Miller slams CNN for 'low journalistic standards' after heated interview

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller is doubling down on his attacks on CNN, one day after he got into a heated on-air exchange with host Jake Tapper before he was ultimately escorted off the set.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his Monday evening interview with Miller by suggesting CNN treated him like a MS-13 gang member by getting security to pull him off the set even though he was "not armed" or a "physical threat."

"I would assume if I were a member of MS-13 illegally, they would be clamoring to get me into the voting booth," Miller quipped on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."


"But I think that like many things CNN says, the story has the most important virtue of all CNN stories of being not true," he added.

Miller was asked to leave the "State of the Union" set multiple times on Sunday but refused, after which security stepped in and escorted him out, a CNN employee confirmed to The Hill.

Carlson suggested that CNN leaked a video of the incident to other news outlets, calling the move "striking." 

"It's just another example of CNN's very low journalistic standards. I was glad to have people hear what I set on camera and off camera, which is that CNN has been extraordinarily biased, extraordinarily unfair to the president and ... is not giving their viewers honest information," he said in response.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE and members of his administration have frequently referred to CNN — as well as other mainstream media — as "fake news." 

Trump, who has often singled out CNN and its president, Jeff Zucker, on Twitter, said after Sunday's sit-down that Miller "destroyed" Tapper. 

“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 told Tapper.

"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,” Tapper responded. 

The two talked over and past each other before Tapper cut off the interview, stating that he has “wasted enough of my viewers’ time."

The two then reportedly continued to take shots at each other off camera after the segment ended.

"You should be ashamed of yourself. Honestly,” Miller said.

“This is the reason they don’t put you out on TV,” Tapper shot back. “OK? This is the reason.”

“You spent the entire interview attacking CNN ... So don’t act all offended," Tapper later added.