CNN host Jake Tapper's highly contentious interview with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller garnered attention on Sunday after Tapper cut Miller off during the heated exchange.
"I get it. There’s one viewer that you care about right now and you're being obsequious and you’re being a factotum in order to please him, OK,” Tapper told Miller, who was defending the president.
"And I think I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time. Thank you, Stephen,” he said.
Miller had been defending Trump and blasting the network's coverage of the president.
“Not only do I think they help it, but I think in the toxic environment that you've created here and CNN and cable news, which is a real crisis of legitimacy for your network,” Miller said.
The interview elicited a plethora of reactions and debate online on Sunday, including a tweet from the president saying Tapper had been "destroyed" during the interview.
Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2018
Tapper quickly responded to the tweet, telling viewers to judge the interview for themselves.
The interview garnered reactions from conservatives, liberals and journalists online.
"I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time." @jaketapper finally cutting off Stephen Miller's oh, so stable soliloquy.— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) January 7, 2018
It was very sad to see Jake Tapper, whose book on Afghanistan I really admire, be so condescending and unself aware with stephen miller— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) January 7, 2018
Stephen Miller bringing the crazy for Trump in hopes that Trump will reward him by sticking with all Miller’s anti-immigrant proposals.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) January 7, 2018
The Stephen Miller paradox is that he is both the perfect spokesperson for this administration yet the worst possible voice they could put forward. Incompetence and malevolence turned up to 11.— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) January 7, 2018
Are Sunday political shows always this early? Missed the great Stephen Miller live on CNN, but here's the DON'T-MISS video - https://t.co/4clklcCWgb— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 7, 2018
Sunday's interview is the latest example of the strained relationship between the Trump administration and CNN.
The president has frequently taken aim at the network, dubbing it "fake news."
CNN, in turn, has fired back at the White House, launching a "facts first" ad campaign last year.