Many saw Miller avoiding substantive questions, hurling insults and downplaying the significance of the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty. But Hannity and Sanders celebrated his performance as praiseworthy.
Hannity complimented Miller for arguing with reporters, particularly CNN’s Jim Acosta. Sanders agreed and said that CNN probably wouldn’t show Miller putting Acosta “in his place.” CNN did show a video of the exchange.
Miller made headlines in February when he went on Sunday morning talks shows to strongly defend the president and his attempt to ban travel, immigration and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. He argued that the president’s decisions in the interest of national security “will not be questioned.”