They say when you find yourself in a pool of quicksand the best thing to do is stop moving and stay calm. The more you thrash about, the quicker you will sink. Someone should tell this to Donald Trump and his administration.
On Sunday, White House adviser Stephen Miller appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Jack Tapper to do damage control following the release of Michael Wolff's damming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House and a series of embarrassing tweets from Trump.
It didn't take long for the discussion between Miller and Tapper to veer off course. It was clear from the start that Miller had one agenda: try and make Trump look like a "political genius." It didn't work and Tapper soon grew weary of Miller's attempts to sidetrack the conversation with regurgitated talking points while avoiding questions.
Instead of discussing the presidency and the state of the White House, Miller seemed singularly focused on insulting the very network he was appearing on.
I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time. Thank you, Stephen.
That wasn't enough to shut Miller up. He continued to talk even after Tapper had looked away to address the camera. Eventually Miller's mic was cut.
Please RETWEET if you want TV networks to stop booking Trump policy advisor Stephen Miller, whose media appearances—as Jake Tapper correctly stated on-air today—are intended for the exclusive consumption of President Trump and contain no new, honest, or accurate information. pic.twitter.com/aOETaegHKw— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 7, 2018
This saga has more drama than a telenovela.