escort off CNN had "the most important virtue of all CNN stories of being not true."

Carlson asked Miller about his thoughts on a video of him that had been "taken without your knowledge on the set, after the segment ended during the commercial break and someone . . . leaked that to other news organizations."

"Well it's just another example of CNN's very low journalistic standards," Miller responded. "But I was glad to have people hear what I said on camera and off camera, which is that CNN has been extraordinarily biased, extraordinarily unfair to the president, and is not giving their viewers honest information."

The question came after a transcript surfaced of the brief off-the-air exchange between Miller and Tapper.

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For the rest of the interview, Miller proceeded to railed agains Democrats and promote the Trump administration's widespread crackdowns on immigration.


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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