Trump aide Stephen Miller rips Wolff book as ‘grotesque work of fiction’

Trump aide Stephen Miller rips Wolff book as ‘grotesque work of fiction’

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday slammed a new book about President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE and his administration, calling it a “grotesque work of fiction” and a “pile of trash.”

“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 CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Miller was referring to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who is quoted in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” as calling a meeting between Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats seek to ban federal spending at Trump businesses Republicans, Trump Jr. signal support for embattled West Virginia governor The Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back MORE and a Russian lawyer “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” 

The White House and President Trump have denounced Bannon and the book since excerpts began leaking last week. 

“And the tragic thing about this book, and there are many things about it that are unfortunate, but the portrayal of the president in the book is so contrary to reality, to the experience of those who work with him, to my own experience having spent the last two years with him,” Miller said on Sunday.

Miller described Wolff as a "garbage author of a garbage book."

Revelations in the book and comments from administration staffers have consumed Washington since excerpts began leaking last week.