Mr. Wolff, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," defended the accuracy of his book and contradicted the White House account of how often he had talked to the president. This week, the president released a statement slamming Bannon, whom he said "lost his mind". "The author is a garbage author of a garbage book", which doesn't help the White House look in control.
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".
'I get it, ' the veteran journo said.
Mr. 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.
Miller told Tapper that the reason he was attacking him was that CNN has "24 hours of negative anti-Trump hysterical coverage" and "spectacularly embarrassing false reporting".
When Tapper asked about Trump's fitness for office, Miller responded "Well, I'm getting to the issue of your fitness".
'I'm sure he's watching, and he's happy that you said that, ' Tapper shot back.
As the discussion went on, Tapper attempted to ask additional specific questions, but Miller only wanted to bash CNN and Tapper and point out the reporting mistakes CNN made previous year.
"I didn't see anything unfair in Tapper's questions although it was a testy interview" the Fox host offered.
The aide also distanced himself from Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians in June 2016, then declined to weigh in on growing questions over the president's mental stability. "Earlier today a White House official, Stephen Miller, was on CNN talking to anchor Jake Tapper".
Miller spent a good portion of the interview defending Trump and bashing the network, and Tapper eventually cut him off, suggesting Trump was the only viewer Miller cared about.