White House adviser and presidential lickspittle Stephen Miller bravely faced down Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, refusing to answer Tapper’s “questions” and instead informing America that Donald Trump is the smartest, most intelligentest, and also smartest president of modern times. The interview was ostensibly a chance for Miller to respond to questions about Michael Wolff’s book…and while Miller addressed the book, he was far more interested in his own glorious duckspeak than in taking questions… After Tapper cut the ranterview short, Miller refused to leave the studio, according to Business Insider. He was asked several times to please go now, and refused, so “ultimately security was called and he was escorted out[.]…. Miller was into full Attack Poodle mode, insisting that the book was full of versions of events that he’d been present for that he almost didn’t recognize because they were so distorted.”
Most normal people- you know, possessing a conscience or a functional sense of decency- would, after thoroughly embarrassing themselves on national television, slink off to a dark corner and drink themselves to death. Or something close to it. What you or I might think of as shame is to professional Josef Goebbels body double Stephen Miller a glorious moment in the warm sunshine of media attention. I suspect it’s infinitely superior to what he’d be doing if not for hitching his star to Donald Trump’s wagon. He’d probably be running a sweatshop on Saipan, joyfully beating workers into submission in order to increase production.
What Tapper didn’t fully appreciate was that Miller’s tour de farce wasn’t intended for CNN’s audience, who as far as anyone linked to the President is concerned can go fornicate themselves. No, his performance art was intended for an audience of one- his boss- who clearly appreciated Miller’s effort to take a bullet for the cause. Yes, Virginia, this is how a functional democracy begins to die and turn to fascism…’cuz it’s just easier when Dear Leader tells us who to hate, knowhutimean?
Nice work, America. This one’s on you.