Stephen Bannon apologies for calling Donald Trump jnr 'treasonous'

Allies of President Donald Trump defended him in a series of television interviews following the publication of a supposed tell-all book about the White House

In an exceedingly tense interview Sunday morning, a top White House aide continued to deride a new book about the Trump administration while simultaneously downplaying Steve Bannon's role in it and defending President Trump's tweets about his intelligence.

Despite having "no knowledge" of the meeting, Miller said he was certain all of the allegations in Wolff's book are "a pure work of fiction" and "nothing but a pile of trash through and through".

"It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive, and the whole White House staff is deeply disappointed in his comments, which were grotesque", Miller told Tapper before the conversation unraveled.

During a panel discussion on Fox media analyst Howie Kurtz's Spin Cycle, the host broke off from a discussion about author Michael Wolff's blockbuster book about President Donald Trump's White House to address Miller's outburst.

Bannon led Trump's campaign in its final months and served as the White House's chief strategist for the first seven months of Trump's presidency, before they had a highly publicized falling out.

"Steven, I'm trying to get to the issue of the president's fitness", Tapper said. Miller again fired back, calling Tapper "snide" and "condescending" and was determined to get his 2 cents in on "the truth about the Donald Trump" he knows.

Miller accused CNN of "anti-Trump hysterical coverage" following the Friday release of the book, which portrays Trump, a former reality TV start who took office almost a year ago, as mentally unstable and unfit for the demands of his job.

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Growing frustrated as Miller began evading questions and repeating his talking points, and glowing praise of Trump, Tapper cut him off early and went to a commercial.

In the book, Bannon predicted that the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation would "crack" the younger Trump "like an egg on national TV".

He said his description of the "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" meeting was aimed at former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, not Trump's son.

"I'm sure he's watching and he will be happy that you said that", Tapper replied. 'Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!'

Tapper then called Miller "obsequious, ' saying he "wasted enough of our viewers" time" and that there was 'only one viewer he was concerned about'.

"Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart", the president said in a tweet.

Miller on Sunday echoed the language of the White House's statement to attack Bannon as well as CNN.

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