Steve Bannon apologizes to Trump in statement, touts effort to preach 'Trumpism'

08 January, 2018, 01:38 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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The statement was drafted, but Bannon had not yet made up his mind about whether to release it before the President released his own scathing statement about his former chief strategist, a second Bannon ally said.

The book paints President Donald Trump and his administration in an unflattering light and has dominated headlines all week, while also stoking Trump's and his allies' ire.

Bannon and his allies drafted a statement Wednesday praising Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., after excerpts of Wolff's explosive exposé quoted Bannon calling Trump's eldest son "treasonous" and "unpatriotic", a Bannon ally told CNN. "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around".

Other global relations experts say the Wolff book is only likely to confirm what informed Washington-watchers already know.

Cotton described Trump as "active, engaged and effective", while touting what he views as the president's successful policies on immigration, healthcare, defense, and the economy. Bannon said Manafort was "a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate". They are reportedly happy that Bannon is being recognized as a duplicitous loose cannon.

"To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr.", Bannon said.


The book, written by Michael Wolff, draws a picture of a chaotic first year in office.

Among the book's draws: an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox wrote that the Trump-Kushners are relishing Bannon's rapid slide into pariah status as his funders desert him and the board at Breitbart.com struggles to decide whether he should be allowed to remain as the company's CEO.

"When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", Trump said Wednesday. "It's a political witch hunt orchestrated by the left", Bannon's statement was going to say, according to the source familiar with the situation.

Lawyers for the US president also sent a cease and desist letter to Bannon accusing him of violating a confidentiality agreement for the disparaging remarks that appear in the book about Trump and his family.

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