Trump defended his mental competence in a series of tweets Saturday. "A self-made billionaire who has revolutionized reality T.V. and has changed the course of our politics".
"It reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discreditable author", Miller said. Miller also co-wrote Trump's inauguration address with Steve Bannon and has continued to be a key player in the Trump administration. He maintained that Bannon had little to do with Trump's political success, offering twice an authoritarian-tinged anecdote about the president's ability to dictate a speech on the fly.
Miller charged that the cable news network was going '24/7 with all the salacious coverage'.
Tapper denied that anyone at CNN was "trying to stick knives" into Trump.
Before he was cut off, Miller fumbled when asked whether Trump met the Russian operatives after his son, Donald Trump Jr., got together with them in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower.
"Donald Trump, Jr.is both a patriot and a good man", Bannon says in the statement. Cotton said Trump as an "active, engaged and effective leader".
Extracts from Fire and Fury have raised questions about Trump's mental health, which in turn led to the former reality TV star to tweet he was a "very stable genius".
"The president is a political genius...who took down the Bush dynasty, who took down the Clinton dynasty, who took down the entire media complex", he said.
"And I'm sure he's watching and he's happy that you said that", Tapper replied.
"That was a snide remark", he said. "I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time".
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has expressed regret over comments attributed to him in a controversial new book about US Prsident Donald Trump'sWhite House.
In his statement to Axios, Bannon said his "support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda", and that he remains "ready to stand in the breech for this president's efforts to make America great again".
'The president has an approval rating in the 30s, ' the journalist said. "He won't tell you that, but he knows it". 'There is one viewer that you care about right now.