Following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump has begun, his most loyal sycophants have flocked to cable news to try and explain how the President soliciting election interference from a foreign government isn't such a bad thing.
Except that it is.
It's a really bad criminal thing. Which is why Trump's representatives are suddenly getting hard interviews even at the President's most favorable network: Fox News.
Stephen Miller, senior aid to the President and driving force behind many of Trump's most controversial policies, appeared with Chris Wallace on Sunday, September 29, to try and offer an explanation for the President's behavior.
Wallace was NOT having it.
Stephen Miller calls whistleblower a 'partisan hit job' in fiery interviewyoutu.be
Chris Wallace asks Stephen Miller why Present Trump use his private attorney and as we just reported, two other pri… https://t.co/LmhdrDkEo4— FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) 1569765552.0
Twitter users loved that someone was actually holding Miller accountable for his words.
"You have your non-answer" -- watch Chris Wallace grill Stephen Miller about why Trump thought it was appropriate t… https://t.co/eCLf2pe1jt— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1569767705.0
"This is an exercise in obfuscation" -- Stephen Miller has no response when Chris Wallace presses him about why Tru… https://t.co/x3EzAClLLn— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1569769205.0
WALLACE: How specifically did the Bidens break the law in Ukraine? STEPHEN MILLER: [dissembles, can't cite a singe… https://t.co/nBhGrtNCR3— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1569769317.0
So often Trump's representatives go unchallenged by loyal interviewers at Fox.
Chris Wallace is (once again) unimpressed with Stephen Miller’s deflections. https://t.co/Ggp8DtQW4J— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg) 1569766833.0
Chris Wallace isn't letting Stephen Miller get away with anything. And he is once again not impressed with any of M… https://t.co/9Ymsc8Dp2b— Jerry Avenaim (@Jerry Avenaim) 1569776397.0
Chris Wallace has gotten boatloads of praise online for his tough interview.
Watch Chris Wallace completely tie up Stephen Miller in his "corruption" falsehoods by reminding him that not only… https://t.co/GgIBbewbof— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1569776077.0
Terrific work from Chris Wallace. https://t.co/QW57rmRl7w— Alheli Picazo (@Alheli Picazo) 1569776309.0
Chris Wallace is one of the greatest television interviewers there is. We need more like him. https://t.co/qaCyCCbMdT— (((Zak Malamed))) (@(((Zak Malamed)))) 1569774394.0
Meanwhile, other outspoken Trump supporters are facing similar struggles all over television.
It's almost as if they're trying to defend the indefensible.
GOP Rep. Jim Jordan went head-to-head with CNN's Jake Tapper in defending the Trump admin's call to Ukraine. https://t.co/7ASDFTAxpZ— Twitter Moments (@Twitter Moments) 1569772178.0
Trump has no one left but the sycophants to support him. Not a legitimate fish in the barrel to defend him. This mo… https://t.co/1eUk2tHJCY— Juju Hook (@Juju Hook) 1569768088.0
Many believe this could be a sign that Fox News is starting to step away from President Trump and his endless criminal scandals.
Fox News is slowly walkin' away backwards from the Trump administration hopin' you won't notice. https://t.co/gFCqukwqTz— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1569786214.0
If Trump was hoping that Miller would do damage control, the end result was the exact opposite. https://t.co/9OeMb4gLK3— Vinnie Longobardo (@Vinnie Longobardo) 1569780130.0
Welcome to the buffet, America.
Why can't Stephen Miller answer questions from Chris Wallace? Because FACTS. It is illegal & unAmerican for @POTUS… https://t.co/ce6ZdicSR6— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1569772527.0
Well done, Chris Wallace!
Stephen Miller will most likely be smarting from this interview for a long time.
@AynRandPaulRyan Chris Wallace after sending Stephen Miller into his sunken place. #AMJoy #CNNSotu https://t.co/aHBQoFigB7— Clearly You Don’t Get It (@Clearly You Don’t Get It) 1569772515.0
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